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2015 Kia Sorento vs. 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Kia Sorento, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
With the Nissan Pathfinder, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sorento, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sorento will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Sorento and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Sorento, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sorento transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Sorento has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sorento and the Nissan Pathfinder. The Kia Sorento has less cargo space than the Nissan Pathfinder, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.

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2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700

2015 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,510 - $43,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 18 - 20 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 26 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $23,474 - $39,233 $27,218 - $39,730

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