With their optional all-wheel-drive systems and roomy cabins, the 2019 Nissan Rogue and Kia Sorento offer both comfort and adventure. Which of these capable crossovers is more your speed? Our comparison guide is here to help.
Most Peace of Mind: 2019 Nissan Rogue
In the 2019 Nissan Rogue, safety comes standard. High-tech safety, that is. This crossover features all of the latest driver aids, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. And there’s no need to pay extra for any of them. The Rogue even lets you know if someone’s lurking in your blind spot or if you’ve strayed out of your lane.
The same safety systems are also available for the Kia Sorento. You do, however, have to pay extra for them. They’re only available on the midgrade EX trim level and up.
Comfiest Crossover: 2019 Nissan Rogue
A big part of choosing the right crossover comes down to modern comfort. That’s why we recommend the 2019 Nissan Rogue. Nissan’s Zero Gravity front seats were specially designed to fit the contours of your body, and it’s a design that really works. With its smooth daily drive and supportive seating, this is the crossover that treats you to the best road trips and work commutes. You won’t even dread a day full of errands—at least not the driving part.
The Kia Sorento also bolsters long trips with its supportive padding. The second-row seats slide and recline, so passengers can adjust their legroom accordingly. However, the bottom cushions may be too short for passengers with longer legs, cutting down on thigh support.
Extra Passenger Space: 2019 Kia Sorento
The Sorento does have one obvious advantage: extra seats. If you’ve got a big family, you’ll be pleased to find that the new Sorento comes standard with seven seats. But, unlike in previous editions of this crossover, it’s only available with seven seats. You can no longer choose the five-passenger option.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue seats five passengers, but that also means the Rogue has the cargo space advantage. Behind the rear seats, you’ll find 39.3 cubic feet for your family-sized shopping hauls and road trip supplies. The Sorento’s third-row seating has a detrimental effect on your ability to haul cargo, leaving you only 11.3 cubes for your stuff.
Thriftiest Ride: 2019 Nissan Rogue
With the Kia Sorento’s size, this SUV can’t help but leave a bigger footprint. Its EPA ratings peak at only 22 city and 29 highway mpg.
In the end, the Rogue hits every sweet spot. Unless you need the Sorento’s extra seats, there’s really no reason not to choose Nissan’s comfy modern hauler. The Rogue delivers everything you could want, from better fuel mileage to standard safety.