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Vehicle Comparisons:
2013 Nissan Rogue vs. 2013 Kia Sorento

The battle is on for the best between the 2013 Nissan Rogue and the 2013 Kia Sorento. Both are 4-door crossover SUV’s, but there are many features that separate them and makes one stand out, the 2013 Nissan Rogue. Boston residents and Nissan fans everywhere know who the clear winner is.

2013-Nissan-RogueUpon first glance of these two vehicles, there is a clear difference in aesthetics. The Sorento has a bulky stance. It has a little bit of a boxy shape, with curves along the edges. The Nissan Rogue makes a smaller footprint, as a compact SUV while the Sorento is classified as midsize. The Rogue is full of curves, giving it that futuristic look reminiscent of what you see in movies as they portray cars in the future.

2013 Nissan Rogue vs 2013 Kia Sorento Boston MA As you venture under the hood of these vehicles, looking at the power that makes these cars go, there’s a bit of tug-of-war as far as which of these two will come out on top. The base engine on the Nissan Rogue is a 2.5L on inline 4 cylinders, front wheel drive. It has a CVT (continuous variable transmission) with a torque of 1715 ft-lbs. at 4400 rpm and 170 hp at 6000 rpm. The Kia Sorento has a smaller base engine of 2.4 L, but it can be upgraded at cost. The horsepower is slightly higher at 175 hp at 6000 rpm, but with less torque at 169 ft-lbs. at 3750 rpm. The Sorento is a 6-speed shifting automatic.

The 2013 Nissan Rogue also gets better gas mileage, rated at 22 mpg city/28 mpg hwy and the 2013 Kia Sorento with 18 mpg city/24 mpg hwy. Even with the Rogue being classified as compact, it still has comparable seating room to the larger crossover classified Sorento. Overall, you Nissan lovers rated it higher than the Sorento.

Probably the most significant factor sealing the fate of the Sorento as the underdog is the price. Even with additional packages and upgrades, the Rogue beats out the Kia. The 2013 Nissan Rogue in Boston is priced at $21,155 ranging up to about $25,000 and the Kia Sorento MSRP is $23,950 with options above $30,000.

Comparing the two models, the Nissan is the clear winner. If you’re in the market for a new car and a lover of Nissan, checkout the 2013 Nissan Rogue in Boston.