Nissan Murano vs. Kia Sorento

2016 Nissan Murano black exterior

2016 Nissan Murano

2016 Kia Sorento red exterior

2016 Kia Sorento

Regina and Swift Current drivers have a tough choice to make when they need to decide between the 2016 Nissan Murano and the 2016 Kia Sorento. Both are top of the range crossover vehicles that come with plenty of standard and available features, but only one can be right for you and your family. To help you make the right decision, we decided to conduct this competitive comparison, so keep reading to learn more about both the 2016 Nissan Murano and the 2016 Kia Sorento.

Power and Efficiency

The 2016 Kia Sorento offers Regina and Swift Current drivers a choice of three engines, depending on the amount they are willing to spend on their vehicle. Options include:

  • 2.4L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 185 horsepower while only offering up to 8.5 L/100 km on the highway and 11.7 in the city.
  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder T-GDI: Makes up to 240 horsepower while offering up to 8.2 on the highway and 11.1 in the city.
  • 3.3L V6 GDI: Makes up to 290 horsepower while offering up to 9.2 on the highway and 11.4 in the city.

The 2016 Nissan Murano just doesn’t play that way. It rewards drivers with V6 power from a 3.5L engine across all trim levels, regardless of cost. You’ll pay nearly $7,000 less for the base Murano than you would for the V6 Sorento model, and it puts up to 260 horsepower at your disposal, so you’ll never have to worry about a lack of responsiveness. You’ll also earn a respectable 8.2 L/100 km on the highway and 11 in the city, which is more than you can expect with any of the engines on the Sorento.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2016 Nissan Murano and the 2016 Kia Sorento both offer a stunning range of comfort and convenience features for Regina and Swift Current drivers to enjoy – it’s just that the Murano does it a little bit better.

With the Murano, you’ll be able to take advantage of Zero Gravity seats, which have been designed to replicate weightlessness, and a Class-Exclusive rear USB connection port to let those in the back hook up their personal devices. Neither feature is available with the Sorento. You’ll even receive an 8-inch multi-touch control colour monitor across all trim levels of the Murano – the Sorento won’t provide an 8-inch monitor unless you pay out for the most expensive trim level.

Safety Features

Of the 2016 Nissan Murano and the 2016 Kia Sorento, only the Murano achieved the IIHS’s coveted Top Safety Pick+ status, meaning that it scored a top score of ‘Good’ in every crash-test category and a rating of ‘Superior’ or ‘Advanced’ in terms of frontal crash protection.

The Murano also offers several advanced driver assistance features that can’t be had with the Sorento. For example, both vehicles offer an Around View Monitor, but only the Murano’s comes with a Moving Object Detection feature.

The 2016 Nissan Murano Edges Ahead of the 2016 Kia Sorento

The 2016 Kia Sorento isn’t a bad crossover, but that doesn’t mean it’s capable of keeping up with the stunning 2016 Nissan Murano, which is available now from Knight Nissan. To take one out for a test drive, just swing by our showroom today. We look forward to putting our Regina and Swift Current customers behind the wheel of this forward-thinking crossover, so make sure to come see us soon to take it for a spin!