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Compare 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Nissan Murano

2018 Kia Sorento
2018 Nissan Murano
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX AWD 19 25 $33,147 $34,900
Sorento EX FWD 20 27 $31,412 $33,100
Sorento EX V6 AWD 18 25 $34,190 $36,000
Sorento EX V6 FWD 18 25 $32,455 $34,200
Sorento L FWD 21 28 $24,903 $25,900
Sorento LX AWD 21 25 $28,804 $29,990
Sorento LX FWD 21 28 $26,113 $27,200
Sorento LX V6 AWD 18 25 $30,274 $31,400
Sorento LX V6 FWD 18 25 $28,505 $29,600
Sorento SX Limited V6 AWD 17 23 $43,669 $46,300
Sorento SX Limited V6 FWD 18 25 $41,949 $44,500
Sorento SX V6 AWD 17 23 $38,674 $41,000
Sorento SX V6 FWD 18 25 $36,954 $39,200
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AWD Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano AWD Platinum 21 28 $41,322 $44,030
Murano AWD S 21 28 $30,608 $32,600
Murano AWD SL 21 28 $37,825 $40,300
Murano AWD SV 21 28 $33,701 $35,900
Murano FWD Platinum 21 28 $39,823 $42,430
Murano FWD S 21 28 $29,108 $31,000
Murano FWD SL 21 28 $36,326 $38,700
Murano FWD SV 21 28 $32,202 $34,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,147
$41,322
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,900
$44,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$734 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Sorento ticks all the crossover-SUV boxes, especially in turbo-4 form. The 2018 Nissan Murano adds better active safety to complement its sharp looks and easy-driving nature.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.4 102.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.4 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 192.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 6.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.8 31.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.5 65
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.8 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/55TR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/55TR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1499
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1499
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1499
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4004 4017
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.77 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 0.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Nissan Murano
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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