Compare 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Nissan Murano

2021 Kia Sorento
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX AWD 21 28 $35,503 $36,790
Sorento EX FWD 22 29 $33,766 $34,990
Sorento LX AWD 23 25 $30,099 $31,190
Sorento LX FWD 24 29 $28,362 $29,390
Sorento S AWD 23 25 $32,510 $33,690
Sorento S FWD 24 29 $30,773 $31,890
Sorento SX AWD 21 28 $38,000 $39,790
Sorento SX FWD 22 29 $36,281 $37,990
Sorento SX Prestige FWD 22 29 $38,764 $40,590
Sorento SX Prestige X-Line AWD 21 28 $40,674 $42,590
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AWD Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano AWD Platinum 20 28 $42,897 $45,710
Murano AWD S 20 28 $32,071 $34,160
Murano AWD SL 20 28 $39,101 $41,660
Murano AWD SV 20 28 $35,004 $37,290
Murano FWD Platinum 20 28 $41,444 $44,160
Murano FWD S 20 28 $30,618 $32,610
Murano FWD SL 20 28 $37,648 $40,110
Murano FWD SV 20 28 $33,552 $35,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,503
$42,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,790
$45,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$762 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover SUV strikes out in a new styling direction, and brings hybrid and plug-in models along for the adventure. The 2021 Nissan Murano’s windswept shape still looks good and safety is strong, but it’s showing its age.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Midsize Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53 -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.2
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59 59.5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.8
Third Hip Room (in)
42.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 192.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.8 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 75.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 31.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.5 65
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.6 31.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 74.4
Brakes
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)
12.8 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 19
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/55HR20
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/55HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4120 4137
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
311 @ 1700 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 5800 260 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.43 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 -
Trans Type
8 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 0.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Nissan Murano
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.6
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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2021 Kia Sorento
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  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 66 months
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