2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Kia Sorento and Nissan Pathfinder side by side

The Kia Sorento is an undoubtedly impressive SUV. As a family utility vehicle, the Kia Sorento is one family vehicle that will be enjoyable for passengers and exciting for drivers at the same time. Between its performance capabilities, reliable safety features, comfortable seating, useful cargo and more, the Kia Sorento is going to be a great vehicle for traveling and day-to-day driving. But how does it stack up against its competitors? Find out in this 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder comparison. 

Because we want to make sure you are getting as accurate of a comparison as possible, we will be comparing the base trim level of both vehicles, which are the closest to each other in terms of price range and features. This is the L trim for the Sorento, and the S trim for the Pathfinder. Keep reading to see these SUVs compared with specific features and specifications. If you are in the Birmingham AL area and are interested in a 2018 Kia Sorento, follow this link to our inventory. 

2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Nissan Pathfinder

$25,900 MSRP $31,040
120 months/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 60 months/60,000 miles
38.8 cubic feet Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Up 16.2 cubic feet
Top Safety Pick IIHS Safety Awards Not Available

Which SUV is Right for You?

While these two vehicles share many of the same qualities, what really makes the Sorento the superior vehicle of the two is what it can give you for the price. It has better safety and utility features at a significantly better price than the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. 

The incredible powertrain warranty in the 2018 Kia Sorento means much more than just the warranty itself. It not only means that Kia cares about keeping their customers happy in their vehicle, but it means that they are incredibly confident in the powertrains they put in every Kia vehicle. 

In terms of interior cargo space, the Kia Sorento has way better cargo space when all of the seats are still up. With up to 38.8 cubic feet of cargo storage, the 2018 Sorento is a fantastic family vehicle for traveling, as you can still fit a lot in a vehicle full of passengers. 

Finally, the fact that the 2018 Sorento is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and the 2018 Pathfinder is not, says a lot about this vehicle. With its great safety features for both preventing accidents and preventing damage from accidents, the Kia Sorento will keep you safe out on the road.