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Published March 07, 2023

A Lot to Love: Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4 vs. Kia Sorento

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From EchoPark, the car-matchmaking capital of the world, it’s “A Lot to Love,” the car-dating game!

Today our contestants are three popular compact or midsize SUVs who want to go home with you (or at least schedule a test drive to get to know you first).

All three of our SUVs – the Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 are well-rounded with lots of standard features, roomy interiors and cargo areas, good gas mileage and practical, good-looking interiors. Ruggedly handsome describes the exterior of all three as well, so we know it’ll be tough choosing the best SUV for you.

But EchoPark makes it easy to find The One. We’ve provided you with some ice-breaker questions to ask these SUVs who are looking for love, or a good time, or both. So what are we waiting for? Let’s meet the used SUVs of your dreams!

Shop used Nissan Rogue

Shop used Kia Sorento

Shop used Toyota RAV4

Q: How will you react when I touch your…accelerator?

SUV No. 1 Nissan Rogue: Some people may refer to my get-up-and-go as so-so, but I prefer to think about it as “gentle.” My 4-cylinder, 181-horsepower engine may not make your heart race at highway speeds, but it gets the job done running around town. You may also find my fuel-efficiency exciting, which ranks high in the compact SUV class.

SUV No. 2 Toyota RAV4: My 4-cylinder offers up 203 horsepower and provides plenty of oomph for accelerating on the highway. I’m fuel efficient but sometimes I can be a bit noisy at higher speeds, according to U.S. News. That just makes me the life of the party, though, right?

SUV No. 3 Kia Sorento: While my 191-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine “lacks conviction,” according to U.S. News, it will also get you some of the best gas mileage in the mid-size SUV class. For a few more thrills, opt for my available turbocharged 4-cylinder, with 281 horsepower.

Image shows a red Nissan Rogue parked in front of a modern office building at dusk.
Nissan Rogue
Q: Let’s talk about tech, baby. Tell me how you’ll keep me entertained.

SUV No. 1 Nissan Rogue: I was redesigned in 2021, which meant a tech upgrade. Standard features include an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a four-speaker stereo, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and satellite radio. A 9-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay, 10-speaker Bose premium stereo, wireless device charging, two rear USB ports and a Wi-Fi hot spot are available as options.

SUV No. 2 Toyota RAV4: I’m easy, babe. My infotainment system is user-friendly (look for a larger touch screen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in 2023 models). A 7-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, a USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo are standard. Upgrades include wireless device charging, an 11-speaker JBL sound system and four extra USB ports.

SUV No. 3 Kia Sorento: Move over, Rogue. I also received a redesign in 2021 which added more standard features. Standard infotainment: an 8-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, HD Radio, Bluetooth, USB ports and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A 10.25-inch touch screen (because size does matter), 12-speaker Bose audio system, Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging and a rear-seat entertainment system are available as upgrades.

Image shows a blue Kia Sorento parks on gravel with a cabin and tress in the distance.
Kia Sorento
Q: What’s your idea of a dream date?

SUV No. 1 Nissan Rogue: Let’s take a vacation! Pack as many bags as you want – they’ll all fit in my spacious cargo area with reconfigurable floor panels for added versatility. My front seats are particularly comfortable and there’s that long list of tech to keep electronics charged and your playlist going while we’re on the road (please, no “Life is a Highway” though). Let’s get away from it all and take in the sights and stars through my available panoramic moonroof.

SUV No. 2 Toyota RAV4: Let’s get a little wild and take my TRD Off-Road model into the woods. With 8.4 inches of ground clearance, Falken all-terrain tires, hill start assist and descent control and special off-roading modes – Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt and Snow – we can play dirty on tough terrain in any weather, while still keeping it clean with rubberized flooring and all-weather mats in the front and back seats.

SUV No. 3 Kia Sorento: I consider myself a family SUV, so how about a play day with the kids? I offer third-row seating so there’s room for everyone. I’ve got loads of standard safety features, such as a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist and driver drowsiness warning. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and front and rear parking sensors.

Image shows a light green Toyota RAV4 parked on pavement overlooking  a beach in the background.
Toyota RAV4
Q: What’s a fun fact about you?

SUV No. 1 Nissan Rogue: I do well in popularity contests, since I’m Nissan’s best-selling vehicle.

SUV No. 2 Toyota RAV4: I’m considered the very first compact crossover SUV – a vehicle with the comfort and efficiency of a sedan and the cargo space and utility of a SUV.

SUV No. 3 Kia Sorento: I’m named after the city in Italy. Ciao bella!

Got more questions for these used SUVs? Our Experience Guides can help! They love playing matchmaker between our cars and contestants – uh, we mean, guests. So visit us for a test drive today – we know it’ll be love at first drive.

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