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Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue

Compact crossovers are more popular than ever, and the Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue stand out as likeable choices in this increasingly crowded category. Under the hood, the Sportage offers multiple engines that include a hybrid and plug-in hybrid option, where the freshly-redesigned Rogue features a four-cylinder on par with Kia’s base engine. Front-wheel drive is standard on both models, with all wheel drive available as an option. Inside, the Sportage’s passenger cabin is notable for its extensive list of desirable standard features including an 8.0-inch infotainment touch-screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. The Rogue’s noticeably quiet cabin is home to comfortable “zero-gravity” front seats, and both offer some of the largest cargo areas in the category. In short, both the Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue are competent and comfortable compact crossovers, though Kia does have an advantage with the Sportage’s appealing 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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2023 Kia Sportage

2022 Nissan Rogue

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,665 - $35,830

Used Asking Price:

$20,327 - $30,991

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,789 - $38,490

Used Asking Price:

$21,000 - $32,332

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.3 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

15 / 61
9 / 24

iSeeCars Rankings

21 / 61
11 / 24

Summary Review

The Kia Sportage is a compact sport utility vehicle and a mainstay of Kia’s model line, going through several generations prior to the current Sportage, which debuted in 2017. The Sportage is known for its sharp looks, feature-packed interior, and low cost of entry, with new models costing an average of $28,105 and 3-year-old models averaging $20,380.

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Summary Review

The Nissan Rogue is a five-passenger SUV with a roomy cabin and excellent cargo capacity. The current Rogue was redesigned for the 2021 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,623 and 3-year-old models averaging $21,320.

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Pros and Cons

  • Smooth ride quality with a quiet interior
  • Spacious seating front and rear
  • Smart instrumentation and control layout

  • Smaller cargo capacity than many rivals
  • Acceleration can be sluggish
  • Fuel economy adequate at best

Pros and Cons

  • Upscale cabin
  • Roomy interior
  • Impressive fuel economy

  • Lackluster acceleration
  • Noisy transmission
  • High starting price

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Wagon

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LX, EX, SX, SX-Prestige, X-Line, X-Pro, X-Pro Prestige

Trim Levels

S, SV, SL, Platinum

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

178 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Tow/Haul Capacities:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

225 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.058 hp per pound

Tow/Haul Capacities:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 458 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 37 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

435 / 537 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

39.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

31.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

105.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3373 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

183.5 inches

Wheelbase:

108.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3452 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

66.5 inches

Length:

183 inches

Wheelbase:

106.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17