2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Nissan Rogue

Drivers who enjoy the calm, collected ride and frugal fuel-economy ratings of a family sedan, yet need a more versatile vehicle have come to love what the compact crossover segment brings to the table. Available all-wheel drive, potent powertrains, cavernous cargo space and affordable price points make compact crossovers like the redesigned Kia Sportage stand out from the crowd. Take a look at how the Kia crossover fairs against a key competitor in a 2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Nissan Rogue comparison.

Kia Sportage models are available in three well-equipped trim levels - LX, EX and SX Turbo - that create value with a smorgasbord of standard features that many competitors cannot match. After a complete redesign, the 2017 Kia Sportage is more attractive than ever and comes complete with two fun-to-drive powertrains to match an athletic style. With room for five passengers that is complemented by an impressive 30.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, the Sportage is tailor-made for family adventures.

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2017 Kia Sportage VS 2017 Nissan Rogue
$23,200 Base MSRP $23,820
181-Horsepower 2.4-Liter Inline-4 Base Engine 170-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder
2,000 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 Pounds
Yes Standard Touchscreen Display No

What Are the Differences Between the 2017 Kia Sportage and 2017 Nissan Rogue?

Affordability is a key aspect of any automotive comparison and when it comes to this 2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Nissan Rogue comparison, it is an important factor. Kia Sportage models are among the most affordable in the class and start at just $23,200 with top-of-the-line Sportage SX Turbo models starting at just $32,700. Nissan Rogue editions start at $23,820 and fall short when you delve deeper into standard equipment.

At the heart of the Kia Sportage, you will discover a 181-horsepower 2.4-liter direct injection inline-4 engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that features Sportmatic® shift capabilities. Base Kia Sportage models with front wheel drive will make 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

An added asset that the Kia Sportage possesses in this comparison is an available turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. Married to a six-speed automatic, the Sportage SX Turbo will make 240 horsepower as well as 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Available Dynamax All-Wheel Drive will amp up performance and an impressive 2,000-pound towing capacity makes the Kia Sportage stand out in all trim levels.

Nissan Rogue editions counter the Kia Sportage with a single fuel-efficient powertrain. Powered by a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a continuously variable transmission, the Rogue puts up admirable fuel-economy specs, but falls short when it comes to power. A long list of standard features will further distance the Kia Sportage from its Nissan competition with a standard five-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system and an integrated rearview camera.


Black 2017 Kia Sportage Rear Exterior
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2017 Kia Sportage Front Seat Interior
2017 Kia Sportage Rear Cargo Space