2019 Kia Sportage vs Nissan Rogue
If you need a capable SUV to take you around the Coatesville, Downingtown, and Reading areas, then you may be curious about models like the 2019 Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue. While both are popular vehicles that would be a great pick, only one can have everything you need for your drives through Gap, Lancaster, and Newark.
To find out which is right for you, check out the 2019 Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue comparison from Jim Sipala Kia of Coatesville. Then, contact us to go for a test drive.
Kia Sportage vs Nissan Rogue Powertrain
Those who want to take on winter commutes and summer drives with equal ease will like that both the Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue make a smart all-wheel drive (AWD) system available.
This drivetrain actively monitors your conditions and automatically redistributes torque between all four wheels as necessary to help you keep a firm grip. If you prefer, they also both come with front-wheel drive.
Read the full 2019 Kia Sportage review here!
As for the kind of power under the hood, you’ll be working with a 2.5L I-4 engine if you drive the Nissan Rogue. This delivers 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
The standard engine in the Kia Sportage also generates 175 lb-ft of torque, but this 2.4L I-4 puts out 181 horsepower. If you need even more power, you can upgrade your Sportage to the 2.0L turbo I-4 engine. This engine produces up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
Unfortunately, the Rogue doesn’t make this kind of power available.
Sportage vs Rogue Smart Safety Features
Both the Sportage and Rogue are great SUVs for families, and even have available driver-assist systems that can help make every drive around town a little safer.
They each have an available Blind Spot Monitoring System that gives you a visual cue when it’s not safe to change lanes or merge on the highway. With this feature, you’ll have a better idea of when the coast is clear.
They also both come with available automatic high beams. These automatically toggle your high beams on and off for you based on the flow of traffic. This way, you can focus your attention on navigating a dark roadway instead of having to adjust your headlights.
The Kia Sportage takes this a step further with its available Low Beam Assist-Dynamic feature. These turn your headlights with you as you come around a bend. Without a similar feature, drivers in the Nissan Rogue may be more likely to be surprised by deer crossing or other hazards when travelling winding back roads at night.
Whether you drive the 2019 Kia Sportage or Nissan Rogue, you’ll be treated to a comfortable interior with all the amenities you need for a great drive. For example, an available panoramic sunroof or moonroof lets in plenty of natural light and fresh air.
They also both have a versatile cargo area with under-floor storage and an adjustable cargo floor height that can help you accommodate a variety of objects.
Additionally, those cold winter mornings get a bit cozier with heated seats, which are available for both SUVs. The Sportage also has available ventilated seats to help you cool off on a hot summer afternoon. The Rogue doesn’t offer this level of comfort in the summertime.
Will You Drive the 2019 Kia Sportage or Nissan Rogue?
After comparing the 2019 Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue, our team at Jim Sipala Kia of Coatesville liked what the Sportage has to offer drivers around Reading, Lancaster, and Coatesville.
If you want to see more of what this vehicle can add to your drives through Downingtown, Gap, and Newark, give us a call and we’ll put you behind the wheel.
Contact us to test drive the Kia Sportage today!