Kia Sportage vs Nissan Rogue
Two in-class rivals are about to go head to head for the attention of drivers around the Downingtown, Gap, Lancaster, and Reading, PA, areas. The 2020 Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue debate has drivers torn between these two crossovers. Both have a suite of safety features, a well-designed exterior, and are comfortable for just about any drive.
To also help drivers near Newark, DE, decide which crossover suits your daily driving needs, the automotive professionals at Kia of Coatesville put together this guide to the Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue match-up.
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Sportage vs Rogue: Horsepower
There’s nothing better than flying down your local back roads or comfortably sitting in the left lane on the way to work in the morning. Luckily, the Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue have your back when it comes to zippy performance. Under the hood of the Sportage LX, S, and EX trims is an inline 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 181 horsepower.
You’ll get a slightly lower 170 horsepower from the Nissan Rogue model’s standard 4-cylinder engine. Performance-oriented drivers should be happy to know that the 2020 Sportage SX Turbo comes equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates 240 horsepower and 237 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, there’s not a more powerful engine available in the 2019 Rogue.
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Comparable Interior Designs
The interiors of the Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue offer a familiar feel, almost like you’ve been driving them for a few years. Both crossovers come with a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger’s seat upholstered with comfortable cloth seating material.
The Sportage and Rogue each have more than enough room for cargo, with at least 60.1 cubic feet to store your oversized beach games or camping gear. When it comes to additional storage space, the 2020 Sportage has the advantage, thanks to its covered rear compartment that provides additional storage space under the rear cargo area.
When you look to the center of the dashboard, you’ll see the Kia Sportage model’s available 8-inch touchscreen display ready to play your favorite talk show or band. There’s a slightly smaller 7-inch display with similar capabilities equipped in the Nissan Rogue. Thanks to Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, and Bluetooth® hands-free integration in the Sportage and Rogue, listening to music is convenient and simple.
The Kia Sportage has an assertive, yet approachable stance on the road, thanks to its striking exterior design. While the Nissan Rogue has undergone design alterations over the years, it’s largely stayed consistent with its rounded front and rear shaping.
Each of these crossovers has auto on and off headlights as well as LED daytime running lights. The headlights on the Rogue are impressive and bright, but the projector beam headlights on the Sportage offer enhanced visibility and add to the quality of its exterior styling.
Another feature included on the Sportage is a sound-absorbing front windshield. This means the regular road noise your Kia car is exposed to on the highway will be quieted in the same way that a soundproof recording studio works.
Our 2020 Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue guide displays both crossovers as fun-to-drive, comfortable, and well-designed. However, the professionals at Kia of Coatesville believe drivers near Downingtown, Gap, Lancaster, and Reading, PA, will enjoy what the Kia Sportage offers for years to come.
Of course, the best way to understand the capabilities of any vehicle is to take it for a ride. We also welcome drivers around Newark, DE, to contact our showroom to test drive the 2020 Kia Sportage today!