Kia Sportage vs Nissan Rogue

Take one look at the highly competitive compact SUV category, and two SUVs will stand out immediately: the 2019 Kia Sportage and 2019 Nissan Rogue. The sales team at Maguire Kia is here to take a closer look at both and help you find the perfect car for travels around Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton.

With their peppy performance, spacious interiors, and helpful safety features designed to protect you and others on the road, the Sportage and Rogue are driver-friendly vehicles. Find the one meant for you.

Sportage vs Rogue Performance

There are a pair of engines to choose from in the Kia Sportage, the first of which is a 2.4L 4-cylinder capable of producing 181 horsepower. The SX Turbo trim features a powerful turbocharged 2.0L engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. With this engine, it's possible to receive up to 240 horsepower.

The Nissan Rogue, while sporty, offers just one engine choice, a 2.5L 4-cylinder. It receives 170 horsepower, a bit off the pace of what the Kia Sportage can do.

The 2019 Sportage is engineered for adventure. The Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive system is available on every trim. It's able to sense and adjust traction requirements for the always-changing road and weather conditions. The Nissan Rogue carries similar capabilities with the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive setup.

Inside the Cabin

Step inside the cabin of either the Sportage and the Rogue, and you'll immediately feel at home, with premium materials and convenient driver-centric design. The Sportage and Rogue both have space for up to five passengers with copious amounts of cargo room, too.

The Sportage comes with a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and intuitively designed touchscreens. A rearview camera also comes standard in both vehicles. Just take a quick look at the touchscreen when backing up and you'll see any potential obstacles behind the vehicle.

Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ can be found in both the Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue, too. With this technology, it takes just a few taps to set up a smartphone to the touchscreen. Your phone will essentially be mirrored on the screen, with many of the same capabilities you enjoy each day. Read text messages, choose a song, or use map functionality to reach your destination.

Safety Features

Take a smarter approach to driving with the Kia DRIVE WiSE suite of safety technology. The available Autonomous Emergency Braking system can monitor vehicles up ahead and warn you of a potential collision, while available Blind-Spot Detection tracks other vehicles, reducing blind sports in the process.

The 2019 Nissan Rogue features a number of safety must-haves as well, including Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. Drives will be safer thanks to these helpful technologies found in both the Sportage and Rogue.

2019 Kia Sportage vs Nissan Rogue: The Verdict

Taking a closer look at the 2019 Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue, it's easy to see just how capable these Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton SUVs are.

With its powerful performance and available turbocharged engine, cabin amenities, and safety features, we're proud to have the Kia Sportage on our lot here at Maguire Kia. Schedule a test drive with our sales team today, and we'll have the keys waiting.

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