2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2021 Kia Seltos vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue Review

New 2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia
Seltos

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New 2020 Nissan Rogue

2020 Nissan
Rogue

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MSRP*
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$21,990 to $27,890
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$25,490 to $33,190
Invoice* $21,221 to $26,634 $24,130 to $31,404
MPG - City 25 - 29 25 - 26
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 32 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Seltos offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Nissan Rogue, with comparable head- and legroom. The Nissan Rogue will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Seltos.

Convenience
The Nissan Rogue requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Seltos, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Seltos will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Rogue. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Seltos and the Nissan Rogue have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Seltos is much slimmer than the Nissan Rogue, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Seltos, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Rogue.

Drivetrain
The Kia Seltos has much lower torque than the Nissan Rogue, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
The Kia Seltos has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Rogue.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Seltos and the Nissan Rogue. The Kia Seltos has less cargo space than the Nissan Rogue, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Seltos than that of the Nissan Rogue.