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2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Nissan Rogue Review

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2021 Kia
Sportage

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2021 Nissan
Rogue

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MSRP*
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$24,090 to $35,250
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$25,750 to $36,930
Invoice* $23,125 to $33,664 $24,375 to $34,938
MPG - City 19 - 23 25 - 27
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 32 - 35
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 Sportage offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Rogue. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Rogue.

Convenience
With the Nissan Rogue, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sportage, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Sportage 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 Sportage and the Nissan Rogue have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Nissan Rogue. The Kia Sportage is slightly shorter than the Nissan Rogue, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sportage doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Rogue.

Performance
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Nissan Rogue. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Rogue.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Rogue. The Kia Sportage has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Rogue.

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