2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

Silver 2019 Kia Sportage and red 2019 Nissan Rogue

Compact SUVs are the perfect option for car shoppers looking for a vehicle with versatility. The 2019 Kia Sportage from Performance Kia is the ultimate adventure-ready SUV that is built to take on any trip. Powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine, the Sportage LX and EX offer drivers 181 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, while the Sportage SX Turbo puts out 240 horsepower thanks to its turbocharged engine.

This feature-filled compact SUV is the ultimate partner for every adventure and some shoppers may be wondering how it stacks up against other models in its class. This comparison will break down the features of the 2019 Kia Sportage as well as how it competes against the 2019 Nissan Rogue.

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2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Nissan Rogue
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine Engine Type 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
5 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers
EPA-estimated 23/30/26 (city/highway/combined) mpg Fuel Economy EPA-estimated 25/32/27 (city/highway/combined) mpg
3 trims - LX, EX, SX Turbo Trim Options 5 trims - S, SL, SL Hybrid, SV, SV Hybrid

What are the differences between the 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Nissan Rogue?

When it comes to shopping for a new vehicle, budget often plays a big role in deciding what wheel to get behind. Offered in three power-packed trims, the 2019 Kia Sportage has a starting price tag of $23,750, while the competing 2019 Nissan Rogue has a steeper starting price of $24,920. The Kia Sportage offers drivers room for five passengers as well as 30.7 cubic feet of standard cargo space. Those in need of more space can fold or split the 60/40 split-capable rear seats to create 60.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The adventure-ready Sportage has a 2,000-towing capacity, while the Rogue offers only 1,102 pounds of towing.

Inside the cabin of the 2019 Kia Sportage, drivers can choose between standard woven cloth seats or the available luxurious Tricot Cloth seats with YES Essentials® Fabric Treatment. The standard 6-way adjustable driver’s seat can be upgraded to the available 10-way power-adjustable seat with 2-way power lumbar support, keeping you comfortable in your Sportage on even the longest of drives. Comfort continues in the back row of the Sportage with the 17-step recline-capable rear seats, letting every passenger sit in the lap of luxury. The 2019 Nissan Rogue limits the available 8-way power driver’s seat as well as leather-appointed seating options to only to the higher trims in the lineup.

Drivers will find their perfect road trip partner in the affordable and reliable 2019 Kia Sportage from Performance Kia in Moosic, PA. Built with a power-packed engine and a full-featured cabin, it’s no wonder why so many drivers are making the switch over to the Kia Sportage.


White 2019 Kia Sportage
Grey interior in 2019 Kia Sportage
Brown interior in 2019 Nissan Rogue
Red 2019 Nissan Rogue