2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue
Wow! What has Kia got in store for us this time?! The 2017 Kia Sportage is a car’s car, giving drivers epic amounts of horsepower and high efficiency rates alongside a memorably smooth-handling drivetrain, but it also offers up massive amounts of interior space as well as a wide spectrum of entertainment and audio technologies to keep you and your passengers engaged on the drive, as well as a range of safety devices, too. In order to see just how exciting this car is, though, simply compare it to one of its competitor vehicles, the 2016 Nissan Rogue.
Power and Performance
First thing’s first: the Sportage is one powerful beast of a machine, especially in relation to the Rogue:
- The 2017 Kia Sportage – For example, the Sportage runs on one of two engines, each of which gets awesome power: the 2.4L DOHC ensures 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, but the 2.0L DOHC generates 240 hp in FWD and 237 in AWD while also achieving 260 lb-ft of torque. And both engines are capable of pulling 2,000 pounds.
- The 2016 Nissan Rogue – Compared to the Sportage, the Rogue is downright puny, giving you a measly 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque.
Oh yeah, and there’s the Kia’s intelligent design:
- The 2017 Kia Sportage – The Sportage comes equipped with a Harman/Kardon Surround Sound Audio with an External Amplifier and a Subwoofer for superior sound quality, but it also features a Voice-Command Navigation System with an 8-inch Touch-Screen Display to let you operate a number of the car’s functions with a simple swipe of the finger, and it gives you streaming internet radio in the form of SiriusXM and HD Radio.
- The 2016 Nissan Rogue – Instead of the Kia’s Harmon Kardon audio system, the Rogue comes equipped with Bose Premium Audio System only, nor does it provide the Kia’s particular 8-inch touchscreen system.
Stellar Safety and Security
Last but not least, the all-important area of safety:
- The 2017 Kia Sportage – With a Rear Camera Display, a Blind-Spot Detection System with Lane-Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Lane Departure Warning system, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and a whole host of other devices, the Kia is designed to keep you as safe as possible on the road.
- The 2016 Nissan Rogue – The Rogue comes equipped with a decent array, too, including Vehicle Dynamic Control and Traction Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, and Forward Emergency Braking, and more, but not in the precise arrangement or same quality level as the Kia.
Experience the 2017 Kia Sportage at Kingdom Kia!
If you’re interested in learning more, and even test driving the new 2017 Kia Sportage, you can simply stop by our Kingdom Kia dealership to take this car out on the road yourself. Find us at 2600 North Bishop Ave in Rolla, or give us a quick phone call at (888) 794-5464 in order to arrange a visit or to chat with one of our customer agents about this car in some more detail. Finally, you can always send us an email using this online form if you want to get into the dealership as soon as possible. Don’t delay: visit Kingdom Kia today!