Compact CUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sportage Vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

Compact CUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sportage Vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

The compact crossover SUV segment is loaded with viable options for drivers and families seeking a versatile yet efficient new ride. Two popular options remain the Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue, so in this article, we'll look at how the 2020 editions of these crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) compare.

First, let's consider what the 2020 Kia Sportage offers Missouri motorists. Every version of the 2020 Sportage at Kingdom Kia in Rolla, MO, boasts 5-passenger seating, generous cargo capacity and the efficient performance of a Kia inline 4-cylinder engine.

With its agile handling, aggressive styling and modern technologies, the 2020 Sportage impresses on many fronts and certainly leaves an impression. From its standard 17-inch alloy wheels and an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration to its Auto Emergency Braking & Warning safety tech, the new Sportage comes pre-loaded with the premium amenities that modern motorists crave. You'll enjoy all of these features on more on the 2020 Sportage LX base trim at a highly competitive Kia price!

Kia's new Sportage makes excellent use of its spacious interior with smart features like a dual-level cargo floor and fold-flat rear seats. Accommodating any mix of up to five occupants and your gear is simple and convenient. The cargo hold expands to a cavernous 60.1 cubic feet when all rear seating is folded.

Now that we've covered the basics of the 2002 Kia Sportage compact CUV, let's bring in its nearest competition from Nissan, the 2020 Rogue, for a detailed comparison.

Comparing Kia's New Sportage with the 2020 Nissan Rogue

Both the 2020 Kia Sportage and 2020 Nissan Rogue are classified as compact crossover SUVs, which provide two rows of seating for up to five. With similarly sized cabins and standard inline 4-cylinder engines, you may think that there isn't much that differentiate these two CUVs. However, the Kia crossover holds several key advantages of its challenger from Nissan, which we'll explore here.

Nissan and Kia are both known for providing excellent value for your money, but here, the 2020 Sportage comes out on top with its significantly lower starting price. With that lower price for the base trim, you'll find an array of advanced features, including standard Lane Keeping & Lane Departure Warning Technology, a Driver Attention Warning and Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Smartphone Integration.

Nissan's 2020 Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four, while the 2020 Sportage boasts a 2.4-liter unit. While similar in displacement, the Kia engine outperforms the Nissan powertrain when it comes to horsepower, at 181 hp versus 170 hp. Unfortunately for Rogue shoppers, Nissan's 2.5-liter engine is the only powertrain available on the 2020 model.

In comparison, Kia's already impressive 181-hp 2.4-liter engine can be swapped out for the automaker's 240-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four by selecting the 2020 Sportage SX Turbo trim. It's clear that if capable performance and a sporty drive are what you're after, the 2020 Sportage is a better choice!

See the comparison below to see how the 2020 Sportage and Nissan's 2020 Rogue stack up on starting price, specifications and available features. Remember to contact the team at Kingdom Kia for more details regarding the full lineup of 2020 Sportage CUVs for sale.

2020 Kia Sportage
2020 Nissan Rogue
Kia Sportage LX Standard Vehicle Comparison Nissan Rogue S FWD
$23,990 Base Price MSRP* $25,300
181 @ 6000 rpm Standard Horsepower 170 @ 6,000 rpm
16.4 Fuel Capacity (gallons) 14.5
5 Standard Seating Capacity (passengers) 5
3,305 Curb Weight (pounds) 3,464
64.4 Height (inches) 68
Features On The Kia Sportage
Available Features
Features On The Nissan Rogue
  • SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Auto Emergency Braking
  • Rearview Camera
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Multi-Way Power Driver's Seat
  • Smart Power Liftgate
  • Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Motion Activated Liftgate
  • Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control
  • Bose® Premium Audio System
  • Leather-appointed seats

Upgrade to a New Kia Sportage at our Rolla, MO, Dealership

After reviewing the advantages and benefits of the 2020 Kia Sportage, are you ready to schedule a test drive? Drivers in the Rolla, Missouri, area can stop by Kingdom Kia for a thorough tour of the 2020 Sportage lineup before getting behind the wheel for a road test.

Our Kia specialists can go over the four available trims of the 2020 Sportage with you during your visit. We're also available online or over the phone to discuss any of the new Kia crossovers or SUVs we have in stock. What better way to decide on your new Kia than by shopping our selection then visiting us for a closer look?

As you shop and compare the 2020 Kia Sportage to the competition online, remember that you can also get pre-approved for Kia financing, value your trade and calculate monthly payments.

Whether you are planning to buy or lease a new Kia, our current Kia offers are available to you. Reach out to our team now for assistance in upgrading to a new Kia with affordable monthly payments!

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*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

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