2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

a comparison image between a 2018 Kia Sportage and a 2018 Nissan Rogue in silver

Drivers looking for a convenient and versatile compact crossover vehicle can find their match in one of the models in this 2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Nissan Rogue comparison. Each of these models seat five passengers and come with plenty of attractive standard and available features. While the 2018 Sportage is the smaller model in this comparison, it offers plenty of advantages when compared with its Nissan competitor. Though it has a lower beginning price, the 2018 Kia Sportage delivers more base engine power and a host of attractive starting features like six standard speakers (compared to just four on the 2018 Nissan Rogue) and premium cloth upholstery rather than just standard cloth. In addition to that, the 2018 Kia Sportage offers the best standard engine output, thanks to the 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque that comes with its base 2.4-liter four-cylinder. In contrast, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder on the 2018 Nissan Rogue offers just 170 horsepower and the same 175 pound-feet of torque.

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2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Nissan Rogue
$23,600 Starting MSRP $24,800
2.4-L 4-cylinder (181 hp) Base Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder (170 hp)
8-inch UVO touchscreen Top Infotainment System 7-inch touchscreen
2-speed CVT Transmission 6-speed automatic

Engine Performance and Features on the 2018 Kia Sportage

While the Nissan model in this 2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Nissan Rogue comparison comes with only the one engine option, the 2018 Sportage is also available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the elite SX Turbo trim that offers a bold 240 horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque. This offers significantly more engine power and acceleration than you can find on any model of the 2018 Nissan Rogue. The 2018 Kia Sportage also offers up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped, which is more than the 1,102 pounds offered by the 2018 Nissan Rogue.

When it comes to the features available on the 2018 Kia Sportage, there is also an available eight-speaker sound system, front and rear parking assistance, lane changing assistance, rear cross traffic alerts, and a lane departure warning system that can help drivers stay safe on the road. To learn more about this model in the Daphne AL area, or to see how it handles in person, contact a representative at Team Gunther Kia today.


profile view of a brown 2018 Kia Sportage
front seats and dashboard of the 2018 Kia Sportage
rear cargo area of the 2018 Kia Sportage with all rear seats folded down
rear view of the 2018 Kia Sportage driving by the ocean with driver assistance on