front view 2019 Kia sportage black SUV

2019 Kia Sportage

front view of 2019 Nissan Rogue white SUV

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Kia Sportage vs Nissan Rogue

2019 Kia Sportage


2019 Nissan Rogue
2.4L I-4

Engine Configuration

2.5L I-4
6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual


2-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
175 lb-ft


175 lb-ft
181 hp


170 hp
16.4 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.5 gallons

If you’re looking for a reliable compact crossover to take your Indiana and Johnstown commute to the next level, then compare the 2019 Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue. Both models deliver impressive performance specs along with many of the latest features at a great price to enhance your ride whether you’re making your way through town or packing up for a weekend on the road. See how they stack up in this Kia SUV comparison courtesy of the experts at Tri Star Kia.

Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue: Starting Price

If you’re starting to look at the two vehicles in terms of starting price, drivers will be glad to see that the 2019 Kia Sportage has an MSRP of $23,750. This makes it a better value and investment than the 2019 Nissan Rogue, which has a starting MSRP of $25,020. Immediately, you’ll be saving close to $2,000 if you opt for the Kia Sportage while still getting many of the same incredible features, which you can learn more about below!

Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue: Performance

When comparing SUVs, the Sportage and Rogue both offer competitive engine configurations and specs, but it’s the Sportage that manages to have a stronger performance. Despite the fact that the Rogue has a larger engine and better MPG rating, the Sportage delivers stronger horsepower and has a larger transmission and fuel tank capacity. Check out the specs of these Kia and Nissan SUVs below:

2019 Kia Sportage Engine Specs:

  • Engine Configuration: 2.4L I-4
  • MPG Rating (city/hwy): 23/30
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Torque: 175 lb-ft
  • Horsepower: 181 hp
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.4 gallons

2019 Nissan Rogue Engine Specs:

  • Engine Configuration: 2.5L I-4
  • MPG Rating (city/hwy): 26/33
  • Transmission: 2-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Torque: 175 lb-ft
  • Horsepower: 170 hp
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gallons

Behind the wheel of the Sportage, you’ll also have access to multiple drivetrains such as

standard front-wheel drive and available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive. These all-wheel drive systems offer additional towing strength which brings the maximum capacity on the Sportage up to 2,000-pounds.

Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue: Interior Features

While the Nissan Rogue and Kia Sportage both come with comfortable five passenger seating and comparable standard interior features, the Sportage manages to deliver more superior options when it comes to technology, comfort, safety, and entertainment features. Here are just some of the available interior features of the Kia Sportage:

  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • UVO System
  • Available 320-watt Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound w/ Clari-Fi™ system
  • Rear camera display
  • Parking assist with front and rear sensors
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support
  • 129.3 cubic feet of total interior volume
  • 41.5 inches of front legroom

Experience the Kia Sportage at Tri Star Kia

Now that you’ve compared the Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue, stop by Tri Star Kia to experience it in person. Learn more about the Sportage and browse our inventory of new Sportage models, or even our Sorento models for sale to find what suits you best. Contact us today to get the car buying process started with a dedicated member of our finance department, or to schedule a test drive near Ebensburg and Greensburg!

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