2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Kia Sportage

Today’s crossovers come in all different shapes and sizes, meeting the varying demands of people’s everyday lives. The compact crossover market in particular has blown up in recent years and proven to be a practical and flexible option.

The 2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Kia Sportage takes two of the more affordable, yet well-equipped small-sized crossovers and identifies key similarities and differences.

A third row of seating isn’t common practice for compact crossovers and yet, the 2016 Nissan Rogue does make way for a third row of seating, increasing its passenger capacity to seven. The Kia Sportage remains a five passenger vehicle across all three of its trim levels.

The 2016 Nissan Rogue is available in three trims as well: S, SV, and SL, each of which is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 170 horsepower paired with 175 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with Nissan’s continuously variable transmission, the 2016 Rogue is able to manage an impressive fuel economy rating of 26 city/33 hwy mpg. The Kia Sportage enlists its 4-cylinder engine for the LX and EX trim, but bumps up to a more powerful 2.0L and far less efficient engine on the SX grade.

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2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Kia Sportage
2.5L 4-cylinder Base Engine 2.4L 4-cylinder
Yes AWD Available Yes
7 Seating 5



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2016 Nissan Rogue: Fun meets flexibility for the family

Both vehicles come standard as front-wheel, but there is an all-wheel drive option. The 2016 Nissan Rogue’s intuitive all-wheel drive is able to kick in as soon as one of the wheels begins to slip. It will redirect torque to the wheel in need of traction, helping the Rogue to remain on track. Maintaining a smooth and quiet drive, the Nissan Rogue makes for an excellent commuting vehicle that also can be packed up and taken on a road trip.

The 2016 Rogue features a Dive-N-Hide cargo system that allows you to keep valuables organized as well as out of sight. There are 18 different configurations to be had while the maximum storage space possible totals 70 cu-ft and the EZ Flex Seating System makes it easy to access the second and third row of seating.

To learn more about the 2016 Nissan Rogue and the standard features it comes equipped with, as well as how it fairs against the competition, we would be more than happy to help out and welcome you in for a test drive the next time that you’re in the area!