2017 Sportage vs Nissan Rogue


Comparing the 2017 Kia Sportage to the Competition at Cowboy Kia

There are a lot of compact crossover SUVs on the road these days but, if you ask us, the 2017 Kia Sportage deserves to have a spot at the top of your must-have list! Coming in three trim levels - the base LX, EX, and SX Turbo - and boast plenty of features you'll love like 17-inch alloy wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, a Panoramic Sunroof, a 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and much more, you'll look forward to every errand. Take a look below to see how it compares to a prime competitor, the 2017 Nissan Rogue, and discover how the Sportage can make your trips around Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring TX, Cypress, and Tomball more thrilling than you ever thought possible.


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443 Interstate 45 South
Directions Conroe, TX 77301

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The 2017 Kia Sportage vs. the 2017 Nissan Rogue

  • The 2017 Kia Sportage's starting price of $24,095 MSRP is more affordable than the 2017 Nissan Rogue's starting price of $24,760 MSRP.
  • The Sportage's base engine boasts more horsepower than the Rogue's base engine.
  • The 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission in the Sportage offers a more engaging and fun driving experience than the Rogue's continuously variable-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Sportage comes standard with alloy wheels, which are more stylish than the Rogue's standard steel wheels.
  • The base Sportage has a plethora of optional features - such as air conditioning with climate control, heated seats, keyless ignition, power front seating, and emergency services - all of which are only available on higher trim levels of the Rogue.
  • Kia's incredible 5-year/60,000-mile basic and 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranties are considerably better than Nissan's 3-year/36,000-mile basic and 5-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranties.
  • Additional front shoulder and hip room in the Sportage makes it easier to settle in and get comfortable, and additional rear head and leg room means even your tallest passengers will have the space they need to stretch out on even the longest trips.
  • The Sportage offers 2,000 lbs. of towing capacity, putting the Rogue's 1,000 lb. towing capacity to shame.
  • According to Edmunds.com, the Sportage's Average Consumer Ratings are higher than the Rogue's in the categories of Interior, Performance, Safety, Technology, and Value. The remaining two categories of Reliability and Comfort tie both vehicles at 4.5 stars, ensuring overall satisfaction in the Sportage.
  • The base Sportage model offers four interior color options while the Rogue only offers two interior color options.