2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Kia Sportage in front of a body of water vs the 2018 Nissan Rogue parked in front of a barn

When you're buying a new car, it can be easy to be distracted by promises of having a vehicle with the newest, most exciting features. The problem with a vehicle that is constantly advertising the next big thing is that that big thing is then perfected and changed over the years. On a vehicle like the 2018 Kia Sportage, you'll be driving a vehicle that is able to offer plenty of features without the distraction of being the guinea pig. However, there is something to be said for a vehicle that steps outside the boundaries with new features, like ProPILOT Assist on the 2018 Nissan Rogue. Both the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Nissan Rogue provide different advantages, and deciding with one is the right fit for you is as easy as comparing the two.

2018 Kia Sportage


2018 Nissan Rogue

Two Engine Options One
240 hp Max Horsepower 170 hp
60 months/60,000 miles Basic Warranty 36 months/36,000 miles
Available Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ Not Available

Why choose the 2018 Kia Sportage?

For drivers looking at an SUV, performance is likely one of the most important features to consider. On both the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Nissan Rogue, you get to choose between Front-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive. If you're looking for more options, the 2018 Kia Sportage offers two different engines, one on the LX and EX trim levels, and a more powerful option on the SX Turbo. The 2018 Nissan Rogue also has three different trim levels, but all three share the same engine, a 2.5L four-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. This engine is slightly less powerful than the standard engine in the 2018 Kia Sportage, a 2.4L four-cylinder that provides 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. If you're craving even more power, the standard engine on the SX Turbo trim is a 240 horsepower, 2.0L Turbocharged four-cylinder that churns out 260 pound-feet of torque. On both engines from the 2018 Kia Sportage, you'll be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds, almost 900 pounds more than the 1,102 pounds that can be towed by the 2018 Nissan Rogue. If having a choice in the performance of your vehicle is important to you, you might be happier in the 2018 Kia Sportage.

Getting behind the wheel of a new car should always be an experience. The 2018 Kia Sportage, from performance to features, makes sure that you'll always be able to enjoy the ride. There are plenty of features that are available in the Sportage, that you won't find in other models. While Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ are only standard on the two highest trim levels, the EX and SX Turbo, you can choose to upgrade the infotainment system in the LX trim to a 7-inch UVO touch-screen, which is equipped with both system. With Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, drivers are able to use their devices with an interface similar to the one on their phone, and they are also granted access to more apps and features that they otherwise wouldn't have while driving. The 2018 Nissan Rogue does provide a standard infotainment system with Bluetooth® connectivity, you won't be able to use Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. Learn more about all of the features available on the 2018 Kia Sportage at Seelye Kia of Battle Creek in Battle Creek, MI.

Drivers side profile of the 2018 Kia Sportage parked in front of a house

What Safety Features are available on the 2018 Kia Sportage?

Whenever you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, safety should be the first thing on your mind. Even if you are a great driver, there are others on the road who are doing any number of foolish things that could possibly lead to an accident. That is why there are a variety of advanced safety features available on the 2018 Kia Sportage.

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