2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue

Just what is it that makes a small SUV the ultimate in its class? Is it power? Versatility? Awards? Pick any one of those criteria and you’ll soon realize the 2017 Kia Sportage goes to the head of the small SUV class, while the 2017 Nissan Rogue gets held back and reprimanded for not keeping up with its peer.

What’s so advanced about the 2017 Kia Sportage? It might be the crossover’s available horsepower that begins at 181 HP and moves to a street-cleaving 240 HP in the top-line SX Turbo trim level, which easily overshadows the 2017 Rogue’s 170 HP in all three of its trim levels. Or it could be the 2017 Sportage’s towing power, which is twice that of the 2017 Rogue, as you can hitch up a trailer and move 2,000 pounds of your gear for a trip while the 2017 Rogue peaks at a rather pedestrian 1,000 pounds.

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2017 Kia Sportage Vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue
$17,315 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price Starts at $25,300 (The Competition)
181 to 240 Horsepower 170
2,000 Base Towing Capacity (pounds) 1,000
Yes Cars.com "Best New Compact SUV"? No
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes
10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

Enjoy Performance, Savings with the Kia Sportage Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

Of course, even though the 2017 Kia Sportage is superior to the 2017 Nissan Rogue, you might think that is because it’s a pricier vehicle. Perish the thought! We have the 2017 Sportage on our Tampa-area lot available for less than $18,000 with our VIP Price, while the competition has the 2017 Rogue available at prices starting in excess of $25,000. That’s a savings of more than $7,000 you’ll get right off the bat with the 2017 Sportage.

Besides all of the advantages you will enjoy with the 2017 Sportage, you also get the coverage and peace of mind that comes from the industry’s leading warranty coverage as well as available driver-assist features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, where your crossover will help keep you safe when you aren’t able to. It’s for all of these reasons and more that we hope we can show you the 2017 Kia Sportage on the lot at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL.  We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill.  If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center. 

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