The Nissan Rogue has appeared in a variety of promotional campaigns for "Star Wars" movies the past year-plus, but in the small SUV class, the Kia Sportage is the model that is out of this world. Why is this? While the Rogue does a great job evading Stormtroopers and other villainy on the auto show circuit, the 2018 Kia Sportage is more suited to dominate in the real world, with superior value, performance, towing power, and much more which the 2018 Nissan Rogue simply cannot measure up to.
Take a look at some of the awards and honors the Sportage achieved in the first model year of its redesign (2017); the features and quality of that model carry over into the 2018 Kia Sportage.
When you consider the 2018 Kia Sportage has all of the same award-winning attributes, you'll want to "Go Rogue" from shopping for a Rogue.
2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Nissan Rogue
|Starts at $20,080 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||Starts at $26,245 (The Competition)|
|2,000||Towing Capacity (lbs.)||1,000|
|Yes||KBB.com "Best Buy" in 2017?||No|
|Yes||Cars.com "Best New Compact SUV" in 2017?||No|
|Yes||Autotrader "2017 Must Test Drive List"?||No|
|Yes||2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick?||TBA (as of 11/2017)|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|5 years or 60,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Bumper-to-Bumper||3 years or 36,000 miles|
If you want power in the small SUV class, you want to go with a Kia Sportage, as the 2018 model starts with 181 horsepower and ramps up to 240 HP, while the 2018 Nissan Rogue stays in neutral with 170 HP for all of its trims. The 2018 Sportage also comes with the ability to tow up to 2,000 pounds, doubling the 2018 Rogue's figure, along with better coverage for parts replacement with the industry's longest warranty at 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain to the Rogue's 5 years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage. And the 2018 Sportage checks in with a much nicer starting price of around $20,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price vs. a $26,000-plus starting price tag at our competition.
If you want a small SUV with an affordable price, nice power, award-winning safety features and spectacular swagger, then you'll want a Kia Sportage. Good news – we carry it 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.