2020 Kia Sportage Vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue

2020 kia sportage and 2019 nissan rogue on split screen

Compact crossovers account for a significant portion of new and used vehicle sales in the United States and it makes sense why. Agile, efficient and concealing incredible capability, these small wonders go places small cars can’t without costing you big at the pump. Vehicles in this class work hard to balance competing factors for automobiles. Unfortunately, this balance between fuel efficiency, capability, interior space and ride height often comes at the expense of style.

Not so, however, with the Kia Sportage. Regarded as a fun and dynamic entry in a class of vehicles that look like a dog hunched over to fertilize the Earth, the Kia Sportage’s expressive front end, refined interior and profile that could have come from an expensive German manufacturer all work together to push back on the stigma of compact crossovers everywhere. Up against the 2020 Kia Sportage today is the 2019 Nissan Rogue. Let’s see how they compare!

2020 Kia Sportage


2019 Nissan Rogue

2.4L GDI 4-cylinder (181 horsepower) Standard engine (horsepower) 2.5L 4-cylinder (170 horsepower)
2.0L turbo 4-cylinder (240 horsepower) Upgraded engine option? None
6-speed automatic Transmission CVT
2,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity 1,102 lbs.
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility Standard
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles

2020 Kia Sportage: An Expressive Option in a Mundane Class

As you can see above, the 2020 Kia Sportage is more than just a high-value option in its class, it also handily bests the 2019 Nissan Rogue, another vehicle that relies on its supposed value.

For the 2020 Kia Sportage, value means going above and beyond expectations to deliver a ride that is unique, attractive and driver-focused. It also means offering more configurations and choices. Rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach like Nissan has done with the 2019 Nissan Rogue, the 2020 Kia Sportage lets you choose between a powerful and spirited base engine or an enthusiastic and outgoing turbocharged powertrain.

Whichever engine you choose, you’ll be able to tow more and go further in your 2020 Kia Sportage than you will with the 2019 Nissan Rogue.

At Friendly Kia, we’re getting new Kia Sportage models in every day it seems. If you’re on the hunt for a high-value and stylish SUV that punches above its weight in terms of features, style and performance, we’ve got a Sportage for you. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!