2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Nissan Rogue

Red 2021 Kia Sportage and gray 2021 Nissan Rogue

Not only did the Kia Sportage get a slight refresh for 2021 but it brought with it two exclusive package options. The Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium packages are available on the 2021 Kia Sportage S trim level, replacing the S Sunroof Package and Premium Package options from last year.

The 2021 Kia Sportage is offered in LX, S, EX, and SX trim levels, with front-wheel and all-wheel drive offerings on every trim. This 2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Nissan Rogue comparison is putting two of the latest additions to the 2021 model year up against each other to showcase why the Kia Sportage will continue to hold a top spot among the competition.

2021 Kia Sportage


2021 Nissan Rogue

2.4-liter I4 GDI engine Base Engine 2.5-liter I4 engine
181 horsepower Horsepower 181 horsepower
175 pound-feet of torque Torque 181 pound-feet of torque
8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display Infotainment Center 9.0-inch Touch-Screen Display
30.7 cubic feet/60.1 cubic feet Cargo Capacity (Rear Seats Up/Down) TBD
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Kia Sportage Brings Sleek Package Updates

The 2021 Kia Sportage is the perfect match for everyday adventures around Tampa Bay. This five-passenger SUV offers ample space inside the cabin and cargo area, giving drivers the ability to take on any adventure at the drop of a hat. The Sportage offers 30.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and up to 60.1 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are folded down. With this cargo space, plus 38.2 inches of rear legroom, everyone is kept comfortable in the Sportage no matter what seat they occupy.

The efficient 2021 Sportage is powered by a standard 181-horsepower 2.4-liter I4 GDI engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Sportage SX receives a power upgrade to a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 GDI engine, which delivers 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque on the road. The competing 2021 Nissan Rogue lineup features just one engine option in its mix – a 181-horsepower 2.5-liter I4 engine.

Shoppers looking for a sleek SUV in the Tampa Bay area will find that Sportage models equipped with the Nightfall Edition package or Nightfall Edition Premium package fit the bill. Models equipped with the Nightfall Edition package add blacked out badges, piano black trim, 18-inch wheels with blacked-out centers, and more to their overall design.

For more information on the 2021 Kia Sportage, available now at Friendly Kia, contact a member of our team today.