2019 Nissan Rogue vs 2019 KIA Sportage

2019 Nissan Rogue vs 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Nissan Rogue 2019 Kia Sportage
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2019 Nissan Rogue vs 2019 Kia Sportage

Serving Gainesville, GA

In the compact crossover SUV market, you will find numerous options that are seemingly similar in many ways. Two of the more eye-catching models are the 2019 Nissan Rogue and the 2019 KIA Sportage. The Rogue has been available since the 2008 model year. While it has been in its second generation for several years, Nissan has given the Rogue numerous facelifts and significant improvements in recent years to keep its style and features relevant and appealing. The Sportage has been available since 1993. It has been in its fourth generation since the 2015 model year with minimal updates since that time. Because these two vehicles may be at the top of your list of options, a smart idea is to visit our dealership for a test drive to make an accurate comparison based on first-hand information.

Overall Style

With the exception of width, the Rogue is noticeably larger in all dimensions than the KIA. This creates more passenger space and cargo space inside the vehicle. As you take a closer look at the 2019 Rogue, you will see that the hood slopes sharply into the grille, and it also has a minor slope as it fades into the windshield. Contouring is modest, and hood contours accentuate the grille design and angular shape of the headlights. Smooth contouring, underbody molding, a sloping roof and roof rack bars add to the exterior style of the Rogue. As you compare the exterior of the Rogue to the Sportage, you will notice that the hood of the Sportage fades more sharply downward. Hood contouring is smoother with the exception of a rise over each of the headlights. Front headlights have two noticeable beams, and the fog lights have a four-beam design. Both of these vehicles come with several exterior color options and wheel choices, and our sales team is ready to tell you about them during your visit.


The 2019 Rogue and the 2019 Sportage are available in several trim levels, so standard and optional features vary dramatically. In many Rogue trims this year, you will benefit from a 7-inch color infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a navigation system, cruise control and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, rotary dials for easy control of the sound system, Bluetooth hands-free calling and hands-free texting, two USB ports, a color driver’s display gauge, numerous advanced safety features and more. The 2019 Sportage from KIA gives you a 5-inch color infotainment screen at the base level, a rearview camera, steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth technology and several additional features. Because features vary by trim, you should plan to learn more about each trim before you decide which SUV to take home.


You understandably want to find an SUV that provides you with exceptional value. At first glance, you will see that the Rogue and Sportage have a very similar list price for the base model. However, the Rogue is slightly more affordable. Keep in mind that the Rogue is available in both gas-powered and hybrid options across most trims, and the Sportage is only available with a gas-powered engine. Another variation is all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, which is available for both of these models in 2019. When you make an apples-to-apples comparison between the various trims, you will notice that the Rogue has a few superior features and is more affordable than the Sportage.

While you can read about the many excellent features and capabilities of these two SUVs, you also need to experience what they offer for yourself with a test drive. Our sales associates are ready to take you out for a test drive so that you can make an accurate comparison.

* 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Rogue®: • 26 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for 2019 Rogue FWD (S, SV, and SL trims)