2019 Nissan Rogue vs. Kia Sportage

Are you researching new SUV models? Let the team at Youngblood Nissan help! We've taken a closer look at two of the most popular models - the 2019 Nissan Rogue vs. the 2019 Kia Sportage - and gathered our findings here. Read on to find out which compact SUV has the features and capabilities you and your family need.

In this guide, we'll look at the 2019 Nissan Rogue SV, which starts at $26,340 MSRP, and the 2019 Kia Sportage EX, starting at $26,600 MSRP. You can learn more about the Rogue on our model hub. To get in touch with our Nissan dealership near Nixa, MO, call (866) 534-2093 or use our contact form.


The Nissan Rogue and Kia Sportage sport similar four-cylinder engines. However, if you want superior fuel efficiency without sacrificing significant power, drivers will likely be drawn to the 2.5L powertrain under the hood of the 2019 Rogue. Specs for both engines can be found below.

Nissan Rogue SV


Kia Sportage EX

2.5L 4-cylinder


2.4L 4-cylinder

170 HP


181 HP

175 lb.-ft.


175 lb.-ft.

26 city / 33 highway

Fuel Economy

23 city / 30 highway

2019 Nissan Rogue driving on a wet road


You deserve to be as comfortable as possible while behind the wheel. Not only does the 2019 Rogue provide a much more enjoyable experience than the Kia Sportage, but its versatile interior can match your family's lifestyle. Some of the features found in the Rogue not included in the 2019 Sportage include:

  • 8-way power driver's seat with 2-way lumbar
  • Quick Comfort® heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Divide-N-Hide® cargo system
  • EZ Flex® seating system with second-row split folding/sliding/reclining seat with pass-through

2019 Nissan Rogue and Kia Sportage Interior


When you compare the tech packages of the Rogue and Sportage head-to-head, the clear choice is the Nissan Rogue. While the Kia Sportage includes a 5-in. touchscreen and SiriusXM® radio, those upgrades are matched or improved upon, and additional features elevate the Nissan SUV even further. Technology exclusive to the Rogue include:

  • NissanConnect® 7-in. touchscreen display
  • Advanced Drive-Assist® display
  • Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™

2019 Nissan Rogue driving in snow


If safety is your top priority, the only choice is the 2019 Nissan Rogue. The Sportage simply can't compete with the suite of advanced safety tech equipped in the Rogue, which includes blind spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. The 2019 Rogue's safety tech includes:

  • Rearview monitor
  • Blind spot warning
  • Intelligent lane intervention
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Rear cross traffic alert

2019 Nissan Rogue Models Available near Nixa, MO

After looking at the 2019 Nissan Rogue and Kia Sportage differences, it's easy to see that the Rogue is the preferable choice. Browse all of the Rogue models available at Youngblood Nissan in Ozark, MO in our online inventory. If you have any questions, or are ready to schedule a test drive, don't hesitate to call (866) 534-2093.

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