2024 Nissan Rogue vs 2024 Kia Sportage

If you’re looking for a couple of the most popular SUVs out now, there’s no doubt competition between the 2024 Nissan Rogue and the 2024 Kia Sportage. Make the smart choice for you by reviewing the difference in this comparison put together by your friends at Maus Nissan of North Tampa! When you’re ready to shop for new Nissan SUVs near you, feel free to browse our new inventory online.

2024 Nissan Rogue vs 2024 Kia Sportage
The latest Sportage boasts ample legroom and cargo space, but in this case, bigger doesn’t always mean better. When faced with significantly less power and fewer standard safety features, you’re not going to care much about having a couple of extra inches in the back seat or a slightly wider trunk. The Rogue, on the other hand, comes with a more powerful engine, better mileage, and a larger array of standard safety features while still having a decent amount of legroom and cargo space.

The latest Rogue is built with a 1.5L VC-Turbo engine capable of up to 201 horsepower with 225 lb-ft of torque which is incredible for an SUV of its class. Being as powerful as it is, the Rogue still has an exceptional fuel rating of 30 in-city and 37 highway miles per gallon, proving that you don’t have to choose one or the other. Nissan’s Xtronic CVT system is also a fun time to be had, especially with 5 drive modes to fine-tune your ride. If you tend to go on ambitious road trips, the available Intelligent AWD system can open up more opportunities for more grand adventures.

As we mentioned earlier, bigger doesn’t always mean better. The Sportage may have a 2.5L engine, but it’s still less powerful at 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. It’s also made with an 8-speed automatic transmission which isn’t nearly as intuitive as Nissan’s Xtronic CVT masterpiece.

Safety Features
As expected of Nissan, the 2024 Rogue comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360 which includes everything you need for a safer drive such as automatic braking, lane assist, blind spot warnings, and more. But if you want the full experience, we highly recommend the ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link system which is among the best drive-assist technology that we’ve seen by far. Think of it as a mutual collaboration between your safety features and GPS navigation system for an incredibly useful interface that gives you more control over your drives. Add the Intelligent Around View Monitor to the mix and nothing will get past your sight!

The Sportage and Rogue include a very similar lineup of standard safety and drive-assist features with automatic braking and lane assistance. However, the additional features are where the line is drawn. The Sportage may offer available features like smart cruise control and highway assist technology, but they all feel like their own separate thing with no sense of unity. The seamless nature of the Rogue’s ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link system is what gives it that extra push into the winner’s circle.

Although the Rogue’s competitor technically has a bit more interior space, it makes better use of the space it does have with the nifty Divide-N-Hide storage system which always comes in handy, as well as the available Motion Activated Liftgate when you can’t set down your load. The available Tri-Zone Automatic Control system keeps everyone’s comfort in mind while the 10-speaker Bose system keeps all passengers happy and entertained. It’s no wonder the 2024 Rogue is family-friendly for all types of households!

The 2024 Sportage takes pride in its class-leading 41.3 inches of legroom in the second row, but when you see that the Rogue offers 38.5 inches in legroom, you realize that’s not too much of a difference. The real test is in the utility and comfort, and that’s where Nissan surpassed Kia this time around. The Sportage doesn’t have a flexible storage system like the Rogue’s Divide-N-Hide, and it doesn’t have a motion-activated liftgate, either. The climate control system is limited to two zones, which can hinder your passenger’s comfort. You might think that the Sportage has an edge in its technology, but the available Harman Kardon audio system has fewer speakers than the Rogue’s Bose system which also feels like a letdown.

Bottom Line
Just when you thought that the Rogue and Sportage were very similar, they couldn’t be any more different. The Sportage may appear fun and quirky on the outside and brag about its legroom, but with a little further investigation, it’s no secret that the 2024 Rogue has more engine power, better drive-assist features, and greater utility throughout the cabin.

Take the 2024 Nissan Rogue for a Test Drive!
Visit Maus Nissan of North Tampa today to take a closer look at the 2024 Nissan Rogue, or call (813) 800-6287 to schedule a test drive! We’ll gladly tell you everything you want to know about this popular SUV, or you can view the specs on it by shopping our new inventory online!