Vehicle Overview

The team at 401 Dixie Kia is proud to present our 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Nissan Rogue review. The 2020 Kia Sportage has recently arrived at our location boasting redesigned front and rear fascias in addition to new driver assistance technologies and an 8-inch touchscreen that is now standard. A fun way to demonstrate what makes the Sportage so compelling is to compare it to a chief competitor like the 2020 Nissan Rogue. While the new Rogue has no significant changes from 2019, it is an interesting option due to the ride comfort, roomy passenger area and ample cargo space it provides.

Mississauga ON - 2020 Kia Sportage's Overview

Exterior – 2020 Kia Sportage

The Rogue is an attractive vehicle but remains largely unchanged from its 2014 release. The current Sportage generation, on the other hand, was introduced in 2017, and Kia is already upgrading the exterior in order to remain current with the segment. In terms of design, the Sportage leans into being a smaller crossover while Nissan opts for an extended approach. The Rogue wheelbase is more than an inch longer, and the overall length is noticeably longer by more than 8 inches.

Mississauga ON - 2020 Kia Sportage's Exterior

Interior – 2020 Kia Sportage in Mississauga ON

A big question is whether those design choices mean more passenger and cargo volume. Both crossovers seat five, and the Rogue does offer more overall passenger volume. However, the difference in practice is not that big, and Kia actually manages more legroom and headroom for rear passengers. Nissan does put the additional space to good use in the cargo area where it offers more than 39 and 70 cubic feet depending on the seating configuration whereas the Kia manages more than 30 and 60.

Mississauga ON - 2020 Kia Sportage's Interior

Mechanical – Sportage specs in Mississauga

Whether you want a front-wheel-drive vehicle or one with all-wheel drive, you have options with both the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2020 Nissan Rogue. The standard drive configuration in both cases is front-wheel, but you can opt for all-wheel on the base and upper trims. Most Sportage models feature a 2.4L i-4 engine that makes 181 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. All Rogue models, on the other hand, feature a 2.5L i-4 engine that makes just 170 hp and is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. With the Sportage, drivers who want more performance can opt for the SX Turbo, which features a 240-hp turbocharged 2.0L i-4 engine with the six-speed.

Mississauga ON - 2020 Kia Sportage's Mechanical

Technology – Sportage in Mississauga ON

The 2020 Kia Sportage available at your local Kia dealer serving Mississauga Etobicoke Brampton Toronto is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Although the 2020 Nissan Rogue results were not yet published, we presume it will be as well based on the success of the last model year. Kia has led the way when it comes to driver assistance technologies as base equipment, and while the Rogue does offer base driver assists, not many models in the class compare favorably to the Sportage in this regard. Kia also provides an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen as opposed to the smaller 7-inch display found in the Rogue.

Trim Levels – 2020 Kia Sportage dealer

The Sportage is offered in four trim levels ranging from the LX to the SX Turbo. The LX is among the most impressive base packages in the class. The up-level S adds many amenities along with visual exterior and interior enhancements. The EX is based on the S but includes its Popular package—which adds a hands-free liftgate among other items—and the SX Turbo has a bigger engine and a better suspension. Nissan offers three trims: the base S, up-level SV and range-topping SL. The S is nicely equipped. The SV adds a hands-free liftgate and more driver assists, and the SL features ProPilot Assist and premium audio.

Test Drive Today – 2020 Kia Sportage dealer

The team at 401 Dixie Kia hopes that this insight into the 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Nissan Rogue has answered your questions and made you even more excited for a test-drive. In fact, we would love to have you visit our location serving Mississauga Etobicoke Brampton Toronto for a test-drive today! If you still have questions, please call our dealership or visit our website. Not only can you explore our entire inventory of Sportage models online, but we have staff members available to assist you through email and live chat. We can answer questions, provide quotes, assist with financing and much more!

*This article is for informational purposes only, please contact the dealership for the latest information.

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