2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

To all crossover buyers: are you looking for the right ride for you and your family? Then maybe we can help. See how two heavyweight competitors compare in this class with our 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport comparison. The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport isn’t quite out yet, but we do know a lot about it already and it will mirror the 2019 model in most categories. We expect Rogue Sport pricing it to be in line with the 2019 model which makes it very comparable to the new 2020 Kia Sportage.

Continue reading to find out how both models compare. If you are already in the market for a new Sportage in the Puyallup area, then consider the inventory at Kia of Puyallup by clicking the link we have for you below. We know you’ll be impressed.

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

2020 Kia Sportage


2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

99 Cubic-Feet Passenger Volume 96 Cubic-Feet
38.2 Inches Rear Legroom 33.4 Inches
Available Driver and Front Passenger Power Adjustable Seats Available Driver Only
181 Standard Horsepower 141

Which crossover should you buy: Sportage or Rogue Sport?

Most people buy crossovers because they are looking for added comfort, available AWD, and a little capability. Though the Rogue Sport offers available AWD just like the Kia Sportage, the Nissan crossover does little else to give crossover buyers what they need. To start with, the Rogue Sport has no towing functionality at all whereas the Sportage can at least tow up to 2,000 pounds when you need it.

What about the inside? That’s where the Sportage truly shines. On the interior, you can enjoy a lot more room overall with 3 extra cubic-feet of passenger room. You want to be considerate of your second-row passengers. After all, the reason you are considering a crossover in this class is because you will likely be transporting more than just one passenger. That’s why the Sportage provides over 4 inches of extra rear legroom. That is a huge difference.

While we’re on the topic of comfort, when you opt for the Sportage, you will have access to greater comforts and luxuries. For example, starting with the EX trim, the driver gets an 8-way power adjustable seat. The Rogue Sport only ever gets a 6-way power adjustable seat on the driver’s side and leaves the passenger with a 4-way manual seat on every trim level. The Sportage gives that front passenger an 8-way power adjustable seat on the SX Turbo trim.

Speaking of the turbo, we haven’t even looked at the engines yet. The Rogue Sport only gets a 141-horsepower engine standard. With the Sportage getting either a 181-horsepower engine or a 240-horsepower turbo engine, the winner here is clear.