In recent years, the Kia Sportage was somewhat of an overlooked model in the competitive compact crossover SUV segment. However, this all changed when it received an impressive redesign for the 2023 model year. See how the all-new Sportage favorably stacks up against one of its rivals in this 2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Nissan Rogue comparison.

2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Nissan Rogue

nissan, rogue, sportage

Jungle Green 2023 Kia Sportage | Kia

In this 2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Nissan Rogue crossover SUV comparison, we evaluated several areas. This includes performance, gas mileage, towing, off-road capabilities, safety, passenger and cargo space, warranty coverage, and price.

Sportage vs. Rogue: Performance and gas mileage

nissan, rogue, sportage

Scarlet Ember Tintcoat 2023 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

For performance, the 2023 Nissan Rogue has a higher base engine output, but the 2023 Kia Sportage has a high maximum horsepower output. Engine options offered for the Sportage include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (187 hp), a hybrid (226 hp), and a plug-in hybrid (261 hp). In comparison, all Rogue models have a turbocharged 2.0-liter 3-cylinder engine (201 hp).

For efficiency, the fully gas-powered Sportage has an estimated fuel economy of up to 28 combined mpg, compared to 33 combined mpg for the Rogue. However, unlike the Rogue, the Sportage offers ultra-efficient hybrid models. The Sportage Hybrid has a gas mileage of up to 43 combined mpg. Also, the Sportage Plug-In Hybrid has a fuel efficiency of 84 MPGe when in electric-only mode and 35 combined mpg in hybrid mode.

Sportage vs. Rogue: Towing

The 2023 Sportage can tow more than the Rogue. It has a maximum towing capacity of 2,500 pounds, compared to 1,500 pounds for the Rogue.

Sportage vs. Rogue: Off-road capabilities

Both crossover SUVs offer an all-wheel drive system for extra traction, but the Sportage is better than the Rogue for off-road use. For one, the Sportage has slightly higher ground clearance than the Rogue (8.3 vs. 8.2 inches). Also, unlike the Rogue, the Sportage has off-road focused models with the X-Pro and X-Pro Prestige trims.

Sportage vs. Rogue: Safety

Both the Sportage and Rogue offer a strong roster of safety and driving assistance features. This includes a backup camera, lane-keeping assist, a blind-spot monitoring system, cross-traffic alert, brake assist, and electronic stability control.

Sportage vs. Rogue: Passenger and cargo space

Which crossover SUV is bigger: the 2023 Sportage or the 2023 Rogue? The Sportage has slightly more passenger space, with a total passenger volume of 108 cu-ft, compared to 105.4 cu-ft for the Rogue. However, both vehicles have a maximum cargo capacity of 74.1 cu-ft.

Sportage vs. Rogue: Warranty coverage

The Sportage has much more generous warranty coverage than the Rogue. It’s backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, compared to a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty for the Rogue.

Sportage vs. Rogue: Price

2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Nissan Rogue: Which crossover SUV is better?

In this 2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Nissan Rogue crossover SUV comparison, the 2023 Sportage has most of the advantages. This includes advantages for maximum horsepower output, hybrid gas mileage, towing, off-road capabilities, passenger space, and warranty coverage. Conversely, advantages for the 2023 Rogue include base engine horsepower output and gas-engine fuel economy.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Vs MG Astor Price, Engine Specs, Dimensions Comparison

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Vs MG Astor Price, Engine Specs, Dimensions Comparison In this Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs MG Astor comparison, we’ll look at the variant-wise prices, engine specs, dimensions to help you decide which car you should buy. Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Vs MG Astor Price Comparison Let’s ...

View more: Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Vs MG Astor Price, Engine Specs, Dimensions Comparison

Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV Debuts On October 16 With Two Motors, AWD

It’ll have rear-axle steering, too.

View more: Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV Debuts On October 16 With Two Motors, AWD

Tesla Hikes Supercharger Rates In Europe Citing Rising Electricity Cost

The company has increased prices by around 12 cents per kilowatt hour.

View more: Tesla Hikes Supercharger Rates In Europe Citing Rising Electricity Cost

Can a Malaise Era Factory Cadillac CB Radio Be Revived?

Yes, AM/FM/cassette/CB radios were a thing in 1981!

View more: Can a Malaise Era Factory Cadillac CB Radio Be Revived?

426 Hemi-Powered Challenger Convertible Is A Highlight of Mecum's Chicago Sale

This combination might just be the greatest muscle car of its time. If you know anything about Mopar then you’ll understand that the Challenger is and has always been one of the Dodge brand’s biggest sellers. In the late 1960s and early 1970s the name Challenger was all anybody could ...

View more: 426 Hemi-Powered Challenger Convertible Is A Highlight of Mecum's Chicago Sale

Lamborghini lays Aventador to rest after producing almost 11,500 cars worldwide

“The Lamborghini Aventador was a game-changer at its launch” Snapshot Aventador production comes to an end after 11 years No more naturally-aspirated V12 Successor to be plug-in hybrid Production of the Lamborghini Aventador has come to an end after 11 years and 11,465 sales worldwide. The naturally-aspirated V12 ‘big Lambo’ ...

View more: Lamborghini lays Aventador to rest after producing almost 11,500 cars worldwide

Citroën has a new logo

Citroën’s famous chevron logo has been updated with a more modern look to better suit the digital world, and fans can expect to see the new logo start to appear on the French automaker’s production cars and concepts from about mid-2023. Citroën’s logo has actually changed many times throughout ...

View more: Citroën has a new logo

Two reasons Schumacher’s Ferrari F1 dream has died

Mick Schumacher is fighting to stay in Formula 1 but even if he does it looks like his dream of one day racing for Ferrari is over. As Schumacher approaches the end of his second season in F1 he has failed to make an emphatic case to be retained ...

View more: Two reasons Schumacher’s Ferrari F1 dream has died

Nissan starts production of the Qashqai and Juke in Sunderland

2023 Chevrolet Lineup Overview: New Z06, Colorado, and Blazer EV

2023 Infiniti QX50 gets new Sport trim and more

Tesla (TSLA) jumps amid optimistic reports of Q3 deliveries, China Q4 targets

Everything you need to know about the Nissan Almera

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Range and Packaging Announced

2022 Raptor Is Selling Thursday on Bring a Trailer

Tesla Says Its Used Car Business Rivals Big Name Used Car Retailers

Are the Trade-Offs Between Gas and EVs Actually Worth It for Most Drivers?

9 Cheapest Luxury SUVs in 2022 According to U.S. News 

SkyDrive presents electric VTOL SD-05

Testing Harley’s LiveWire S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle: First you ride it, then you want to buy it

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News