As you embark on the search for your next family SUV, you'll probably be on the lookout for a vehicle that is spacious, safe, and fuel-efficient. That's why both the Nissan Rogue and the Kia Sportage are on your shortlist, but only one is right for your drives through St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon, and Saint Peters, MO.

To help you decide, our team at St. Charles Nissan has created this Nissan Rogue vs. Kia Sportage comparison. Let's see who comes out on top.

 2020 Nissan Rogue VS 2020 Kia Sportage
 5 Seating 5
 70 cubic feet Cargo Space 60.1 cubic feet
 26 city/ 33 highway MPG Fuel Efficiency 23 city/ 30 highway MPG
 

Nissan Rogue vs Kia Sportage: Space and Comfort

Both the Nissan Rogue and the Kia Sportage have seating for five passengers, but you'll have more room to stretch out in the front row of the Rogue. It boasts 41.6 inches of headroom and 43 inches of legroom. In the Sportage, you'll only have 39.3 inches of headroom and 41.5 inches of legroom up front.

When it comes to keeping you comfortable, both SUVs offer leather-trimmed seats and Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control. They can also be equipped with heated front seats, but only the Rogue offers Quick Comfort® heated front seats. They'll remember your previous settings, so you can warm up with the push of a button.

The Rogue also has the advantage when it comes to cargo space. When the rear seats are lowered, you'll have 70 cubic feet to fill up. The Sportage is maxed out at just 60.1 cubic feet.

Rogue vs Sportage: Innovative Safety Features

The Nissan Rogue and the Kia Sportage both come with a wide range of confidence-inspiring safety features. The Rogue comes with the Nissan Safety Shield® 360. It comes standard with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Blind Spot Warning. You can also opt for an available Intelligent Around View® Monitor, that will expand your field of view when parking.

Thanks to Kia Drive Wise, the Sportage offers many of the same driver-assistive features. It doesn't offer an around view monitor, though, so it may still be easier to navigate into tight spaces with the Rogue.

ProPILOT Assist is one available feature that you'll only find on the Rogue. This advanced cruise control system will ease the daily commute. It can maintain a set speed while keeping a safe distance between you and the car ahead. It even provides gentle steering assistance to help keep you centered in your lane.

Fuel-Efficient Performance

Once the fun gets going, you'll be able to keep it going in the Nissan Rogue. It achieves an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.1 You may have to stop short in the Kia Sportage. It only manages an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.

In both SUVs, you'll be able to choose your driving style. If you want more excitement, activate Sport Mode. If you need better fuel economy, shift into Eco Mode.

When rain or snow is rolling in, both SUVs have the capability to keep your plans on track. They offer available all-wheel drive systems that monitor for wheel slip, and then provide more power to the wheels with the best grip. That will give you more traction on slick streets.

Nissan Rogue vs Kia Sportage Which Is Better?

If you're looking for an SUV with more space, advanced driver-assist systems, and better fuel economy, you'll want to choose the Nissan Rogue. Take it to the streets of St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon, and Saint Peters, Missouri, to see if it has what it takes to tackle your family adventures.

1 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 26 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Rogue® FWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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