When you're considering an SUV to take on the roads of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho, NM, two popular options you'll run across in your research are the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Rogue.

Both of these SUVs are impressive in terms of power, style, and interior comforts. So, how do you know which one is the better choice? Pitre Kia is here to help with our Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue comparison. Dig in and discover which SUV is right for you!

Interior Amenities

The interiors of the Sportage and Rogue are designed for comfort with seating for five.

Dual-zone automatic climate control is available in both SUVs to keep everyone comfortable. You can set different temperatures with two climate control zones so that no one feels too hot or too cold.

Both SUVs kick things off with standard cloth seats, but you can upgrade to leather-trimmed seating in either model.

However, the Kia Sportage has something that the Nissan Rogue doesn't: available ventilated front seats. This available ventilation helps keep you cool on hot days in the desert, and when combined with the dual-zone temperature control, makes for true bliss.

Exterior Features and Style

When you're driving down the street, the exterior of your vehicle is what the world sees first. Both SUVs have their own distinct style, making it obvious which SUV you're looking at on the road.

The Nissan Rogue has a squarish body with distinctive sleek headlamps. The Sportage is a bit sleeker with smooth lines that let the eye easily travel across its body. Its distinct grille offers a bit of flair and provides a glimpse of its toughness.

Once again, the Kia Sportage brings something extra to its exterior. If you're interested in off-roading, this feature is for you. Available on the Sportage are metal finish skid plates in the front and rear. These protect your undercarriage when you're traveling over debris, so you can enjoy heading off the beaten path.  

Safety and Driver-Assist Features

Safety is a hugely important factor when considering your next ride. If the unexpected happens, your ride is supposed to keep you safe. The Rogue and the Sportage are up to the challenge with their suites of driver-assist and safety features. Both have standard features, like:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rearview Camera

The Sportage has a few standard features that the Nissan Rogue doesn't. One such feature is Downhill Brake Control. Make for off-roading, this feature applies the brakes to maintain a constant speed when heading downhill or on slippery surfaces.

Kia Sportage or Nissan Rogue: Which Will You Choose?

It's a tight race between these two impressive SUVs. However, when you look closely at the interior features, exterior styling, and safety features of the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Rogue, the Kia Sportage crosses the finish line ahead of the latter.

Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, drivers can check out the Kia Sportage in person at Pitre Kia. We'll get you behind the wheel and show you all that the Kia Sportage can do. Contact us to schedule a test drive today!

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