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2017 Kia Sportage vs Nissan Rogue

2017 Kia Sportage vs Ford Escape

For a smooth-riding, thrifty performance and bold styling in a crossover SUV, don't skip out on the 2017 Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue. These models are among the best midsize SUVs you can find on the road today, with roomy interiors and some all-wheel-drive adventure gear. Before you decide on the crossover that's right for you, read our comparison review.

2017 Kia Sportage vs Nissan Rogue

Interior Comfort

The Sportage has a flair for family-friendly style. Up to five passengers can spread out in this crossover, because it's got plentiful head and leg room in both rows. If your kids inherited the tall gene, this is the model for you. The Sportage also offers a little bit of luxury, thanks to modern features like dual-zone automatic climate control and cozy, heated seats.

The Nissan Rogue specializes in ergonomics. Throughout the cabin, you'll find the perfect place to rest your head, feet, and elbows. From the driver seat, however, rear visibility is limited - especially with a cabin full of your friends. You'll have to be extra careful backing out of driveways.

Tech Features

With the Sportage infotainment gear - including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - you can call or text with no hands and keeping your eyes on the road. The system will even read you your text messages. At night, LED interior lighting makes it easy to find whatever you've dropped. Keyless ignition and entry means you'll be the first one out of the parking lot at the end of the day.

The Nissan Rogue's infotainment system is easy to operate, with a crisp, high-res touchscreen that's quick to respond to your touch inputs. If there's one hiccup, it's that the Rogue doesn't offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. We prefer the seamless integration of the Sportage.

Fuel Economy

With the Rogue's powertrain options, you get to choose whether you want to optimize power or fuel economy. If you're shooting for the latter, the Rogue earns up to 26 city/ 33 highway mpg.

The Sportage achieves up to 22/29 mpg. However, it makes up for this small difference in fuel savings with smooth power. In addition to superior engine output, the transmission is quick to respond, downshifting so you can pass slower traffic with maximum speed.

Safety

The Sportage earns your trust with its crash-test scores. In government crash tests, both the front- and all-wheel drive models earned perfect five-star ratings. The Sportage also helps you stay vigilant. High-tech aids, like lane-departure warning, audibly alert you when they sense danger.

The government gave the Nissan Rogue four stars for overall protection. Like the Sportage, the Rogue's optional forward collision mitigation system can automatically apply the brakes to help you reduce or even completely avoid damages.

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2017 Kia Sportage vs Ford Escape

The Kia Sportage and Nissan Rogue are both excellent crossovers, but the Sportage is a cut above the rest. Its family-friendly cabin is roomy, with the kind of supportive seating that makes you never want to leave. When you're choosing the right midsize SUV for you and your tribe, you'll love the 2017 Kia Sportage.