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Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Kia Sportage

$450
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Nissan Rogue

$488
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Kia Sportage Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 4th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $450 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Sportage.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Nissan Rogue Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $488 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Rogue.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$450
inexpensive
expensive
$488
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.22
not often
very often
0.26
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(3)
4
(21)
3
(8)
2
(7)
1
(0)
The Kia Sportage ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in brakes.
“. wowo so the car fell apart at not even 40000miles had to get thw ehile engine done and air conditioned compressor had to get a new one at not even 60000 miles . i go no where with this car please...”
“. wowo so the car fell apart at not even 40000miles had to get thw ehile engine done and air cond...”
5
(0)
4
(3)
3
(1)
2
(2)
1
(0)
The Nissan Rogue ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in engine.
“Twice when car was traveling about 6 hours, the accelerator just cut out. Once on NJ Turnpike, by Shore after traveling all day in heat. Second time. 2 months later after 60,000 mile check up and ...”
“Twice when car was traveling about 6 hours, the accelerator just cut out. Once on NJ Turnpike, by...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Kia Sportage and the Nissan Rogue are both compact two-row SUVs. Both the Sportage and the Rogue come with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.

There are some notable differences between the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Rogue in terms of engine power. The Sportage’s standard engine has 181 horsepower, with an optional 240-horsepower engine available. The Nissan Rogue has a standard engine with 170 horsepower, plus an optional hybrid version. The Kia Sportage offers more power across the board.

A cargo space comparison tilts things in favor of the Nissan Rogue, which gives you 70 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The Kia Sportage comes up short here, with 60.1 cubic feet when the back seat is folded down. If you need lots of space, the Rogue has the advantage.

Choosing between the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Rogue is a matter of what you need most in your compact SUV. If you like lots of power, and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty sounds appealing, the Kia Sportage should satisfy you. If more cargo space and the possibility of a hybrid version appeal to you, then go with the Nissan Rogue.

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