2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Nissan Rogue Review For Nova Scotia

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2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Nissan Rogue in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

The compact crossover segment has been heating up for the past decade, as automotive manufacturers focus on one of the most popular segments in Canada. As crossovers have taken up almost 50 percent of all new vehicle sales, automotive consumers from Cape Breton, Truro, and surrounding areas of Nova Scotia have come to appreciate the versatility and comfort these vehicles offer. Consumers have an abundance of models to choose from, so the decision has become more complicated. There are a handful of models that have attracted the attention of consumers and journalists alike. The 2021 Kia Sportage and 2021 Nissan Rogue are considered two of the best options available. So it only makes sense to put them head to head and find out which one reigns supreme.

At Strait-Way Kia, we are excited to showcase the 2021 Kia Sportage in all its glory. The Sportage offers a suite of technology, comfort, and convenience features that consumers have come to expect from Kia. Our new vehicle inventory is packed with a host of vehicles that are sure to check all your boxes. Please browse our inventory online or in-store and find out why Kia is one of Canada's best brands. But first, let's compare these two heavyweights.

Kia Sportage Exterior Design vs 2021 Nissan Rogue

The 2021 Kia Sportage is designed to look not only great, but also be practical too. Kia has been designing vehicles that have stood out from the competition, and the Sportage is no different. It features a sharp front nose and a side profile that swoops back to the muscular rear end. Depending on the trim level you choose, the Sportage can be individualized to your liking. The base model offers 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, projector headlights, and a rear spoiler. As you move up the trim levels, the exterior appearance of the Sportage changes; consumers are offered 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, dual-exit exhausts, a panoramic sunroof, and more. The Sportage is ready to take on any vehicle on the road, especially the Rogue.

For 2021, the Nissan Rogue has received a complete redesign, which falls in line with the Nissan brand's new approach to design. The V-motion grille makes a reemergence, while the Rogue now features more angular design cues. Some journalists have stated that it is too busy and not very uniform. Like the Rogue, wheel options top out at 19-inch and a panoramic moonroof is also available. Though it did receive a redesign, it is troubling to know that it scored only a two-star crash-test rating on front passenger crash protection.

The 2021 Kia Sportage Interior Design vs 2021 Nissan Rogue

The Sportage receives high marks for its spacious and premium interior design. The quality of materials is elevated with no gimmicky plastics and hard plastic surfaces. Once in the driver's seat, you will enjoy a commanding view of the surrounding space, both inside and out. As a five-seater, the Sportage offers great space for all passengers and an abundance of space behind the rear seat. Available features like 10-way power-adjustable seats with two-lumbar support, dual-zone climate control, and so much more.

The Rogue is no sloth with excellent seating for five occupants, a more stylish cabin and more options. Nissan has introduced its amazing Zero Gravity seats that are the highlight of the cabin, but the Sportage still reigns supreme.

 2021 Kia Sportage Exterior

 2021 Nissan Rogue Exterior

2021 Kia Sportage Technology and Safety vs The 2021 Nissan Rogue

It is 2021 and technology has become an expectation; both vehicles do not disappoint. The Sportage features a list of safety and technology features that are sure to keep you and your family safe including:

  • Six airbags, including dual front and side airbags,
  • ABS
  • Rollover sensors
  • Electronic stability control
  • Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection
  • Driver attention warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Automatic headlights
  • And much more

The Rogue features

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian/cyclist detection
  • Intelligent forward-collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring,
  • Rear automatic braking
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2021 Kia Sportage Performance

The 2021 Kia Sportage is offered with two different engine choices. At the base level, a 2.4-litre inline four-cylinder produces 181 horsepower and 175-lb-ft of torque, or you can opt for a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four that pumps out a healthy 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic.The Rogue is offered with only one four-cylinder, a 2.5-litre that produces 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to Nissan's continuously variable transmission that has received not-so-stellar reviews.

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