2020 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. 2020 KIA Sportage

2020 Nissan Rogue advantages over 2020 KIA Sportage start with Xtronic CVT, Steering Assist, Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System, Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor, Safety features, see details here.


  • Xtronic CVT® (vs. 6-speed A/T) – Rogue Sport’s Xtronic CVT provides smooth acceleration, fuel efficiency, and quiet operation. Sportage has a conventional 6-speed automatic transmission.
  • Available Steering Assist – Rogue Sport’s available ProPILOT Assist eases the driver’s workload in highway traffic jams and on long highway trips by helping control acceleration, braking, and steering when driving in a single lane on a highway with recognizable lane markings. Sportage does not offer Steering Assist — one of the two components that comprise ProPILOT Assist (the other is Intelligent Cruise Control with Full-Speed Range and Hold, which Sportage does offer).
  • Available Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System – In some Rogue Sport models, the floor of the cargo area can be raised, lowered, and divided to provide cargo-carrying flexibility and security. This feature is not available on any Sportage.
  • Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor1 (I-AVM) – Rogue Sport’s available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides views to the front, passenger side, and rear, and a composite view from above, to help enhance visibility when parking. It also provides visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed Around View Monitor image. Sportage offers only a conventional backup camera.
  • Safety features – Sportage does not offer, or has less availability for, these safety features standard on Rogue Sport:
    • Standard driver and front-passenger supplemental knee air bags2 (vs. not available)
    • Standard rear-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags2 (vs. not available)
    • Standard Blind Spot Warning3 (BSW) (vs. available)
    • Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning4 (I-FCW) (vs. standard, but not intelligent)
    • Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert5 (RCTA) (vs. available)
    • Standard Rear Automatic Braking6 (RAB) (vs. not available)

Additional Advantages

  • Intelligent Engine Brake (I-EB)
  • Intelligent Trace Control7 (I-TC)
  • Vented rear disc brakes (vs. solid discs)
  • Active Ride Control (ARC)
  • Available Quick Comfort® Seat Heaters (vs. not Quick Comfort)
  • Rear Door Alert8
  • Available EcoRoute
  • Available Traffic Sign Recognition9 (TSR)
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert10
  • More ground clearance11
  • More front head room (with moonroof)11
  • More front leg room11
  • More cargo capacity12 with rear seats folded down (S trim only)
  • Higher EPA mileage estimates13


Sportage is Kia’s subcompact crossover, and fits between the smaller Nitro and larger Sorento. There are four trim levels — LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo. Powertrain choices are:

  • 2.4-liter DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 181 horsepower
    • Front-wheel or all-wheel drive
    • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 240 horsepower (237 hp on AWD models)
    • Front-wheel or all-wheel drive
    • 6-speed automatic transmission

Sportage offers technology and driver-assist features owners want in a subcompact crossover. Sportage also has impressive available horsepower and torque. Rogue Sport’s engine and drivetrain offer responsive, efficient performance with great fuel economy. Rogue Sport’s suspension and driver-assist features provide a controlled, comfortable ride that owners will appreciate. Plus, Rogue Sport has a long list of standard and available safety technologies.


The Sportage carries over with the following changes:

  • Revised exterior styling
  • New S trim level with sporty exterior and interior design
  • Available LED headlights and fog lights
  • New exterior color Steel Grey
  • Available SOFINO leatherette seating
  • Available Smart Cruise Control with Start & Stop
  • Standard 8-inch touch-screen display
  • Available wireless charging
  • Standard Driver Attention Warning
  • Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Standard Forward Collision Assist with pedestrian detection
  • Standard High Beam Assist
  • Standard Lane Keeping Assist


Rogue Sport Sportage
SX Turbo
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1 Intelligent Around View Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
2 Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system. Always wear your seat belt. Rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. All children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
3 Blind Spot Warning cannot prevent collisions and may not detect every object or warn in all situations. Driver should always turn and look before changing lanes. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
4 Intelligent Forward Collision Warning cannot prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
5 Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
6 Rear Automatic Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
7 Intelligent Trace Control cannot prevent collisions or loss of control. Driver should remain in control of vehicle at all times. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
8 Does not detect people or cargo. Always check rear seat before exiting.
9 Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) may not detect and read all traffic signs in all conditions. Driver should monitor all traffic signs and obey all traffic laws.
10 Vehicle must be on for the Easy-Fill Tire Alert to operate.
11 Final specifications subject to change prior to start of sale.
12 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo.
13 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Rogue Sport: 25 city MPG/32 hwy MPG/28 combined MPG for FWD; 24 city MPG/30 hwy MPG/27 combined MPG for AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.