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2008 Kia Sportage

2008 Nissan Rogue

  2008 Kia Sportage 2WD 4-door I4 Auto LX Side Exterior View 2008 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SL Rear Exterior View
MSRP
$16,050
$19,430
Invoice $15,270 $18,526
MPG
City/Highway
17/25 21/27
Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV, and considering its price, a genuine value. Read Full Review With the 2009 Nissan Rogue, the crossover market gets another right-sized entry that’s just a little tighter inside than the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Value, value, value
  • Right sized
  • Strong warranty protection

Dislikes:

  • Awkward exterior styling
  • Only four gears for automatic transmission

Likes:

  • Looks like the larger Nissan Murano
  • Well-balanced ride and handling
  • Attention to fit and finish
  • Clever cargo organizer

Dislikes:

  • Middling acceleration
  • CVT isn’t familiar to many consumers
  • Rear visibility suffers from styling
  • Rear-seat room can be tight for adults
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