Compare 2008 Kia Sportage vs 2008 Nissan Rogue

2008 Kia Sportage
2008 Nissan Rogue
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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,270 $16,050
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,110 $19,045
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 21 $21,370 $22,895
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FWD 4-Door S w/CA Emissions
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 27 $18,526 $19,430
FWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions S 22 27 $18,526 $19,430
AWD 4-Door S 21 26 $19,782 $20,750
AWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions S 21 26 $19,782 $20,750
FWD 4-Door SL 22 27 $19,533 $20,970
FWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions SL 22 27 $19,533 $20,970
AWD 4-Door SL 21 26 $20,669 $22,170
AWD 4-Door w/CA Emissions SL 21 26 $20,669 $22,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,270
$18,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,050
$19,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.8
TCC’s 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle FWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.9 97.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 182.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.6 28.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.6 57.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.06 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 3267
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 167 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA QR25DE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 6.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Nissan Rogue
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA

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