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2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Nissan Rogue

  2012 Kia Sportage 2WD 4-door EX Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SV Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$18,500
$22,070
Invoice $18,135 $21,038
MPG
City/Highway
20/30 22/28
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though. Read Full Review The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Sport-shoe styling
  • A higher grade of trim, all around
  • UVO’s hands-free controls
  • Genuine sporty driving in 260-hp SX

Dislikes:

  • Still rides a little stiffly
  • Steering is heavier than most cute-utes
  • Smallish cabin has skimpy rear-seat headroom
  • Easy to build a $30,000 SX

Likes:

  • Maneuvers and handles well in town
  • Spacious, flexible interior
  • Useful cargo area organizer

Dislikes:

  • Flat, uncomfortable seats
  • Unexciting to drive
  • CVT drone
  • Obscured rearward visibility
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