Compare 2012 Kia Sportage vs 2012 Nissan Rogue

2012 Kia Sportage
2012 Nissan Rogue
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 20 27 $18,135 $18,500
2WD 4-Door LX 21 30 $20,095 $20,800
AWD 4-Door LX 20 27 $21,545 $22,300
2WD 4-Door EX 21 30 $22,440 $23,900
AWD 4-Door EX 20 27 $23,850 $25,400
2WD 4-Door SX 21 28 $25,095 $26,900
AWD 4-Door SX 20 25 $26,495 $28,400
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $21,038 $22,070
AWD 4-Door S 22 26 $22,274 $23,370
FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $22,845 $24,510
AWD 4-Door SV 22 26 $24,055 $25,810
FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $26,472 $28,410
AWD 4-Door SL 22 26 $27,682 $29,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,135
$21,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,500
$22,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
TCC’s 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle FWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 126.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 183.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 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 - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 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 - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
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)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3157 3276
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.34-0.39
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 NA
Trans Order Code
Direct Injection NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.07, 3.74 5.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously variable ratio
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Nissan Rogue
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson 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 - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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