Compare 2012 Nissan Rogue vs 2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Nissan Rogue
2012 Kia Sportage
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,038
$18,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,070
$18,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
FWD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 37.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
126.4 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
183.3 174.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 64.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.9 54.6
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)
37.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.9 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Brakes
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)
11.7 x 0.6 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3276 3157
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4400 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.54
Trans Type
1 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA Direct Injection
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.79 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34-0.39 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Rogue Kia Sportage
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.0
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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