The 2009 Nissan Rogue utilizes a big 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and a CVT for its powertrain, and the combination matches the performance of Sportage V-6 models.
Perhaps better than any other listed competitor, the Rogue matches the Kia for value, while not lacking in design, features, or refinement.
The Honda CR-V is similar in overall characteristics (being good looking and well sorted), but it also offers more cargo room than the 2009 Kia Sportage, if that's one of your concerns.
The Saturn Vue is one of the best compact SUVs on the market, offering a high degree of style and refinement.
But this will cost you.
The heavily revised 2009 Ford Escape is an excellent choice that offers more modern technology and refinement than the Kia, but at a higher price.
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|2009 Kia SportageBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Saturn VUEBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan RogueBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||FWD Sport Utility|
|2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX||FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS||FWD 4-Door I4 XE||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door S w/CA Emissions|
|2 Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV||5 Door||4 Door|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Continuously Variable|