2009 Kia Sportage vs. Its Competition

2009 Kia Sportage LX

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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Quick Specs
If you can live without top-level refinement and the latest technology, 2009 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV and, considering its price, a genuine value.
Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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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Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport UtilityFWD Sport Utility
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LXFWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLSFWD 4-Door I4 XE2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door S w/CA Emissions
2 Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV5 Door4 Door
ManualManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticContinuously Variable
Detailed Spec Comparison
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