Comparison - Nissan Rogue SL 2018 - vs - Kia Forte EX 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
32,530
Updated: 
24 Mar 2018
21,700
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#BDBBBC
Caspian Blue
#385FA8
Glacier White
#F6F6EE
Gun Metallic
#5C5C5E
Magnetic Black
#000000
Midnight Jade
#4D4324
Monarch Orange
#E36A15
Palatial Ruby
#B90024

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Nissan Rogue may not be very exciting, but it checks all the right boxes—and then some—for most family needs.

Pros
Lots of standard safety tech
Can drive itself, at least a little
Great interior space utilization
Rides well
Optional hybrid

Cons
Light on power
Transmission drones on and on
Hardly fun to drive
Base model looks very basic
Hybrid’s not that thrifty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Nissan Rogue ranked #10 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Nissan Rogue has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 44 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Spacious, versatile cargo area
Top-tier gas mileage
Lots of advanced safety features, even in base model

Cons
Underpowered engine
Noisy transmission

By: 
usnews.com

For most uses — commuter, family and recreational — we'd recommend the SV trim with the optional Premium package. The latter adds useful features such as a surround-view camera system, navigation and a power liftgate. You also get some of the SL trim's more desirable items without the larger wheels that can detract from the ride quality.

PROS
Front seats are comfortable on long drives
Ride quality remains comfortable over varying terrain
Tech options and features are user-friendly
Cargo space is vast and versatile

CONS
Outward visibility is poor
Transmission responds slowly and with an annoying "surge" feeling
Acceleration is weak and listless

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Kia Forte ranked #7 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Forte has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Well-built interior
User-friendly infotainment system
Roomy seats
Good cargo capacity

Cons
Underpowered engines
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Kia Forte leaves eco-performance to rivals; it focuses on safety and luxury touches.

Pros
Clean, lightly detailed shape
Attractive cockpit
Widespread active safety
Very good interior storage

Cons
Short, low seats
Head room an issue in back
No standard rearview camera
Pedestrian acceleration

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Hatchback styling is sleek and attractive
Available safety technology and driver aids
Interior materials
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
Powertrain warranty

Cons
Ride quality with sport suspension
Front-seat comfort
Overly aggressive lane-keeping system

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
175ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
170hp
at 6 000rpm
164hp
at 6 200rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.50in
179.50in
Width: 
72.40in
70.10in
Height: 
68.40in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
5.30in
Front Track: 
62.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.50in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.60
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
54.00in
53.80in
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
42.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.60in
56.10in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.30
Rear Hip Room: 
52.10in
53.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.90in
35.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.90in
54.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
32.00cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3627.00lbs
2908.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Fold flat passenger seat
Bucket front seats
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose premium brand stereo system
Bose premium brand speakers
9 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
2 Subwoofer(S)
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0-In.
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Emergency Braking Preparation
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Platinum Package
Platinum Reserve Interior
EX Premium Plus Package
Sports Package
Exterior Options: 
Premium Paint
Chrome Rear Bumper Protector
Roof Rail Cross Bars
4-Piece Splash Guards
Mud Guards
Rear Spoiler
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Cargo Hook
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Retractable Cargo Cover
Illuminated Kick Plates
4-Piece Floormats And 2-Piece Cargo Area Protector And First-Aid Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond, cloth
#AD9A86
Charcoal, cloth
#1B2123