Now that the 2017 model year has mostly arrived across the board for small SUVs, how do you know which of these versatile vehicles to choose? That is an excellent question, one that will have an answer once we're done comparing three of the premier members of this increasingly-popular class, the 2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue.
If it's nice handling, top safety marks and a robust engine you crave, then the 2017 Sportage is the clear choice, as it ties for the best curb-to-curb turning circle, but surpasses the 2017 Rogue and 2017 RAV4 with its top power output of 240 horsepower, a significant jump up from the RAV4's 176 HP and the Rogue's 170 HP. In addition, all this added power merely underscores the 2017 Sportage's next-level towing ability, which checks in at 2,000 pounds, easily topping the 2017 RAV4's 1,500 pounds and doubling the 2017 Rogue's 1,000 pounds. But with all this power comes a lot of style, too, as the 2017 Sportage has eight exterior color choices that pop, including Black Cherry, Burnished Copper and Mineral Silver.
|2017 Kia Sportage||Vs.||2017 Toyota RAV4||2017 Nissan Rogue|
|8||Inches of Color Touchscreen (max.)||7||7|
|2,000||Towing Capacity (pounds)||1,500||1,000|
|10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile basic||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile basic||5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile basic|
|34.8||Turning Circle (feet)||34.8||37.6|
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Nissan Rogue have a top color touchscreen size of 7 inches, with the RAV4 dipping down even further to 6.1 inches for its base trim level, whereas the 2017 Sportage has an even larger screen for you to see your navigation directions and music choices at an available 8 inches. So the 2017 Sportage makes it easier for you to find your destination in a new and unfamiliar city. In addition to this nice screen size, the 2017 Sportage has available UVO3 eServices for its top two trim levels, which will give you the ability to hold up to 8 GB of music (or about 2,000 songs) and to sync up with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Safety and security are also important for aspiring vehicle owners, and the 2017 Sportage has already undergone thorough crash testing and been deemed an IIHS Top Safety Pick, which means it is one of the most impact-resistant vehicle in its class.
The 2017 Kia Sportage has the most power, the best tech options, and an industry-leading warranty, and we proudly carry it at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine. We're located at 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. We carry the full line of Kia models including the Optima sedan, the Soul crossover and the Sorento SUV. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive for the model of your choice.