2018 Nissan Kicks vs 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport
2018 Nissan Kicks 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport


1.6L I-4 2.0L I-4


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2018 Nissan Kicks vs 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

Serving Chattanooga, TN

The 2018 Nissan Kicks and the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport are slightly different options in the category of SUV vehicles. Both the Nissan Kicks and the Nissan Roque Sport have displayed impressive upgrades as well as improvement efforts to both of these Nissan SUVs. Both of these Nissan SUVs are fantastic options and after reading this, we are sure that you will know which of these Nissan SUVs fits your needs the best. So now, pay close attention while we go over their key performance and appearance indicators so you can know what the best option is.


If we pop the hoods of these two Nissan SUVs we will notice that they have great technology applied to their engines, but it is important to take note that both SUVs are equipped with quite different sized motors. The Nissan Rogue Sport is equipped with a larger 2.0L 4-cylinder motor and the Nissan Kicks features a 1.6L 4-cylinder motor. It is quite logical that the Nissan Rogue Sport is more powerful in horsepower as well as torque and can be measured at 141 @ 6,000 rpm and 147 @ 4,400 rpm respectively. The Nissan Kicks features 125 @ 5,800 rpm of maximum horsepower and 115 @ 4,000 rpm of maximum torque, yet it still features impressive power since it is only about 12% less powerful than the Nissan Rogue Sport while featuring a 20% smaller engine in terms of displacement size. The Nissan Kicks features better fuel economy to make up for its slightly less powerful engine. The Nissan Kicks is 24% more fuel efficient than the Nissan Rogue Sport when comparing city miles. The Nissan Kicks is also more fuel efficient when considering highway miles; it is nearly 13% more efficient than the Nissan Rogue Sport. The Nissan Rogue Sport pulls ahead when comparing driving ranges. Now, if you prioritize city miles or highway miles, the Nissan Rogue’s 34% larger fuel tank, which can reach the longest city driving range of 406 miles and a highway driving range of 464 miles. The Nissan Kicks follows with a city driving range of 334 miles and a highway driving range of 388 miles.


The Nissan Kicks features a similar shape when compared to the Nissan Rogue Sport, although it has a slightly boxier look, with more visible lines. It has a slightly higher drag coefficient which is most likely due to its bolder look. The Nissan Rogue has smoother lines as well as being a bit higher, longer and wider and an all over more robust look.


The Nissan Kicks features a great design that allows for a surprisingly large cargo space that is usually not available in cars that are the same size. It is a great choice for drivers looking for an SUV that is great for driving in the city and allows you to take a lot of things with you when on vacation. The Nissan Rogue Sport features more luxurious items such as standard navigation and leather seats. It also is available with all-wheel drive and is able to take on challenging terrain and stand up against adverse driving conditions.

Pay us a visit at our Nissan of Chattanooga East Dealership and take the Nissan Kicks or the Nissan Rogue Sport for a test-drive. Our team will be more than pleased to help you pick which Nissan SUV you plan on investing in. Drive out of here with your Nissan SUV today!

* 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual Mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for comparision only.