Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport VS 2017 Kia Soul Near Laredo, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2017 Kia Soul

Safety Comparison

The Rogue Sport SL offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Soul offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature which would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Rogue Sport offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Soul doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Soul only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Soul have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s 5 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Soul runs out after 100,000 miles.

There are over 38 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Kia dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Rogue Sport’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 11 more horsepower (141 vs. 130) and 29 lbs.-ft. more torque (147 vs. 118) than the Soul’s standard 1.6 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Sport gets better fuel mileage than the Soul:

 

 

Rogue Sport

Soul

 

2WD

 

n/a

24 city/30 hwy

1.6 4 cyl./Manual

 

 

n/a

25 city/30 hwy

1.6 4 cyl./Auto

 

2.0 4 cyl./CVT

25 city/32 hwy

22 city/26 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.0 4 cyl./CVT

24 city/30 hwy

n/a

 

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Rogue Sport’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Soul:

 

Rogue Sport

Soul

Front Rotors

11.7 inches

11 inches

Rear Rotors

11.5 inches

10.3 inches

The Rogue Sport’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Soul are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Rogue Sport has larger standard tires than the Soul (215/65R16 vs. 205/60R16).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Rogue Sport SL has standard 19-inch wheels. The Soul’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The Rogue Sport has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Soul doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For superior ride and handling, the Nissan Rogue Sport has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Kia Soul has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Rogue Sport has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Rogue Sport flat and controlled during cornering. The Soul’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Rogue Sport’s wheelbase is 3 inches longer than on the Soul (104.2 inches vs. 101.2 inches).

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue Sport has 1.9 inches more front legroom, .2 inches more front hip room, 1.1 inches more front shoulder room and 1 inch more rear shoulder room than the Soul.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s cargo area is larger than the Soul’s in every dimension:

 

Rogue Sport

Soul

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.3”/62.3”

25”/58.3”

Max Width

54.2”

50”

Height

33.3”

31.5”

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Soul doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Rogue Sport’s driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Soul’s standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

The Rogue Sport’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Soul’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Rogue Sport SL detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Soul doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The Rogue Sport SV/SL’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Soul doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Soul offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Rogue Sport has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Soul doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Rogue Sport SL offers an optional Intelligent Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Soul doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

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