Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage than in the Nissan Xterra. The Nissan Xterra will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage as you will with the Nissan Xterra, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sportage will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Xterra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Xterra have similar Destination Charges.
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Nissan Xterra. The Kia Sportage is slightly shorter than the Nissan Xterra, which may make it easier to park.
The Kia Sportage has much lower torque than the Nissan Xterra, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Kia Sportage has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Xterra, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Xterra is clearly the choice over the Kia Sportage for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sportage has a lot less horsepower than the Nissan Xterra.
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Xterra. The Kia Sportage has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Xterra.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sportage than that of the Nissan Xterra.
Compare the 2014 Kia Sportage and the 2014 Nissan Xterra.
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MSRP*: $21,600 - $28,400
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MSRP*: $23,110 - $30,040
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|City MPG:||19 - 21||15 - 16|
|Highway MPG:||24 - 28||20 - 22|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$20,727 - $26,504||$22,147 - $28,460|
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