When you buy a new item, it is only natural if you are looking for it to serve you for a long time and especially if durability had been one of the selling points. An interesting aspect of owning the 2019 Kia Niro is that from the onset everyone knows that you have 5 years or 60,000 miles warranty. The 2019 Nissan Rogue with 3 years and 36,000 miles warranty is the greatest competition. You definitely feel better if you are sure that help is on the way when you need it and that integrity is quite important when doing business. Now that the Kia has won this initial round of competition, perhaps we can bring a market favorite to help with more comparison;


When you sit behind the steering wheel, every driver desires to have total control of the vehicle they are driving. In the new model of the Niro, a telescoping steering wheel makes this possible. If you have experienced the tilting wheel or adjustable seat system before, you will find this technology quite exciting. For short drivers especially who are not able to sit too high for fear of losing foot contact with the pedals, in the Niro they will sit further from the steering wheel and still have enough room to reach the pedals. This technology is not offered by the Rogue.

When you have been sitting in a position that is not the rest position of a seat in standard mode, there is always the need to push back the chair to either get in or out. The Niro has a standard easy entry system that automatically glides the driver's seat both when getting in and when getting out. This works through sensors that are fitted in the ignition system; it is time to glide back the chair when the ignition is switched off.



Small children are at constant high risk when driving in vehicles, some have suffocated in locked up cars while others have fallen out of moving vehicles. Both the Rogue and the Niro have power locks that give the driver control over the windows at the back of the front row. This prevents children from being able to control them. Unlike the Niro that gives total control of all windows to the driver, the Rogue prevents the driver from operating windows after they have been locked.

It happens to many drivers out there; you have been driving through the night and your journey still continues beyond daybreak. Wait a minute! The headlights have been on all this time and it has been 4 hours of daybreak. You should be concerned because this energy consumption eats up into your car battery reserves. Well, if you have a Niro of any trim, you do not have to pay too much attention to this detail; an automatic headlight on and off feature turns on the headlights at dusk if the ignition is also on and off when it is dawn and the ignition is off. The Rogue also offers this feature but only car owners with the SV/SL trim version get to enjoy it.


When the Kia Niro and Nissan Rogue were set up to race against each other, it was established the Kia accelerates from zero to 60 Miles per hour in 8.9 seconds against 9.1 seconds of the Rogue. Speed beyond that point was recorded at 16.8 seconds versus 17 seconds to cover a quarter mile distance (Motor Trend).


Just like the Rogue, the Niro has many car trims each of which has a unique set of characteristics. While the Rogue achieves an average of 26 city mpg and 33 highway mpg, the Niro goes for an average of 50 city mpg and 45 highway mpg. The Niro illustrates that driving a luxury car does not have to cost you an arm and a foot in the form of fuel costs.


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



To ensure that minimal to no injury occurs in the event of an accident, the Niro is fitted with a set of active headrests for the front seats. Their special design protects the driver and the front passenger from a head injury as a result of whiplash. If the accident is as a result of a rear-end collision, the headrest moves forward and then back to resting position to avoid injury to the neck and spine. This smart headrest feature is not offered by the Rogue.


The Verdict

It is not easy choosing between two prestigious vehicles but the comparison of the 2019 Kia Niro and 2019 Nissan Rogue make the process easy. There is no doubt that the Kia is the go-to car for the fulfillment of any specification you might have in mind.