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Which Should I Buy: Nissan's Rogue Sport or Kicks?

These two SUVs are similar in dozens of ways. Which one is the smarter buy?

Nissan Rogue Sport test

Nissan is trying to one-up the competition by offering two subcompact SUVs, the Kicks and the Rogue Sport. These showroom siblings are similar in many ways, but there are some key differences that shoppers should be aware of.

If you’re considering either of these two, or something from this class, we can help. Consumer Reports tests cars, SUVs, trucks, and minivans at our test track and on public roads. We evaluate ride comfort, handling capability, seat comfort, and quietness, among our 50 tests. Our Overall Score (available to CR members) includes points if a vehicle comes with certain safety features as standard. (Learn more about the Overall Score.)

Below, we take an in-depth look at details from CR’s testing to see what separates these two small Nissans from each other. And we crown a winner.

How They Drive

Nissan Kicks driving
Nissan Kicks