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Features Comparison: Kia Rondo vs. Nissan Rogue

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Model Year 2009 2009 2014 2014 2014
Model Rondo Rondo Rogue Rogue Rogue
Trim LX EX S SV SL
Engines (show)  
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@6000
169 lb-ft@4000
     
2.7L V6
DOHC-4v
192 hp@6000
184 lb-ft@4500
     
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@4400
   
Transmissions (show)  
4-speed manually-shiftable automatic      
5-speed manually-shiftable automatic      
CVT    
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD    
Tires (show)  
205/60HR16 tires      
225/50HR17 tires        
225/65HR17 tires    
225/60VR18 tires        
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 4 speakers    
Infinity, 8 speakers        
Unbranded, 6 speakers        
Bose, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Accessories (show)  
Cruise control
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.      
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.      
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.    
Tilt steering wheel, manual      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual    
Universal garage door openerHomelink.      
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
Active ride controlModulates brakes and throttle to reduce the impact of bumps.    
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.    
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Around view camerasSmall external cameras provide a top-down view all around the vehicle, to reduce blind spots while parking.      
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.      
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.    
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.        
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.      
Hill descent controlSelectively applies the brakes to maintain a slow, steady descent on off-road downhill slopes.    
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.    
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.      
Moving object detection, frontDetects moving objects near front of vehicle when driving at parking lot speeds.      
Moving object detection, rearDetects moving objects near rear of vehicle when driving at parking lot speeds.      
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.        
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.    
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.        
Side curtain airbags, three rowsAirbags contained just above the window level. Cover all three rows.  
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Tires, run-flatCan be driven deflated for about 50 miles. Usually harm ride quality. Cars with these often have no spare tire.      
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.    
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover      
Cargo organizerAbove floor system for organizing cargo.    
Cargo shelf, height-adjustableCan adjust cargo floor to maximize space or to create a floor level with the folded seats (and hidden storage beneath it).    
Cargo tray      
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.    
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.      
Roof railsNo crossbars.  
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.      
Audio controls on steering wheel  
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.    
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.    
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.      
CD player        
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.  
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.    
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.      
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.      
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.        
Exterior (show)  
Body kit (gray/black)Side skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron. Not body color.      
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.    
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.      
Deep-tinted rear windows    
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.    
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.      
Rear bumper protector
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Sunroof        
Tow hook(s), frontUsed to connect the vehicle with another, so one of them can tow the other out of the mud.      
Tow hook(s), rearUsed to connect the vehicle with another, so one of them can tow the other out of the mud.      
Underbody aerodynamic aidsUnderbody shields to improve fuel economy. (Optional, no standard value because might or might not be present on other models.)    
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.      
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.      
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.    
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.      
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.    
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.    
LED headlightsLED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display    
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.      
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.    
Turn signals on or near mirrors    
Visor mirror, driver        
Visor mirror, passenger        
Powertrain (show)  
Lockable center differentialThe center differential can be manually locked using a button. Only for use at low speeds on loose surfaces. Engaging low range (where available) usually locks the center differential automatically.    
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench  
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row    
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.    
Folding third row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.  
Heated front seats    
Illuminated door sill trim plates      
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.      
Leather-wrapped steering wheel      
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat    
Manual recliner, second row seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat      
Power height adjuster, driver seat      
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.      
Power recliner, driver seat      
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels  
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.      

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Option Package Contents

Popular Equipment Package

Features
Cruise control
Remote keyless entry
Roof rails

Third-row seat

Features
Folding third row seats
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench

Plus Package

Features
Heated front seats
Floor mats
Alloy wheels

Premium Package

Features
Navigation system
Sunroof
CD changer, in-dash
Infinity, 8 speakers

Family Package

Features
Folding third row seats
Side curtain airbags, three rows
Tires, run-flat
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench

Premium Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Moving object detection, front
Moving object detection, rear

Family Package

Features
Folding third row seats
Side curtain airbags, three rows
Tires, run-flat
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench

Premium Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Moving object detection, front
Moving object detection, rear

Premium Package

Features
Panoramic sunroof
LED headlights
Forward collision alert

What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2009 Kia Rondo

2009 Kia Rondo Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Wagon 192-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The standard feature list is astounding - on all but the loss-leading base model, Bluetooth stereos, six airbags, heated seats, and steering-wheel audio controls are present.
2009 4dr Wagon 192-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Premium package adds sunroof, navigation, and upgraded stereo - well worth the money. EX trim adds heated seats and an attractive leather interior in gray, black, or beige. For its price, hard to find all of these features.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2014 Nissan Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT AWD
The Premium package with Blind Spot and All-View is helpful and was a feature inducing purchase.
2013 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT AWD
Mine is loaded. Sunroof rules.
2014 Nissan Rogue Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT AWD
Would be awesome to have a power lift gate