Childre Nissan Compares 2015 Nissan Rogue Select VS 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Near Atlanta, GA

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2015 Nissan Rogue Select

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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Safety Comparison

The Rogue (except S) offers an optional Around View ® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Equinox only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

Both the Rogue and the Equinox 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 and available all-wheel drive.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Chevrolet Equinox:

Rogue

Equinox

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

69

79

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.4 inches

Hip Force

477 lbs.

547 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

142

256

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

63 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty Comparison

The Rogue’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Equinox’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Engine Comparison

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan Rogue is faster than the Chevrolet Equinox 4 cyl.:

Rogue

Equinox

Zero to 30 MPH

3.7 sec

3.8 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.5 sec

10.7 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

5.8 sec

7.3 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

18 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.2 MPH

79.8 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

Rogue

Equinox

2WD

2.5 4 cyl./CVT

26 city/33 hwy

22 city/32 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.5 4 cyl./CVT

25 city/32 hwy

20 city/29 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue stops shorter than the Equinox:

Rogue

Equinox

60 to 0 MPH

134 feet

138 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

154 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Rogue 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 Equinox doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires optional on the Rogue can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Equinox doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Rogue’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the Equinox’s (39 feet vs. 40 feet). The Rogue’s turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Equinox w/19" wheels’ (39 feet vs. 42.6 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Rogue has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Equinox (7.6 vs. 6.9 inches), allowing the Rogue to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Rogue may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 550 pounds less than the Chevrolet Equinox.

The Rogue is 5.5 inches shorter than the Equinox, making the Rogue easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the Equinox can only carry 5.

The Rogue has 26.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Equinox (126.5 vs. 99.7).

The Rogue has .7 inches more front headroom, 1.8 inches more front legroom, .8 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear hip room and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Equinox.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue’s cargo area provides more volume than the Equinox.

Rogue

Equinox

Third Seat Removed

39.3 cubic feet

31.5 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

70 cubic feet

63.7 cubic feet

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue’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 Equinox’s power windows’ switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

If the windows are left down on the Rogue the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder; on a hot day the driver can lower the windows. The driver of the Equinox can only raise the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Intelligent Key standard on the Rogue SV/SL allows you to unlock the driver’s door, cargo door and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Chevrolet Equinox doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Rogue has a standard locking fuel cap with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Equinox doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Consumer Reports rated the Rogue’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Equinox’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

The Rogue 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 Equinox doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

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

A built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the Rogue’s passenger compartment. This helps prevent lung and/or sinus irritation, which can trigger allergies or asthma. The Equinox doesn’t offer a filtration system.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue will be $344 to $2754 less than for the Chevrolet Equinox.

Recommendations Comparison

The Nissan Rogue won two awards in Kiplinger’s 2014 car issue. The Chevrolet Equinox didn't win any award.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Rogue first among compact suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Equinox isn’t in the top three.

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