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

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2015 Nissan Rogue Select

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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Safety Comparison

The Rogue Select has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Equinox doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Rogue Select 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, plastic fuel tanks, 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 Select is safer than the Chevrolet Equinox:

Rogue Select

Equinox

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Movement

.6 inches

1.4 inches

Abdominal Force

174 G’s

180 G’s

Hip Force

529 lbs.

547 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

198

256

Spine Acceleration

48 G’s

48 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

188

341

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

63 G’s

Hip Force

653 lbs.

684 lbs.

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

Warranty Comparison

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

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports predicts that the Rogue Select’s reliability will be 17% better than the Chevrolet Equinox V6 and 22% better than the Chevrolet Equinox 4 cyl.

Engine Comparison

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

Rogue Select

Equinox

Zero to 30 MPH

3.5 sec

3.8 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

8.9 sec

10.7 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

5.9 sec

7.3 sec

Quarter Mile

17 sec

18 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.9 MPH

79.8 MPH

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue Select stops shorter than the Equinox:

Rogue Select

Equinox

60 to 0 MPH

137 feet

138 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

143 feet

154 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Rogue Select’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the Equinox’s (37.4 feet vs. 40 feet). The Rogue Select’s turning circle is 5.2 feet tighter than the Equinox w/19" wheels’ (37.4 feet vs. 42.6 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Rogue Select has a 1.4 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Equinox (8.3 vs. 6.9 inches), allowing the Rogue Select to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Rogue Select may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 500 to 700 pounds less than the Chevrolet Equinox.

The Rogue Select is 4.5 inches shorter than the Equinox, making the Rogue Select easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue Select has 1.3 inches more front legroom, .1 inches more front shoulder room and .1 inches more rear hip room than the Equinox.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue Select’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.

The Intelligent Key standard on the Rogue Select SV/SL allows you to unlock the doors, 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.

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

A built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the Rogue Select’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

Insurance will cost less for the Rogue Select owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Rogue Select with a number “5” insurance rate while the Equinox is rated higher at a number “8” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue Select is less expensive to operate than the Equinox because it costs $345 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Rogue Select than the Equinox, including $296 less for a water pump, $168 less for an alternator, $160 less for front brake pads, $26 less for a starter, $81 less for fuel injection and $493 less for a fuel pump.

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