Childre Nissan Compares 2018 Nissan Rogue VS 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Near Dublin, GA

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2018 Nissan Rogue

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Rogue are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Equinox doesn’t offer height-adjustable front seat belts.

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, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rogue the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Equinox has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

The Rogue’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 a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Rogue’s reliability 12 points higher than the Equinox.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 2 places higher in reliability than Chevrolet.

Engine Comparison

The Rogue Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid produces 6 more horsepower (176 vs. 170) than the Equinox’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Rogue 4 cyl. is faster than the Chevrolet Equinox 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.:

 

Rogue

Equinox

Zero to 60 MPH

9.1 sec

9.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.2 MPH

81.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Hybrid FWD gets better fuel mileage than the Equinox 4 cyl. diesel FWD (33 city/35 hwy vs. 28 city/39 hwy).

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

 

 

Rogue

Equinox

 

2WD

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/33 hwy

26 city/32 hwy

1.5 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

22 city/29 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

24 city/30 hwy

1.5 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

22 city/28 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

Regenerative brakes improve the Rogue Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Equinox doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Equinox with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Equinox are solid, not vented.

The Rogue stops shorter than the Equinox:

 

Rogue

Equinox

 

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

127 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

145 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available 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

The Rogue has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Rogue flat and controlled during cornering. The Equinox’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has 2.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Equinox (105.8 vs. 103.2).

The Rogue has 1.6 inches more front headroom, 2.1 inches more front legroom, .4 inches more rear hip room and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Equinox.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Equinox with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 29.9 cubic feet). The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Equinox with its rear seat folded (70 vs. 63.5 cubic feet).

The Rogue’s cargo area is larger than the Equinox’s in almost every dimension:

 

Rogue

Equinox

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.5”/68.5”

34.9”/67.4”

Min Width

44”

40.7”

Ergonomics Comparison

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.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Rogue (except S) offers an optional Intelligent Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Equinox doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the Equinox because it costs $225 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Rogue than the Equinox, including $281 less for a water pump, $11 less for an alternator, $139 less for front brake pads and $123 less for a fuel pump.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Chevrolet Equinox isn't recommended.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Rogue second 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.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Chevrolet Equinox by 39% during 2017.

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