Childre Nissan Compares 2018 Nissan Rogue VS 2018 Mazda CX-5 Near Warner Robins, GA

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2018 Nissan Rogue

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2018 Mazda CX-5

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 CX-5 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 CX-5 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, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, available all-wheel drive and lane departure warning systems.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 77 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Mazda dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Rogue’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Rogue has a standard 110-amp alternator. The CX-5’s 100-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

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 16 points higher than the CX-5.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Mazda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 32 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mazda is ranked 27th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Mazda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 11 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mazda is ranked 14th.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Hybrid gets better fuel mileage than the CX-5:

 

 

Rogue

CX-5

 

FWD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

33 city/35 hwy

25 city/31 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

31 city/34 hwy

24 city/30 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue gets better fuel mileage than the CX-5:

 

 

Rogue

CX-5

 

2WD

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/33 hwy

25 city/31 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

24 city/30 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

Regenerative brakes improve the Rogue Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The CX-5 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Rogue Hybrid’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The CX-5 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

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 CX-5 are solid, not vented.

The Rogue stops much shorter than the CX-5:

 

Rogue

CX-5

 

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

136 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

144 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 CX-5 doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

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 CX-5 doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For greater off-road capability the Rogue has a greater minimum ground clearance than the CX-5 (8.4 vs. 7.5 inches), allowing the Rogue to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has 1.9 inches more front headroom, 2 inches more front legroom and 1.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the CX-5.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the CX-5 with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 30.9 cubic feet). The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the CX-5 with its rear seat folded (70 vs. 59.6 cubic feet).

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Rogue’s liftgate can be opened and closed just by waving your foot, leaving your hands completely free. The CX-5 doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics Comparison

If the windows are left open on the Rogue the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the CX-5 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Both the Rogue and the CX-5 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 CX-5 doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the CX-5 because typical repairs cost less on the Rogue than the CX-5, including $10 less for front brake pads, $7 less for a starter and $26 less for front struts.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends both the Nissan Rogue and the Mazda CX-5, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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 CX-5 isn’t in the top three.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Mazda CX-5 by over three to one during 2017.

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