Childre Nissan Compares 2019 Nissan Rogue VS 2019 Jeep Cherokee Near Macon, GA

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2019 Nissan Rogue

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2019 Jeep Cherokee

Safety Comparison

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Rogue are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Cherokee doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

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 Cherokee only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Rogue and the Cherokee 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available all wheel drive.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Jeep Cherokee:

 

Rogue

Cherokee

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

31%

43%

Neck Stress

284 lbs.

430 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

856/397 lbs.

822/607 lbs.

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

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Cherokee:

 

Rogue

Cherokee

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

MARGINAL

Restraints

GOOD

POOR

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

3 cm

4 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

1.9/.2 kN

3.5/1.6 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

1%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Tibia index R/L

.46/.37

.84/.45

Tibia forces R/L

1.3/.6 kN

1.5/1.1 kN

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, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Jeep Cherokee:

 

Rogue

Cherokee

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

69

70

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

142

255

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

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 86 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Cherokee was not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2018.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 11 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 17th, 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 Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 55 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 28th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Jeep vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 9 places higher in reliability than Jeep.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan Rogue 4 cyl. is faster than the Jeep Cherokee 4 cyl.:

 

Rogue

Cherokee

Zero to 30 MPH

3.7 sec

3.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.5 sec

10.9 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

5.8 sec

7 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

18.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.2 MPH

78.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

 

 

Rogue

Cherokee

 

FWD

2.0 4 cyl./CVT

33 city/35 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

2.0 4 cyl./CVT

31 city/34 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

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

 

 

Rogue

Cherokee

 

2WD

2.5 4 cyl./CVT

26 city/33 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

23 city/31 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.5 4 cyl./CVT

25 city/32 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

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

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Cherokee 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 Cherokee are solid, not vented.

The Rogue stops much shorter than the Cherokee:

 

Rogue

Cherokee

 

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

128 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

153 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 Cherokee doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Rogue SL AWD handles at .77 G’s, while the Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 pulls only .72 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For greater off-road capability the Rogue has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Cherokee (8.4 vs. 7.9 inches), allowing the Rogue to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Rogue has an electronically controlled liquid-filled front engine mount. A computer controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The Cherokee uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has 2.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Cherokee (105.8 vs. 103.5).

The Rogue has 2.2 inches more front headroom, 1.9 inches more front legroom, .2 inches more front hip room, 2.2 inches more rear hip room and .8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Cherokee.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Cherokee with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 24.6 cubic feet). The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Cherokee with its rear seat folded (70 vs. 54.9 cubic feet).

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

 

Rogue

Cherokee

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.5”/68.5”

33.9”/67.6”

Min Width

44”

39.4”

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 Cherokee can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

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 Cherokee doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Economic Advantages Comparison

The Rogue will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Rogue will retain 43.21% to 44.99% of its original price after five years, while the Cherokee only retains 41.2% to 43.04%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the Cherokee because typical repairs cost much less on the Rogue than the Cherokee, including $82 less for a water pump, $307 less for a muffler, $51 less for front brake pads, $84 less for a starter, $166 less for a fuel pump, $142 less for front struts and $33 less for a timing belt/chain.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue will be $934 to $5082 less than for the Jeep Cherokee.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Jeep Cherokee 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 Cherokee isn’t in the top three.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Jeep Cherokee by over two to one during 2017.

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