Childre Nissan Compares 2019 Nissan Rogue VS 2019 Lincoln MKC Near Dublin, GA

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2019 Nissan Rogue

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2019 Lincoln MKC

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 MKC doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Forward Emergency Braking optional in the Rogue as “Superior.” The MKC scores only 1 point and is rated only “Basic.”

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Rogue SV/SL has standard Rear Automatic Braking that use rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The MKC doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

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 MKC 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 MKC 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, rearview cameras 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, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Lincoln MKC:

 

Rogue

MKC

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

142

338

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 MKC has not been fully tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 27 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Lincoln dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Rogue’s warranty.

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 34 points higher than the MKC.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 11 places higher in reliability than Lincoln.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

 

 

Rogue

MKC

 

FWD

2.0 4 cyl./CVT

33 city/35 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

2.0 4 cyl./CVT

31 city/34 hwy

19 city/25 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

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

 

 

Rogue

MKC

 

2WD

2.5 4 cyl./CVT

26 city/33 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.5 4 cyl./CVT

25 city/32 hwy

19 city/25 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

18 city/25 hwy

2.3 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

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

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

The Rogue stops shorter than the MKC:

 

Rogue

MKC

 

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

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 MKC 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 MKC doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Rogue may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 350 pounds less than the Lincoln MKC.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has 7.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the MKC (105.8 vs. 97.9).

The Rogue has 2 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, .6 inches more front shoulder room, 1.1 inches more rear legroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the MKC.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the MKC with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 25.2 cubic feet). The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the MKC with its rear seat folded (70 vs. 53.1 cubic feet).

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

 

Rogue

MKC

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.5”/68.5”

34.4”/67”

Min Width

44”

40.3”

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 MKC doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Rogue’s headlights were rated “Acceptable” by the IIHS, while the MKC’s headlights are rated “Poor.”

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Rogue owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Rogue will cost $310 less than the MKC over a five-year period.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the MKC because typical repairs cost much less on the Rogue than the MKC, including $208 less for a water pump, $212 less for a muffler, $31 less for front brake pads, $19 less for front struts, $55 less for a timing belt/chain and $41 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue will be $6320 to $11899 less than for the Lincoln MKC.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Lincoln MKC 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 MKC isn’t in the top three in its category.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Lincoln MKC by almost fifteen to one during 2017.

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