2018 Nissan Rogue Sport vs Mazda CX-5
Midsize SUVs are a versatile option that can help you with everything from running errands to loading up for a family road trip. So, which one is right for you? Stateline Nissan looks at two contenders in this 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. Mazda CX-5 comparison to help drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket decide.
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport vs Mazda CX-5 Cargo Room
As a midsize SUV, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is designed to accommodate all the cargo you need, whether you’re picking up groceries or moving some furniture. It features a spacious trunk and standard folding second-row seats. With the back seats down, you’ll have up to 61.1 cubic feet of cargo room.
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 also features a roomy trunk and folding seats, but it’s not able give you as much space. Its cargo room maxes out at 59.6 cubic feet.
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport vs Mazda CX-5 Performance
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport lives up to its name by providing you with an exciting drive. At 62.5 inches tall and 172.4 inches long, it’s able to get agile handling and deliver a fun, performance-inspired drive in a compact SUV.
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is slightly larger and bulkier. It stands at 65.4 inches tall and 179.1 inches long. The added size limits its handling and makes it feel big and clunky.
On top of its athletic steering, the Rogue Sport also helps you enjoy your drive longer before you have to stop for gas. With its 2.0L engine, Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System, and Xtronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), it can get up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/32 MPG highway.1
The Mazda CX-5 has a heavier 2.5L engine and doesn’t pair it with an intelligent CVT. This causes its fuel economy to fall just short, capping it at an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 MPG highway.
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport vs Mazda CX-5 Infotainment
During your drive, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport gives you complete control with a user-friendly infotainment system. In the middle of your dashboard, there’s a 7-inch color touchscreen that’s equipped with the Nissan Navigation System to make sure you’re always on the right path.
The system is easy to use with voice recognition, so you can quickly input a destination or switch songs on the standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. You’ll also be able to hook your smartphone up for audio streaming through a USB port or Bluetooth® streaming.
You can access all the features of your smartphone with Siri® Eyes Free. Without taking your eyes off the road, you can request information on traffic and weather, update your calendar, and send text messages.
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 also features a 7-inch touchscreen with voice control and Bluetooth®. However, the screen sits on top of your dashboard, which both obscures your view and doesn’t blend it in as well. It also doesn’t offer the same effortless control that you get with Siri® Eyes Free. Plus, it limits your music options by only offering SiriusXM® Satellite Radio on the highest trim level.
Test Drive Your Next Midsize SUV
Visit Stateline Nissan to test drive the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport. It offers drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket a fun, efficient, and convenient ride. To learn more about this 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. Mazda CX-5 comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.
1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 25 city / 32 highway (Front-Wheel Drive), 24 city / 30 highway (All-Wheel Drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.