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Vehicle Comparisons:
Nissan Rogue vs Mazda CX 5

If you’re on the hunt for a crossover SUV that gives you all the power and efficiency you’d want in a sedan but also the space you’d expect from a full-size SUV, you’re in the right place! The 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Mazda CX-5, two of the most highly sought-after crossovers on the market, offer both of these things and much more.

Shoppers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket can learn more about how these two vehicles stack up against each other in this Nissan Rogue vs. Mazda CX-5 comparison put together by our team at Stateline Nissan. Let’s get started by looking under the hoods!

Rogue vs CX-5: Performance Specifications

The 2018 Nissan Rogue is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine pairs with a standard Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which is designed to cycle through an unlimited amount of gear ratios to ensure to perfect amount of power in every circumstance. Thanks to this smart transmission, the Rogue delivers an efficient EPA-estimated 33 highway/26 city MPG.1

The 2018 Mazda CX-5, on the other hand, is powered by a nearly identical 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. While you’ll get roughly the same amount of power output, the CX-5’s lack of CVT results in a drop in efficiency compared to the Rogue. The CX-5 will give you just an EPA-estimated 31 highway/25 city MPG.

Nissan Rogue vs Mazda CX-5: Interior

As an SUV, the 2018 Nissan Rogue sports some serious interior space for both passengers and cargo. In the front two seats, you’ll have 43 inches of legroom and 41.6 inches of headroom, while the rear seats offer 55.9 inches of shoulder room. This model also provides you with an incredible 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all five seats in use.

You’ll be able to customize your space and expand it as you please with the Rogue’s available Class-Exclusive EZ FLEX® Seating System and Class-Exclusive Divide-n-Hide® Cargo System. With these features, you can utilize every inch of the Rogue’s 70 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

As for the 2018 Mazda CX-5, you won’t have nearly as much space for both passengers and cargo. This model gives you just 41 inches of front legroom and 59.6 cubic feet of total cargo space even with the rear seats folded down. You also won’t have the help of smart cargo systems like the Rogue offers.

Rogue vs CX-5: Driver Assistive Technology

Both the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 are equipped with a variety of safety features and offer advanced driver assistive features.

In the Rogue, you can opt for Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, which bundles several smart features. In the CX-5, you’ll have the option to upgrade to the i-ACTIVSENSE® Package. Both of these advanced safety bundles bring together features like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Cruise Control.

One feature you’ll get with the Rogue that the CX-5 doesn’t offer, though, is an Intelligent Around View® Monitor. This feature in the Rogue gives you a 360-degree bird’s eye view of your vehicle’s surroundings right on your infotainment screen.

2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Mazda CX-5: Which One?

While the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has a few exciting features, it’s clear that the 2018 Nissan Rogue comes out on top in every category. Now, it’s time for shoppers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket to get behind the wheel and experience the Rogue for themselves.

Give us a call at Stateline Nissan today for more information and to schedule your test drive!



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1 Fuel economy based on 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2018 Rogue® FWD. 2018 fuel economy of 26 city MPG or 33 highway MPG or 29 combined MPG estimate. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.