Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport VS 2017 Buick Encore Near Laredo, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2017 Buick Encore

Safety Comparison

The Rogue Sport SL offers optional Forward Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Encore has a collision warning system without the crash-mitigating brake feature which could reduce stopping distances.

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Encore 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 Sport and the Encore 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, available all wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Engine Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 3 more horsepower (141 vs. 138) than the Encore’s standard 1.4 turbo 4 cyl.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Encore are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Rogue Sport SL’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Encore (225/45R19 vs. 215/55R18).

The Rogue Sport SL’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Encore’s 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Rogue Sport SL has standard 19-inch wheels. The Encore’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The Rogue Sport 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 Encore doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For superior ride and handling, the Nissan Rogue Sport has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Buick Encore has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The Rogue Sport has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Rogue Sport flat and controlled during cornering. The Encore’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Rogue Sport’s wheelbase is 3.6 inches longer than on the Encore (104.2 inches vs. 100.6 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Rogue Sport is 1.8 inches wider in the front and 1.6 inches wider in the rear than on the Encore.

For greater off-road capability the Rogue Sport has a 1.2 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Encore (7.4 vs. 6.2 inches), allowing the Rogue Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue Sport has 3.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Encore (96 vs. 92.8).

The Rogue Sport has 2 inches more front legroom, 1.7 inches more front hip room, 2.4 inches more front shoulder room and 3.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Encore.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue Sport has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Encore with its rear seat up (22.9 vs. 18.8 cubic feet). The Rogue Sport has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Encore with its rear seat folded (61.1 vs. 48.4 cubic feet).

The Rogue Sport’s cargo area is larger than the Encore’s in every dimension:

 

Rogue Sport

Encore

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.3”/62.3”

28.5”/55.8”

Max Width

54.2”

39.5”

Height

33.3”

31.8”

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue Sport has a standard locking fuel door 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 Encore doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

The Rogue Sport’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Encore’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Rogue Sport SL detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Encore doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Encore offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Rogue Sport has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Encore doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Rogue Sport SL offers an optional Intelligent Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Encore doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

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