Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport VS 2017 Mazda CX-5 Near Austin, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2017 Mazda CX-5

Safety Comparison

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 CX-5 only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

Both the Rogue Sport and the CX-5 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, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 77 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Mazda dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Rogue Sport’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Rogue Sport has a standard 110-amp alternator. The CX-5’s 100-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Mazda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 26 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mazda is ranked 26th, below the industry average.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Sport gets better fuel mileage than the CX-5:

 

 

Rogue Sport

CX-5

 

2WD

Auto

25 city/32 hwy

24 city/31 hwy

 

4WD

Auto

24 city/30 hwy

23 city/29 hwy

 

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 CX-5 are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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 CX-5 Grand Touring’s 55 series tires.

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 CX-5 doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Rogue Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 300 pounds less than the Mazda CX-5.

The Rogue Sport is 6.7 inches shorter than the CX-5, making the Rogue Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue Sport has 1.8 inches more front legroom and .9 inches more rear shoulder room than the CX-5.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue Sport has a larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the CX-5 with its rear seat folded (61.1 vs. 59.6 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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 CX-5’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Both the Rogue Sport and the CX-5 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 CX-5 doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

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