Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue VS 2017 GMC Acadia Near San Antonio, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue

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2017 GMC Acadia

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Rogue are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The GMC Acadia doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Rogue and the Acadia have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, 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, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

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 its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 54 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Acadia is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.

Warranty Comparison

The Rogue’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Acadia’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

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 GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 2 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 12th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than GMC vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 11 places higher in reliability than GMC.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Hybrid gets better fuel mileage than the Acadia 4 cyl.:

 

 

Rogue

Acadia

 

FWD

Auto

33 city/35 hwy

21 city/26 hwy

 

AWD

Auto

31 city/34 hwy

21 city/25 hwy

 

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

 

 

Rogue

Acadia

 

2WD

4 cyl./Auto

26 city/33 hwy

21 city/26 hwy

4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

18 city/25 hwy

V6/Auto

4WD

4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

21 city/25 hwy

4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

18 city/25 hwy

V6/Auto

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

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue stops shorter than the Acadia:

 

Rogue

Acadia

 

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

126 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 Acadia 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 Acadia doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Rogue’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the Acadia’s (37.6 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Rogue has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Acadia (8.2 vs. 7.2 inches), allowing the Rogue to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Rogue’s minimum ground clearance is .4 inch higher than on the Acadia All Terrain (8.2 vs. 7.8 inches).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Rogue may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 500 to 550 pounds less than the GMC Acadia.

The Rogue is 9.1 inches shorter than the Acadia, making the Rogue easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has 1.3 inches more front headroom, 2 inches more front legroom and .3 inches more third row legroom than the Acadia.

Ergonomics Comparison

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 Acadia’s headlights are rated “Marginal” to “Poor.”

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Rogue owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Rogue with a number “8” insurance rate while the Acadia is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the Acadia because it costs $153 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the Rogue than the Acadia, including $120 less for a water pump, $128 less for front brake pads, $3 less for a starter and $179 less for a timing belt/chain.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue will be $7161 to $11372 less than for the GMC Acadia.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the GMC Acadia by almost four to one during the 2016 model year.

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