Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue VS 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Near Boerne, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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 Chevrolet Equinox doesn’t offer height-adjustable front seat belts.

Both the Rogue and the Equinox have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, 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 Equinox has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

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

Reliability Comparison

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 2 places higher in reliability than Chevrolet.

Engine Comparison

The Rogue Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid produces 6 more horsepower (176 vs. 170) than the Equinox’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Hybrid gets better fuel mileage than the Equinox 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.:

 

 

Rogue

Equinox

 

FWD

Auto

33 city/35 hwy

26 city/32 hwy

 

AWD

Auto

31 city/34 hwy

24 city/30 hwy

 

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

 

 

Rogue

Equinox

 

2WD

4 cyl./Auto

26 city/33 hwy

26 city/32 hwy

1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

4WD

4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

24 city/30 hwy

1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

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

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Equinox with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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 Equinox doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the Equinox can only carry 5.

The Rogue has 23.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Equinox (126.5 vs. 103.2).

The Rogue has 1.6 inches more front headroom, 2.1 inches more front legroom, .4 inches more rear hip room and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Equinox.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue’s cargo area provides more volume than the Equinox.

 

Rogue

Equinox

Third Seat Removed

32 cubic feet

29.9 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

70 cubic feet

63.5 cubic feet

The Rogue’s cargo area is larger than the Equinox’s in almost every dimension:

 

Rogue

Equinox

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.5”/68.5”

34.9”/67.4”

Min Width

44”

40.7”

Ergonomics Comparison

If the windows are left down on the Rogue the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder; on a hot day the driver can lower the windows. The driver of the Equinox can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Rogue has a standard locking fuel cap 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 Equinox doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Rogue 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 Equinox doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the Equinox because it costs $225 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Rogue than the Equinox, including $281 less for a water pump, $11 less for an alternator, $139 less for front brake pads and $123 less for a fuel pump.

Recommendations Comparison

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

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Chevrolet Equinox by 33% during the 2016 model year.

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