2018 Nissan Rogue vs Mazda CX-5
Specs at a Glance
2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Mazda CX-5
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Available in two hybrid trims, the 2018 Nissan Rogue offers better fuel economy than the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Both of these crossover SUVs come with five standard seats. Equipped with the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission and Intelligent AWD, the Rogue is ready to navigate diverse terrains. This model also offers the signature NissanConnect infotainment platform with GPS navigation and dozens of digital applications.
The hybrid powertrain in the 2018 Rogue includes a 2.0 L engine block that runs on gasoline. Featuring a total of 16 DOHC valves, this compact engine teams up with an electric motor that’s controlled by the Intelligent Dual Clutch mechanism. Up to 30 kW can be extracted from this small electrical motor at threshold levels. Additionally, the lithium-ion battery delivers extra energy when minimum output is needed from the engine. According to estimates by the EPA, the 2018 Rogue Hybrid has a fuel economy of 35 MPG on the highway. This economical crossover SUV also gets a maximum of 33 MPG on city streets. Operating on the 2.5 L SKYACTIV-G engine, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 doesn’t get more than 31 MPG on the highway. This model also can’t roll for more than 25 MPG in an urban setting. When the 2018 Rogue Hybrid stands still, the Engine Idle function automatically turns off the powertrain. This fuel-saving technology instantly restarts the engine block when it’s time to move again.
A conventional front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard in the 2018 Rogue and CX-5. If you’re looking to embark on some fun escapades in this Nissan crossover SUV, get the Intelligent AWD. Similarly, the Mazda model can be equipped with the i-ACTIV AWD for maximum traction. Both vehicles can move safely on wet and dry pavement in any season. Bumps and other obstacles on the road won’t hinder the performance of the 2018 Rogue thanks to the Active Ride Control. This adaptive technology instantly mitigates harsh effects from rough surfaces. With some assistance from the Intelligent Engine Brake, you’ll find it easy to bring this Nissan to a smooth stop. Additionally, the Intelligent Trace Control delivers independent braking to facilitate cornering. Even though the 2018 CX-5 has the G-Vectoring Control technology, the Rogue still maintains an upper hand in handling. Lastly, Nissan’s Xtronic CVT offers more gear options than Mazda’s six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission system.
Having the signature Zero Gravity design, the 2018 Nissan Rogue’s front seats offer unsurpassed ergonomics. You can also add the Quick Comfort technology to enjoy multi-stage heating in the front row. Wrapped in real leather, the sporty steering wheel is available with a heating function. A dual-zone automatic climate control system and rear A/C vents maintain ideal conditions inside the Rogue. This Nissan crossover SUV also boasts the NissanConnect infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touch screen. The Door to Door Navigation technology helps you find the way between two points. SiriusXM Travel Link and Traffic services are compatible with the navigation platform. The NissanConnect portal also includes an array of convenient utilities, like the Speed Alert, Journey Planner and Destination Assistance. Remote services, emergency assistance and text-messaging handling are some other features of the advanced NissanConnect suite. The MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system just doesn’t have as many digital amenities. Both vehicles offer premium sound systems by the acclaimed Bose brand.
Would you like to take the 2018 Nissan Rogue for a trial run? Then come to our dealership today. This mid-size crossover SUV is available in the Midnight Edition, SL and other trims. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 doesn’t match the Rogue’s efficiency, handling and interior amenities.
*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.