2015 Nissan Rogue SV FWD vs 2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring FWD
Quality and Value Analysis
Mazda CX-5 Touring and Nissan Rogue SV are around the same MSRP. Nissan is $24,490, Mazda is $24,965. They also have similar Phoenix AZ ALG Residual value after 36 months. Nissan being slightly lower at 48%, and Mazda at 50%. Fuel economy between these SUVs is also very close. Nissan Rogue SV gets 26city/33hwy, and Mazda CX-5 Touring gets 25city/32hwy. These vehicles both have a 36 month, 36,000 mile basic warranty and a 60 month, 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.
Performance and Engineering
Nissan Rogue comes with a 2.5-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine, and Mazda CX-5 comes with a 2.5-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, DI Engine. The engines only have one difference, but it really does make a difference when it comes to horsepower and torque. Nissan has horsepower of 170@6000 rpm, and torque of 175@4400 rpm. Not as good as Mazda’s horsepower of 184@5700 rpm and torque of 185@3250 rpm. CX-5 also has a slightly larger fuel tank that holds 14.8 gal, Rogue’s fuel tank holds 14.5 gal. CX-5 and Rogue have Front and Rear disc brakes, and hill start assist.
Safety and Security
It’s impossible to beat CX-5 Touring’s safety rating. Mazda scored higher than Nissan on the Front Driver Crash Test, Front Passenger Crash Test, Overall Rating, Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating, and Side Pole Crash Safety Rating. Nissan didn’t score higher than Mazda in any safety ratings, both SUVs got the same score on the Front Side Crash Test, Rear Side Crash Test, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating, and Rollover Safety Rating. Nissan and Mazda both have Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags, and Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, and Tire Pressure Monitor. Mazda CX-5 is clearly the safer vehicle to drive in that Phoenix AZ traffic.
Comfort and Convenience
Both CX-5 and Rogue come standard with Power Windows and Door Locks. Only CX-5 comes standard with A/C. Both SUVs have Steering wheel mounted controls for Audio and Cruise Control, Rearview Camera, Tilt/Telescoping Adjustable Steering Column, 3 Front Power Outlets, Rear Window Defroster, and Exterior Temperature Gauge. Only CX-5 comes standard with Floor Mats, Rogue’s Floor Mats are optional. Mazda has AM/FM Radio Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume and 6 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3 Player with Auxiliary Input Audio Jack. Nissan has all that plus Sirius XM. Both vehicles come with Rear Wiper, Theft Deterrent System, Power Folding and Signaling Side Mirrors, Tinted Glass, Keyless Entry, and Automatic Headlights. Both vehicles also have 17′ Wheel Dimensions and come with All-Season Tires.
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