2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Mazda CX-5

With so many crossover SUVs on the market this days, it can be hard to keep up. If you are one of the many people searching for this type of vehicle, you probably want a powerful, but efficient model with the option for all-wheel drive and a versatile interior. Luckily for you, there are plenty of options that fit the bill. Two models that seem to consistently beat out the competition, however, are the Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5. Both vehicle excel on virtually every level, so it is not surprising that they are so popular. So when it comes down to it, which model is the best choice?

Let's compare the 2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Mazda CX-5 to find out which vehicle is truly the better buy. The Rogue and CX-5 each have spacious interiors with comfortable room for passengers and a wide range of cargo. Both vehicles also have engine that offer enough capability to get the job done without sacrificing high-fuel economy numbers. Looking at these similarities, it's clear the Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5 have a lot in common. But what about their differences?

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2016 Nissan Rogue VS 2016 Mazda CX-5
2.5-liter, 4-cylinder Engine 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder
170 horsepower / 175 lb.-ft. of torque Power Ratings 155 horsepower / 150 lb.-ft. of torque
Available 3rd Row Seating? Not Available
106 cu. ft. / 70 cu. ft. Passenger / Max Cargo Volume 104 cu. ft. / 64.8 cu. ft.

The 2016 Nissan Rogue Rises Above the 2016 Mazda CX-5

There are actually a few key areas where the 2016 Nissan Rogue and 2016 Mazda CX-5 differ. One is the engine specifications and the other is the versatility. Though the Rogue and CX-5 both have 4-cylinder engines, the engine in the Nissan Rogue has both more horsepower and more torque than the engine in the Mazda CX-5. Despite this fact, there isn't actually that much discrepancy between the two vehicles' fuel economy ratings, so it's safe to say the Nissan Rogue comes ahead of the Mazda CX-5 on a mechanical level.

As for the versatility, it's pretty clear the 2016 Nissan Rogue rises above the 2016 Mazda CX-5 here as well. The Nissan Rogue, unlike the Mazda CX-5, has a family package that adds a third row of seating, making room for 2 extra passengers for families who are a little larger. Generally 5 seats will be enough for families these days, however, it's nice to have room for more if needed. The Rogue also has more passenger space and cargo space behind the 1st and 2nd rows than the Mazda CX-5, making it a much more comfortable and versatile option.

Overall, though the 2016 Nissan Rogue and 2016 Mazda CX-5 have much in common, the areas they differ is where the Rogue truly wins in this comparison. Of course, you still may be on the fence after going over the similarities and differences of these two vehicles. If that's the case test driving should allow you to get a feel for each model which will help you make a clear decision. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Nissan Rogue and potentially schedule a test drive, contact our staff here at Glendale Nissan.

2016 Nissan Rogue exterior styling
2016 mazda cx-5 exterior styling
2016 nissan rogue interior technology features and seating
2016 mazda cx-5  interior technology features and seating

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