2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

A crossover can be a great option when you are looking for something with plenty of interior room, cargo space, ease of loading, and all-wheel drive. Luckily both the Mazda CX-5 and the Nissan Rogue provide in these categories, but which one is better? You can find out with our 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Nissan Rogue comparison right here. We’ll explore price, power, features, capability, and more!

If the comparison picture already makes the Mazda CX-5 a winner in your heart, then you should take a look at our inventory here in Fond du Lac, WI near Beaver Dam and Slinger at Holiday Mazda. Click the link below to see all the new Mazda CX-5 models we have in stock or keep reading to learn how these two crossovers compare in other categories.

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Nissan Rogue

$24,150 Base MSRP $24,800
185 Horsepower 170
Standard Keyless Access Available
2,000 Pounds Max Towing Capacity 1,102 Pounds

Which crossover is better: Mazda CX-5 or Nissan Rogue

Price is an interesting place to start for any comparison, and in this first category, the Mazda CX-5 has the Nissan Rogue beat by almost $700 when it comes to base MSRP. That gap widens further as you go up in trim level. In fact, the top Nissan Rogue trim is over $1,500 more expensive than the top Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring trim.

For that higher price, you’d think that the Rogue would offer a little more in every category, but the Mazda CX-5 proves that’s not the case. Starting under the hood, the Mazda CX-5 not only supplies more power but more torque as well with 186 pound-feet of torque compared to the Nissan Rogue’s 175 pound-feet of torque.

In the standard features category, the Mazda crossover simply offers more. With the convenient keyless access coming standard, you never have to go digging for your keys again. The Nissan Rogue doesn’t offer that. In fact, it doesn’t even offer standard USB ports though the Mazda CX-5 does.

Last, we come to capability. Both of these crossovers feature comparable interior room and passenger room with seating for five and fold-down second-row seats standard, but what about towing? The Mazda CX-5 offers a max towing capacity of 2,000 pounds at every trim level, whereas the Rogue only offers 1,102 pounds of towing capacity. You will likely not always want to tow something with your crossover, but it’s nice to know that it has the capability.

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