Nissan Rogue  vs Mazda CX-5 

Nissan Rogue SV

  • $24k
  • 2.5L
  • 26 city 33 hwy
Front view of Nissan Rogue
Seventeen-inch steel wheels are standard on the base S trim, with 17-inch alloy wheels standard on the midlevel SV trim and 18-inch alloy wheels standard on the topline SL trim.
by (Nov, 2013)

Mazda CX-5 Sport

  • $21k
  • 2.0L
  • 26 city 35 hwy
Angle view of Mazda CX-5
While the suspension is nicely tuned, the steering we'll call pretty much perfect—and by far the best in this class.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Rogue vs Mazda CX-5

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Rogue SV
CX-5 Sport

Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

Rogue SV
32 MPG
CX-5 Sport
28 MPG
Rogue SV CX-5 Sport @

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Rogue SV
CX-5 Sport

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nissan Rogue

Reasons to consider the
Nissan Rogue SV

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Better gas usage in real-life driving 32 MPG vs 28 MPG Around 15% better mileage reported by Fuelly users
Front view of Mazda CX-5

Reasons to consider the
Mazda CX-5 Sport

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Less CO2 per car made 0.66 metric ton vs 0.76 metric ton Around 15% less CO2 emitted per car made; clean factories are good factories
Better highway driving range 518 miles vs 478 miles Around 10% further range on the interstate
Less energy used per car made 1,729 kWh/vehicle vs 2,080 kWh/vehicle 15% less per car made; less dirty energy used in the manufacturing process benefits everyone

Annual Costs Which is the smarter choice for your wallet over 5 years?

$24,490 12.9¢/mile Nissan Rogue
Mazda CX-5 $21,395 12.6¢/mile
Infrequent drivers     Up to 10,000 miles/year
Average drivers     Up to 20,000 miles/year
Heavy drivers     Up to 40,000 miles/year
The Mazda CX-5 is cheaper (per year) in all scenarios, because of its lower price and cheaper fuel costs per mile.
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Nissan Rogue Mazda CX-5
Price $4,898 ($24,490) $4,279 ($21,395)
Fuel $1,931 (2,609 gallons) $1,888 (2,551 gallons)
City 26 MPG 26 MPG
Highway 33 MPG 35 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

Rogue  vs Mazda CX-5 

Ride quality is impressively controlled, with no chop or floatiness, and even moderately sized potholes and pavement blemishes do little to upset the Rogue's suspension.
Rogue SV

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Rogue  vs
Mazda CX-5 
Brand Nissan Mazda
Model year 2014 2014
City range 377 miles 384 miles
Highway range 478 miles 518 miles
MSRP $24k $21k
Annual cost $6,792 $6,130

power & handling

Max torque 175 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM 150 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max HP 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM 155 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 20.08 lb/hp 20.61 lb/hp

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link Multi link
Front brakes Ventilated Disc 11.69 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Ventilated Disc 11.89 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 225
Front wheel diameter 17 inch 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 65 65

safety features

Active head restraints Yes No
Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera N/A N/A
Rear sensor N/A N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system None None

physical dimensions

Width 72.4 in 72.4 in
Front track width 62.8 in 62.4 in
Height 66.3 in 65.7 in
Ground clearance 7.4 in 8.5 in
Length 182.3 in 178.7 in
Wheelbase 106.5 in 106.3 in
Curb weight 3,413 lb 3,194 lb
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 58 ft³ 55 ft³
Rear seat room 45 ft³ 49 ft³

Manufacturing Emissions

Rogue  vs
Mazda CX-5 
CO2 per car made 0.76 metric ton 0.66 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,080 kWh/vehicle 1,729 kWh/vehicle

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.5L 2.0L
Air compressor None None
Cylinders I4 I4
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable Traditional
Transmission Automatic 2WD 6-speed Manual 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Generic
Speakers 6 4
Has a speed sensitive volume No Yes
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input No Yes
AM/FM radio Standard Standard
CD player Standard Standard
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio Standard Optional, $525
Entertainment system N/A N/A


Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C N/A Standard
Front passenger A/C N/A N/A
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof Optional, $1,320 N/A
Navigation system N/A Optional, $0
Roof rails N/A Optional, $250
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Standard
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard
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