How the Nissan Rogue Pulls  ahead of the Compact Competition Year after Year

It's the battle everyone has been asking about -- or at least everyone that has been shopping for a Nissan Rogue in Maplewood, MN. Which compact crossover will come out on top -- the Nissan Rogue or the Mazda CX-5? With the Rogue's highly versatile and accommodating interior, we have a feeling Nissan's small hauler will win this round (and every round). We've compared and contrasted these two competitors to showcase the Rogue's biggest selling points, so keep scrolling to see why this family vehicle wins out:

The Nissan Rogue versus the Mazda CX-5

  • Mazda wants you to invest in separate option bundles or just climb the trim ladder in order to get high-tech amenities. Nissan, on the other hand, has equipped the Rogue with a standard infotainment screen, Bluetooth, radio data system, and more -- and that's just a jumping-off point into a sea of available amenities.
  • The Rogue's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces more horsepower and more torque than the CX-5's powertrain for a peppier, more powerful ride. A manual transmission is standard on the CX-5, while the Rogue comes equipped with a continuously variable transmission that's much more appealing to a wider audience.
  • Versatile seating is the name of the game for a family vehicle, and the Rogue scores big with a split 40-20-40 bench, available third-row seating for up to seven passengers, and NASA-inspired "Zero Gravity" front seats that reduce driver fatigue. The CX-5 only seats five and ... well, that's about it.
  • Longer, wider, taller -- we're talking about the Rogue and its more accommodating dimensions. Its larger exterior makes for a much more spacious interior than that of the CX-5, good for more headroom and legroom, as well as passenger and cargo space.
  • The Rogue's innovative safety systems include an available Around View camera system for a 360-degree view while parking, not to mention moving object detection which notifies the driver when an obstacle comes into the camera's line of sight. The CX-5 doesn't have such advanced safety features.

And we have a winner! If you live, work or play in St Paul, Grove Heights, Burnsville, Twin Cities or Minneapolis, you're just a quick commute away from our Maplewood, MN Nissan dealership, which means you can test drive any of our latest Rogue models at a moment's notice. Simply drop by the showroom for the keys!