2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue

2019 Mazda CX-5 

2019 Nissan Rogue

Vehicle Type Sport Utility Sport Utility
Seating 5 5
Doors 5 5
Price $27,850 $26,798

Fuel Consumption - City/HWY (L/100km)

Automatic Transmission 9.8 / 7.7 N/A
Manual Transmission 9.4 / 7.4 N/A


Engine 2.5L L4 SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-valve 2.5L L4 DOHC 16-valve
Transmission 6-Speed transmission Continuously variable transmission
HP (hp@rpm) 187 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Drive Train All-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Front Tires 225/65R17 tires P225/65R17
Front Suspension Front independent suspension with coil springs Independent front suspension
Wheel Type 17-inch alloy wheels 17-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
Rear Suspension Independent rear suspension Independent rear suspension

Comfort and Convenience

Power Windows Power Windows Power windows with driver's one-touch auto-up/down feature
Remote Keyless Entry Remote keyless entry Integrated key with remote keyless entry
Cruise Control Cruise control Cruise control with steering wheels-mounted switches
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt and telescopic steering wheel Tilt and telescopic steering column
Power Door Locks Power door lock Power door locks with auto-locking feature and selective unlocking logic


Anti-Lock Brakes 4-Wheel ABS 4-Wheel ABS
Side Airbag Front side airbags Driver and passenger seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
Passenger Airbag Passenger side front airbag Passenger side front airbag
Driver Airbag Driver side front airbag Driver-side front airbag
Roof Side Curtain Side curtain airbags Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags
Brake Type 4-Wheel disc 4-Wheel disc


Width 1842 mm 1841 mm
Curb Weight 1505 kg 1550 kg
Wheelbase 2699 mm 2706 mm
Cargo Capacity 875 L 1112 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 56 L 55 L
Length 4550 mm 4630 mm
Height 1681 mm 1715 mm

DIFFERING SUV’S: Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue

When one sits back and imagines an SUV for a family, the Nissan Rogue comes to mind. It’s the classic ‘cooler’ version of a family car. When you think of the Mazda CX-5 you envision a sporty, modern, zippy SUV. Regardless of these differences, the Rogue and CX-5 are direct competitors in the Sports Utility Vehicle market. Let’s compare the two vehicles to see which would suit your lifestyle best.

Wheels and Hardware

The Nissan Rogue sits on stock 17 Inch wheels, unless you feel like upgrading to the SL Platinum version of this vehicle. The upgrade will bring you a bit more oomph, sitting on 19 Inch wheels. Following suit, Mazda offers the strong statement of 19 Inch wheels on the GT trim level, while sporting the GS and GX with 17 Inch.

Further, all versions of the Rogue start with a stock FWD system, perfectly competent to get you around town on the daily roads. If you are looking for a little more grit in your drive, the Rogue also offers AWD versions of this Sports Utility Vehicle. Similar to Nissan, Mazda offers both FWD and AWD on the GX and GS CX-5, however the GT is only available with the powerful AWD system.

Overall in terms of wheel size and wheel functionality Nissan and Mazda offer many options for the varying needs of SUV owners. In this category, we call a tie, but how much power is behind those wheels, and how do they drive?

Engine, Power, Drive

The Mazda CX-5 has given the SUV market a great gift with the 2.5L SKYACTIV 4-cylinder inline engine with Cylinder Deactivation included in the GS and GT models. Offering a Horsepower of 187 @ 6,000RPM and Torque of 186 LB-FT @ 4,00 RPM the CX-5 deserves some recognition. Further, the Cylinder Deactivation feature drops cylinder use when they are not needed and allows the vehicle to save on fuel economy.

Similar to Mazda, Nissan offers a 2.5 Litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with optional manual activation ECO mode. With Horsepower sitting at 170 @ 6,000 RPM, and Torque at 175 LB-FT @ 4,400 RPM.

Based on these statistics, it becomes obvious that the Mazda offers more power. While driving the Nissan, order to be on top of your fuel economy the operator of the vehicle must manually place the vehicle in ECO mode, while Mazda’s engine has that covered for you automatically.

Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue

If you want an SUV to get you to and from errands in your home-town either the Nissan or Mazda offer you capabilities to do that with both vehicles offering versions in FWD and AWD. However, if you are looking for a vehicle with more oomph, style, and attention to detail it becomes apparent based upon stats alone that the Mazda is the clear winner. The decision comes down to you, if power is not your prerogative, and you prefer the more circular look of the Rogue over the sporty CX-5 then either vehicle will be the perfect tool to assist you in your life’s journeys.

The 2019 CX-5 is striking and so well crafted, you’ll savour every moment behind the wheel.

Test drive one today to feel the exhilaration of driving a Mazda.