2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue

Duncan, Victoria, and Nanaimo drivers know that choosing the right vehicle is extremely important. When looking for a reliable SUV, comparing the 2016 Mazda CX-5 vs the 2016 Nissan Rogue occurs often. While these vehicles are similar when it comes to interior features and performance, only one vehicle truly outranks the other. The new Mazda model delivers more in terms of technology, exterior features, and convenience, making it the better vehicle for your driving needs. Compare the vehicles below and see why the Mazda CX-5 is the better choice.


Price is always an important factor when choosing a vehicle, and keeping your mind and your wallet happy is extremely important. When comparing both of these SUVS, the Mazda CX-5 comes out on top. The base model has a starting MSRP of only $21,795, which is much lower than the competition’s starting MSRP of $23,445. And when you factor in all the amenities that this vehicle includes compared to the competition, you’ll know you’re making the right choice in vehicles.


The desire to receive information and be entertained is important to many drivers, and both the Mazda CX-5 and the Rogue come standard with a variety of features, including AM/FM radio, CD player, CD changer, Bluetooth, and voice-activated controls. However, the base model of the Mazda CX-5 includes more options than the Rogue, such as navigational aid and telematic systems.

2016 Mazda CX-5


Generating an exciting thrill while on the road can make for an entertaining driving experience, and in order to do that, you want a car that exceeds its limits. The Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring delivers more power than the Rogue SL. Although each includes a 2.5L I4 4-cylinder engine, the Mazda CX-5 generates 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque compared to only 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. So if it’s power that you’re looking for, you know which model to choose.


Having a vehicle that’s convenient makes driving a much better experience. Whether you want to get in quickly or access the lift gate without your hands, these features become something you can no longer live without. When comparing these two vehicles, the new Mazda model delivers more in convenience. This vehicle comes standard with remote decklid or tailgate release and has an optional universal garage door opener and remote ignition, none of which are found on the Rogue. In order to get the convenience you want, there’s only one vehicle to choose.

2016 Mazda CX-5


The interior of both vehicles is actually very similar. Each offers second row folding seats, steering wheel mounted controls, cargo area tie downs, overhead console storage, and more. The Mazda CX-5 kicks things up a bit by offering an optional interior auto day/night or electro chromatic mirror, which truly heightens your visibility.


While the insides of each of these vehicles may be extremely similar, the exteriors are what truly separate these vehicles from one another. The base model of the Mazda CX-5 includes more features and amenities than the competition. For starters, this model comes standard with signaling exterior mirrors and alloy wheels, which aren’t even available on the base model of the Rogue. The Mazda CX-5 also includes optional fog lights, load bearing exterior rack, and tow-hitch receiver. To add to the Mazda’s capabilities, the base model can tow up to 2,000 pounds compared to the Nissan’s 1,500. So if you want the vehicle with the exterior that truly impresses, opt for the 2016 Mazda CX-5.

2016 Mazda CX-5


No matter where the road may take you, you want to ensure you and your passengers have enough space for a comfortable ride. The Mazda CX-5 offers more interior space than the competition, including 40.1 inches of front head room compared to 39.9; 55.2 inches of front hip room compared to 54.5; 53.7 inches of second row hip room compared to 53.1; and 39.3 inches of second row leg room compared to 38.3. Whether you’re driving or enjoying the ride as a passenger, you can rest assured that you’ll be comfortable no matter where you sit.

Choose Your New Vehicle Today

Comparing the 2016 Mazda CX-5 vs the 2016 Nissan Rogue is done more often than you think, but the new Mazda model offers more in terms of space, exterior and interior features, technology, price, performance, and convenience.

Visit Harris Mazda today to check out our inventory and enjoy our responsive shopping experience. While you’re here, take a test drive of the Mazda CX-5 and see why it’s a great option for Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria drivers. For more information on our dealership or this impressive vehicle, contact us at 250-758-9125 today.

2016 Mazda CX-5