Trucks & SUVs

Never Buy The Nissan Rogue Instead Of The Chevy Equinox

Are you looking to buy a compact SUV? Well, the Chevy Equinox and Nissan Rogue are two great options to consider.

Only how do you pick between the two? Let’s glance over the specs to determine if the Chevy Equinox or Nissan Rogue is the best option. 

The Chevy Equinox VS The Nissan Rogue 

The Nissan Rogue starts around $25k, making it a little on the pricier end of compact SUVs.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
2019 Chevrolet Equinox

But it has an excellent fuel economy. It gets up to 28 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. 

The Chevy Equinox begins around $23k, allowing drivers to save $2k in comparison.

It also gets up to 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway, blowing the Rogue’s fuel economy out of the water. 

2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

Chevy Equinox And Nissan Rogue Power 

The Chevy Equinox has three engine options available. The base engine is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder option that provides 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. 

The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine pumps out 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. 

You can also choose the 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that offers 137 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. 

Depending on which build you choose, the Chevy Equinox can tow between 1,500 to 3,500 lb.

It can also accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, giving it a sporty feel. 

The Nissan Rogue only comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine option that provides 170 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. 

The Rogue can only tow up to 1,000 lb and lacks speed. It takes 9.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from 0. 

Both of these options are available in all-wheel-drive, allowing you to tackle snow and other slippery conditions. 

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
2019 Chevrolet Equinox

The Equinox can be switched between all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive mode to save fuel when AWD isn’t needed. It also has four anti-lock disc brakes. 

The Nissan Rogue has intelligent AWD that automatically adjusts braking pressure and torque to adapt to changing weather conditions. 

Nissan Rogue And Chevy Equinox Features 

The Chevy Equinox has positive reviews for a smooth, quiet, and comfortable cabin. The seats include lumbar support. 

The Nissan Rogue also has an upscale interior with heated seats and a heated steering wheel. 

2020 Nissan Rogue interior
2020 Nissan Rogue interior | Nissan

You can access up to 29,3 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear of the Equinox. It also has up to 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space total. 

The Rogue has 39.3 ft of cargo space in the rear with up to 70 cubic feet of cargo space total. 

The Chevy Equinox is ranked as the best long-term compact SUV of 2020 and has an overall five-star safety rating. 

2020 chevy equinox infotianment
2020 chevy equinox infotainment

Its safety features include emergency braking, forward collision prevention, blind-spot detection, and more. 

The Nissan Rogue also has similar safety features but didn’t score as high with its safety tests. 

We see no reason to choose the Nissan Rogue over the Chevy Equinox unless you want a little more cargo space. 

The Chevy Equinox is more capable, smarter, safer, more comfortable, and has a lower price tag.