2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue S

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport (AT) is one impressive model, especially when compared to competitors. This compact sport-utility vehicle is designed to be both efficient and capable, with plenty or power, space, and sophistication. When compared to the 2016 Nissan Rogue S (AT), it’s a no brainer. Check out what makes the CX-5 so exceptional.


When comparing powertrains, the CX-5 Sport and Rogue S might seem similar at first glance. Both models comes with a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine with a 16-valve DOHC system. However, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 has 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque, considerably more than the Rogue’s 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Further evidence of Mazda’s better engineering includes the fact that the CX-5 comes standard with an interactive transmission, an advanced feature not available on the Rogue S.

The Mazda CX-5 also comes with a higher combined fuel economy, which is 1 mpg higher than the Rogue. Although that might not sound like much now, such distinctions add up over time. This is especially impressive considering the fact that the 2016 CX-5 has double the towing capacity, capable of towing up to 2000 pounds.

In terms of features, the CX-5 comes standard with alloy wheels–something not available on the Rogue. While the Rogue and CX-5 may appear similar in terms of standard options, you get considerably more optional features on the CX-5, many features that are not even offered on the Rogue. These include fog lights, a tow hitch receiver, an auto day/night electrochromic mirror, universal garage door opener, and remote ignition. Put simply, the CX-5 gives you more options to better fit your needs.