2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Nissan Rogue 

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Nissan Rogue

Few rivals (if any) can match the pleasant ride manners of the Mazda CX-5, but as far as the competition goes, the Nissan Rogue comes darn close. These compact crossovers are about as comfortable and quiet as they come, making them perfect contenders for drivers dreaming of a serene commute across the city of Memphis. Discover the distinct advantages each model offers when we weigh the 2020 Mazda CX-5 against the 2020 Nissan Rogue in this model comparison.

A short time with each model is all you need to quickly discover that no two crossovers are alike. In the case of the backseat, the Mazda CX-5 provides a more adult-friendly layout with 1.7 inches more legroom and 3.2 inches more hip room. The Nissan Rogue is perfectly copacetic if you’re shuttling your young ones, but the same might not be true some years down the line. Follow the link provided for a look at our new Mazda CX-5 inventory at Gwatney Mazda in Memphis, TN, or keep reading to unwrap more details in this model comparison.

2020 Mazda CX-5 


2020 Nissan Rogue 

$25,090  Starting MSRP  $25,300 
2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder  Base Engine  2.5-liter Inline 4-Cylinder 
187 hp, 186 lb-ft  Horsepower / Torque  170 hp, 175 lb-ft 
39.6 in  Rear Legroom  37.9 in 

Comparing the Performance and Safety Features of the Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Rogue Compact SUVs

As the table suggests, the Mazda CX-5 takes the win in the battle of the base engines. And if that’s not enough horses for you, the available turbocharged SKYACTIV® engine can provide with 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The extra surge of power lends to a respectable towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs. Even without the turbo tacked on, the Mazda CX-5 promises a genuinely engaging drive quality with nimble and precise handling. The Rogue’s ride, though entirely compliant, just doesn’t pack the same thrills.

As far as safety goes, both models provide standard automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist, but only the Mazda CX-5 can round it all out with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. In the 2019 IIHS crash tests, the CX-5 was awarded the “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation – the highest rating available. Though impressive in every right, the Rogue took the lesser “Top Safety Pick” title for its substandard headlight performance.

In the case of the crossover, there’s simply no betting against Mazda. Shopping for a new SUV in the Memphis area? We invite you to stop by and test drive the Mazda CX-5 at the Gwatney Mazda dealership to experience the peerless expertise of the Mazda line for yourself.

Adjust Payment Terms ×

We want to help you find the perfect car that fits your budget. Please adjust the options below so we can estimate the most accurate monthly payments.

Estimated Credit Score or Interest Rate

Desired Loan Term (months)

How much will you put down?

All tax, title and vehicle registration fees are additional. See dealer for complete details.