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Jeep Cherokee vs. Nissan Rogue

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Jeep Cherokee

$513
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Nissan Rogue

$488
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Jeep Cherokee Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 17th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $513 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Nissan Rogue Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $488 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Rogue.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$513
inexpensive
expensive
$488
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.41
not often
very often
0.26
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(1)
4
(16)
3
(8)
2
(2)
1
(2)
The Jeep Cherokee ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in electrical.
“This is my 4 xj. Unfortunately for me my forth is becoming a pain. My third was salvage 99 xj 2WD. Most of you would of oh hell no! It's a salvage. But me I'm up for a challenge. And had to do a lo...”
“This is my 4 xj. Unfortunately for me my forth is becoming a pain. My third was salvage 99 xj 2WD...”
5
(0)
4
(3)
3
(2)
2
(2)
1
(0)
The Nissan Rogue ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in engine.
“Truly disappointing to buy a new car with 4 miles and have it in the shop twice within 3 weeks for major issues.”
“Truly disappointing to buy a new car with 4 miles and have it in the shop twice within 3 weeks fo...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Jeep Cherokee and the Nissan Rogue are both compact, two-row SUVs. Both the Cherokee and the Rogue come with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. 

In a comparison of available engines, the Rogue is thoroughly out-powered by the Cherokee. The Rogue’s standard 170 horsepower is less than the Cherokee’s 180-horsepower standard engine. To make things worse, the Rogue does not even offer a higher-powered engine to compete with the Cherokee’s 271-horsepower optional power plant. The Rogue does offer a hybrid version, for those who would prefer one.

The Nissan Rogue does claim a victory over the Jeep Cherokee in the arena of cargo space. The Cherokee provides you with 54.9 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded. The Rogue has much more, with a huge 70 cubic feet of hauling space behind the front row. Advantage Rogue. 

Another decision point that may help you decide is this: How much off-roading do you plan on doing? The Rogue will be fine for light-duty dirt roads on the way to the campsite. But for serious four-wheeling, the Cherokee will leave the competition in its dust. There’s just no contest in this regard.

Do you need a great everyday vehicle with plenty of room inside, but that you’ll rarely take off the pavement? The Rogue is a great choice. Or are you yearning to go way off the beaten path? The Cherokee will be your trusted companion.


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