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Nissan Rogue vs. Chevrolet Equinox

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Nissan Rogue

$488
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Chevrolet Equinox

$495
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

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.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Chevrolet Equinox Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $495 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The frequency of repairs is average, but when issues do arise, they have a higher chance of being severe than with other models.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$488
inexpensive
expensive
$495
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.26
not often
very often
0.39
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent
15%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(0)
4
(3)
3
(1)
2
(2)
1
(0)
The Nissan Rogue ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in engine.
“Twice when car was traveling about 6 hours, the accelerator just cut out. Once on NJ Turnpike, by Shore after traveling all day in heat. Second time. 2 months later after 60,000 mile check up and ...”
“Twice when car was traveling about 6 hours, the accelerator just cut out. Once on NJ Turnpike, by...”
5
(3)
4
(15)
3
(13)
2
(5)
1
(1)
The Chevrolet Equinox ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in heating.
“Don’t buy an equinox. Our problems started 1 year after we bought it. In and out of the shop constantly for engine problems after 10,000 miles...had to have the engine replaced at 50,000. Also h...”
“Don’t buy an equinox. Our problems started 1 year after we bought it. In and out of the shop co...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Nissan Rogue and the Chevrolet Equinox are both compact two-row SUVs. They both seat five and come with front-wheel drive as standard and all-wheel drive as an option.

These compact SUVs are very similar when it comes to the power ratings of their standard engines. The Nissan Rogue has a standard engine with 170 horsepower, plus an optional hybrid version with total system power of 176 horsepower. The Chevrolet Equinox has a standard engine with 170 horsepower, a diesel engine option, and a V6 gas engine with 252 horsepower that offers you lots of extra power and performance.

The Rogue has the advantage in terms of cargo space. It provides you with 70 cubic feet with the second row folded. The Equinox has a total of 63.5 cubic feet behind the front seats.

In comparing the Nissan Rogue and the Chevrolet Equinox, these two compact SUVs come out pretty even on standard power. The Rogue has more room inside. The Equinox has much more optional power, plus a diesel option, which most compact SUVs don’t offer. Drive them both, compare their interior space, and see which one you prefer.

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