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Nissan Rogue vs. Mazda CX-5

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Nissan Rogue

$488
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Mazda CX-5

$484
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
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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
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Mazda CX-5 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 5th out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $484 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the CX-5.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$488
inexpensive
expensive
$484
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.26
not often
very often
0.36
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
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4
(3)
3
(1)
2
(2)
1
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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
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4
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3
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2
(1)
1
(1)
The Mazda CX-5 ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in heating.
“I researched and rented 8 different cars before deciding on this one. My first brand new car ever purchased. I'm disappointed that all materials read on this car were just fluff. My prior car was a...”
“I researched and rented 8 different cars before deciding on this one. My first brand new car ever...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Nissan Rogue and the Mazda CX-5 are both compact, two-row SUVs. Both of them come with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. They’re about the same size outside, but there are differences when you look deeper.

Both the Rogue and the CX-5 have four-cylinder engines standard, but their power outputs differ. The Rogue’s engine has 170 horsepower, while the CX-5’s engine gives you exactly 10% more with its 187 horsepower. 

In terms of cargo space, the Rogue comes out ahead. Its boxier body design gives you a total of 70 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded, while the CX-5’s sportier styling and sloping rear hatch results in 59.6 cubic feet behind the front row. If you plan to haul lots of stuff on a regular basis, this difference could be important.

If you’re still looking for a tie-breaker, consider the behind-the-wheel experience you get from the Mazda CX-5. It’s been designed for those who love to drive, with a combination of engine response, steering, ride and handling that makes driving it a pleasure. Drive both the Nissan Rogue and the Mazda CX-5 and see if you agree.

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