Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Nissan Rogue provide drivers with a generous set of standard features and amenities. But what’s different between these two models, and which is the better choice for the average SUV shopper? Drivers who compare the trim level availability, engine options and interior space of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs the 2020 Nissan Rogue will find it easier to choose between the two.
There’s seating for five occupants in both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Nissan Rogue. However, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 proves to be the more versatile vehicle when it comes to trim level availability. SUV shoppers can find the 2020 CX-5 offered in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims, while the 2020 Nissan Rogue is only available in S, SV and SL trims.
Drivers also have more freedom of choice when it comes to engine options with the 2020 Mazda CX-5 than the 2020 Nissan Rogue. The 2020 Rogue is only offered with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine (170 horsepower, 175 pound-feet of torque) while the 2020 Mazda CX-5 can be equipped with two variants of a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine: A standard variant (187 hp, 186 lb.-ft. of torque) and a turbocharged variant (227 hp, 310 lb.-ft. of torque).
Drivers who regularly travel with rear-row passengers should also note the differences in seating space between these two models. The 2020 CX-5 has 39.6 inches of rear leg room, making it more accommodating than the 37.9 inches of rear leg room found in the 2020 Rogue. Exterior paint options available for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 include: Sonic Silver Metallic, Eternal Blue Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic and Soul Red Crystal Metallic.