There are so many crossover SUVs available that it makes our heads spin. It’s quite common for automakers to make three, four, or even five different crossovers. Let’s take a look at the Mazda offerings, for example. They have the CX-3, CX-30, CX-5, and CX-9. Now multiple that many options by all the car companies, and you’ll get well over 100 options. Let us help you compare those options.
Today, we’re comparing the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD and the 2021 Nissan Rogue SL AWD. We’ll start by comparing basic info like starting MSRPs, powertrain specs, and fuel economy. Below that, we’ll talk about some reasons you may want to buy one over the other.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD
2021 Nissan Rogue SL AWD
|2.5L turbo 4-cyl||
|250 hp / 320 lb-ft||
Horsepower / Torque
181 hp / 181 lb-ft
As you can tell from the table above, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 powertrain completely outclasses the 2021 Rogue. The turbocharged engine is available on the Carbon Edition trim and standard on the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims. The turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration and lots of power to give the 2021 CX-5 a satisfying power curve. The 2021 Rogue is stuck with its underwhelming base engine and CVT. They provide lackluster acceleration and are rather noisy at high RPMs.
The CX-5 is a Mazda vehicle through and through. That means that it handles better than just about anything else on the market. Long, curvy roads? No problem. Sharp, tight turns? Don’t even worry about it. No matter the conditions, the 2021 CX-5 is fun to drive. The 2021 Rogue is capable, but it won’t give you any excitement. It’s acceptable at best and downright boring at worst.
For more details on the 2021 CX-5, give Capistrano Mazda a call.