2020 Nissan Rogue vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Nissan Rogue
Features & Specs
2020 Mazda CX-5
29 mpg combined
Fuel Economy
26 mpg combined
39.3 cu. ft.
Cargo Space
30.9 cu. ft.
43.0 in.
Front Leg Room
41.0 in.
41.6 in.
Front Head Room
39.7 in.

2020 Nisaan Rogue vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

When it comes to choosing the right SUV for your family, it can be a bit overwhelming with all of the choices out there.That’s why we here at Dave Smith Nissan have taken it upon ourselves to compare two popular SUV choices side by side to help you make the right decision for your next car purchase! We will be comparing engines, tires, wheels, and cargo space of the 2020 Nissan Rogue and the 2020 Mazda CX-5 to see which one meets all the marks of a practical and comfortable SUV.Keep reading to see which car came out on top!

2020 Nissan Rogue Power & Handling

The 2020 Nissan Rogue comes equipped with a powerful 2.5-liter engine. The engine not only delivers 170 horsepower but features the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), and will get you an impressive combined 29mpg. For more control and a more connected feel between the driver and the car, the Nissan Rogue features Xtronic CVT dynamic step shifting, wider gear ratio coverage, and an adaptive shift controller! Three different driving modes are featured on the Rogue–Normal, Sport and Eco–to allow for greater fuel-efficiency and a smoother drive and transmission handling!

2020 Mazda CX-5 Power & Handling

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 runs off of the Skyactiv®-G 2.5T engine which is a bit lackluster compared to many SUV’s in its class. It gives just up to 250 hp at 5,000 rpm and 320 lb-ft of torque. This engine also features a pressure turbocharger that eliminates “turbo lag.” Weather and road conditions can change in an instant. Available is i-Activ AWD® which predicts when all-wheel drive may be needed by monitoring things steering and braking patterns due to weather conditions, and windshield wiper usage.If you want to go off-road, the off-road traction assist helps handling and control on uneven ground.

2020 Nissan Rogue Features & Design

The interior of the Nissan Rogue is extremely spacious! It holds nearly 40 cubic feet of luggage space, and 70 cubic feet in the rear when the seats are folded down, surpassing almost all others in its class in the spaciousness. This gives the RoFgue a real comfortable and enjoyable ride for all passengers. The front seats are made for long-haul comfort and the Rogue carries advanced driver assistance techniques such as the Nissan ProPilot semi-automated driving feature, great for those with longer commutes. The Rogue is equipped with alloy wheels, a powerful Bose audio system, and an integrated navigation system. Extensive safety features include automatic braking when an impending collision is suspected, blindspot warning, and lane departure monitoring! Highbeam assist allows for maximum visibility, making nighttime driving enjoyable and easy!

2020 Mazda CX-5 Features & Design

While the front seats and cabin room is generally spacious for the driver and front passenger, the rear gets a bit cramped with only 39.6 in. of rear legroom. When all the seats are set down, the cargo holds just 30.9 cu. ft. The interior is upholstered with a Nappa-leather, has a bose sound system, and an active driving display. For safety features, the Mazda CX-5 includes blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning system, all of which are helpful because visibility out the rear windows is a bit limited compared to competitors in its class. Finally, the CX-5 sits atop 19-inch alloy wheels and is available in five trim levels with varying feature upgrades.


When it comes to handling, comfort, safety, and technical advancements, its clear the Nissan Rogue is the way to go! The cargo space is much larger than the CX-5, taking into mind all passengers equally and not stopping at simply the driver and the front-seat passenger’s comfort. Come down to Dave Smith Nissan to test drive a Nissan Rogue today, or check out our inventory online! Our exceptional team at Dave Smith Nissan in Spokane, WA is ready to put you behind the wheel of a 2020 Nissan Rogue!