2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Nissan Rogue in Downers Grove, IL



Are you looking for a high-quality CUV but haven't yet landed on the right model for your needs? Two incredibly practical and affordable crossover utility vehicles for Downers Grove, IL drivers to consider, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Nissan Rogue are versatile, efficient, and powerful options. Even though they are similar, there are some very important differences between the two CUVs that our experts have chosen to highlight to our customers who haven't made their final decision.

After you've had a chance to review the information below, feel free to give us a call at (877) 827-9086 or visit our new vehicle inventory for all of the high-quality CUV models we have available at our Mazda dealership in Downers Grove, IL.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue: Specs & Performance

Even though both the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Nissan Rogue are designed to be powerful and efficient, our experts prefer the 2.5L I4 SKYACTIV®-G engine that comes with the CX-5 over the 2.5L I4 engine inside of the Rogue for its impressive SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY that provides additional horsepower and torque.

CX-5 SportModelRogue S
2.5L I4 SKYACTIV®-GEngine2.5L I4
184 HP @ 5,700 RPMHorsepower170 HP @ 6,000 RPM
185 lb.-ft. @ 3,250 RPMTorque175 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM
26/33 MPGMPG City/Highway26/33 MPG
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed AutoTransmissionContinuously Variable-Speed Auto
2,000 lbs.Max. Towing Capacity1,000 lbs.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue: Interior & Exterior Design

While the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Nissan Rogue look great on the outside, the CX-5 features a KODO "Soul of Motion" design that perfectly blends form and function. Developed to change ordinary sheet metal into something that embodies the vitality of a living being, KODO exudes the power and elegance you've come to expect from a Mazda.

Additional Mazda CX-5 interior design features include: 

  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks
  • Multi-Information Display (MID) w/ trip computer
  • Cloth-trimmed sport seats
  • Six-way manual adjustable driver's seat

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue: Trim Levels, Packages, & Standard Features

Despite both the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Nissan Rogue offering three distinct trim packages, we think that drivers in and around the Downers Grove, IL area will fall in love with the ability to customize their CX-5 to match their specifications. Take a look at the table below for pricing and to see what's included with each trim level available with the Mazda CX-5.

Trim LevelMSRPFeatures
  • 17-in. alloy wheels
  • Halogen headlights
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system w/ voice-command
  • 7-in. full color screen display
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Rearview camera
  • Halogen headlights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 6-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar support
  • Multifunction Commander Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
Grand Touring$28,570
  • 19-in. alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar
  • Bose® Centerpoint® surround sound system with AudioPilot & 9 speakers

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue: Safety Features

While the 2016 Nissan Rogue was developed to be incredibly safe, only the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is made with the passive and active safety features needed to enhance driver awareness while decreasing the risk of a collision.

Mazda CX-5 safety features include:

  • Advanced front air bags with seat belt-use, passenger-weight and driver's seat-position sensors
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side-impact air curtains with roll-over protection
  • 3-point safety-belts for all seat positions
  • Front safety-belt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System
  • Rear View Camera (AT models only)
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Fold-away brake pedal assembly
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Keyless remote panic button (on key fob)
  • LATCH child safety seat anchors & upper tether anchors
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Child safety rear door locks

The 2016 Mazda CX-5: Winner and Champion!

Because of its truly impressive performance, technology, and comfort features, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is the clear-cut winner. For more information on the 2016 Mazda CX-5 or how you can schedule your test drive at our Mazda dealership in Downers Grove, IL, please don't hesitate to contact Pugi Mazda through our website or by calling us at (877) 827-9086.