2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Nissan Rogue


2016 Mazda CX-5

2015 Nissan Rogue

2015 Nissan Rogue

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2015 Nissan Rogue are both highly popular compact crossover SUVs. But which one has the advantage? To help you make the final decision, Cox Mazda has matched up both vehicles.

Starting Prices

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport starts at $21,795, whereas the 2015 Nissan Rogue SV starts at $25,840. Upgrade to the next level, and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Touring starts at $25,215, whereas the Nissan Rogue SL starts at $29,165. Finally, the ultimate 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring level starts at just $28,220. A comparably equipped 2015 Nissan Rogue starts at $29,165.


The 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport features a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that gets 155 hp and 150 lb-feet of torque with a front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission, where the 2015 Nissan Rogue SV has a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that gets 170 hp and 175 lb-feet of torque with all-wheel drive and a Continuously Variable Transmission. However, you only have to upgrade to the comparable 2016 Mazda CX-5 Touring in order to get the next level engine, a 2.5L four-cylinder that gets a more impressive 184 hp and 185 lb-feet of torque with an automatic six-speed transmission.

Fuel Economy

The base level engine for the 2016 Mazda CX-5 gets 35 highway mpg and 26 city mpg, a distinct improvement over the 2015 Nissan Rogue’s base level 32 highway mpg and 25 city mpg. The next level engine for the Mazda CX-5 still has the advantage, getting an EPA-estimated 33 highway mpg.

Passenger Dimensions

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has more room for passengers in nearly every capacity than the 2015 Nissan Rogue. With 39 cubic inches of headroom per person on the 2016 Mazda CX-5 as opposed to the Rogue’s 36.5 cubic inches, you’ll have much more room for the taller passengers. The shoulder room, hip room, and second-row leg room also have the edge, in some cases by several inches.


The 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes with standard manual air conditioning, which is not available on the Rogue, as well as a tow hitch receiver. In addition, for those who value towing as part of their vehicle’s needs, the Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2000 pounds as opposed to the Rogue’s 1500 pounds.

Drive the 2015 Mazda CX-5 at Cox Mazda

To test drive the latest 2015 Mazda CX-5, just contact the sales staff at Cox Mazda today or head on over. We’re open seven days a week at 3101 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, a short drive from Tampa and Sarasota.