2019 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. 2019 Cadillac XT4

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the Rogue Sport and the XT4 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

There are over 20 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Cadillac dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Rogue Sport’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 12th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 53 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 27th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 14 places higher in reliability than Cadillac.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Sport gets better fuel mileage than the XT4:

 

 

Rogue Sport

XT4

 

2WD

Auto

25 city/32 hwy

24 city/30 hwy

 

4WD

Auto

24 city/30 hwy

22 city/29 hwy

 

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue Sport uses regular unleaded gasoline. The XT4 requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Transmission

The Rogue Sport has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The XT4 doesn’t offer a CVT.

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the Rogue Sport’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the XT4’s (36.9 feet vs. 38 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Rogue Sport has a greater minimum ground clearance than the XT4 (7.4 vs. 6.8 inches), allowing the Rogue Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The Nissan Rogue Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 450 pounds less than the Cadillac XT4.

The Rogue Sport is 8.7 inches shorter than the XT4, making the Rogue Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The Rogue Sport has .2 inches more front headroom, 2.4 inches more front legroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the XT4.

Cargo Capacity

The Rogue Sport has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the XT4 with its rear seat up (22.9 vs. 22.5 cubic feet). The Rogue Sport has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the XT4 with its rear seat folded (61.1 vs. 48.9 cubic feet).

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue Sport, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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