2019 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. 2019 Toyota C-HR

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Rogue Sport are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The C-HR doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Rogue Sport SV/SL has standard Rear Automatic Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The C-HR doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Rogue Sport offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The C-HR doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The C-HR only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Rogue Sport and the C-HR 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, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available lane departure warning systems.


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 Toyota vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 11 more problems per 100 vehicles, Toyota is ranked 17th, below the industry average.


The Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 8 lbs.-ft. more torque (147 vs. 139) than the C-HR’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan Rogue Sport is faster than the Toyota C-HR:


Rogue Sport


Zero to 30 MPH

3.8 sec

4.8 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

10.3 sec

11.2 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

6.2 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter Mile

17.9 sec

18.6 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

The Rogue Sport has 1.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the C-HR (14.5 vs. 13.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Nissan Rogue Sport higher (5 out of 10) than the Toyota C-HR (3). This means the Rogue Sport produces up to 16.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the C-HR every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

The Rogue Sport’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the C-HR are solid, not vented.

The Rogue Sport stops shorter than the C-HR:


Rogue Sport



60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

139 feet

147 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

The Rogue Sport SL’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the C-HR XLE/Limited’s 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Rogue Sport SL has standard 19-inch wheels. The C-HR’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The Rogue Sport has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The C-HR doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Rogue Sport is 1.8 inches wider in the front and 1.6 inches wider in the rear than on the C-HR.

Passenger Space

The Rogue Sport has 12.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the C-HR (96 vs. 83.8).

The Rogue Sport has 1.5 inches more front headroom, .4 inches more front hip room, 7.6 inches more front shoulder room, 1.7 inches more rear legroom and 3.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the C-HR.

Cargo Capacity

The Rogue Sport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the C-HR with its rear seat up (22.9 vs. 19 cubic feet). The Rogue Sport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the C-HR with its rear seat folded (61.1 vs. 36.4 cubic feet).


The Rogue Sport has a much higher standard payload capacity than the C-HR (1115 vs. 835 lbs.).

Servicing Ease

A maintenance reminder system is standard on the Rogue Sport to save the owner time and money by calculating maintenance intervals for oil changes and tire rotation based on odometer mileage. This takes the guesswork out of keeping your vehicle in top condition and helps it last longer. Toyota doesn’t offer a maintenance reminder on the C-HR.


The Rogue Sport (except S) offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The C-HR doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Rogue Sport’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The C-HR’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Rogue Sport SV/SL has standard extendable sun visors. The C-HR doesn’t offer extendable visors.

On extremely cold winter days, the Rogue Sport’s optional (except S) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The C-HR doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Rogue Sport has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The C-HR doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

Both the Rogue Sport and the C-HR offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Rogue Sport has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The C-HR doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.


Consumer Reports® recommends both the Nissan Rogue Sport and the Toyota C-HR, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Toyota C-HR by almost 9 to one during the 2018 model year.

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