2019 Nissan Rogue vs. 2019 Jeep Renegade

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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 are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Renegade doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Forward Emergency Braking optional in the Rogue as “Superior.” The Renegade scores only 4 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

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

The Rogue (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Renegade only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Rogue and the Renegade 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 and available all wheel drive.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Jeep Renegade:

 

Rogue

Renegade

 

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Stress

284 lbs.

332 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Jeep Renegade:

 

Rogue

Renegade

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

69

140

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

142

322

Spine Acceleration

51 G’s

74 G’s

Hip Force

783 lbs.

1087 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rogue the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 100 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Renegade has not been fully tested, yet.

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

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 Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 55 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 28th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Jeep vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 8 places higher in reliability than Jeep.

Engine

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan Rogue 2.5 4 cyl. is faster than the Jeep Renegade 2.4 4 cyl.:

 

Rogue

Renegade

Zero to 30 MPH

3.7 sec

3.8 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.5 sec

9.9 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

5.8 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

17.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.2 MPH

81.1 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

 

 

 

MPG

Rogue

 

FWD

2.0 4 cyl. Hybrid

33 city/35 hwy

 

 

2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

26 city/33 hwy

 

AWD

2.0 4 cyl. Hybrid

31 city/34 hwy

 

 

2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

25 city/32 hwy

Renegade

 

FWD

2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

22 city/30 hwy

 

AWD

2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

21 city/29 hwy

Regenerative brakes improve the Rogue Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Renegade doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Renegade with the 1.3 turbo 4 cyl. engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Rogue has 1.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the Renegade (14.5 vs. 12.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

The Rogue 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 Renegade doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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

The Rogue stops shorter than the Renegade:

 

Rogue

Renegade

 

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Rogue has larger tires than the Renegade (225/65R17 vs. 215/65R16).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Rogue S/SV/Hybrid has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Renegade.

The Rogue 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 Renegade doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Rogue can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Renegade doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Rogue’s wheelbase is 5.3 inches longer than on the Renegade (106.5 inches vs. 101.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Rogue is 2.2 inches wider in the front and 2.2 inches wider in the rear than on the Renegade.

The Rogue’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (55.7% to 44.3%) than the Renegade’s (59.9% to 40.1%). This gives the Rogue more stable handling and braking.

The Rogue SL AWD handles at .77 G’s, while the Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 pulls only .73 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For greater off-road capability the Rogue has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Renegade (8.4 vs. 8 inches), allowing the Rogue to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Rogue has an electronically controlled liquid-filled front engine mount. A computer-controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The Renegade uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

The design of the Nissan Rogue amounts to more than styling. The Rogue offers aerodynamic coefficients of drag from .319 to .336 Cd (depending on bodystyle and options). That is significantly lower than the Renegade (.35 to .37) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Rogue get better fuel mileage.

For excellent aerodynamics, the Rogue has standard flush composite headlights. The Renegade has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Passenger Space

The Rogue has 5.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Renegade (105.8 vs. 100.1).

The Rogue has .5 inches more front headroom, 1.8 inches more front legroom, .9 inches more front hip room, .7 inches more front shoulder room, 2.8 inches more rear legroom, .2 inches more rear hip room and .8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Renegade.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Rogue’s available rear seats recline. The Renegade’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The Rogue has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Renegade with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 18.5 cubic feet). The Rogue has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Renegade with its rear seat folded (70 vs. 50.8 cubic feet).

The Rogue’s cargo area is larger than the Renegade’s in every dimension:

 

Rogue

Renegade

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.5”/68.5”

28.9”/59”

Min Width

44”

37.6”

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Rogue SV/SL’s power liftgate can be opened or closed just by waving your foot, leaving your hands completely free. The Renegade doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening liftgate.

Towing

The Rogue’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Renegade’s (1102 vs. 0 pounds).

Ergonomics

When different drivers share the Rogue (except S), the optional memory seats and mirrors make it convenient. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Renegade doesn’t offer a memory system.

If the windows are left open on the Rogue the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Renegade can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Rogue has a standard locking fuel cap with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Renegade doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Consumer Reports rated the Rogue’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Renegade’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Rogue’s headlights were rated “Acceptable” by the IIHS, while the Renegade’s headlights are rated “Poor.”

The Rogue has standard power remote mirrors. The Renegade only comes with remote mirrors at extra cost. Without them the driver will have to roll down the windows and reach across the car to adjust the mirrors.

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

Economic Advantages

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the Renegade because typical repairs cost much less on the Rogue than the Renegade, including $40 less for a water pump, $131 less for front brake pads, $297 less for a starter and $322 less for front struts.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Jeep Renegade isn't recommended.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Rogue second among compact SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Renegade isn’t in the top three.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Jeep Renegade by over four to one during 2018.

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