2019 Toyota C-HR vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The C-HR’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the C-HR and the Rogue Sport 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, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

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

 

C-HR

Rogue Sport

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

2 Stars

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

Warranty

Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the C-HR for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Nissan doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Rogue Sport.

There are over 13 percent more Toyota dealers than there are Nissan dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the C-HR’s warranty.

Reliability

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the C-HR’s reliability 34 points higher than the Rogue Sport.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 6 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 10th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota second in reliability. Nissan is ranked 14th.

Engine

The C-HR’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 3 more horsepower (144 vs. 141) than the Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the C-HR gets better city fuel mileage than the Rogue Sport FWD (27 city vs. 25 city).

Brakes and Stopping

The C-HR stops shorter than the Rogue Sport:

 

C-HR

Rogue Sport

 

60 to 0 MPH

131 feet

134 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

The C-HR LE’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Rogue Sport S’ standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the C-HR LE has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Rogue Sport S.

Suspension and Handling

The C-HR XLE handles at .80 G’s, while the Rogue Sport SL 4x4 pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The C-HR XLE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.3 seconds quicker than the Rogue Sport SL 4x4 (28.3 seconds @ .59 average G’s vs. 29.6 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the C-HR’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Rogue Sport’s (34.2 feet vs. 36.9 feet).

Passenger Space

The C-HR has .7 inches more front legroom and 1.1 inches more rear hip room than the Rogue Sport.

The front step up height for the C-HR is 1.1 inches lower than the Rogue Sport (16” vs. 17.1”). The C-HR’s rear step up height is 1.3 inches lower than the Rogue Sport’s (16.5” vs. 17.8”).

Servicing Ease

The C-HR has a maintenance free battery for long life without checking the battery’s water level. The Rogue Sport doesn’t have a maintenance free battery, so the water level in the battery’s cells must be checked often to prevent damage.

Ergonomics

The power windows standard on both the C-HR and the Rogue Sport have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the C-HR is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Rogue Sport prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The C-HR’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Rogue Sport’s passenger windows don’t open or close automatically.

If the windows are left open on the C-HR the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. (This window function must be activated by your Toyota service department.) The driver of the Rogue Sport can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The C-HR Limited’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Rogue Sport’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

Consumer Reports rated the C-HR’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Rogue Sport’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”

The C-HR has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Rogue Sport has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the SV/SL.

The C-HR’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Heated mirrors cost extra on the Rogue Sport and aren’t offered on the Rogue Sport S.

The C-HR’s standard rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

The C-HR has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the Rogue Sport SV/SL.

Recommendations

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

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