2020 Jeep Renegade vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

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Safety

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The Renegade has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Renegade Trailhawk’s standard Hill-descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer Hill-descent Control.

Both the Renegade 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors 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 Jeep Renegade is safer than the Nissan Rogue Sport:

Renegade

Rogue Sport

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

2 Stars

HIC

363

398

Chest Compression

.7 inches

1 inches

Neck Injury Risk

35%

65%

Neck Stress

221 lbs.

260 lbs.

Neck Compression

47 lbs.

78 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

290/322 lbs.

328/396 lbs.

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

Warranty

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There are over 2 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Nissan dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Renegade’s warranty.

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Renegade has a standard 150-amp alternator (160-amp - Renegade Auto). The Rogue Sport’s 110-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

Engine

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The Renegade’s optional 1.3 turbo 4 cyl. produces 36 more horsepower (177 vs. 141) and 63 lbs.-ft. more torque (210 vs. 147) than the Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Renegade’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 39 more horsepower (180 vs. 141) and 28 lbs.-ft. more torque (175 vs. 147) than the Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Jeep Renegade 4 cyl. is faster than the Nissan Rogue Sport:

Renegade

Rogue Sport

Zero to 30 MPH

3.2 sec

3.5 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9 sec

9.8 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

16.5 sec

16.9 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

4.8 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter Mile

16.9 sec

17.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

80.8 MPH

80.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Renegade (except 2.4-liter)’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Renegade has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Renegade’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Rogue Sport:

Renegade

Rogue Sport

Front Rotors

12 inches

11.65 inches

The Renegade stops much shorter than the Rogue Sport:

Renegade

Rogue Sport

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

137 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

133 feet

139 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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The Renegade offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Rogue Sport, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Renegade’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

The Renegade Latitude 4x4 handles at .78 G’s, while the Rogue Sport SL 4x4 pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Renegade Latitude 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the Rogue Sport SL 4x4 (28.4 seconds @ .61 average G’s vs. 29.6 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Renegade Trailhawk 4x4’s turning circle is 1.6 feet tighter than the Rogue Sport’s (35.3 feet vs. 36.9 feet). The Renegade’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the Rogue Sport’s (36.3 feet vs. 36.9 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Renegade has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Rogue Sport (8 vs. 7.4 inches), allowing the Renegade to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Renegade Trailhawk’s minimum ground clearance is 1.3 inches higher than on the Rogue Sport (8.7 vs. 7.4 inches).

Chassis

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The Renegade is 5.8 inches shorter than the Rogue Sport, making the Renegade easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Renegade (except Trailhawk) uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Renegade has 4.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Rogue Sport (100.1 vs. 96).

The Renegade has 1.5 inches more front headroom, 2.2 inches more rear headroom, 1.7 inches more rear legroom and 5 inches more rear hip room than the Rogue Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Renegade. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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The Renegade 4x4 2.4 4 cyl. offers up to a 2000 lbs. towing capacity. The Rogue Sport has no towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

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The Renegade 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

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The Renegade’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Rogue Sport’s parking brake has to released manually.

The power windows standard on both the Renegade and the Rogue Sport have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Renegade 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 Renegade’s front power windows 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.

The Renegade’s optional 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.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Renegade offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The Renegade’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 Renegade’s optional 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 Renegade’s optional Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages

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The Renegade will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Renegade will retain 45.96% to 48.34% of its original price after five years, while the Rogue Sport only retains 44.23% to 44.58%.

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