2020 Jeep Renegade vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

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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 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Renegade and the Rogue 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:

Renegade

Rogue

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

207

294

Neck Injury Risk

26%

31%

Neck Compression

18 lbs.

44 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

343/366 lbs.

856/397 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.7 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

35%

63%

Neck Stress

221 lbs.

235 lbs.

Neck Compression

47 lbs.

109 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

290/322 lbs.

393/402 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 and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Jeep Renegade is safer than the Nissan Rogue:

Renegade

Rogue

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.8 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

107 G’s

202 G’s

Hip Force

320 lbs.

477 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Max Damage Depth

13 inches

15 inches

HIC

222

547

Hip Force

593 lbs.

784 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’s 110-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

Engine

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The Renegade’s optional 1.3 turbo 4 cyl. produces 7 more horsepower (177 vs. 170) and 35 lbs.-ft. more torque (210 vs. 175) than the Rogue’s 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl. The Renegade’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 10 more horsepower (180 vs. 170) than the Rogue’s 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

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

Renegade

Rogue

Zero to 60 MPH

9 sec

9.5 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

4.8 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter Mile

16.9 sec

17.2 sec

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 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 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:

Renegade

Rogue

Front Rotors

12 inches

11.65 inches

The Renegade stops shorter than the Rogue:

Renegade

Rogue

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

119 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

133 feet

142 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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The Renegade Latitude/Limited’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Rogue SL’s 55 series tires.

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, 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 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

The Renegade Latitude 4x4 handles at .78 G’s, while the Rogue SL AWD pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Renegade Latitude 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Rogue SL AWD (28.4 seconds @ .61 average G’s vs. 28.9 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Renegade Trailhawk 4x4’s turning circle is 2.3 feet tighter than the Rogue’s (35.3 feet vs. 37.6 feet). The Renegade’s turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the Rogue’s (36.3 feet vs. 37.6 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Renegade Trailhawk has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Rogue (8.7 vs. 8.4 inches), allowing the Renegade to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Jeep Renegade may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 150 to 300 pounds less than the Nissan Rogue.

The Renegade is 1 foot, 5.9 inches shorter than the Rogue, 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 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Cargo Capacity

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

Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Nissan Rogue is limited to 1102 pounds. The Renegade 4x4 offers up to a 2000 lbs. 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 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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To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the Renegade has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Rogue doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

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

The power windows standard on both the Renegade and the Rogue 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 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’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’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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

The Renegade’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Nissan charges extra for heated mirrors on the Rogue.

The Renegade (except Sport) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Rogue doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Renegade owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Renegade with a number “5” insurance rate while the Rogue is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Renegade is less expensive to operate than the Rogue because it costs $110 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Renegade than the Rogue, including $49 less for a muffler, $293 less for fuel injection, $118 less for a fuel pump, $387 less for a timing belt/chain and $927 less for a power steering pump.

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