2020 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. 2020 Cadillac XT4

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Safety

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The Rogue Sport (except S)’s optional 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 XT4 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Rogue Sport and the XT4 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 all-wheel drive and around view monitors.

Warranty

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There are over 20 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Cadillac dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Rogue Sport’s warranty.

Reliability

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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 Rogue Sport’s reliability 41 points higher than the XT4.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 7th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 14 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 17th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 15th in reliability. With 29 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 23rd.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 19 places higher in reliability than Cadillac.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Sport gets better fuel mileage than the XT4:

Rogue Sport

XT4

2WD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

24 city/30 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/30 hwy

22 city/29 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue Sport uses regular unleaded gasoline. The XT4 requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Transmission

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The Rogue Sport 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 XT4 doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Rogue Sport stops shorter than the XT4:

Rogue Sport

XT4

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

139 feet

141 feet

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Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Rogue Sport’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the XT4’s (36.9 feet vs. 38 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Rogue Sport has a greater minimum ground clearance than the XT4 (7.4 vs. 6.8 inches), allowing the Rogue Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Nissan Rogue Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 400 pounds less than the Cadillac XT4.

The Rogue Sport is 8.3 inches shorter than the XT4, making the Rogue Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Rogue Sport has .2 inches more front headroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the XT4.

Cargo Capacity

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The Rogue Sport has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the XT4 with its rear seat up (22.9 vs. 22.5 cubic feet). The Rogue Sport has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the XT4 with its rear seat folded (61.1 vs. 48.9 cubic feet).

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Rogue Sport owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Rogue Sport will cost $445 to $1725 less than the XT4 over a five-year period.

The Rogue Sport will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Rogue Sport will retain 44.23% to 44.58% of its original price after five years, while the XT4 only retains 40.82% to 41.58%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue Sport will be $12786 to $12896 less than for the Cadillac XT4.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue Sport, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Cadillac XT4 isn't recommended.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Cadillac XT4 by over 12 to one during the 2019 model year.

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