2020 Nissan Rogue vs. 2019 Lexus UX Series

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Safety

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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 UX Series doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

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 UX Series 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 UX Series 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, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras and available all wheel drive.

Warranty

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There are almost 5 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Lexus dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Rogue’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the Rogue third among compact SUVs in their 2019 Initial Quality Study. The UX Series isn’t in the top three in its category.

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 Lexus vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 7th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lexus is ranked 8th.

Engine

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The Rogue’s 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder produces 1 more horsepower (170 vs. 169) and 24 lbs.-ft. more torque (175 vs. 151) than the UX 200’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Rogue has 3.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (14.5 vs. 10.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Rogue has 2.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series’ standard fuel tank (14.5 vs. 12.4 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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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 UX Series are solid, not vented.

The Rogue stops shorter than the UX Series:

Rogue

UX Series

60 to 0 MPH

134 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

143 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Rogue SL has standard 19-inch wheels. The UX Series’ largest wheels are only 18-inches.

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 UX Series doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

The Rogue has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the UX Series; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Rogue’s wheelbase is 2.6 inches longer than on the UX Series (106.5 inches vs. 103.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Rogue is 1.8 inches wider in the front and 1.8 inches wider in the rear than on the UX Series.

Passenger Space

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The Rogue has 15.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the UX Series (105.8 vs. 90.4).

The Rogue has 4.4 inches more front headroom, .9 inches more front legroom, .2 inches more front hip room, 1.5 inches more front shoulder room, 2.2 inches more rear headroom, 4.8 inches more rear legroom and 3 inches more rear shoulder room than the UX Series.

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

Cargo Capacity

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The Rogue has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the UX Series (39.3 vs. 21.7 cubic feet).

Towing

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The Rogue has a 1102 lbs. towing capacity. The UX Series has no towing capacity.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Rogue owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Rogue will cost $100 to $1645 less than the UX Series over a five-year period.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue will be $4331 to $5275 less than for the Lexus UX Series.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends both the Nissan Rogue and the Lexus UX Series, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Lexus UX Series by almost 910 to one during 2018.

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