2020 Toyota C-HR vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Toyota C-HR have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Nissan Rogue Sport doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the C-HR and the Rogue Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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, 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.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and its standard front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the C-HR the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 169 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Rogue Sport has not been fully tested, yet.

Warranty

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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

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 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 second in reliability, above the industry average. With 29 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 15th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota third in reliability. Nissan is ranked 11th.

Engine

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

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the C-HR gets better fuel mileage than the Rogue Sport:

MPG

C-HR

FWD

2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.

27 city/31 hwy

Rogue Sport

FWD

2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.

25 city/32 hwy

AWD

2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.

24 city/30 hwy

Brakes and Stopping

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The C-HR’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 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. (Your Toyota service department must activate this window function.) The driver of the Rogue Sport can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

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

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the C-HR Limited has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The C-HR’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Nissan only offers heated mirrors on the Rogue Sport SV/SL.

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.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the C-HR owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the C-HR will cost $245 less than the Rogue Sport over a five-year period.

The C-HR will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the C-HR will retain 57.63% to 57.78% of its original price after five years, while the Rogue Sport only retains 44.23% to 44.58%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Toyota C-HR will be $5194 to $8156 less than for the Nissan Rogue Sport.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the C-HR second among small SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Rogue Sport isn’t in the top three.

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