It’s time for you to slide into the driver’s seat of a new SUV. There are many options on the road around Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Barlett, and Streamwood, so how do you know where to start?
Luckily, your friends at McGrath Nissan of Elgin are here to help. We’ve pitted two of the top competitors in their class, the 2023 Nissan Rogue and 2023 Chevy Equinox, in a head-to-head battle to help you better decide on the right one for you.
Come see which vehicle will come out on top!
REAR AUTOMATIC BRAKING
The first round of this battle pits the powertrains of both SUVs against one another. Which one will come out on top and deliver the performance you crave?
The Chevy Equinox starts off solid with a 1.5-liter Turbo engine generating 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. A valiant start for a steadfast performer.
Want to kick it up a notch? The 1.5-liter powertrain in the 2023 Nissan Rogue amps up your drive with 201 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque.
The best part is that neither SUV sacrifices efficiency for power. With the Equinox, you’ll still be treated to an EPA-estimated 24 city/30 highway MPG. Once again, though, the Rogue takes it one step further by earning an EPA-estimated 30 city/37 highway MPG—keeping you on the freeway longer.*
Clearly, the first round went to the Rogue, but can the Equinox catch up? When comparing how much room they prioritize for passengers and cargo, the Rogue comes out victorious once again.
Let’s continue by taking a look at the type of space these SUVs have to offer:
|41.1 inches||Front Headroom||40 inches|
|43.3 inches||Rear Headroom||38.5 inches|
As you can see, drivers and passengers are sure to delight in the extra inches the Rogue has to offer. When you’ve been behind the wheel for a long stretch, the Rogue also has 41.5 inches of front legroom for you to relax in.
However, you may feel a bit cramped with only 40.9 inches of front legroom in the Equinox.
Your peeps will be comfortable and so will your cargo in the Rogue and the Equinox. Each model offers a configurable cabin to provide the right amount of space you need for new home décor, furniture, or shopping hauls. Which model has more space available, though?
|74.1 cubic feet||Cargo Capacity Behind First Row||63.9 cubic feet|
|36.5 cubic feet||Cargo Capacity Behind Second Row||29.9 cubic feet|
After a closer look, the Rogue proves to have the larger cabin and trunk, meaning you’ll have more space flexibility and versatility than with the Equinox.
It’s beginning to look like a runaway for the 2023 Nissan Rogue as we approach the third and final round. Will the Equinox be able to hold out? After taking a closer look at their driver assistance offerings, you’ll feel confident betting on the Rogue.
The Chevy Equinox starts off strong by offering standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, the same as the Rogue. This feature measures the distance between your SUV and frontal obstacles, alerting you when you’re too close. If needed, it even applies the brakes to help keep you out of harm’s way.
Want this same protection in the rear of your vehicle? No problem—the Rogue also comes standard with Rear Automatic Braking to bring your Rogue to a stop when you’re too close to another vehicle while parking or backing out of your driveway.
Since the Equinox does not offer a comparable system, it looks like the Rogue is delivering its final, heavy-hitting blow.
The battle is over, and the 2023 Nissan Rogue is left standing. With more power, efficiency, safety technology, and interior space, it seems the Chevy Equinox didn’t stand a chance.
Stop by McGrath Nissan of Elgin today to learn more about what makes the Rogue reign victorious. We hope to see our Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Barlett, and Streamwood neighbors soon.
Contact us to get started with a test drive!
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*2023 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 30 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 33 Combined MPG for Rogue S and SV FWD, 28 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG / 31 Combined MPG for Rogue S and SV AWD, 29 City MPG / 36 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Rogue SL and Platinum FWD, 28 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG / 31 Combined MPG for Rogue SL and Platinum AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.