The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and Nissan Rogue are two of the bestselling models in a bestselling class. That’s why we decided to feature these two intrepid leaders in this comparison guide. Which of these beautiful, versatile, and popular compact sport utility crossovers belong in your driveway? Let’s take a comprehensive look.
Price: 2019 Chevy Equinox
It sure is easier to take a vehicle home when it comes at a lower price point. To that end, the 2019 Chevy Equinox is over $1,000 more affordable than the Nissan Rogue. That’s $23,800 for the Equinox versus $24,920 for the Rogue. With that price difference in mind, let’s look at the standard features for each model.
The base 2019 Chevy Equinox comes with 170-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, six-speaker audio system, USB port, Bluetooth, rearview camera, Teen Driver, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hotspot, and MyLink infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen.
By comparison, the 2019 Nissan Rogue includes standard features such as an infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and two USB ports, and loads of advanced safety features. Not counting for the safety features, the Equinox has more to offer at a lower price point.
Reliability: 2019 Chevy Equinox
Another strong selling point for the 2019 Chevy Equinox is its reliability rating by JD Power and Associates. They poll new owners about their satisfaction with their car, including any maintenance issues. If your car gets a 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, then it’s completely average for the auto industry. And that’s where the 2019 Nissan Rogue finds itself, with a 3 flat. On the other hand, the Equinox pushes for a 4 out of 5, which is a great score and well above average. (For the record: we’ve never written about a vehicle with a score higher than 4.5 out of 5.) The Equinox is popular with its owners, and you might be one of them.
Fuel Economy: 2019 Chevy Equinox
At first glance, the Equinox and Rogue have almost identical fuel economy numbers. The 2019 Chevy Equinox gets 26 city miles and 32 highway miles per gallon. The Nissan Rogue gets the same city mileage and 33 highway mpg. As we said, almost identical. But that’s not the end of the story. If you get the optional turbodiesel engine on the Equinox, your numbers improve to 28 city miles and 39 highway miles per gallon. So if you prefer diesel, the Chevy is your SUV. Otherwise, it’s a virtual tie.
Towing: 2019 Chevy Equinox
Where the Chevy Equinox wins hands down again is in towing numbers. The 2019 Equinox can tow up to 3,500 pounds, which means boats are on the menu of possibilities, depending on weight. Meanwhile, the Rogue maxes out at the strangely specific number of 1,102 pounds. That’s a loaded utility trailer, but not a lot more than that.