Deciding on a new Compact SUV for your family can be a difficult task. With so many options, how do you know which is right for you? Our team here at Bob Weaver Auto has put together a comparison of two front runners in this class, the 2020 Jeep Renegade and Nissan Rogue. Don’t hesitate to stop by any time at our location in Pottsville, PA for more information and additional help in choosing your new vehicle.
With the ability to seat up to five passengers, starting price says a lot about which vehicle will be more affordable for a family. The Renegade wins this category, starting at only $22,620, compared to the starting price of $25,490 for the Rogue.
It is hard to pick a clear winner in this category because both the Renegade and Rogue have their own benefits. The Rogue is the strongest competitor when it comes to cargo space. However, the Renegade’s front passenger seat can fold forward along with the rear seats, making it a lot more versatile. The Renegade also has an increased amount of head- and leg- room, which is part of the reason the cargo space is cut a little shorter than the Rogue.
Power / Capability = Renegade
Unlike the previous category, there is no debating the winner when it comes to the power and capability of the Renegade over the Rogue. For starters, the Rogue only has a max towing capacity of 1,102 lbs., which pales in comparison to the 2,000 lbs. towing capacity the Renegade offers.
Once again, the Renegade produces significantly more power than the Rogue. Pumping-out up to 177 horsepower and 210 lb. ft. of torque, the Renegade towers over the Rogue which is only able to produce up to 170 horsepower and 175 lb. ft. of torque.
If you have an adventurous side, then the Renegade is the only way to go. Built with a better ground clearance, high air intake, defensive underbody skid plates, sealed electrical connections and moisture-resistant body openings, the Renegade was made to conquer the outdoors.
The Renegade also has several available 4x4 systems which include; an Active Drive 4X4 System, Jeep Active Drive Low System, and Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. These systems were specifically designed to maintain better control on paved roads and dirt trails, while delivering a better crawl ratio, and optimizing the drivetrain systems on any surface including, snow, sand, mud, and rocks!
Convenience / Comfort = Renegade
The saying, “it’s the little things that make all the difference”, rings true in this comparison. The Rogue starts us out with some impressive available features such as Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Dual-Zone Temperature Control, and Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof. However, when the Renegade steps up to the plate and takes a swing at those features, it hits a homerun. The Renegade’s available Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Auto Dual-Zone Temperature Control, Capless Fuel-Fill, and two incredible Sunroof options are just a few of the top notch features Renegade has to offer. Whether you are looking for a fully Removable Sunroof or simply a beautifully crafted Dual-Pane Sunroof, Jeep’s Sunroof My Sky® Power Removable Sunroof and more conservative Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof have you covered. Each of these simple, yet significant features make everyday city travel as well as adventurous off-road travel a enjoyable experience.
Once again, the Rogue is one step behind the Renegade with its Infotainment features. Where the Rogue offers an available 7-inch Touch-Screen Display, the Renegade has an available 8.4-inch Touch-Screen Display.
Both vehicles have the ability to support Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ and have upgradable Nine-Speaker Audio Systems, however that is where the similarities end.
The Renegade also offers a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot for up to eight devices that is accessible within a 50-foot radius of the vehicle and comes standard with Wireless Charging, neither of which are offered in the Rogue.
Jeep is serious about safety, and it shows in the Renegade. In this category there is some give and take depending on what matters to you most. The Rogue comes standard with a larger number of safety features which are only offered as upgrades in the Renegade. However, the sheer number available safety features offered for the Renegade is astounding.
Some of the Renegade’s available safety features which are not offered for the Rogue are ParkSense® Rear Park Assist, ParkSense® Front Park Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Trailer Sway Damping, Hill Descent Control (off-road cruise control), Full-Size Spare Tire, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
In this battle of the beasts there is obviously a little give and take when it comes to some of the space and safety features. However, from there it is an uphill battle for the Rogue. The Renegade raises that bar in almost every category and brings those options to you starting at a more affordable price. So, what’s not to love?! Stop putting off upgrading to this incredible off-road leader, and come visit us today to help all your dreams become a reality.