Compare 2012 Nissan Rogue vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Nissan Rogue
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $21,038 $22,070
AWD 4-Door S 22 26 $22,274 $23,370
FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $22,845 $24,510
AWD 4-Door SV 22 26 $24,055 $25,810
FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $26,472 $28,410
AWD 4-Door SL 22 26 $27,682 $29,710
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,038
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,070
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
FWD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
126.4 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.0 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.3 187.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.9 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.9 63.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.6 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3276 3777
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4400 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.79 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34-0.39 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.84
Trans Type
1 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Rogue Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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