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Selected Style FWD 4-Door S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door SL 22 26 $27,682 $29,710
AWD 4-Door SV 22 26 $24,055 $25,810
AWD 4-Door S 22 26 $22,274 $23,370
FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $26,472 $28,410
FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $22,845 $24,510
FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $21,038 $22,070
FWD 4-Door LS
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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
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification FWD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) 30.0 28.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 18.8
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 40.0
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QMU
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3276 3777
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Rogue Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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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