2020 Nissan Rogue vs Mazda CX-5

2020 Nissan Rogue in Orange

When drivers like you around Prichard and Saraland are looking for an SUV that seamlessly transitions from work to play, they usually think of models like the 2020 Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5.

The truth is, both vehicles have a lot to offer, but we wanted to know which one was most ideally suited to the needs of Mobile, AL, area drivers.

So, we compared the 2020 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5. Keep reading to find out what we learned and then contact the team at Nissan of Mobile to test drive your favorite!

Nissan Rogue vs Mazda CX-5: MPG

As local drivers ourselves, we know how important a good fuel mileage can be when you’re commuting to work, taking the kids to their after-school activities, or heading out on your next family vacation. We also love that both SUVs in our comparison have an impressive MPG rating for their class.

However, the Nissan Rogue tends to get you a bit farther per gallon, based on the following EPA-estimated fuel economy numbers:

  • Nissan Rogue MPG: 26 city/33 highway1
  • Mazda CX-5 MPG: 25 city/31 highway

These numbers are what you get with their standard 2.5L engines and front-wheel drive.

Both SUVs also have a smart all-wheel drive (AWD) system. This automatically adjusts torque distribution to improve traction control based on your current conditions. So, if you’re driving down to the gulf or heading out to the campsite, you can be sure that you’ll do so on solid footing in either SUV.

With the standard 2.5L engine and AWD, the Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5 have the following EPA-estimated MPG ratings:

  • Nissan Rogue MPG: 25 city/32 highway1
  • Mazda CX-5 MPG: 24 city/30 highway

As you can see, in either situation, the Nissan Rogue appears to have a higher fuel economy than you’d get from the Mazda CX-5, which makes it a favorite for drivers looking to maximize on efficiency.

Inside the Cabin of the 2020 Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5

2021 Nissan Rogue Interior

When you slide behind the wheel of either the Nissan Rogue or Mazda CX-5, you’re sure to find a cozy interior. Both models seat a total of five passengers and have two rows of seats.

They also keep the driver comfortable and in-command with an available 8-way power seat with a 2-way power lumbar support to help you stay comfortable during long drives.

Speaking of staying in command, both the Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Rogue have a command center that comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen. This includes the following connectivity features:

  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay™

One thing to note, however, is that the Nissan Rogue offers Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ as a standard feature, while the Mazda CX-5 requires a trim level upgrade before they’re available.

Another difference we noticed is in the cargo capacity. Both SUVs give you plenty of room for loading up luggage, camping gear, sporting equipment, groceries, or anything else you may need to carry. However, you’ll get a bit more space in the Nissan Rogue:

Cargo Capacity

Behind First Row

Behind Second Row

Nissan Rogue

70 cubic feet

39.3 cubic feet

Mazda CX-5

59.6 cubic feet

30.9 cubic feet


With a total cargo capacity of 70 cubic feet, the Nissan Rogue gives you more than 10 additional cubic feet of space than you’ll get in the Mazda CX-5.

Want to learn more about the Rogue? Check out our Nissan Rogue Reviews to learn everything from towing to trim levels and more!

Should You Drive the 2020 Nissan Rogue or Mazda CX-5?

Only you can know whether you should drive the 2020 Nissan Rogue or Mazda CX-5. However, when our team at Nissan of Mobile compared the two, we found that the Rogue had a lot to offer drivers around Prichard, Mobile, and Saraland.

Want to try it out for yourself? Contact us and schedule a test drive of the Nissan Rogue!


12020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 26 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Rogue® FWD. 25 City MPG / 32 Highway MPG / 27 Combined MPG for Rogue AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.