Vehicle Comparisons:
2015 Nissan Rogue vs. 2015 Toyota Highlander

nissan rogue comparisonsWhen you’re in the market for a new sport utility vehicle, there are many factors to consider before making your final decision and driving off the lot, including overall performance and fuel economy. Your lack of desire to immediately commit is understandable; buying a new SUV is a big commitment.

In an effort to forever protect the people of Doylestown, Lansdale, and Philadelphia from the terrible fate of buyer’s remorse, here’s a vehicle comparison that breaks down the major differences between the 2015 Nissan Rogue and the 2015 Toyota Highlander.

Performance

The 2015 Nissan Rogue’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine unleashed the power of 170 horses at 6,000 RPM and, at 4,400 RPM, delivers 175 lb-ft of torque. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood of the 2015 Toyota Highlander puts forth 185 horsepower at 5,800 RPM and leverages 184 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 RPM. Thus, there’s a slight difference in power, but the superior fuel efficiency more than makes up for this.

In addition, the 2015 Nissan Rogue is endowed with all-wheel drive and a continuously variable Xtronic transmission, making it an exceptionally smooth ride. This is especially true when you compare it to the 2015 Highlander’s six-speed automatic with Sequential Shift and Snow Mode. Note also that the latter model only comes with two-wheel drive, so greater traction is yours with the 2015 Rogue.

Fuel Economy

None of us is a stranger to the trauma of watching those numbers on the fuel pump climb. The best we can do to save money at the pump is buying a vehicle that’s highly efficient.

Here’s what you can expect from both SUVs being compared:

  • The 2015 Toyota Highlander gives you an estimated 20 mpg when driving in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and an estimated combined average of 22 mpg. That’s respectable, especially considering its class.
  • The 2015 Nissan Rogue, however, greatly exceeds that mark, achieving a full estimated 25 mpg when driving in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, for a combined estimated average of 28 mpg.

nissan rogue philadelphia, paThe 2015 Rogue also rests much lighter on the asphalt, weighing in at 3,532 lbs. The 2015 Highlander, on the other hand, weighs 4,134 lbs. Though by no means bloated, the added heft of the Highlander does help to explain its greater thirst for gas.

Anyone living or staying in the Doylestown, Lansdale, and Philadelphia area knows full well that they shouldn’t toss their money at the first SUV to blink its headlights at them. After the above differences have been made apparent, we feel fairly confident that the answer is now on the table.

When you’re ready to make the leap, all you need to do is slip into the driver seat, put your hands on the wheel, and go forth in the 2015 Nissan Rogue. Call Montgomeryville Nissan and schedule a test drive today

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