Comparison: 2018 Jeep Cherokee v. 2018 Nissan Rogue

December 28th, 2017 by

Two of the top compact SUVs are the Jeep Cherokee and the Nissan Rogue. They are both similar in size and price, but they have different features that set them both apart. Here’s take a closer look at both vehicles.

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee comes with two available engine types including a inline-4 engine a and V-6 engine. The 2018 Nissan Rogue only has one engine option, an inline-4 engine.

Engine advantage? 2018 Jeep Cherokee.

Spacing? The 2018 Jeep Cherokee and Nissan Rogue both seat 5 people. As the spacing difference is minimal between both vehicles there is no distinct advantage between both vehicles. There is slightly more head and legroom for drivers in the 2018 Nissan Rogue.

Fuel economy is where a bigger difference is noticeable. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee provides up to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The 2018 Nissan Rogue gets around 26 mpg in the city MPG and up to 33 mpg on the highway. Fuel economy? 2018 Nissan Rogue.

Performance is where the Jeep Cherokee moves ahead of the Nissan Rogue, providing the ability to tow more and definitely outmuscles the Nissan Rogue. The 2018 Cherokee provides with the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine getting 184 HP and up to 271 HP with the 3.2-liter V6 engine compared to just 170 HP the lone 2.5-liter DOHC engine the 2018 Nissan Rogue offers. Performance? 2018 Jeep Cherokee.

Warranties? Nissan and Jeep offer the same warranties, which include a 3-year or 36,000-mile limited basic warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

Pricing? The 2018 Jeep Cherokee starts at $24,395† versus the 2018 Nissan Rogue for $24,800. Various models and trims can alter the price, but for the standard 2018 base model, the advantage goes to the 2018 Jeep Cherokee.


Overall advantage? 2018 Jeep Cherokee.


In our short review between these 2018 vehicles, we give the nod to the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. But see for yourself when you test drive the new 2018 Jeep Cherokee today at University Dodge!

† plus destination fee


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