2020 Jeep Cherokee vs Nissan Rogue
One of the best ways to get around the Medford, Malden, and Everett areas is from behind the wheel of a new crossover. These vehicles are notably versatile and offer enhanced performance and interior space. While there are plenty of options to choose from for your next ride, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Nissan Rogue tend to stand out. Find out which is the best fit for your needs in our comprehensive 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Nissan Rogue comparison from the folks at Grava Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
If you plan to do any off-roading or frequently drive in hazardous road conditions, the 2020 Cherokee offers an advantage. Jeep has always been the master of off-roading, and the Cherokee is no exception. Every trim level is designed to handle rough weather conditions, and the three available 4×4 systems allow you to customize your capability features. Opt for the Trailhawk trim, and you can even enjoy Trail Rated® performance with enhanced articulation, maneuverability, water fording, ground clearance, and traction.
The 2020 Rogue has a few impressive features in its own right, like the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. This system responds to changing driving conditions in real time, transferring power to the wheels with the most traction. While that alone is enough to set it apart from most other crossovers, the Cherokee’s capability makes a feature like that unnecessary in the first place, especially considering its enhanced traction.
You’ll need a powerful engine under the hood to get the most out of your crossover, and neither of these options disappoint. The Rogue comes equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 170 horsepower. Couple that with its continuously variable valve timing control system, and you can enjoy a smooth and satisfying ride on the road.
If you’re looking for something more than just enough power to get by, however, the new Cherokee has several engine options. The standard 2.4L I4 already offers more horsepower— 180, to be exact—than the Rogue’s only engine options, and that’s just the beginning. You can also opt for the 3.2L Pentastar® V6 and its 271 horsepower. There’s even a turbocharged I4 option that offers 270 horsepower with a remarkably efficient setup.
Safety should be the most important factor in any vehicle purchase whether you plan to frequently drive passengers around or not. Fortunately, both of these vehicles are packed full of driver-assistance features. Blind spot monitoring and lane-keep assist are available in both, along with a collection of other driver-assistance features.
While both of these vehicles are packed full of tech that either mitigates or prevents damage during an accident, the Cherokee still has a slight advantage. The Rogue may have an impressive air-bag system, but the Cherokee matches that and adds high-strength steel frame construction that’s designed to maximize protection by directing kinetic energy from impact collision around the cabin.
Jeep Cherokee vs Nissan Rogue: Verdict
Our Jeep Cherokee vs. Nissan Rogue comparison was close, but the 2020 Jeep Cherokee tends to be the better option overall, thanks to its capability, engine power, and safety features. To learn more about this crossover, head to Grava CDJR, your local Medford, Malden, and Everett Jeep dealer, and see one for yourself. Schedule your test drive today!