2011 Chevrolet
Equinox LT
vs. 2011 Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT

9.8

starting from

$24,970

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Equinox LT

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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
32 mpg
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Fantastic range on the highway
602 miles
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More gears
6
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Safer for the driver in head-on collisions
5 stars
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition

9.3

starting from

$26,480

Reasons to buy the Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
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Average 0-60 time
8.9 seconds
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Winner: Equinox LT
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Equinox LT's power seats; not available on the Rogue S Krom Edition
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Equinox LT
Road Tests 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Winner: Rogue S Krom Edition
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  • The Rogue S Krom Edition hits 60mph around 20% faster, 8.9 seconds vs 10.7 seconds
  • Around 10% faster in the 1/4 mile, 17.0 s @ 84 mph vs 18.0 s @ 80 mph
  • Almost the same, 0.78 g vs 0.76 g
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Winner: Equinox LT
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Equinox LT; but it's not available at all on the Rogue S Krom Edition
  • The Equinox LT has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Performance 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Winner: Equinox LT
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  • The Equinox LT has 6 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Around 10% more powerful, 182 HP @ 6,700 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Winner: Equinox LT
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  • The Equinox LT offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Rogue S Krom Edition
  • The Equinox LT has 4 more cupholders, 8 vs 4
  • Room for more than 10% more stuff, 63.7 ft3 vs 57.9 ft3
Crash Test Ratings 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Winner: Rogue S Krom Edition
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  • The Rogue S Krom Edition has 1.5x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.3

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Equinox LT's power seats; not available on the Rogue S Krom Edition
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Equinox LT

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition
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0-60 mph 10.7 seconds vs 8.9 seconds The Rogue S Krom Edition's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Equinox LT is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs 137 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 18.0 s @ 80 mph vs 17.0 s @ 84 mph The Rogue S Krom Edition's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Equinox LT's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.78 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed 112 mph vs 115 mph Both have a very low top speed

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 The Equinox LT has an OK number of speakers, while the Rogue S Krom Edition has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Equinox LT; but it's not available at all on the Rogue S Krom Edition

Performance

Chevrolet
Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition
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Horsepower 182 HP @ 6,700 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs Continuously variable The Equinox LT has more gears, but the Rogue S Krom Edition has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.8 lb/hp vs 20.2 lb/hp Both Rogue S Krom Edition and Equinox LT are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Rogue S Krom Edition has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.0 ft vs 37.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 63.7 ft3 vs 57.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.4 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1190 lb vs 1026 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Equinox LT offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Rogue S Krom Edition
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Equinox LT has a good number of cupholders, but the Rogue S Krom Edition does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the Rogue S Krom Edition
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs 5 stars The Rogue S Krom Edition is 1.5x safer than the Equinox LT

Cost

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Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition
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MSRP $24,970 vs $26,480 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 22 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition Nissan
Rogue S Krom Edition
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Equinox LT vs Traverse LS
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2011 Ford Explorer Equinox LT vs Explorer
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Equinox LS vs Acadia SLE
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Equinox LT vs Outback 2.5i Premium
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2011 Ford Edge SEL Equinox LS vs Edge SEL
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Rogue SV vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium Rogue SV vs Forester 2.5X Premium
2011 Nissan Rogue S 2011 Nissan JUKE S Rogue S vs JUKE S
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Rogue SV vs Altima 2.5
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4Motion Rogue SV vs Tiguan S 4Motion

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