2011 Infiniti
EX35
vs. 2011 Nissan
Rogue SV

2011 Infiniti EX35

9.6

Winner

Infiniti EX35

starting from

$36,095

Reasons to buy the Infiniti EX35

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Quite powerful
297 HP @ 6,800 RPM
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Very sporty performance
12.7 lb/hp
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 Nissan Rogue SV

9.5

Runner-up

Nissan Rogue SV

starting from

$25,950

Reasons to buy the Nissan Rogue SV

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Average cargo space
57.9 ft3
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
Performance 7.4 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti EX35 Winner: EX35
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  • The EX35 has 7 more gears, which can improve performance, 7 vs Continuously variable
  • The EX35's power-to-weight ratio is around 40% better, providing a sportier ride, 12.7 lb/hp vs 20.5 lb/hp
  • The EX35's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • The Rogue SV offers an optional navigation system; not available on the EX35
  • Room for more than 3x more stuff, 57.9 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • The Rogue SV's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Like your tunes? In the Rogue SV, you can upgrade to satellite radio
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti EX35 Winner: EX35
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the EX35
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $10,145 cheaper (around 30% less), $25,950 vs $36,095
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.5 vs 9.6

Performance

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Infiniti EX35 Infiniti
EX35
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Horsepower 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 297 HP @ 6,800 RPM The EX35 is fairly powerful, but the Rogue SV is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 7 The EX35 has an extraordinary amount of gears, but the Rogue SV has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the EX35's semi-automatic transmission and the Rogue SV's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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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 20.5 lb/hp vs 12.7 lb/hp The EX35 is a very sporty car, while the Rogue SV is quite sluggish
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 34.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Infiniti EX35 Infiniti
EX35
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 57.9 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3 The Rogue SV has OK cargo room, while the EX35 has very little
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 56.9 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1053 lb vs 1096 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 Rogue SV offers an optional navigation system; not available on the EX35
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Infiniti EX35 Infiniti
EX35
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Rogue SV's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the EX35 does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Rogue SV, you can upgrade to 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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Infiniti EX35 Infiniti
EX35
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the EX35

Cost

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Infiniti EX35 Infiniti
EX35
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MSRP $25,950 vs $36,095 The Rogue SV has a great price and the EX35 is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 17 mpg The Rogue SV has great city mileage and the EX35 is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The EX35's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Rogue SV's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The EX35's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Rogue SV's is very short

Safety Features

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Infiniti EX35 Infiniti
EX35
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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 None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Infiniti EX35 Infiniti
EX35
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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 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Infiniti EX35 Infiniti
EX35
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 6.7 seconds The EX35 has a good 0-60 time, but the Rogue SV is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 130 ft The EX35 has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Rogue SV is just OK
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1/4 mile 17.0 s @ 84 mph vs 15.1 s @ 96 mph The EX35's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Rogue SV's is OK, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Infiniti EX35 2011 Infiniti FX35 EX35 vs FX35
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Rogue SV vs Outback 2.5i Limited

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