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Acura RDX, SUV
#1 of 20 RDX v. Nissan Rogue
Nov 08, 2007 (10:36 am)
The RDX is obviously a more "luxury" crossover then the Nissan Rogue, but I'm still curious about people's opinions comparing the two. After all, people do compare the RDX with the CR-V and Mazda CX-7.
From a performance standpoint, I'm sure the RDX outperforms the Rogue, but truthfully, I'm not an agressive driver. I would look to the Acura mostly for potentially better reliability, safety and maybe a more refined interior. What other features of the RDX are selling points for it over the Rogue?
#3 of 20 Re: RDX v. Nissan Rogue [flats]
Nov 08, 2007 (2:55 pm)
Thanks, that's a useful list. I probably wouldn't go for the tech on the RDX as I don't care that much for a navigation system, but there doesn't seem to be that many more features the RDX has compared to the rogue. The RDX has memory seats, reverse tilt outside mirror and dual lighted vanity mirrors, rear folding armrest with storage, tilt and telescoping steering wheel. More then likely, a better sound system. Considering the huge price tag difference, I was hoping for a few more bells and whistles. But maybe those few bells and whistles, and the overall performance and quality of Acura vs Nissan, are worth the few thousand more dollars.
#4 of 20 Re: RDX v. Nissan Rogue [salinas]
Nov 08, 2007 (3:58 pm)
I've only driven the RDX. It is an absolute blast to drive!
The Rogue has gotten some nice reviews. The only thing I see consistant in the negative area would be its small cargo area when compared to its natural competitors like Rav4 and CR-V. But that may not be an issue for you.
Obviously, the RDX will be more expensive. But since you are comparing it to the Rogue, I am assuming you need more then price difference to justify your purchase one way or the other. When I price out the Rogue, I quickly got into the 27k MSRP range. Seeing how the car just hit the market, that's most likely what you would have to pay. The Base RDX is going for 31-32k. So the difference is 4-5k ish.
Check out Edmunds True Cost to Own. You'll quickly learn there is more to buying a car then the initial purchase. The Rogue isn't there yet, fyi.
I wish the RDX got better mpg. That's my main beef with it.
Nov 08, 2007 (10:12 pm)
Another Item to consider is the fuel reg. for both vehicles.
RDX Premium Unleaded
Rogue Reg. Unleaded
#6 of 20 Re: Fuel Prices ??? [mikelevine64]
Nov 09, 2007 (7:42 am)
If I really loved the RDX I might still go for it even with the higher "over time" costs, but somehow I didn't. I can see the appeal for those who want a sports car but need more space to tote along friends or bikes or something. In my case, I found the roughness of the ride distracting.
Anyway, thanks for the input!
#7 of 20 Re: Fuel Prices ??? [salinas]
Nov 09, 2007 (11:38 pm)
I will not consider the RDX due to the Prem fuel requirment.
The price of fuel is just going to keep up & up
#8 of 20 Re: RDX v. Nissan Rogue [salinas]
Nov 21, 2007 (8:37 am)
I was just looking at the same comparison, and putting the two of these side by side with the Edmunds comparison tool really sealed the deal for me. The specs and features are extremely similar (factoring in all a fully loaded Rogue).
I've driven both the RDX base model (ie; no navigation) and the fully loaded Rogue.
The advantages of the RDX are primarily a few more luxury/tech toys and a generally more luxurious finish, and a ton of power in the engine (240hp). While it was a blast to drive, I walked away feeling that it was not worth the money. Also, folding down the back seats was a pain, with having to flip up the seat part before lowering the seat back.
I originally saw the base Rogue and wasn't impressed, but the fully loaded AWD is another story. While not as luxurious as the RDX, it's still pretty nice, especially from the driver's seat. It handles really well, and with the manual shift option/paddle shifters it's pretty fun to drive and I can manually push the 170 hp engine to give me the power I need to get on and around on the highway.
All that being said, I'll be buying a Rogue this week, mostly because of the $5000+ I'll save up front, and the big ongoing savings of 5+ mpg while using regular instead of premium.
#9 of 20 Re: RDX v. Nissan Rogue [salinas]
Nov 30, 2007 (4:41 pm)
Shouldn't you be comparing the Nissan Rogue to the Honda CRV? In terms of comfort and refinement and performance, the Acura RDX is a completely different class of vehicle, competing more with the Infinity EX and FX.
#10 of 20 Re: RDX v. Nissan Rogue [johnny98]
Jan 24, 2008 (8:07 pm)
I compared the CRV to the Rogue --- In the end, driving the CRV, I still felt like a "soccer mom" --- an image I wanted to leave behind. The Rogue makes me feel like I've moved up a little --- dashboard is nicer and the Bose system caters to my music needs.