2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

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  • 2019 GMC Terrain

    A red 2019 GMC Terrain is shown from a front-side angle facing left.

    Starting at

    $25,000

    2019 Nissan Rogue

    A blue 2019 Nissan Rogue facing right

    Starting at

    $24,920

    Up to 252 HPHorsepower170 HP
    203-260 lb-ftTorque175 lb-ft
    3Available Engines1
    1,500-3,500 LBSTowing Capacity1,102 LBS

    Drivers looking for a compact SUV will have plenty of options to choose from, however there are a few vehicles that stand above the rest. Two of these vehicles, which are commonly compared, include the 2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Nissan Rogue. Both of these compact SUVs offer plenty of onboard tech, and at an affordable cost. However, one vehicle has the edge in terms of performance and safety.

    The 2019 GMC Terrain is one of the most versatile compact SUVs on the market. It is efficient, powerful, and advanced, offering everything a driver is looking for on even the base trim level. Standard features onboard the new Terrain include a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four USB ports, and the Teen Driver system. In terms of safety, the Terrain outscored many competitors in its class during safety and crash test ratings, and even earned a high reliability rating. The 2019 GMC Terrain also offers an incredible level of performance, with horsepower ratings of up to 252 hp and fuel economy ratings of up to 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway with the proper engine.

    Meanwhile, the 2019 Nissan Rogue is a fierce competitor with a similar entertainment suite and an abundance of standard safety features. However, in nearly every automotive category the 2019 Nissan Rogue simply falls short of the 2019 GMC Terrain. It is more fuel efficient than many of its competitors, but doesn’t offer the same level of efficiency as the Terrain. It also offers a generous entertainment suite, but lacks many of the standard features offered on the Terrain. The category of performance is where the 2019 Nissan Rogue really falls shorts of the Terrain, offering a maximum horsepower of 170 hp with only one available engine option.

    Overall, the 2019 GMC Terrain is the superior vehicle compared to the 2019 Nissan Rogue. However, if you’re interested in purchasing this incredible vehicle, it’s important to take a closer look at how it compares to one of its top competitors.

  • Performance

    A red Terrain Denali driving up a hill after winning 2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

    In the category of performance, the 2019 GMC Terrain emerges as the clear winner over the 2019 Nissan Rogue. The Terrain is more powerful, more efficient, and offers superior handling. While the 2019 Nissan Rogue does not offer poor performance, it certainly leaves much to be desired for drivers looking for a higher level of performance.

    2019 GMC Terrain

    The 2019 GMC Terrain is one of the only vehicles in its class which offers a turbo-diesel engine option. This engine is the most efficient engine available, offering fuel economy ratings of up to 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. The diesel engine also offers up to 240 lb-ft of torque and 137 hp, allowing it to accelerate quickly and responsively. However, drivers looking for even more power will enjoy the available 2.0L 4-cylinder engine which offers up to 252 hp. This engine is less efficient than the turbo-diesel engine, but offers the most power out of the Terrain’s three engine options. Drivers looking to stick to the base engine can enjoy a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, which produces up to 170 hp and is fairly efficient with ratings of up to 26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The 2019 GMC Terrain is available in both front-wheel or all-wheel drive, however its base configuration is offered in front-wheel drive. Drivers and critics note that the 2019 GMC Terrain offers responsive and smooth handling, and is easy to maneuver. If you’re looking for a compact SUV that offers plenty of power and efficiency, you’ll love the 2019 GMC Terrain.

    2019 Nissan Rogue

    The 2019 Nissan Rogue offers an underwhelming performance with its one available engine. At most, the 2019 Nissan Rogue is capable of producing up to 170 hp, which is a level of power only suitable for city commuters that don’t need to get anywhere fast. Due to its lack of power, the Rogue has received harsh criticism with drivers and critics noting that it is incredibly slow to accelerate and becomes noticeable loud on the highway due to the high speeds. However, the 2019 Nissan Rogue is easy to maneuver given its small size and offers above-average fuel efficiency ratings for the compact SUV class with up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. If you’re looking for a vehicle simply for a short daily commute to the office in the city, the Rogue may be an appropriate choice. But, if you’re planning on frequenting the highway or going on the occasional long road trip, you’ll want to opt for the 2019 GMC Terrain.

  • Entertainment

    A closeup of the Terrain's infotainment screen that won 2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

    If you’re searching for a vehicle that can keep everyone onboard entertained, you’ll love what the 2019 GMC Terrain and 2019 Nissan Rogue have to offer. Both vehicles offer a generous suite of standard entertainment features onboard their base model, however the Terrain offers just a bit more. While it’s a close call in the category of entertainment, the 2019 GMC Terrain is the more ideal choice for tech-savvy drivers and passengers.

    2019 GMC Terrain

    The 2019 GMC Terrain offers just about every key entertainment feature imaginable at no extra cost on its base trim level. These advanced features include a 7-inch touchscreen display, a built-in WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition technology, and four USB ports. The Terrain also offers a standard 6-speaker sound system. Of course, if you’d like to upgrade to even more entertainment technology, this is made easy with the Terrain’s numerous available features. Upgradable entertainment tech includes navigation, an 8-inch touchscreen display, wireless charging, additional USB ports, and an enhanced Bose sound system. It is also important to note that the GMC infotainment system is one of the top-rated interfaces on the market. Drivers and critics note that the touchscreen is responsive, intuitive, and easy to navigate. Whether you’re looking to stick to standard features or upgrade to a higher trim level, you’ll enjoy a fully equipped entertainment suite onboard the 2019 GMC Terrain.

    2019 Nissan Rogue

    The 2019 Nissan Rogue also offers a premium suite of entertainment technology. Standard features on the base model of the Rogue include a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, unlike most competitors that offer a 6-speaker sound system as standard, the Rogue is equipped with a 4-speaker sound system. The 2019 Nissan Rogue also offer less standard USB ports than the Rogue and has received mixed reviews for its infotainment system with critics noting that the interface is exceptionally outdated and can be difficult to navigate. However, the 2019 Nissan Rogue does offer a nice suite of available entertainment features including HD radio, navigation, and a 9-speaker sound system. Overall, both the 2019 GMC Terrain and 2019 Nissan Rogue offer excellent entertainment features, however, the 2019 GMC Terrain simply offers a more generous and advanced entertainment suite.

  • Safety

    A gray Terrain Denali driving away with the win of 2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

    When it comes to safety, the 2019 GMC Terrain and 2019 Nissan Rogue are excellent choices in the compact SUV class. However, the 2019 GMC Terrain received a higher overall safety rating from the NHTSA, as well as a higher reliability rating, than the 2019 Nissan Rogue. If you’re looking for a safe and reliable vehicle, you’ll want to opt for the 2019 GMC Terrain.

    2019 GMC Terrain

    The 2019 GMC Terrain comes standard with a rearview camera, as well as Teen Driver assist technology which allows parents to set volume and speed restrictions for new drivers. Meanwhile, the 2019 GMC Terrain also offers a variety of available safety features, including lane change alert, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and rear cross traffic alert. The Terrain also features some of the more advanced driver assist features including a safety alert seat, surround view camera, automatic park assist, and adaptive cruise control. When it came to crash test ratings with the NHTSA, the 2019 GMC Terrain earned a perfect 5-star rating, which was based off of its strong performance during front and side crash tests, as well as rollover tests. In terms of reliability, the 2019 GMC Terrain earned a score of 3.5 out of 5 from J.D Power, which is above average for the compact SUV class. Overall, the 2019 GMC Terrain is the ideal vehicle for drivers looking for a safe and advanced compact SUV.

    2019 Nissan Rogue

    The 2019 Nissan Rogue comes with tons of standard safety features. In fact, compared to other vehicles in its class, the Rogue offers one of the most generous safety suites available. This suite includes lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and blind spot monitoring, however despite these standard features the Rogue was unable to achieve the same high safety scores as the 2019 GMC Terrain. During its crash testing with the NHTSA, the 2019 Nissan Rogue earned an overall safety rating of only 4 out of 5 stars. The Rogue also earned a lower score compared to the Terrain in terms of its reliability, receiving only a 3 out of 5 score from J.D. Power. However, the 2019 Nissan Rogue does offer a great set of available safety features including rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and the ProPilot Assist driving system. Overall, the 2019 Nissan Rogue is not an unsafe vehicle, but it is certainly not the safest vehicle in its class.

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