|28 city / 39 highway||Fuel Economy||25 city / 32 highway|
|Yes||Teen Driver Technology||No|
With several more options for engines, drivetrains and interior conveniences, the GMC Terrain pulls ahead of its crossover SUV competitor, the Nissan Rogue Sport. In the world of crossover SUVs, customers have lots of dependable options. In the case of the 2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport, each vehicle exudes strengths in certain categories. However, the GMC Terrain nudges itself forward as the superior vehicle of the two.
Interior benefits like luxurious legroom, more USB and outlet charging ports, and more cargo space create a pleasant driving experience in the 2019 GMC Terrain. Add acute attention to detail with the standard acoustic windshield to decrease road noise, and the Terrain is already offering long term conveniences for its users. The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport exhibits a competitive edge when matched against the 2019 GMC Terrain because of its pricing. The Nissan Rogue Sport combines advanced safety features into a minimalistic package that is lacking on many fronts when compared to the GMC Terrain. With seating for five and a trunk for a suitcase or two, the Rogue Sport is a capable vehicle for individuals on the move.
When entrusting your own life, those of your family and your sought-after savings in a crossover SUV consider combing through our research before you buy. The 2019 GMC Terrain was designed with the driver in mind.
The performance of your future 2019 GMC Terrain depends on which of the three engines you will choose, that can function on front or all-wheel drive. All three engines operate under an automatic transmission and are turbocharged 4-cylinder engines that yield horsepower ratings from 170 hp to 252 hp. The 1.5L 4-cyl turbo can operate under front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive and produces a combined 28 mpg on front-wheel-drive and 26 mpg on all-wheel-drive. A stronger engine, with 252 hp, is the 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo. This engine takes premium unleaded gasoline and has a 24 combined mpg on front-wheel-drive and 23 on all-wheel-drive. Finally, the diesel-powered 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine yields an EPA estimated 32 combined mpg, with 28 mpg city driving and 38 mpg on the highway.
The GMC Terrain base model is the SL. The SL only comes with front-wheel-drive and has an MSRP of $25,000. With 170 hp and 203 ft.-lb. of torque, the GMC’s lowest-performing 2019 Terrain already outperforms the Nissan Rogue Sport’s highest-end model (also named the SL) priced at $29,410.
Of the Terrain’s four trims, (the SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali) the SLE and SLT two trims that come available with any of the three engines. The SLE and SLT are both available in the standard 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder for an MSRP of $29,295 and $32,095 respectively. You may also upgrade the gasoline-powered engine in an SLE or SLT, to the 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder, for an MSRP of $31,040 and $35,190 respectively. Finally, these two trims are available in the diesel-powered 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder with an MSRP of $32,995 and $34,895 for the SLE and SLT. The Terrain Denali is the highest-end trim and only comes in the 2.0L gasoline-powered engine, with an MSRP of $37,800.
The Nissan Rogue Sport has three trims to choose from, all of which are available in front or all-wheel drive. All of the trims will carry only one engine option: an automatic 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 141 hp and 147 lb.-ft. of torque. It yields an EPA estimated 28 combined mpg on the front-wheel-drive drivetrain and 27 mpg combined on all-wheel-drive.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport trims are the S, SV, and SL; the SL is the highest-end option of the three. The S with front-wheel-drive has an MSRP of $22,340, and the S with all-wheel-drive is listed at $23,690. The SV with front-wheel-drive is $24,140 while the SV with all-wheel-drive is $25,490. Finally, the SL with front-wheel-drive is $28.060, and the all-wheel-drive version is $29,410.
When compared with available safety technology, the 2019 GMC Terrain champions the Nissan Rogue Sport because of the Teen Driver feature. Teen Driver is a function that allows parents or guardians to set limits on the Terrain’s capabilities when their child is driving the car. You can quickly and easily reset those settings for when the parent gets behind the wheel. Teen Driver may also be used to track the way a younger driver actually drives the car (speed, distance, gas usage, etc.).
Other safety features on the GMC Terrain include StabiliTrak, standard rear-view backup camera, and anti-pinch window technology. GMC’s StabiliTrak is an internal computer that adjusts the brakes and engine torque when it detects slippage or a dramatic shift in weight from one side of the car to another. Standard safety features, like anti-pinch windows, allow the driver to focus more on the road and less on the passengers while they operate the Terrain. A rear-view backup camera and hill descent control come standard as well: helpful for even the most veteran drivers.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport is known for its advanced safety features. It comes standard with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and hands-free text messaging assistant. Rear-cross traffic alert does its best to avoid frequent collisions when backing out of a parking spot.
While the Rogue is no slouch in offering advanced safety features, it fails to pay the critical attention-to-detail that the GMC Terrain has in its implementation of cutting-edge technology. GMC advancements like Teen Driver and even anti-pinch windows help reduce the stress that comes with being an on-the-go parent or relative.