2021 Nissan Rogue vs 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Nissan Rogue
$26,050MSRP
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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$40,325MSRP
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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2021 Nissan Rogue is 9.0 out of 10, while the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L scores 7.8 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the 2021 Nissan Rogue stands out as the more highly recommended vehicle, offering a balanced combination of practicality, advanced safety, and technology features, making it an excellent choice for a broad range of consumers.

Overview

MSRP

$26,050

MSRP

$40,325

Average price

$23,318

Average price

$37,181

Listings

5188

Listings

1188
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

9.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great ride quality
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Stereo is lacking
Pros
  • Premium interior materials
  • Great ride quality
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Cons
  • Base engine feels underpowered
  • Noisy

2021 Nissan Rogue Reviews Summary

To characterize the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue as vital to the automaker's success is an understatement. Not only is the compact crossover SUV the best-selling Nissan in America, but it's also one of the best-selling vehicles in America. Strip out pickup trucks, and the Rogue sits near the top of the U.S. sales chart with its primary competitors, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Imagine the pressure on Nissan designers, engineers, and product planners as they prepared the current Rogue's replacement! The good news is that the new Rogue is a better SUV in every way but one.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Reviews Summary

Jeep is now a luxury brand. That's why the 2022 Grand Cherokee L can ask, with a straight face, that you pay up to $70,000 for the privilege of ownership. But because Jeep is a proudly American brand, a war veteran that helped Allied troops defeat fascism, the company has earned the kind of unvarnished reputation and universal praise given only to a handful of U.S. presidents.

As such, a $60,000 Wrangler or a $100,000 Grand Wagoneer doesn't seem snooty, while a Mercedes-Benz or a Lexus sure does. Jeep's heritage as a hardcore 4x4 brand and its newer image as a bougie city truck maker can coexist. We took a Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve across Tennessee to prove it.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.5L 181 hp I4

Engine

3.6L 293 hp V6

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

4X2

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

MPG City

27

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

35

MPG Highway

26
2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Nissan Rogue
$26,050MSRP
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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$40,325MSRP
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2021 Nissan Rogue
$26,050MSRP
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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2021 Nissan Rogue is 9.0 out of 10, while the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L scores 7.8 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the 2021 Nissan Rogue stands out as the more highly recommended vehicle, offering a balanced combination of practicality, advanced safety, and technology features, making it an excellent choice for a broad range of consumers.

Overview
MSRP
$26,050
$40,325
Average price
$23,318
$37,181
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.9
4.1
Expert reviews

9.0 out of 10

Read full review

7.8 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great ride quality
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Stereo is lacking
Pros
  • Premium interior materials
  • Great ride quality
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Cons
  • Base engine feels underpowered
  • Noisy
Summary
To characterize the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue as vital to the automaker's success is an understatement. Not only is the compact crossover SUV the best-selling Nissan in America, but it's also one of the best-selling vehicles in America. Strip out pickup trucks, and the Rogue sits near the top of the U.S. sales chart with its primary competitors, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Imagine the pressure on Nissan designers, engineers, and product planners as they prepared the current Rogue's replacement! The good news is that the new Rogue is a better SUV in every way but one.

Jeep is now a luxury brand. That's why the 2022 Grand Cherokee L can ask, with a straight face, that you pay up to $70,000 for the privilege of ownership. But because Jeep is a proudly American brand, a war veteran that helped Allied troops defeat fascism, the company has earned the kind of unvarnished reputation and universal praise given only to a handful of U.S. presidents.

As such, a $60,000 Wrangler or a $100,000 Grand Wagoneer doesn't seem snooty, while a Mercedes-Benz or a Lexus sure does. Jeep's heritage as a hardcore 4x4 brand and its newer image as a bougie city truck maker can coexist. We took a Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve across Tennessee to prove it.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.5L 181 hp I4
3.6L 293 hp V6
Drive Train
FWD
4X2
Seating Capacity
5
7
Horsepower
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG City
27
19
MPG Highway
35
26
Look and feel
2021 Nissan Rogue
9/10
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
9/10
The 2021 Nissan Rogue presented a handsome and technical appearance that made it look more like an SUV than a car. With dark gray plastic cladding covering its lower perimeter and bold simulated skid plates, the Rogue conveyed a ruggedness that felt somewhat audacious on the back bumper. Its clean LED lighting elements, prominent V-Motion grille, and proper proportioning lent it a modern aesthetic. Each trim level, with aluminum wheels sized up to 19 inches, showcased its stylish look further. The optional two-tone paint with a black roof treatment added a custom touch that set it apart. Four trims were available for the 2021 Rogue: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. The Rogue S served as the entry point at $25,650, the SV was the most popular at $27,340, the SL added a bit of luxury at $32,000, and the Platinum decked out with semi-aniline quilted leather at $35,430. Our test vehicle, an SL trim with a Premium Package and additional options, totaled $35,195, including destination charges. The interior featured an Almond color leather with a standard panoramic glass sunroof, providing an airy and bright atmosphere. Soft-touch surfaces, appealing simulated wood trim, and fabric-wrapped windshield pillars lent a sense of quality. The Platinum trim boasted quilted semi-aniline leather, contrast stitching, and ambient lighting for a luxurious feel. However, the climate control panel numbers had an outdated digital clock appearance, a minor quibble in an otherwise modern SUV. Despite the eccentric touch of offering a CD player, the Rogue was not technologically outdated, featuring wireless Apple CarPlay among its offerings. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L was introduced as an 11.4 inches longer version of the standard two-row Grand Cherokee to accommodate a third row of seats. This extended wheelbase added five inches for more second-row legroom and wider rear doors, blending seamlessly into its body, making the two-row Grand Cherokee look truncated. Introduced first as a 2021 model, the L was elegant and recognizable from any angle, with the iconic seven-slot rectangular grille, U-shaped wheel arches, and modernized slimmer and brighter lighting. The high-end trims like Summit and Summit Reserve showcased black roofs, larger wheels, and chrome accents. For 2022, three new exterior paint colors were added: Ember, Hydro Blue, and Midnight Sky. The interior of the Grand Cherokee L was nothing short of luxurious. The dual high-resolution screens, real wood, aluminum, quilted Nappa leather, and faux-suede roof offered a Mercedes-like style and tactile quality, albeit with more sophistication. Even the all-black interior featured enough detail and contrast to keep passengers comfortable and engaged. The lighter tan leather option was elegant but required extra care. The Grand Cherokee L's design rightly positioned it as a premium SUV.
Performance
2021 Nissan Rogue
8/10
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
7/10
The 2021 Nissan Rogue's powertrain was a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 181 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 181 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm, mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). While adequate for daily driving, the nearly 3,500-pound weight of the Rogue left room for desire in power. The CVT, however, performed smoothly, with programmed ratios creating a more traditional automatic feel. Paddle shifters were included but rarely used. With available all-wheel drive, up to 8.2 inches of ground clearance, and new Snow and Off-Road driving modes, the Rogue was prepared for adventures. Yet, the naturally-aspirated engine felt underpowered in mountainous terrains. A potential future upgrade to a turbocharged engine was hinted at but not confirmed during our test period. Driving dynamics improved in the 2021 Rogue, featuring a 35% composition of high-strength steel in its new architecture, strut front, and multi-link rear suspension with advanced control systems like Brake-induced Intelligent Trace Control and Active Ride Control. The new Vehicle Motion Control system added predictively enjoyable driving dynamics based on driver inputs. The improved steering, with fine-tuning and repositioned electric assist, delivered dramatically better steering feel than its predecessor. Overall, the Rogue's ride and handling were commendable with 19-inch wheels and 235/55 all-season tires. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offered two familiar engines: a 3.6-liter V6 and a 5.7-liter V8, both paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Our test vehicle had the V6, producing 293 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This power output felt insufficient for the heavy vehicle, especially under full passenger loads. Although well-insulated, engine noise was noticeable under heavy acceleration. The transmission’s early upshifts didn’t complement the engine well, and even in Sport mode or manual paddle shifting, it could not hide the V6's inadequacies. The V8 option, delivering 357 hp and 390 lb-ft, was more robust and delightful in sound, available only on higher trims with 4WD. Although the 48-volt hybrid system used in Ram trucks was unavailable, the 4xe plug-in hybrid with 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque offered a better solution for eco-conscious and performance-seeking drivers, though not tested during our review. Fuel economy for the Grand Cherokee L V6 was decent, with estimates of 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. The V8 fare was notably worse at 14/22/17 mpg. The chassis, ride composure, and steering precision were stellar, greatly benefiting from the optional air suspension with multiple ride height settings. The five settings ranged from Access height for easy entry/exit to Off-road 2 mode for 10.9 inches of ground clearance. Jeep's driving modes functioned like Land Rover's, adjusting multiple vehicle systems for different terrains. Though not recommended for rugged trails without all-terrain tires, the Grand Cherokee L managed poor roads effectively. The Overland trim, with the Off-Road Group package, earned the Trail-Rated badge, featuring skid plates and smaller, more durable wheels. With a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds for RWD and 7,200 pounds for 4WD, the Grand Cherokee L proved versatile for various driving needs.
Form and function
2021 Nissan Rogue
9/10
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
7/10
The 2021 Nissan Rogue aimed for comfort with its Zero Gravity seat designs replicating a neutral spine position to reduce fatigue and muscle strain. The improved seats in the new Rogue enhanced overall comfort. Cloth and manual adjustments were standard in the S trim, while higher trims like the SV and SL offered eight-way power adjustments and leather upholstery. The Platinum trim boasted high-grade premium leather. Heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats were available on higher trims. All Rogues came with standard air conditioning, with dual-zone automatic climate control starting from the SV trim and triple-zone in SL and Platinum trims. Rear-seat headroom and legroom were improved, and nearly 90-degree opening rear doors made loading passengers easier. New LATCH anchors in the center seat allowed for three child safety seats, and a rear-seat reminder system helped prevent parents from leaving children behind. Noise reduction efforts included aerodynamic improvements, acoustic front glass, and thicker dashboard insulators, contributing to a quieter ride. Storage solutions included a space-saving electronic shifter, large door pockets, and a split butterfly-opening center armrest. Cargo capacity varied by trim. With SL and Platinum trims having a Divide-N-Hide cargo system, the Rogue offered a maximum of 36.5 cubic feet with seats up and 74.1 cubic feet with seats down, remaining competitive within the segment. Comparatively, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L leveraged the Uconnect 5 infotainment system for a straightforward experience. Physical switches for climate and stereo controls complemented the sleek touchscreen interface. Base trims like Laredo and Altitude featured an 8.4-inch touchscreen and a 10-inch digital instrument panel, while higher trims got a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Despite small vents reducing airflow, the Grand Cherokee L provided ample space in all rows. Second-row captain's chairs were standard, with a $695 option for a 60/40 split bench seat. With large windows and multiple USB ports, long journeys were comfortable. A panoramic roof brightened the cabin, though the air vents’ limited airflow prompted keeping the fan on high, somewhat loud. In terms of cargo space, the Rogue’s maximum capacity was 74.1 cubic feet, while the Grand Cherokee L’s extended length offered more luggage room, especially advantageous in the third row for larger groups or families needing extra storage capacity.
Technology
2021 Nissan Rogue
10/10
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
9/10
Nissan’s competitive 2021 Rogue infotainment system featured an 8-inch touchscreen in the S trim, including Bluetooth, SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Physical knobs for volume and tuning, though stubby, enhanced usability, alongside menu shortcut buttons. Upgrading to SV or SL, NissanConnect Services added remote start, collision alerts, and more, while higher trims featured a 9-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a Bose sound system. Platinum trim offered luxury tech like a 12.3-inch digital cluster and a 10.8-inch head-up display. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L excelled in luxury tech options. Upper trims included 16-way adjustable front seats with massage, a head-up display, night vision, a 360-degree camera, and Active Driving Assist. Navigation integrated into the instrument panel enhanced driving in challenging conditions, while wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for dual phones provided convenient connectivity. Optional passenger and rear-seat touchscreen displays, and adaptive cruise and lane-keep assist, broadened tech benefits. Where the Rogue excelled in simplicity and effectiveness with its infotainment, the Grand Cherokee L offered advanced luxury features typically found in high-end vehicles.
Safety
2021 Nissan Rogue
9/10
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
8/10
The 2021 Nissan Rogue prioritized safety with standard Safety Shield 360, including automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. Notably, the Rogue featured standard blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert, often optional in competitors. Ten airbags, driver monitoring, and innovative rear seatbelt pre-tensioners added to safety. Higher trims included ProPilot Assist with adaptive cruise control and lane-centering, enhanced with Navi-link technology in the top trims for GPS-coordinated driving assistance. The new vehicle architecture with high-strength steel aimed for better crash protection, though official crash-test results were pending. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, yet to be tested by authorities, came with standard driver aids like adaptive cruise, lane-keep assist, forward emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear parking sensors. Standard features included driver and passenger knee airbags and a rear seat alert for unattended passengers.
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