Nissan Rogue vs Competitors

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The five-passenger crossover utility vehicle (CUV) segment just keeps on dominating in the 2020 model year. As a result, automakers are tangled in a battle for market share in this most sought-after class. Crossover shoppers are looking for spaciousness, comfort, exceptional safety ratings, the latest technology for connectivity and driver assistance, and convenience features. With so many choices in the crossover realm, there’s a lot of comparing necessary to pinpoint the one that would serve an individual best. The 2020 Nissan Rogue certainly checks off a lot of boxes to please a multitude of buyers. Some of the other 2020 crossovers competing with it are the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, and Chevy Equinox. Let’s take a look at some ways in which the 2020 Rogue surpasses the competition.

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Spaciousness and Cargo

The 2020 Nissan Rogue holds the bragging rights for best-in-class cargo space behind the second row with 39.3 cubic feet. In contrast, the RAV4 (37.6 cu. ft.), CR-V (37.6 cu. ft.), Escape (34 cu. ft.), CX-9 (30.9 cu. ft.), and Traverse (29.9 cu. ft.) can’t accommodate as much stuff. What’s more, the Rogue features a standard Divide-n-Hide Cargo System that has 18 different configurations and allows you to keep your goods organized and out of sight. As far as passenger comfort, tall occupants will find extra comfort in the Rogue thanks to its 41.6 inches of front headroom. Inside the smaller CR-V (40.1 in.), Traverse (40.1 in.), Escape (40 in.), CX-5 (39.7), and RAV4 (39.5 in.), taller passengers might feel a bit more cramped.

Safety and Technology

Nissan is one of the leaders in outfitting their vehicles with exceptional safety technology, and the 2020 Rogue is no exception. With the available Around View Monitor, no obstacle is out of sight, as the multiple camera positions allow the driver to see everything. A noteworthy feature of this monitor is the class-exclusive moving-object detection, which gives you a virtual 360-degree view of your surroundings from above and sets off visual and audible alerts if the system detects any movement. This technology is not available with the CR-V, RAV4, or Escape.

On the connectivity side, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard equipment on all versions of the 2020 Rogue. On competitors such as the CR-V, CX-5, and Escape, those amenities are reserved for the higher trims, meaning you have to pay more to get them.


While most cars have a tire pressure alert system, the Rogue’s is more advanced than average. Nissan’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Class-Exclusive Easy-Fill Tire Alert displays on the dash when a specific tire’s pressure is low (other systems only let you know that one of the four is low, and you have to do the detective work to find out which one it is). When you fill the tire(s), the Rogue’s horn will let out a quick honk to let you know that the recommended pressure has been reached. This advanced tire fill system is not available with the CR-V, CX-5, RAV4, Traverse, or Escape.