Nissan Rogue vs Competitors
In a segment crowded with competition, the 2019 Nissan Rogue still sets itself apart from the competition. It even won Consumer Guide’s award for “Automotive Best Buy.” Crossovers are more popular than ever, and so Nissan needed to make a statement with the Rogue. They achieved this through its comfortable and spacious interior, standard advanced safety technology, ample cargo area, and class-exclusive features. The Rogue faces competitors such as the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4. Now, let’s take a closer look at how the Nissan Rogue compares to these rival vehicles.
Pricing and Warranty Coverage
The base-trim Rogue has a starting MSRP of $26,015, which is about average for this segment, although it will still save you more than $700 over the base RAV4. Most vehicles in this class offer similar warranty coverage: a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty. One noticeable difference is that Nissan offers an extra year of roadside assistance over Toyota.
Performance and Fuel Economy
The Rogue is equipped with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated (non-turbo) 170 horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available. You will find similar 2.4- or 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines on most competitors (except for the Equinox and its turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder). The Rogue also gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway for a combined 29 mpg, making it more fuel efficient than the CR-V and Equinox. Since the Rogue also has a larger fuel capacity than the CR-V, it can drive up to 113 miles further on a single tank of gas.
Passenger Comfort, Safety and Amenities
The generous interior space is one of the greatest benefits of buying a 2019 Nissan Rogue. In fact, the Rogue leads the class with 39.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, for the extra space you need to store items without having to sacrifice passenger comfort. It also features a best-in-class 41.6 inches of front headroom, a welcome notch over the competition. The Rogue also stands out from the RAV4 and CR-V with its standard inclusion of satellite radio and the option for heated front seats on the base trim.
Although you can expect an exceptional safety factor from all of the vehicles in this class, the Rogue stands out in a couple of areas. Unlike some competitors, the Rogue’s base model comes standard with active safety features such as blind spot warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and rear cross-traffic alert. On vehicles such as the Equinox, you will have to pay a significant amount of money for a higher trim level to receive these features. The Rogue also features a class-exclusive intelligent around-view monitor, which supplies a 360-degree birds-eye view of your surroundings so that you can check for obstacles. Last, the Rogue also features a class-exclusive tire pressure monitoring system with easy-fill tire alert. As you are filling your tires, the system will sound the horn to alert you when the tire has reached the correct pressure.