2008 Nissan Rogue vs. Its Competition

2008 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SL Rear Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Honda CR-V is the class sales leader; it has great interior room, a controversial new nose, and only a four-cylinder engine.

The Toyota RAV4 offers a third-row seating option as well as a V-6 engine, along with the base four-cylinder.

Ford’s Escape and Saturn’s Vue both come in Hybrid models, and both were significantly redesigned in the 2008 model year.

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Quick Specs
7.8
With the 2009 Nissan Rogue, the crossover market gets another right-sized entry that’s just a little tighter inside than the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
7.4
Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
8.0
With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
7.8
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
MSRP From    
$19,430$20,435$23,280$20,700$21,500
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
FWD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door S w/CA EmissionsFWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLSFWD 4-Door I4 XE2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV5 Door4 Door
Transmission    
Continuously VariableManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD