2011 Nissan Rogue vs. Its Competition

2011 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SV Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Nearly all the vehicles in this class offer very respectable safety features and comfortable interiors that are good enough for the needs of a small family, or for people who need a little more space to haul ‘stuff.’ The Chevrolet Equinox has been freshly redesigned, with a more fuel-efficient base four-cylinder engine and much-improved interior appointments.

Meanwhile, the Honda CR-V is a sales leader, with a very roomy, almost minivan-like interior—though the styling is definitely not universally appealing.

The Toyota RAV4 is one of few vehicles in this class to offer a third-row seat, though it’s barely even usable for kids.

The Subaru Forester was redesigned for 2009, for better comfort and refinement, and it offers standard all-wheel drive at a very competitive price.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2011 Nissan Rogue has a good feature set and great packaging for small-family use, but its performance and details aren't always delightful.
8.0
If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
7.4
The 2011 Honda CR-V is homely, as well as unexciting to drive; yet it's a great minivan alternative on many counts—appealing to practical shoppers with a roomy, versatile interior and top safety ratings.
8.0
The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness.
7.0
Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families.
MSRP From    
$21,460$22,995$21,895$20,495$22,475
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas I4 ECOTECGas I4Gas Flat 4Gas I4
EPA Class    
FWD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door LS2WD 5-Door LX4-Door Manual 2.5XFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility4 DoorSport Utility Vehicle4 Door Sport Utility4 Door
Transmission    
Continuously variable ratioAutomaticAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD