There are many, many alternatives to the Nissan Rogue, which lands right in the middle of the now-crowded compact crossover class.
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 a somewhat more fuel-efficient base four-cylinder engine and much-improved interior appointments.
And for 2012, the Honda CR-V has been made more refined and gets even better gas mileage, though its styling isn't any more exciting.
The Toyota RAV4 is one of few vehicles in this class to offer a third-row seat, but 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.
And in base form, Kia's Sportage is one of the value leaders, although its interior is a little more cramped than the others.
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|Sport Utility||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
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