The Rogue hasn't scaled the sales heights as some of its competitors, and Nissan wants that to change.
It'll have to face down the short-wheelbase Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, with its equally snappy looks and its superior power output from a turbo four.
Mazda's CX-5 has the corner on crossover steering and svelte looks, but like the CR-V, it's a sluggish performer; the CR-V at least nets vast interior space from its gawky shape.
The Toyota RAV4 has been stripped down to two-row, four-cylinder basics; it looks and feels better for it, but it's also no firestarter.
The Rogue could have its toughest work ahead against the Ford Escape, with its loopy turbocharged power, its hot-hatch handling, and its future-drive set of infotainment features.
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