2008 Nissan Rogue vs. Its Competition

2008 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SL Rear Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin 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.

2008 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SL Rear Exterior View2008 Nissan Rogue
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid2009 Ford Escape
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2008 Honda CR-V 2WD 5dr EX Side Exterior View2008 Honda CR-V
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2008 Toyota RAV4 2008 Toyota RAV4
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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
The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid is a viable and sturdy contender in the family crossover arena. Gas mileage is excellent for a compact SUV, and optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from softer competitors.
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$20,700$21,500
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
FWD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door5 Door4 Door
Transmission   
Continuously VariableManual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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