2010 Nissan Rogue vs. Its Competition

2010 Nissan Rogue
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior 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 new, 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
The 2010 Nissan Rogue doesn’t wow in any respect, but provided you don’t expect driving excitement its solid set of features, safety, and decent performance won’t let you down.
With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space.
It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
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.
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas V6Gas Flat 4-CylGas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
FWD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door LS4-Door Manual X2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door5 Door4 Door
Continuously VariableAutomaticManual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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