2014 Nissan Rogue vs. Its Competition

2014 Nissan Rogue
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
The 2014 Nissan Rogue gets mainstreamed in all the right ways, though engine noise and the teensy third-row seat are minor letdowns.
With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers.
The 2014 Honda CR-V isn't exactly sprightly, but it nails efficiency on a few levels and finally brings more features to the family-wagon fight.
The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe is a little schizophrenic, but we dig both of its personalities. Those with larger families will want to look at the V-6 Santa Fe, while smaller families will enjoy the turbo-powered Santa Fe Sport.
The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive, well-designed small crossover with great gas mileage, as well as a light, athletic driving experience.
The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is sensible and spacious; but if driving fun is a priority, you can do better.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door S2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door 2.4FWD 4-Door Manual SportFWD 4-Door LE (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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