2016 Nissan Rogue vs. Its Competition

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Nissan Rogue has a comfortable cabin with a small but unique third row.

It rides nicely but lacks any sporty pretense.

The Mazda CX-5 offers excellent driving dynamics, but isn't very quick, much like the Honda CR-V.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers good looks and better performance from its turbocharged model.

The Toyota RAV4 only offers a four-cylinder engine but is more attractive than ever before.

The Ford Escape may present the highest mountain to climb here, with good driving dynamics, extra power, and more technology than anything else in the segment.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Nissan Rogue offers excellent fuel economy, an upscale interior, and a smooth, but uninspired ride. The available third-row seat is too small for most buyers.
The 2016 Ford Escape gives up a little comfort and utility in its quest to be the most exciting crossover SUV to drive.
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is one of the more athletic crossovers; high gas mileage and high style just add to the value.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is a competent crossover utility with a new Hybrid model this year, updated safety systems, and lots of interior space.
The 2015 Honda CR-V is neither sporty nor particularly quick, but fuel efficiency is excellent and it prioritizes interior space, earnest practicality, and cleverly chosen features in a way that buyers appear to crave.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Regular 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 2WD
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door S2016.5 FWD 4-Door Manual SportFWD 4-Door LE (GS)2WD 5-Door LX
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility2016.5 Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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