2018 Nissan Rogue vs. Its Competition

2018 Nissan Rogue
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2018 Nissan Rogue offers more standard safety tech than nearly any of its rivals, and its ability to drive itself over short distances is a game changer (when properly equipped, at least).

The Mazda CX-5 is similarly tech-heavy, but it’s a little tighter inside—even if it’s a lot more fun.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a classy feel and swoopy styling and its optional turbo engine is a hoot.

Subaru’s Forester is also available with a zippy turbo and it scores very well for safety.

The Honda CR-V is hugely popular with consumers and its just-right size and relaxing demeanor are major assets.

Finally, don’t discount the new Chevrolet Equinox with its trio of engines that include a very miserly turbodiesel.

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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2018 Nissan Rogue may not be very exciting, but it checks all the right boxes—and then some—for most family needs.
6.5
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.
7.0
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.
6.5
As long as cargo space isn’t your main reason for buying a compact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent, fun-to-drive choice.
6.7
The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
MSRP From    
$24,800$23,580$24,250$24,150$22,795
Gas Mileage    
25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name    
FWD SFWD 4-Door L w/1SMLX 2WDSport FWD2.5i Manual
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
CVT w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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