2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Its Competition

2021 Nissan Rogue
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The 2021 Nissan Rogue faces tough competition that offers advanced powertrains with hybrid and plug-in hybrid options.

Hybrid versions of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape meet or exceed 40 mpg city.

Plug-in versions of the RAV4 Prime and Escape PHEV offer 42 miles and 37 miles of all-electric range, respectively.

The Mazda CX-5 gives shoppers a sportier, premium option, while the Subaru Forester with standard all-wheel drive honors the utility part of this small sport utility class.

2021 Nissan Rogue2021 Nissan Rogue2021 Ford Escape2021 Ford Escape
2021 Honda CR-V (CR-V Hybrid)2021 Honda CR-V
2021 Mazda CX-52021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Subaru Forester2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime2021 Toyota RAV4
Quick Specs
The 2021 Nissan Rogue nudges its way upstream with a more refined ride and more standard features but the powertrain doesn’t take any steps forward.
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo.
The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 crossover has some priorities out of order; it doles out fine handling while it delivers a skimpy back seat.
A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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