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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.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime2021 Toyota RAV42020 Ford Escape Hybrid2020 Ford EscapeGet Your Price2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid2020 Honda CR-VGet Your Price2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature2020 Mazda CX-5Get Your Price2020 Subaru Forester2020 Subaru ForesterGet Your Price
Quick Specs
Nissan nudges the Rogue upstream with a more refined ride, interior, and features but the powertrain doesn’t take any steps forward.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
6.5
The 2020 Honda CR-V hits right at the heart of many buyers’ needs: comfortable, spacious, quiet, and efficient.
6.7
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 trades family-ready space for fine handling and good power.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
MSRP From     
N/AN/A$24,885$25,150$25,190$24,495
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AN/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
N/AN/AS FWDLX AWDSport FWDCVT
Drivetrain     
N/AN/AFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
N/AN/A5555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/AN/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AN/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Toyota RAV42021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Ford Escape2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Honda CR-V2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Mazda CX-52021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Subaru Forester