Of course, these aren't the only models that comprise this class -- you could also check out the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester or Volkswagen Tiguan, among others -- but we think this is a fairly matched quintet. Climb in the driver's seat Subscribe to Roadshow's newsletter for the latest car news and reviews, delivered to your inbox twice weekly.
There is a surprisingly wide range of engine and drivetrain options available in this class, from naturally aspirated inline-fours to small turbocharged three-cylinders to hybrid and performance models. Its CVT promises quieter performance, improved responsiveness and better efficiency than before, but we'll have to hit the road to test that claim later this year.
Tucking into the fuel economy estimates again reveals a fairly even playing field with an average of 28 combined miles per gallon for the pack. The Rogue's 25 city, 32 highway and 28 combined mpg place it squarely in the middle of the class alongside the Ford and Toyota.
One good thing about SUVs is that there's usually a lot of space in their big of' backsides for cargo and bulky items. Lay the bench flat, however, and the Honda gains a slight advantage with its 75.8 cubic feet versus Nissan's 74.1.
However, as a fan of the Rogue's Divide-n-Hide organization system, I still think the Nissan's hatch makes more practical use of its space for smaller and oddly shaped items, like bags of groceries. The Escape and RAV4 also boast similarly sized holds with the Toyota edging out the advantage with its nearly 70 cubic feet of total capacity.
Seats upsets folded Nissan Rogue 39.3 cu-ft 74.1 cu-ft Ford Escape 37.5 cu-ft 65.4 cu-ft Toyota RAV4 37.6 cu-ft 69.8 cu-ft Honda CR-V 39.2 cu-ft 75.8 cu-ft Chevy Equinox 29.9 cu-ft 63.9 cu-ft The Nissan's more upright design and a redesign of its NASA-inspired Zero-Gravity seats rocket the Rogue to the top with the most front row head and legroom of the bunch.
The Rogue is available with a large 9-inch infotainment display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster at its upper trim levels -- among the largest screens in this class. With few exceptions, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard on most of the players here, which somewhat evens the tech playing field for buyers not interested in paying form pas.
All the vehicles here are available with decent mixes of active and passive safety systems and advanced driver aid technologies, but Honda and Toyota stand apart with the best standard safety tech offering land keeping, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and more across the board with no options required. The top end of the spectrum, however, is a bigger question mark with a new Platinum model joining the lineup and likely raising the price ceiling.
Based on these photos, it will introduce boxier styling and possibly will grow slightly in size. We're also hoping it will improve on its lackluster driving dynamics and follow in the footsteps of the appealing new Nissan Altima sedan, with which the Rogue may share some mechanical components.
Front- and all-wheel-drive versions will be available, and a continuously variable automatic (CVT) should remain the only transmission choice. Nissan may opt to offer its variable-compression-ratio turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four in the Rogue to match competitors' more powerful upgrade engines, but that's not a sure bet.
The new Rogue appears to be slightly taller than before, and its blunt front end is reminiscent of the Motion concept from last year. Although the camouflage obscures much of the details, it looks as though the headlights might be split into two elements, mimicking the Nissan June and Jeep Cherokee's controversial designs.
Nissan hasn't said anything official about the new Rogue yet, but we should hear more about this new model either at the end of 2019 or early in 2020, with the car going on sale sometime next year. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
Among affordable compact SUVs, the 2016 Nissan Rogue has one of the nicest interiors. The engine is fine around town but lacks power on the highway, and several rival crossovers boast better reliability ratings.
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For a 2016 Nissan Rogue, you'll likely spend around $23,200 over five years on fuel, insurance, maintenance, and repairs. The new Rogue’s interior and exterior styling, however, are markedly different from the 2016 model.
You’ll also find more available active-safety features like the Copilot Assist semi-autonomous driver assistance system in the new model, along with more available entertainment features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. If you want a new car and are willing to drop a class, there are a few subcompact SUVs that are within the price range of the 2016 Rogue.
Both the 2018 Jeep Renegade and 2018 Honda HR-V come standard with infotainment systems and USB ports, though they have less cargo and passenger space than the Rogue. Two relate to poor welding on the seat frames, and two cover a software error that could prevent an airbag from deploying.
Nissan has made a few improvements each year, such as adding standard satellite radio for 2015 and introducing forward emergency braking as an option for 2016. With the midlevel SV, however, you’ll get some extra amenities for only slightly more than the base price.
Among these additional treats are dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a proximity key, two extra speakers, and power adjustments for the driver's seat. Nissan offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 80,000 miles.
Additional benefits like rental car reimbursement, a three-month Sirius satellite radio trial subscription, a Security+Plus Extended protection plan, towing, and 24-hour roadside assistance may be available, so read the Nissan warranty page carefully. According to our research, Nissan’s CPO program is about average for an affordable auto manufacturer.
With a comfortable, well-equipped cabin and outstanding crash test ratings, the CR-V was our 2016 Best Compact SUV for Families. First, the Murano comes with a V6 engine that delivers more power for overtaking and merging without dramatically curtailing your fuel economy.
Still, the Rogue is a great pick for commuting, thanks in part to a suspension system tuned for comfort. The 2016 Honda CR-V gets comparable gas mileage, while the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester are both thirstier.
You'll be comfortable and well-supported in the front seat of the Rogue, which provides plenty of head- and legroom to stretch out on longer trips. The second row can slide and recline to help back-seat passengers find a comfortable position or to increase cargo room behind the seats.
It can integrate with your smartphone and internet connection to let you access apps like Facebook and TripAdvisor from the infotainment screen. The Rogue can haul more than almost every rival (when the third row is not in use), and all 2-row models come with Nissan's Divide-N-Hide cargo system.