2019 Nissan Rogue vs Competitors
The competition is tough for crossovers right now. With so many of these vehicles now offering technology and comfort that is normally reserved for luxury vehicles, it’s no wonder why so many drivers are opting for affordable utility vehicles that still provide generous amounts of space, versatility, and general convenience. Two of the segment-leading crossovers are the highly popular Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V; however, the all-new 2019 Nissan Rogue is winning over. Other rivals of the Rogue include the Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru Forester, each of which presents strong competition. The Rogue has risen high among them, winning, for example, the 2019 Consumer Guide Automotive Best-Buy Award for the fifth year in a row.
Available Safety Technology
Thanks to the award-winning Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of advanced driving aids, the ‘19 Rogue stands out amongst the pack, especially with the available around-view monitor with class-exclusive moving object detection, which allows for a complete 360-degree view of the vehicle and its surrounding. It also provides both visual and audible alerts when it detects a potential obstacle. This class-leading system rivals the driver-assist features of the competitors, since the CR-V, RAV4, and Escape can’t provide drivers with a full-picture view of their vehicles in this way. What’s more, the Rogue includes standard blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert with the S as well as a tire pressure monitoring system, while the same three vehicles just mentioned do not.
Cargo Capacity and Fuel Economy
Another class-leading feature of the ‘19 Rogue is its respectable amount of cargo space. Buyers of utility vehicles expect these vehicles to accommodate larger items that won’t fit into a sedan. The Rogue’s generous 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space beats the RAV4’s 38.4 cu.-ft. and the Escape’s 34.0 cu.-ft. Not only that, but the Rogue is also more fuel efficient, with its EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway, than both the RAV4 and Escape, which are rated for 30 mpg highway. The Subaru Forester gets close, with an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway.
Pricing with Convenience
Although the Rogue is one of the more expensive crossovers in its segment, when it’s equipped to include the motion-activated liftgate it still comes in thousands of dollars cheaper than the CR-V and RAV4 models equipped with the same feature. The SV trim of the Rogue, the level at which this intelligent liftgate becomes standard, has a starting MSRP of $26,440, while the CR-V and RAV4 trims that are so equipped start at $32,650 and $33,535, respectively.