The Nissan Rogue is an appealing compact SUV with carlike road manners, cargo utility and prudent fuel economy. The Rogue is a worthy competitor vs. the Honda CR-V. The Nissan matches the Honda for carlike road manners and fuel economy, though the Rogue is not as quiet on the inside and doesn't ride as smoothly as the CR-V does. The six-cylinder RAV4 is considerably faster than the Rogue but costs more and doesn't deliver the fuel economy. We think the Rogue is a good choice for drivers looking for a daily commuter with lots of cargo space.
Kirk Bell filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com from Baltimore, with G.R. Whale reporting from Los Angeles.