Consumers usually want to know why they should go with one vehicle over another. In the case of the 2014 Nissan Rogue, it’s understandable that you’d want to explore other options in the compact crossover SUV market.
Particularly, you may want to find out how the 2014 Nissan Rogue compares to the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. The answer is very favorably and we’re going to look at why.
Why Purchase the 2014 Nissan Rogue?
The 2014 Nissan Rogue outperforms the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V in terms of the features that Nissan has on offer as well as the Nissan’s Rogue’s more affordable starting MSRP and more favorable fuel economy numbers.
Lowest Starting MSRP and Best MPG
The Nissan Rogue’s starting MSRP is slightly under $23,000, which is a claim that neither the Toyota RAV4 nor Honda CR-V can make. In terms of fuel economy, in addition, the 2014 Nissan Rogue outperforms all comers in the compact crossover department.
Particularly, the Nissan Rogue gets 26 miles per gallon (MPG) in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. In terms of combined MPG, neither the Toyota RAV4 nor Honda CR-V can touch the Nissan Rogue. The 2014 Honda CR-V only gets 23 MPG in the city and the Toyota RAV4 gets just 24 MPG in the city.
Best in Class Cargo Space and Headroom
Indeed, right on Nissan’s site you can see all of the categories for which the Nissan Rogue is best in class. In addition to starting MSRP and combined MPG, the Nissan Rogue comes out best in maximum cargo space compared to other compact crossovers.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue gets over 39 cubic feet of max cargo space, which puts it ahead of both Honda and Toyota. The Nissan Rogue also gets 41 inches of headroom in the front, which is good enough for best in class honors.
Innovative Features on 2014 Nissan Rogue
The 2014 Nissan Rogue features a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, Nissan’s advanced drive assist and rear-view monitor, powerful LED headlights and an advanced cargo system.
The Rogue also features 18-inch aluminum wheels, leather-appointed seats, a navigation touchscreen, automatic temperature control and Nissan’s intelligent key technology.
A nine-speaker, Bose audio system is also standard on the Nissan Rogue SL. Standard on the Nissan Rogue S, SV and SL is a 5-inch audio system display, MP3 playback and an auxiliary jack to plug in your favorite devices.
Interior Dimensions and Safety
Dual-stage supplemental front airbags, traction control, a forward collision warning, blind spot warning and lane departure warning are all standard on the 2014 Nissan Rogue.
By comparison, the Honda CR-V seems behind the times in not offering nearly as many early warning systems as the Nissan Rogue. The Toyota RAV4, to its credit, also offers a blind spot monitoring system, but not nearly as many safety features as the Nissan Rogue.
Leather-appointed seats, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard on the 2014 Nissan Rogue SL, which goes to show that you don’t have to sacrifice luxury or fuel economy to get a best in class crossover at a great price.