Trucks & SUVs

Skip the Nissan Rogue and Choose One of These Alternatives Instead

There’s no denying that the Nissan Rogue has a lot going for it. It’s available in several trim levels, has earned some impressive safety ratings, and isn’t all that expensive. While that’s all good news, the bad news is that it doesn’t mean the Nissan Rogue will be the perfect fit for you. So if you’d rather skip this year’s model for something else? Then you might want to consider these alternatives to the Nissan Rogue instead.  

2021 Nissan Rogue parked in the sun
2021 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

The Toyota RAV4 is a well-rounded alternative to the Nissan Rogue

Much like this year’s Rogue, the Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it. It boasts a base price of $26,150, which is a tad bit higher than that of the Rogue’s but is still manageable. Standard under the hood of this year’s model is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. With 203-hp to its name, the RAV4’s standard engine delivers more horsepower than the Nissan Rogue’s. 

Those aren’t the only reasons to consider the Toyota RAV4 as an alternative to the Nissan Rogue, either. Unlike the new Rogue, this year’s RAV4 is capable of spending some time on the trails. Opt for a RAV4 TRD Off-Road model, which benefits from added features such as 18-in. 6-spoke matte-black TRD flow-formed alloy wheels, dynamic torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, and a TRD-tuned independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar and multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar.

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Choose the Hyundai Tucson for a cheaper alternative to the Nissan Rogue

Perhaps this year’s Rogue is too expensive for you. If that’s the case, the Hyundai Tucson makes for a cheaper alternative to this year’s Nissan Rogue. Opt for the base model Hyundai Tucson, and you’ll find yourself spending approximately $23,700. At its most expensive, this year’s Tucson costs $32,050.

As for this year’s new Rogue model? It boasts a base price of $25,750. Upgrade to the Rogue SV, and this year’s model will cost you $27,440. And if it’s a range-topping model that you’re after? You can expect to spend a minimum of $35,530 on this year’s Nissan Rogue Platinum.

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The Honda CR-V is a reliable alternative to the Nissan Rogue

As much as this year’s new Rogue has going for it, there’s no denying that this year’s model struggles with reliability. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, the new Nissan Rogue was only able to manage a three out of five predicted reliability rating. That score is definitely disappointing.

For a more reliable alternative to the Nissan Rogue, you’re going to want to take a look at the Honda CR-V. While this year’s Rogue earned a three out of five predicted reliability rating, Consumer Reports gave the Honda CR-V a four out of five predicted reliability rating. While that’s not the highest rating this year’s CR-V could have earned, it’s still a higher rating than that of the Rogue’s.

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Choosing the right SUV for you should include a test drive

Whether you find yourself interested in the Toyota RAV4 or the Hyundai Tucson, there are plenty of alternatives to the Nissan Rogue that are worth your attention. But to find out which option is the right one for you? We recommend hitting the road for a few test drives.