The Nissan Rogue Takes on the Competition

The small SUV-car crossover market is saturated with options, which is why we here at Lithia Nissan of Eugene have researched three of the most popular cars in that genre to help make your decision-making process a little easier.

The Nissan Rogue

Of course, we are a little biased towards the Nissan Rogue. We love this car and we know it well since we've been your choice in the Eugene, Oregon area for buying the Rogue for years.

But, we also know the Rogue faces some tough competition from the Subaru Forester and the Toyota Rav4. So, we've broken down the major differences between these cars to make your car buying experience as easy as possible.

All three cars have the drivability of a sedan with the utility of an SUV, the trademarks of the crossover. Plus, all three seat five people.

But, the Nissan Rogue comes available in three trim levels:

  • The S
  • The SV
  • The SL

All three Rogue trims come with a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine that packs 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.

The Rogue vs. the Subaru Forester

When compared side-by-side, the Nissan Rogue comes out ahead of the Subaru Forester in a number of ways, including:

  • The Rogue's seats are more comfortable and better quality, making longer road trips easier.
  • The Rogue offers more headroom and hip room than the Forester.
  • The Rogue has more overall width and length.
  • The Rogue offers more torque than the Forester.

Finally, the Rogue beats the Forester hands down when it comes to fuel economy. The Rogue averages 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, compared to the Forester's 22 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.

The Rogue vs. the Toyota Rav4

Another vehicle vying for your car-buying dollars over the Nissan Rogue is the Toyota Rav4.

However, the Rogue comes out ahead of the Rav4 in several key areas as well, including:

  • The Rogue has better fuel economy than the Rav4, with the Rav4 averaging only 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
  • The Rogue beats the Rav4 in torque as well, with 175 pounds-feet compare to the Rav4's 172 pounds-feet.
  • The Rogue has a more flexible cargo system.
  • Plus, the Rogue also beats the Rav4 in spaciousness, with more headroom, legroom, and shoulder room.

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Lithia Nissan of Eugene

2060 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

(Just West of Autzen Stadium)
Eugene, OR 97401

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Test Drive a Rogue Today

Now that you know all the reasons why the Rogue is our number one choice for a compact SUV, come see one in person and test drive it for yourself.

We are convenient to Corvallis, Springfield, and Salem at 2060 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Eugene and we have more than one hundred Rogues to choose from.

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