Nissan Rogue takes on the Competition

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In a Crowded Crossover SUV Market, the Nissan Rogue Rises Above the Competition

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The small SUV crossover market here in the Richmond area is saturated with choices. But, we here at Hyman Brothers Nissan think our 2017 Nissan Rogue stands out among the crowd, and we've done the research for you when shopping for one of these convenient and fun-to-drive cars.

The Rogue is one of most sought after Nissan brand cars we sell here on our lot and it's one many families turn to when looking for a roomy, comfortable SUV style car with good fuel economy and plenty of room for cargo and passengers.

Here, we break down the major differences between the 2017 Nissan Rogue and two of its major competitors - the Ford Escape and the Toyota Highlander.

Nissan Rogue vs. Ford Escape

Both the Escape and the Rogue are fun to drive and come with front wheel drive. Both seat five and have available technology features like keyless ignitions and heated seats with standard Bluetooth.

But, that's about where the differences end between the two. The Nissan Rogue edges out the Ford Escape slightly in horsepower and dominates in fuel economy.

Nissan Rogue has 170 horsepower and 175 feet-pounds in torque, while the Ford has 168 horsepower and 170 feet-pounds torque.

The Nissan Rogue also has a transmission that is continuously-variable speed automatic, while the Ford has a six-speed shifting automatic.

What that translates to for you is a jump in fuel economy and savings. The Nissan transmission's design makes the Rogue average 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, as opposed to the 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway that the Ford gets.






Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota Highlander

While the Toyota Highlander and the Nissan Rogue both come with Bluetooth standard and similar available options, such as heated seats and navigation systems, the Rogue is the more economical car in this match up and the better choice for a family budget.

The Toyota Highlander can seat more people than the Rogue. With the third row the seating capacity goes up to eight, as opposed to the Rogue's five. But, the third row seating is cramped for families and can be a tight ride when loaded up with passengers.

Similar to what we found in the matchup between the Rogue and the Ford Escape, the Rogue handily beats the Highlander in fuel economy as well.

The Toyota Highlander comes with same six-speed automatic transmission as the Ford Escape and, when put up against the Rogue's continuously variable-speed transmission, the Highlander loses the fuel economy battle.

Hyman Brothers - Your Choice for a New Nissan Rogue

We may be biased, since we're the trusted Nissan dealer drivers in Richmond turn to for their new Nissan brand vehicles, but we think the Rogue is the hands down winner in this competition.

Not only is the fuel economy better across the board for the Nissan Rogue, it also has a more comfortable interior than both competitors and would be better on a long haul road trip than the other two in its class.

Whether you're in Richmond, Chester, Glen Allen, or Mechanicsville, stop by our showroom at 11841 Midlothian Turnpike in Midlothian to see the Rogue in person. We're conveniently located and open seven days a week.