The market for small SUV’s has exploded within the last two decades; nearly every big-name automaker has one in their inventory. This makes standing out especially difficult. Heading the pack means maintaining a leading edge in matters of performance, functionality and comfort. The 2018 Nissan Rogue earns its stripes as a small SUV market leader with just such a winning, threefold combination. On all counts, the Rogue outstrips its closest rivals, Honda’s CRV and Toyota’s RAV4. Delivering on what matters most to SUV drivers, the Nissan Rogue features the latest in sport utility innovation and efficiency. Read on and learn how the Rogue surpasses its competitors by checking all the boxes for drivers and passengers, alike.
Rogue: intelligence beyond its years
Since its introduction to the Nissan family in 2014, the Rogue has held the title of being our smallest crossover. However, with the arrival of 2018’s Nissan Qashqai, the Rogue’s had some serious growing up to do. To help it along on its meteoric upward trajectory to the top of its game, we’ve worked to ensure that the Rogue maintains its edge as one of the most tech-intensive small SUVs in its class. With the available ProPilot assist system, an innovative feature that integrates items like radar cruise control and lane-keeping assist, the 2018 Rogue takes the work out of highway driving by maintaining a safe speed, a safe distance from surrounding vehicles, and by providing steering assistance to drivers to ensure that the car remains centered in its lane. Not bad for a four year old. But hold on: if you think that’s impressive check out how the 2018 Rogue compares to rival models that are more than four times its age!
|2018 Nissan Rogue||2018 Toyota RAV4||2018 Honda CRV|
|Standard Engine||2.5L four-cylinder||2.5L four-cylinder||1.5L four-cylinder|
|Horsepower||170 hp @6000 rpm||176 hp @6000 rpm||190 hp @5600 rpm|
|Torque||175 ft-lb @4400 rpm||172 ft-lb @4100 rpm||179 ft-lb @2000 rpm|
|Fuel consumption||9.2 City / 7.0 Hwy||10.7 / 8.4 L Hwy||8.4 City / 7.0 Hwy|
The competition may be stiff, but keep in mind that Rogue is still relatively new to the game and we think it measures up pretty well against these two, decades-old, SUV market-dominating mainstays. Critics are rooting for the Rogue, too; 2017’s Nissan Rogue was awarded the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick. That’s an exciting accolade to have attached to any vehicle, but not surprising when you consider the Rogue’s available Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue: safety and affordability
The 2018 Nissan Rogue is a crossover that works to impress. Whatever the nature of your cargo, precious or otherwise, you can be sure all will travel in safety and comfort. Compared to its closest market rivals, the CRV and RAV4, the Rogue comes out on top in matters of safety and affordability, with the lowest MSRP of the bunch. At Nissan, producing affordable, high-performance vehicles has always been part of our mission, and the 2018 Rogue is another proud example of our commitment to these values. Arrange a test drive today at one of our Go Nissan locations in Edmonton, and discover the intelligence and innovation that powers the 2018 Nissan Rogue.