in 2013 Affordable Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $16,512 - $21,331
Original MSRP: $20,310 - $27,950
MPG: 23 City / 28 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Nissan Rogue Review

Review Last Updated: 4/17/15

While some reviewers said that the 2013 Nissan Rogue is a sufficient compact SUV, many rivals offer more cargo space, more standard features, nicer interiors and sportier driving dynamics.

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A four-cylinder engine paired with an automatic transmission powers the 2013 Nissan Rogue. Some reviewers complained that the Rogue could use more power for highway driving and that the transmission is noisy, though others thought there is sufficient power for day-to-day driving. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The 2013 Rogue with front wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 23/28 mpg city/highway, which is on par for the class. Some reviewers reported that it has a smooth, car-like ride, but others commented that the Rogue isn't very fun to drive and there are some uncontrolled body motions over rough roads.

Critics said that the 2013 Nissan Rogue’s interior is adequate, with comfortable front seats, sufficient rear-seat space for most adults and cabin materials that are appropriate for the class. Standard features in the 2013 Rogue are limited and include an auxiliary input port. Available features include Bluetooth, a USB port, proximity key, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, navigation with a 5-inch touch screen and either a rearview camera or Nissan’s Around View monitor, which uses multiple cameras to give a 360-degree view around the vehicle. A few reviewers complained that the Rogue's navigation screen is too small and mounted too low to use easily. The Rogue's overall cargo capacity is a bit low for the class.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 Honda CR-V has more standard features than the Rogue does, and reviewers praised its well-built cabin, spacious seats and generous cargo capacity. It also has an excellent reliability rating.

Though reviewers described the Rogue’s performance as bland, they praised the 2013 Mazda CX-5 for its athletic handling and sharp steering, as well as its clean cabin design and soft-touch interior materials.

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