Until a few years ago, mid-size sedans were the bread and butter of most brands. For Nissan, that was the Altima. But now, mid-size sedan sales are dwarfed by a hotter market segment: the compact crossover. And the 2021 Nissan Rogue compact crossover just went through a full redesign.
To see how the Rogue fits into its segment, we’ve compared it against another popular model: the 2021 Ford Escape. (Side note: Ford doesn’t even sell sedans anymore.) Both these small suvs are comfortable, affordable, easy to drive, and fuel-efficient. Keep reading as we break down which one is the best in each of eight categories, and which is our top pick overall.