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Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Nissan Rogue Takes a Run at RAV4

2019 Nissan Rogue

The 2019 Nissan Rogue did not fare as well as Nissan had likely hoped in our recent 2019 Compact SUV Challenge — though it should be noted that there wasn’t even a 100-point spread separating the last-place Rogue from second place in the test. The age of the Rogue’s current generation relative to most of the competitors was likely also a factor. But if it’s any consolation to defenders of the compact SUV, the Rogue rolled straight into our most popular reviews this week, grabbing the No. 3 spot in its first week.

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Cars.com reviewer Fred Meier, a judge in the comparison test, certainly thought so.

“The 2019 Nissan Rogue is paddling as fast as it can to keep up in the red-hot compact SUV race,” Meier wrote. “Feature updates and new driver-assistance tech have helped it keep pace, and it remains a leader in roominess and comfort. But time is catching up with the Rogue, which was last redesigned for the 2014 model year, and fresher rivals are showing up with much better driving manners and higher-quality interiors.

“Those demerits led the Rogue to finish seventh out of seven top-trim-level SUVs in our 2019 Compact SUV Challenge. That said, it wasn’t far off the pace in the closely matched competition, and while it didn’t lead in any categories, it was runner-up in several, including driver-assistance and safety technology, as well as front-seat comfort. And while it was dinged for its dated interior and lackluster driving experience, a lot of compact SUV shoppers might care more about the space and comfort it offers.”

A link to Meier’s full review is below, where it sits in behind the 2019 Honda Passport and the immortal god-emperor of our Reviews section, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 (which finished in fifth place in the Challenge).

The top videos over the past week are also SUV-laden, as our First Drive of the 2019 BMW X7 takes first place, followed by our review of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 in second and the 2019 Compact SUV Challenge in third. Two videos from the ongoing 2019 New York International Auto Show round out the top five: our First Looks at the all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair luxury SUV and redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback are fourth and fifth, respectively.

Check out the top five reviews and videos of the week below.

Top 5 Reviews

1. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Review: Delivers More, Costs More

2. 2019 Honda Passport Review: Shorter Brother Improves on Pilot

3. 2019 Nissan Rogue Review: Practical and Roomy, But Not Fun to Drive

4. 2019 Audi A6 Review: New and Unimproved

5. 2019 Ram 1500 Review: Top Luxury or Work, But Not Both

Top 5 Videos

1. 2019 BMW X7: First Drive

2. 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550: Review

3. 2019 Compact SUV Challenge

4. 2020 Lincoln Corsair: First Look

5. 2020 Subaru Outback: First Look

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