Found this truck/crossover by accident when I walked out of a Jeep dealership in disgust (with their salespeople & products). Never even heard of a Rogue before. Drive it and it felt more solid than a CRV & Forester. The engine is refined and Nissan tweaked the trans in case of any issue. no problems with 15,000 miles on it. It is GREAT in the snow and great in bad conditions such as rain. Great gas mileage 30 highway average (on par smaller cars: Suzuki & Toyota Matrix). The small hatch is the sacrifice for the good gas mileage but the seats fold down. The car makes me feel confident on the road. It does not feel light weight and with 5 star crash ratings. The interior is well laid out.
Performance, fit and finish, radio, smart key, paint color,turn signals separate from brake lights (unlike Jeep Patriot), gas tank size (unlike Jeep Patriot), Engine performance (better than 4 speed Forester). Chicks dig this car.
More cubbies please, hatch window should open separate from tailgate,Needs a stronger snout, whatever happened to side boards to prevent dings in parking lots?, how about lockable 4wd, heated side mirrors should be standard on ever moving vehicle on the road.