I bought this car after two months of analysis and ground work and test drives. I will not say this is the best SUV you will get. But this is the best SUV if you like the options it is giving and ready to forego a few if you don't need them. I am not sure about the mileage still since it needs to drive more than 2000 miles for the engine to get into appropriate mileage. Other than that, this is absolutely best. We love it in our family. Overall, if you don't want more space or more cargo area, then Rogue is for you at a "cannot beat me" price with nice technology package. Hope this helps!!!
The pleasant ride. Nice Exterior design. Sportier handling. Rearview camera. Keyless ignition. Roof rails. Performance and pick up. Standard safety features like Traction control, EDS, VDC, AWD and curtain airbags. Value for the money. You get most electronic options for which you have to pay like $4000 more in your RAV4 or CRV. Though CRV and RAV4 are the leaders in this segment, that doesn't mean you have to buy them. Suit yourself!!!
If you want cargo space, this is not the vehicle for you, go for CRV or Rav4. If you want absolute power, go for Rav4. If you want more spacious interiors, then go for CRV. (But the drive will be blant and handling will not be sporty. And of course they're costly when they come with additional options like this.)