Top 3 Compact SUVs: The 2021 Nissan Rogue Is Economical and Durable!
# Top 3 Compact SUVs: The 2021 Nissan Rogue Is Economical and Durable!
The **compact SUV category** has been the most popular in Canada for ages. The reason for this is simple: the vehicles in this category offer an appealing size to consumers. Not too big, not too small, the compact SUV offers **space** for five people, but more importantly, a **cargo capacity** that allows you to take the family on the road with everything you need.
**L'Ami Junior Nissan**, your dealer in Saguenay, gives you a look at the three vehicles that offer perhaps the most value and choice to consumers, with the spotlight on the latest model in this category, the [2021 Nissan Rogue](http://www.lamijuniornissan.com/en/new/vehicle/nissan/rogue/2021/s-fwd).
## NISSAN ROGUE
Nissan it a home run by introducing its Rogue to the market in 2007 (2008 model year). Its introductory version quickly became the **most popular** in its family, and the best-selling too. By the time the model was revamped in 2014, the Rogue had solidified its position, both at Nissan and across the industry. This year, we get the **third generation** of this SUV and what we've seen so far is quite impressive.
It all starts with a **distinctive design**. What helps a model stand the test of time is its classic lines. In this respect, the 2021 Nissan Rogue is very well poised. It meets all of the customer's needs with a front-wheel drive base model (**all-wheel drive** is also available), as well as two other versions, one with improved specs (SV) and a fully-loaded version (Platinum).
The 2.5-litre, **4-cylinder engine** is smooth and flexible. It has 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, which allows for powerful acceleration and throttle. What's more, with the continuously variable transmission that comes standard, you get good fuel economy ratings of 8.9 L/100 km in the city and 7 L/100 km on the highway (front-wheel drive model). With **all-wheel drive**, that means 9.3 and 7.2 litres, respectively.
Finally, the Nissan interior features a rich layout and **high quality materials**. All equipment comes standard. The **multimedia system** is worthy of mention, as it has been redesigned to be more user-friendly than ever. The 10.2-inch heads-up display screen shows clear and precise information in colour.
## TOYOTA RAV4
A best seller in its category, the [Toyota RAV4](http://www.lamijuniornissan.com/en/pre-owned-inventory?page=1&filter_modelName_chrome_data=RAV4|RAV4%20Hybrid&sort_price=ASC&number_items=30) needs no introduction. This vehicle doesn't offer any particular strong points, but rather a set of features that make it an interesting choice.
First, there is more than one version: the RAV4 can be built a 2.5-litre **4-cylinder gasoline engine** with 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Then there's the **hybrid version**, which has the same engine, but also two electric units, one in the front and one in the back, with 219 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. To top it all off, there is the **Prime plug-in hybrid version**. With a range of 68 kilometres and 302 horsepower, it allows for all-electric operation most of the time, as well as responsive acceleration.
## FORD ESCAPE
For a long time, the [Ford Escape](http://www.lamijuniornissan.com/en/pre-owned-inventory?page=1&filter_modelName_chrome_data=Escape&sort_price=ASC&number_items=30) was among the top three sellers in the **compact SUV category**. Its redesign has been long overdue, so it went unnoticed at times, but it shouldn't be underestimated. Like the RAV4, it's also available in a plug-in version, good for about 60 kilometres. A **hybrid model** is also available, as are conventional engine models.
The big difference is that each version has a distinct powertrain, which translate into different driving experiences. There's even a basic model with a 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that offers really good fuel economy.
## NEW AND USED VEHICLES IN SAGUENAY
L'**Ami Junior Nissan**, your dealer in **Saguenay**, invites you to discover its [inventory of Nissan vehicles](http://www.lamijuniornissan.com/en/new?page=1&sort_price=ASC&number_items=30) and to take advantage of the expertise of its staff, who are at your service to help you find the right model.
Mar 03, 2021