No Man’s Land: Jeep Compass vs. Subaru Crosstrek vs. Nissan Rogue Sport

The intense competition in the car market slows for no one. Automakers have some of the most difficult tasks… changes in fuel prices, consumer preferences and material and labor costs are not easy to juggle. Yet alone competition from other automakers. This article takes a look at the ultra-competitive crossover space. A space that is somewhat new to the car industry. IF your into a Jeep, Subaru or Nissan… this article is for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Subaru’s low curb weight (3,284 pounds versus the Jeep’s 3,656 and Nissan’s 3,426 pounds) also helps the crossover to lap our figure eight in 28.4 seconds at a 0.58 g average.
  • The Compass possesses a sense of playfulness and character. It feels like an old-school body-on-frame SUV—and that’s a good thing. Climb up and into the dark, red-accented cabin, close the door with a satisfying thud, and take stock of your surroundings.
  • There are two ways to look at the Nissan Rogue Sport: on its own merits and against the competition. The 2017 Rogue Sport SL’s sheetmetal is attractive, and despite having not changed since its debut as the Qashqai overseas in 2014, it has aged well both in and out

“There was a time in the not too distant past when gas-guzzling SUVs were reserved for the occasional snowstorm or off-road excursion and sedans served as the vehicle of choice for family-friendly daily driving. Our tastes have changed, though.”