Names the 2014 Nissan Rogue the Most Affordable Compact SUV

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CHICAGO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of naming the 2014 Nissan Altima the Most Affordable Midsize Sedan,, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, has named the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue the Most Affordable Compact SUV. Contenders had to be equipped with an automatic transmission, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, backup camera, USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

"Often times the most affordable car in a segment means it's the least-equipped, base-level of a car," said Joe Wiesenfelder, Executive Editor. "The redesigned Rogue defies this trend. It is easily competitive on features and efficiency with any other compact SUV, and it excels in refinement, styling and interior space."

The top 10 most affordable compact SUV's are:

Model & Trim Level


5-Year Fuel Cost

Total Cost

2014 Nissan Rogue S




2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE




2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i




2014 Honda CR-V LX




2014 Ford Escape S




2014 Buick Encore Base




2014 Toyota RAV4 LE




2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring




2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport




2014 Kia Sportage LX




"The compact SUV segment can be overwhelming for shoppers because there are so many different options available," said Wiesenfelder. "Many shoppers are looking for specific features or style when shopping for a new car, but for those who care about value above all, this list is designed to help determine which will save the most cash in the long-run."

For more information on the most affordable compact SUV list, read the full report on KickingTires. To read expert and car shopper reviews of all compact SUV's visit

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