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2019 Nissan Rogue Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: October 29, 2019


The Rogue nameplate will make you think of a merciless character like Xerxes from the movie 300. Although the Nissan Rogue isn't like that, the rivals are still scared of it. Striking a near-perfect balance between design and practicality, the Rogue is about as mainstream as it gets. Nissan Rogue compels the buyers to sway away from popular choices like Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Pros

Comfortable ride quality

Wide range of standard safety features

Good fuel economy

Roomy cargo space

Cons

Timid Acceleration

Poor outward visibility

Dated infotainment system

Noisy powertrain

What's New?

A wide range of driver assist features are standard across all trims


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25020

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

170 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

175 lbs.-ft @ 4400 rpm

transmission

continuously variable-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.8/62.8

dimensions

wheelbase

106.5 in.

length

184.5 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

68 in.

curb weight

3456 lbs.

ground clearance

7.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

105.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

70 cu ft.

towing capacity

1102 lbs.

payload capacity

1134 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/29/33 mpg

highway range

478.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Nissan Rogue in Brilliant Silver Metallic color  2019 Nissan Rogue in Caspian Blue Metallic color  2019 Nissan Rogue in Glacier White color  2019 Nissan Rogue in Gun Metallic color  2019 Nissan Rogue in Magnetic Black Metallic color
Brilliant Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

6.9

Interior

7.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Nissan Rogue S

S

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$25,020 - $26,370


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,370 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,020 MSRP (26/29/33) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) w/Prod. End 10/18 Starting at $25,020 MSRP (26/29/33) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Nissan Rogue SV

SV

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$26,440 - $27,790


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $27,790 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
SV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,440 MSRP (26/29/33) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
SV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) w/Prod. End 10/18 Starting at $26,440 MSRP (26/29/33) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Nissan Rogue SL

SL

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$31,490 - $32,840


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $31,490 MSRP (26/29/33) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $32,840 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2019 Nissan Rogue is powered by standard 2.4L Inline 4 which produces 175 hp @ 6000 rpm and 175 lb/ft of torque at 4400 rpm. The cabin is well laid with upscale material and a reasonably spacious cabin. Nissan Rogue has been pretty successful in swaying buyers from popular choices like Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

2019 Nissan Rogue Front View
2019 Nissan Rogue Front View
2019 Nissan Rogue rear view
2019 Nissan Rogue Rear View

 

6.9/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Nissan Rogue Features

The 2019 Nissan Rogue is available in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. Rogue Hybrid is also available as SV and SL trim. The Rogue comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (170 horsepower, 175 pound-feet of torque) paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is available as an option an extra $1,350. 

Trim

S

SV

SL

MSRP

$24,420

$25,640

$30,360

MSRP (AWD)

$25,770

$26,990

$31,710

Key Features

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Power heated outside mirrors with LED turn

Bose Premium Audio System with nine speakers

 

Power outside mirrors

Remote Engine Start System

Motion Activated Liftgate

 

AM/FM/CD audio system with 5.0" color display

Chrome outside door handles

7.0" color touch-screen display

 

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Signal indicators

SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

 

Advanced Drive-Assist Display

Rear privacy glass

Roof rails

 

Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition

NissanConnect with Navigation, Mobile Apps, and Services

NissanConnectSM with Navigation, Mobile Apps, and Services

 

Bluetooth streaming audio

Dual-Zone Automatic

Siri Eyes Free

 

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System

Temperature Control (ATC)

Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio

The base S trim of the 2019 Nissan Rogue comes pretty feature-packed and will get you LED DRLs, Sirius XM Satellite radio, advanced drive-assist display, keyless entry and push-start ignition. Moving up the trim ladder only adds more features to the already impressive list  

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The SV trim hits the sweet spot with the optional Premium package. It offers most of the desirable features from the top SL trim without the hefty price tag. The upscale SL includes a few too many features that aren't necessary, and with those features comes a big jump in price.

2019 Nissan Rogue Engine and Performance

6.9/10

"Comfortable, efficient and just a tad bit sporty, the 2019 Nissan Rogue looks set to continue its success as Nissan’s best-selling model." – KellyBlue Book

Engine and Transmission

The 2019 Nissan Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. You also get an option of a hybrid powertrain using a smaller 2.0-liter engine and electric motor for a combined output of 176 horsepower. The engine performs well in the city, but when pushed hard on the highway, it produces a loud droning noise.

The engine is matched with advanced Xtronic transmission and power is routed to either the front (FWD) or all four wheels (AWD). The CVT features three modes: Normal, Sport and Eco. 

2019 Nissan Rogue Engine
2019 Nissan Rogue Engine

Models

Nissan Rogue

Volkswagen   Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

MSRP

$25,795

$25,190

$24,795

$25,345

$25,345

$26,545

$26,980

$26,678 $24,532

Engine

Turbocharged 2.5L i4

2.0L i4

Turbocharged 1.5L i4

2.4L i4

2.5L i4

2.4L i4

2.4L i4

Turbocharged 1.5L i4 

2.5L flat4 

Transmission

Continuously variable automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Continuously variable automatic

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

9 Speed automatic

Continuously variable automatic

Horsepower 

170 hp@ 6000rpm

184 hp@ 4400rpm

170 hp@ 5600rpm

184 hp@ 6400rpm

187 hp@ 6000rpm

185 hp@ 6000rpm

185 hp@ 6000rpm

170 hp@ 5600rpm

182 hp@ 5800 rpm

Torque

175 ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

221 ft-lbs@ 1600 rpm

203 ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

180 ft-lbs@ 3900rpm

186 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

178 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

178 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

203 ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

176 ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

The Nissan Rogue produces 170 hp which is decent, however, some of the competition has more powerful engines. Both Honda CR-V and Mazda CX 5 provide much more horsepower and torque at a similar price .range.

Acceleration

The Nissan Rogue with its turbocharged powertrain sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds and can complete a quarter-mile drag race in just under 16 seconds. The transmission, with its fast shifts, does well in accelerating the car, however, ist gets noisy when you are pushing the car to limits. Overtaking cars inside the city does not require much effort, but while on the highway, this car would have been better with little more acceleration.

2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue Acceleration

Models

Nissan Rogue

Volkswagen   Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.3

7.9

6.3

7.7

8.7

8.9

6.7

6.3

9.6

Quarter mile (seconds)

15.8

16.2

14.7

16

16.7

16.7

14.2

14.7

17.3

Engine

Turbocharged 2.5L i4

2.0L i4

Turbocharged 1.5L i4

2.4L i4

2.5L i4

2.4L i4

2.4L i4

Turbocharged 1.5L i4 

2.5L flat4 

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.1

7.7

6.3

N/A

6.3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Nissan Rogue is on par with most of its rivals in terms of 0 to 60 runs, but there are surely some better options like the Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Equinox and its cousin, the GMC Terrain.

Ride and Handling

Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available in all trims. The handling and ride quality of this car is ideal for city conditions. The suspension absorbs most of the road imperfections, but periodically, a few will make its way into the cabin. The composed ride quality along with the sound insulation makes for a quiet ride, but the engine noise at high revs can be heard occasionally.  Nissan Rogue is large enough to feel spacious on the inside but also maneuverable in tight spaces with clever dimensions. The Xtronic CVT transmission is plagued with a typical rubber band effect. The handling though is on the softer side and makes the driver confident in its abilities.

Braking

The Rogue performs well in the braking test as well. It comes to a complete halt from 60mph in just 124 feet. The braking feel in the Nissan Rogue is soft and pedal travel is long. The nosedive is mild which is acceptable in this segment. 

2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue Wheel

Models

Nissan Rogue

Volkswagen   Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

Brake Front (in.)

11.7

13.4

N/A

11.1

11.7

12.6

12.6

11.6

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11.5

11.8

N/A

10.2

11.9

12

12

11.2

11.3

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3456

3721

3274

3307

3541

3591

3810

3449

3499

60-0 MPH (ft.)

124

N/A

N/A

115

136

130

N/A

130

129

Though 124 feet stopping distance is not the shortest distance, it is much better than some of the rivals. The Honda CR-V takes just 115 feet to stop, thanks to its large brakes.

2019 Nissan Rogue Fuel Economy

The 2019 Nissan Rogue has a pretty decent fuel economy. It can manage 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with the front-wheel-drive. All-wheel-drive models manage 1 less mpg in the city and on the highway. These figures are above-average for the segment. It also comes with engine Idle Start/Stop technology that can shut the engine down when you’re at a stoplight and start instantaneously as you pull away.

Models

Nissan Rogue

Volkswagen   Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

MPG (city)

26

22

26

26

25

22

22

26

26

MPG (highway)

33

29

32

32

31

29

29

32

30

MPG (combined)

29

25

28

28

28

25

25

28

28

Range (city/highway) (miles)

377 / 479

337 / 444

387 / 477

364 / 448

370 / 459

414 / 545

414 / 545

387.4/447

431.6/547.8

Tank Capacity (gal)

14.5

15.3

14.9

14.0

14.8

18.8

18.8

14.9

14.9

The Rogue has the best fuel economy figure in the segment. However, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento and Subaru Forester offer more range, thanks to their bigger fuel tanks. 

2019 Nissan Rogue Interior

7.0/10

“The 2019 Nissan Rogue has an upscale cabin, a generous list of standard safety features, and an expansive cargo area”- Car.usnews

Seating and Comfort

Spacious and well made, the Nissan Rogue’s inside is appealing with soft-touch surfaces and high-quality material. The leather-wrapped, fully adjustable flat-bottom steering wheel feels good in the hands. Its NASA inspired “Zero Gravity” front seats are praised for their comfort and support. The rear seats also provide an ample amount of space. Legroom and headroom are great in the first and second row, with an EZ-Flex 40/20/40-split second-line seat that tilts and slides to create additional space. However, the available panoramic sunroof limits the back-row headroom.

2019 Nissan Rogue Seating
2019 Nissan Rogue Seating

Models

Nissan Rogue

Volkswagen   Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

Passenger capacity

5

7

5

5

5

5

7

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.6/56.6/43.0

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

41.2/59.1/44.1

39.5/59.1/44.1

41.2/58.2/43.3

40.0/57.2/40.9

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.5/55.9/37.9

39.1/55.9/36.5

38.5/55.5/39.7

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.2/58.3/40.9

39.3/58.0/39.4

39.6/57.2/39.4

38.5/55.6/39.7

The sitting position makes for a commanding driving position and good view of the road ahead. All of the rivals somewhat similar in terms of interior space.

Infotainment System

The 7'' LCD touchscreen is standard across all trims. The quality of the screen is good along with the touch response which is fairly quick compared to some other Nissan SUV such as the Armada or the Pathfinder. Nissan Connect services also ensure the seamless connectivity of your smartphone along with turn by turn navigation.

There is also an additional 5’’ display in the dial cluster for the driver that shows the music that’s playing, incoming calls and messages, turn by turn navigation or ant other information that might be of importance to the driver such as the tire pressure.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across all trims, unlike Nissan's other full-size SUVs. The base trim comes with a 4 speaker sound system while SV comes with a 6 speaker system The top of the line SL trim comes with a 9 speaker Bose Premium sound system with excellent sound and vibrant but balanced audio signature.

Cargo Space

The default cargo space on board the 2019 Nissan Rogue is 39.3 cubic feet which more than most of the rivals. It can easily handle your day to day needs or a trip to the airport and still left with room for more.

Models

Nissan Rogue

Volkswagen   Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

Passenger capacity

39.3

37.6

29.9

39.2

30.9

35.9

11.3

35.5

29.6

The folding rear seats ensure that you don't have to leave behind anything for the weekend trip with a capacity of 70 cubic feet. Camping gear, your MTB for the surfboard, the Rogue has got space for everything. The hands' free power liftgate also makes loading or unloading things from the trunk effortless.

Interior Features

  • 6-way power-adjustable heated seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Mood lighting
  • The remote keyless entry system

 

2019 Nissan Rogue Steering
2019 Nissan Rogue Steering
2019 Nissan Rogue Cockpit area
2019 Nissan Rogue Cockpit Area
2019 Nissan Rogue arm rest
2019 Nissan Rogue Arm Rest
2019 Nissan Rogue Infotainment
2019 Nissan Rogue Infotainment Display
2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue front seat
2019 Nissan Rogue front seat

2019 Nissan Rogue Exterior

“The 2019 Nissan Rogue’s best look is its price—that’s not a bad thing”- Carconnection

Dimension and weight

The 2019 Rogue SUV follows the design language of a crossover with strong lines, a tall body, and aggressive wheels. It’s “V-motion” grille with boomerang-style headlights looks prominent. The side glass is fairly tall, that is, until you reach the rearmost column where an upturned beltline makes a blind spot. Unpainted fender flares is likely a demonstration endurance ability. Sharp highlights like motion-activated power rear lift gate give the Rogue an upscale feel, as do the optional 19-inch wheels and glass moon roof .

2019 Nissan Rogue Side View
2019 Nissan Rogue Side View

Models

Nissan Rogue

Volkswagen   Tiguan S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CR-V LX

Mazda CX-5 SPORT

Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Kia Sorento L

GMC Terrain SL

Subaru Forester 2.5i

Curb weight (lbs.)

3456

3721

3274

3307

3541

3591

3810

3449

3499

Length(in)

184.5

185.1

183.1

180.6

179.1

187.8

189.0

182.1

182.3

Width(in)

72.4

72.4

72.6

73.0

72.5

74.4

74.4

71.5

72.4

Height(in)

66.3

66.3

65.4

66.1

66.2

66.1

66.3

68.1

65.4

Ground clearance (in)

7.8

7.9

N/A

7.8

7.5

N/A

7.3

8.7

6.9

Wheelbase (in)

106.5

109.8

107.3

104.7

106.2

108.9

109.4

105.1

107.3

Track width (in) F/R

62.8/62.8

62.2/61.8

62.2/62.2

62.9/63.5

62.8/62.8

64.3/64.7

64.3/64.7

61.6/61.8

62.2/62.2

Nissan Rogue is one of the biggest compact SUVs available in the market. Its huge length allows for the option of the third row of seats. The Honda CR-V takes the second spot in terms of size followed by Mazda CX-5.

Exterior Features

  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Power adjustable and heated mirrors
  • Body colored bumpers
  • Chrome door handles
  • Rear spoiler
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Roof rack
  • Motion activated liftgate

 

2019 Nissan Rogue front view
2019 Nissan Rogue front view
2019 Nissan Rogue rear view
2019 Nissan Rogue rear view
2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue rear view
2019 Nissan Rogue rear view
2019 Nissan Rogue emblem
2019 Nissan Rogue emblem

2019 Nissan Rogue Safety

If you're looking for a compact SUV with a long list of standard advanced safety features, the Rogue has got you covered with the following measures:

  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Blind Spot Sensor
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Rearview Monitor Back-Up Camera
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control

 

2019 Nissan Rogue Competition

Nissan Rogue vs Honda CR-V

The CR-V tops the list for compact SUVs and offers more power than the Rogue. Safety features such as collision-mitigation braking are also standard. However, the infotainment system of the CR-V feels dated as does the exterior styling.

The Rogue has a long list of standard features yet the CR-V fares better. Both of the SUVs has got ample amount of interior space and cargo capacity. The Honda CR-V has an edge over Rogue because of its refined transmission and optional turbocharged engine.

2019 Honda CR-V
2019 Honda CR-V

Nissan Rogue vs Mazda CX- 5

The Mazda CX-5 is powered by an inline 4 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Like all the Mazda's, the CX-5 is fun to drive and won’t overwhelm you with power. It feels composed and agile, unlike the Rogue.

The CX-5 feels short on cargo space but makes up for it with upscale and tech-driven inside and a more ground-breaking motor than the Rogue. The Rogue, on the other hand, is a practical car with an excellent fuel economy that makes a great daily driver. Thus, the choice between both of these cars ultimately boils down to your likes and dislikes. 
 

2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Mazda CX-5

 

2019 Nissan Rogue Final Verdict

The Nissan Rogue is an excellent compact SUV. It offers a large cargo space and a long list of standard safety features. Add to that a decent fuel economy and aa plush spacious cabin and you a car that can woo a lot of customers. The turbocharged engine with a rugged chassis makes it ready for climbing terrains but is a little noisy on the highways. Thus, if all of these suit your requirements, the Rogue will be an excellent car for you.