Totally redesigned just last year, the 2015 Nissan Rogue is among the fresher compact SUVs. That’s a good thing for Nissan’s 2nd-generation Rogue, since it vies for attention among a dozen rivals that include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester. The 2015 Rogue sets itself apart from most rivals with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), fuel economy of up to 33 mpg, stylish yet mature design, and an available – albeit cramped – 3rd-row seat. Also alluring is its sub-$24,000 starting price. As it’s based on Nissan’s comfortable Sentra sedan, the Rogue has a comfortable if ho-hum ride. Living another year is the 2015 Rogue Select, which is a less expensive, carryover version of the 1st-gen model.