Bought one for the wife to replace her 2005 Ford Focus. Base model 2wd w/alloy wheels. Silver/blk interior. Except for the back-up camera nothing overly technical. Basic car. I/we like simply. When the sales person brought the car out, I was astonished how good it looked both inside and out. I didn't realize it was completely different from the regular Rogue. Elsewhere around the world it's called "Qashqai." These are selling for just under $18K. Very comfortable ride and great seats. Excellent visability out. Engine has enough power IMO. Never owned a CVT transmission. Seems perfect for the car. Made in Japan. Keep on top of maintaince (especially the CVT fluid) and I think this will be one really nice car for a very long time. Could not be more pleased w/purchase. By all means check this out if you're in the market for a new car.