Nissan Rogue Review
Nissan offers an expansive line up cars, coupes, sedans, SUVs and pickups, but its most popular model by far is the Nissan Rogue. The compact crossover SUV was first introduced in America in 2013. Built at Nissan’s massive assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, the Nissan Rogue is a smash hit delivering space, style, comfort and fuel efficiency to millions of owners and American families. Here you can find Vehicle History Nissan Rogue Review.
Online Nissan Rogue Reviews written by owners and automotive experts have long praised the compact SUV for its high value and its unique mix of comfort and performance. The Nissan Rogue has earned a solid reputation for durability and quality, which makes it a great choice for used or certified pre-owned shoppers on a smaller budget looking for a roomy and reliable SUV.
Now deep into it second generation, the Nissan Rogue is larger than some of its competitors and more fun to drive. It’s also safer, earning a Top Safety Pick safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s also one of the best looking compact SUVs out there, so it’s no surprise sales of the Nissan Rogue continue to increase year after year.
• 2018 Nissan Rogue Review
• 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue Review
• 2008-2015 Nissan Rogue Review
2018 Nissan Rogue Review
Don’t confuse the 2018 Nissan Rogue with the Nissan Rogue Sport, which is smaller and less powerful. In Nissan’s expansive SUV lineup, the Nissan Rogue slots in between the Rogue Sport and the Murano. It’s a five-seater with an abundance of rear seat leg and headroom. For 2018 Nissan has surprisingly dropped the Rogue’s third-row seat option. Cargo space is also large for the class. The 2018 Nissan Rogue offers 39.3 cubic feet of space behind its rear seat, and fold-down rear seats are standard which expand that cargo volume to almost 70 cubic feet. That’s plenty for the monthly run to Costco or the family’s gear for a summer road trip.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue is available in three trim levels; S, SV and the luxurious SL. Each is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive for an additional $1,350. Prices start just below $25,000 for a front-wheel drive Nissan Rogue S and top out well over $35,000 for a loaded Rogue SL with all-wheel drive. A well-equipped Rogue SV costs about thirty grand. For those buyers looking for Nissan Rogue with a little more attitude there’s the Rogue Midnight Edition which costs just over $27,000. This model gets blacked out exterior trim, black wheels and Midnight Edition badging.
All models are equipped with a responsive 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The Rogue’s engine is matched with a continuously variable automatic transmission or CVT with standard Sport Mode for increase performance and an Eco mode to help you improve your fuel efficiency. The Rogue’s fuel economy ratings are typical for the class. Front wheel drive models are rated 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, while all-wheel drive models are rated 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.
Nissan’s infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is now standard on all models and for 2018 the Rogue SL gets standard Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. But the big news is ProPilot Assist, which is part of the Platinum Package available on the Nissan Rogue SL. ProPILOT Assist is Nissan’s Intelligent Cruise Control with full speed range and steering assist. Yes, the Nissan Rogue can practically drive itself, although the system does require you to keep atleast one hand on the steering wheel.
2014-2017 Nissan Rogue Review
Although some prefer that new car smell, the second generation of the Nissan Rogue has been on sale since 2014 and it’s considered a great option for used and certified pre-owned shoppers. Essentially the same as the new 2018 Nissan Rogue, these older versions of the SUV offer the same space, style and agile handling as today’s model. And they offer as much horsepower and fuel economy. From 2014-2017 the Nissan Rogue used a 170 horsepower and CVT automatic transmission as today’s model.
Since 2014 the Nissan Rogue has been offered in S, SV and SL trim levels. Nissan also offered an optional third row seat which was unique it the compact SUV class and expanded the vehicle’s seating capacity to seven.
Front wheel drive has been standard and all-wheel drive has always been optional across all models. In 2016 Nissan added Forward Emergency Braking and the Rogue became the first Nissan to offer Siri Eyes Free connectivity. The 2017 Nissan Rogue got a facelift with a more dramatic grille and the 2017 Nissan Rogue configurations included a hybrid model, which debuted with 35 mpg on the highway. That model was short lived, however, and was discontinued for 2018.
2008-2015 Nissan Rogue Review
Although the larger and much improved second generation of the Nissan Rogue debuted with a huge increase in sales in 2014, Nissan continued to market is predecessor for two more years as a lower cost alternative. The model was called the Nissan Rogue from 2008-2013 and name changed to Nissan Rogue Select and from 2014-2015.
In 2008 the Rogue was offered in just two trim levels; S and SL. Both were powered by the same 170 horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder and CVT automatic transmission that powers the current Nissan Rogue and all-wheel drive was available on both models. Nissan has, however, fine-tuned the fuel economy over the years and buyers of a first generation Nissan Rogue and Nissan Rogue Select should not expect the miles per gallon achieved by a new 2018 Rogue.
There were minor changes for 2009, including a few more standard features on the Rogue SL. A new fold down passenger seat increased the SUV’s ultimate cargo space. Also, Bluetooth was added to the Rogue FWD Premium Package. The sporty Rogue Krom edition was added for 2010 with more aggressive styling, unique 17-inch wheels and a center-exit sport-tuned exhaust. Nissan revised the Rogue’s styling and added desirable features in 2011 including Navigation, a RearView Monitor, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, USB port, automatic climate control and automatic headlights. And in 2013 the SL became available on the Rogue SV and added more comfort and features.
In 2014 and 2015, the Rogue Select was offered in just one trim level, the Rogue Select S with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Prices started under $20,000. Only one equipment package was available, the S Convenience Package, with rear spoiler, roof rails, cruise control, RearView Monitor, a 4.3-inch color audio display, Satellite Radio and Bluetooth.
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