The Nissan Rogue is an entry level cross-over SUV. The Nissan Rogue has a lot of competition in this category but not within the Nissan Rogue line up.
This Nissan Rogue is a mid-sized CUV, cross-over SUV. The Nissan Rogue is one of the oldest crossover SUVs, coming out in 2007. The Nissan Rogue went through a redesign in 2012 that rolled out for sale in 2013. The old Nissan Rogue design is still available as the Nissan Rogue Select.
The Nissan Rogue was redesigned in 2013 for the 2014 model year to add more interior room. The interior is 1.2 inches taller, but for most drivers, the difference is the doors that open wider. The seats are also more supportive, using dense foam developed by NASA. The redesign added an optional third row, and the second row can be moved. However, this makes it nearly impossible for adults to use the second row, and only children can use the third row. It is a five door SUV.
The Nissan Rogue has a four cylinder engine and a continuously variable or CVT transmission. It has four wheel drive as its standard version, and all wheel drive is available if you pay more for it.
Standard design features in the 2015 model include a surround view camera, blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert and lane departure warning system.
The models before 2014 received a three star rating for front impact protection by the NHTSA. The 2015 received a four star rating out of five for front impact protection.
Edmunds gave the 2015 Nissan Rogue a C. Edmunds said it has a smooth row and user friendly technology but mediocre power, worse than average visibility and a noisy engine.
In 2012, Nissan recalled several thousand model year 2012 (made in 2011) Nissan Rogues because the tire pressure monitoring system was not working.
The Nissan Rogues built after 2013 received a 28 miles per gallon rating.
The Nissan Rogue has a 170 horsepower engine. Nissan does not give you the option to upgrade the engine to a V6 or turbocharged four cylinder.
There are three levels of the Nissan Rogue: S, SV and SL. The SL is the cheapest version of this vehicle and costs around $20,500. The Nissan Rogue SV 2015 model, the premium version, is roughly $30,000.
Bluetooth hands free user interfaces are optional for the base S Nissan Rogue but standard for the more expensive packages. The premium edition adds front fog lamps and a Bose audio system. The S model has keyless entry, 17 inch wheels, an adjustable driver’s seat, rearview camera, CD player, USB interface and audio jack. The Nissan Rogue SV adds rear privacy glass, roof rails for the ability to tie loads down to the top of the vehicle, climate control and satellite radio. The SL adds heated mirrors, leather interiors, heated front seats, a parking camera system and navigation system. Third row seating is an option on the S and SV models but not the SL.
The major rivals for this car are the Ford Escape, Toyota Rav4, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V. The Kia Sorento provides better space for those who need three rows of seating.
The Nissan Rogue Select is the pre-2013 Nissan Rogue design, though it is not as commonly available in the US as the main line Nissan Rogue.