Nissan Rogue is a nice looking compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Company Limited. The major highlights of Nissan Rogue are its 39.3 cu ft. cargo room which is best-in-class, decent fuel efficiency and high quality interior.
The SUV is available in all-wheel drive (AWD) drivetrain, while the front-wheel drive (FWD) drivetrain is standard. On the plus side, availability of 3rd-row seating makes it more spacious SUV.
The starting MSRP of the Nissan Rogue is $23,330. The chief rivals of the Nissan Rogue are the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape, the Toyota RAV4, the GMC Terrain, the Hyundai Tucson, the Jeep Wrangler, the Chevrolet Equinox and the Mazda CX-5.
ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS
Under the hood, the Nissan Rogue comes equipped with a 2.5 liter, 16 valve four cylinder DOHC engine which produces 170 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 175 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The engine is paired with the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
The EPA estimated fuel economy of the Nissan Rogue is 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The car features a turning radius of 18.7 ‘ and the fuel tank capacity of this SUV is 14.5 gallon. Moreover, the maximum towing capacity of the Nissan Rogue is 1,000 lbs.
The Nissan Rogue is a stylish SUV. The exterior features of the Nissan Rogue include halogen headlights, powerful LED daytime running lights, black door handles, roof rails, intermittent wipers, rear liftgate door with fixed window, rear defogger, UV reducing solar glass, 17" x 7.0" wheels with wheel covers and cargo tiedowns.
In addition to these, the dual power outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators provide the car an elegant look and, at the same time, the rear privacy glass enhances the attitude and sporty look of the Nissan Rogue.
In terms of dimension, the Nissan Rogue measures 182.3 inches in length, 72.4 inches in width and 66.3 inches in height. At the same time, the SUV has 106.5 inches of wheelbase and 7.4 inches of ground clearance.
The Nissan Rogue comes with a choice of seven attractive colors- Cayenne Red, Brilliant Silver, Midnight Jade, Arctic Blue Metallic, Glacier White, Gun Metallic and Magnetic Black.
Interiors of the Nissan Rogue look good and overall quality is high. The SUV has a seating capacity of five passengers and at the same time, it has also a third row seating, hence a total of seven passengers can accommodate in the Nissan Rogue. Seats are supportive and comfortable. There is adequate headroom, leg room, knee room and shoulder room. The SUV is also blessed with 39.3 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Moreover, the Nissan Rogue comes loaded with plenty of features such as five inch colour advanced drive assist display, electric power steering, one touch power windows, cruise control, audio controls on the steering wheel, power door locks, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, rear passenger air conditioning vents, in-cabin micro filter, audio controls on the steering wheel, 12 volt power outlets, AM/FM/CD audio system, Bluetooth hands free phone system, SiriusXM satellite radio and USB connection port.
Other attractive features of the Nissan Rogue include mood lighting, front reading lamps, rear reading lamps, glove box, four cup holders and bottle holders, front centre console, sunglasses storage, front seatback pocket, cargo tie down hooks, sun visors and two additional bottle holders in the third row.
The Nissan Rogue is a great performer. The SUV has balanced handling and the ride quality is excellent. The car has four wheel independent suspension. On the braking front, the SUV is fitted with front and rear ventilated disc brakes.
In terms of safety, the Nissan Rogue comes equipped with a number of active and passive safety features like dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), side impact beams, roof mounted side curtain airbags, door ajar warning, stability control, child seat anchors, remote anti theft alarm system, traction control, engine immobilizer, trunk and liftgate ajar warning.
Other safety features of the car include panic alarm, tire pressure monitoring, illuminated entry, key warning, oil pressure warning, battery warning, lights on warning, lighting malfunction warning, low fuel warning, low washer fluid warning, brake fluid warning and service interval warning.
Availability of third row seat is one of the main advantages of the Nissan Rogue. The SUV offers good fuel economy. In addition, the car provides ample cargo volume and comes with excellent safety features.
The major drawbacks of the Nissan Rogue are its slow acceleration and modest engine power. Besides, the car has a little noisy transmission.
Undoubtedly, the Nissan Rogue is a decent SUV for families principally because of its roomy cabin, availability of third row seat and abundant cargo space.