2014 to Present: Nissan Rogue
The second-generation Nissan Rogue was introduced for the 2014 model year. The Rogue is a compact crossover that’s attractive inside and out, with smooth flowing lines and well-proportioned features. Interior materials are high quality and the fit and finish is excellent.
Whether equipped with front- or all-wheel drive, the Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower. A standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) helps the Rogue return impressive fuel economy for the segment.
The current Rogue is available with a third-row seat that can transform the five-passenger crossover into a legitimate seven-seat minivan alternative. All models include desirable features like a rearview camera, Bluetooth and a USB port. Features like leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, navigation and a 360-degree camera system are available. The Rogue is also available with a long list of active safety features and high-tech extras.
The Nissan Rogue is a strong contender in the compact crossover segment, competing with favorites that include the Toyota RAV4, Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape. Rogue shoppers might also want to consider the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage.
Earlier Nissan Rogue Models
The first-generation Nissan Rogue was launched for the 2008 model year with a significant refresh for 2011. The original Rogue was powered by a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a CVT.
The base Rogue was designed to meet a low price point. As a result, it lacks much of the standard equipment found on some of the competitors. All models include power windows and locks and cruise control, while higher trims add features like a backup camera, a Bose audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, leather upholstery and heated front seats.