2016 Nissan Rogue

Starting MSRP: $23,330 - $30,080

Estimated MPG: 26 city / 32 hwy

2016 Nissan Rogue Review

The compact crossover segment has been experiencing explosive sales growth over the past couple of years, and the 2016 Nissan Rogue embodies many of the qualities that have made these models hugely popular with car shoppers. The Rogue provides an easygoing ride quality, upscale looks and a very flexible interior, all packaged within a footprint small enough to effortlessly navigate glutted city roadways. It's a capable ally for modern living.

Furnishing seating for up to seven passengers, the Rogue is governed by a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Buyers have a choice of three trims: S, SV and SL.

For 2016, the Rogue's enhancements include an upgraded available forward collision mitigation system that features forward emergency braking. Siri Eyes Free also joins the list of options, and this feature allows iPhone owners to access their smartphone's features via voice commands. The SL trim adds NissanConnect Services, a telematics feature that assists in emergencies. Finally, the Rogue's blind spot warning system has changed from camera-based to radar-based.

Exterior

Exterior

The Rogue's exterior has a premium look that belies the SUV's modest price tag. In front, standard halogen headlights gleam alongside a black grille featuring chrome accents and prominent Nissan badging. A profile view spotlights standard body-colored outside mirrors, while a look at the back reveals a handsome standard rear spoiler.

The base Rogue comes with 17-inch steel wheels, LED daytime running lights and black exterior door handles. The lineup of available features includes 18-inch wheels, fog lights, a power liftgate, a power panoramic sunroof, chrome exterior door handles, heated outside mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, roof rails and rear privacy glass.

Interior

Interior

The 2016 Nissan Rogue's upscale look extends into its cabin, which features high-grade materials and a sophisticated design. Five-passenger seating is standard, and S and SV trims are available with a 50/50 split-folding third-row bench seat that allows the crossover to seat seven. The Rogue offers 9.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the third row and 32 cubic feet behind the second row. With the second row folded, cargo capacity expands to 70 cubic feet.

Base Rogue models come with a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat, a four-way manually adjustable front passenger seat, second-row heating and air conditioning vents, cloth upholstery and a reclining second-row seat with a 40/20/40 split-folding design and a center pass-through. Rogues with the two-row seating configuration come with a Divide-N-Hide Cargo System that provides 18 adjustable variations for cargo storage.

You can enhance your Rogue with leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Performance

Performance

The Rogue delivers a smooth ride that spare passengers from being punished by rough roads. All models come with a CVT that’s paired with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Rogue achieves an EPA rating of 26/32 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 25/31 mpg with all-wheel drive.

The Nissan Rogue is capable of towing up to 1,000 pounds.

Technology

Technology

The base Rogue S comes with hands-free text messaging, a rearview camera, 12-volt outlets, Bluetooth, satellite radio, USB connectivity, a 5.0-inch display, a CD player and a four-speaker sound system.

Upgrades include a 7.0-inch touch screen, the NissanConnect Services telematics system (powered by SiriusXM), a premium Bose eight-speaker sound system, a 360-degree parking camera system, Siri Eyes Free, blind spot warning, forward emergency braking and moving object detection.