Nissan Rogue: Jalopnik's Buyer's Guide

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The Nissan Rogue cannot jump onto subway tracks, despite advertisements to the contrary, but it’s still a well put together package. What do you need to know before you buy a Nissan Rogue? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.

Our guy Andrew collins thinks the Nissan Rogue is a solid crossover. That doesn’t mean it’s going to replace the 370Z anytime soon, but it fulfills its intended function quite well. It’s safe (just ask IIHS), it’s fuel efficient, it’s comfortable to drive, it’s well built, it’s easy to use, and it actually looks good for this segment.

What’s New About The 2015 Nissan Rogue


The Nissan Rogue was all-new for the 2014 model year, offering tons of tech features like forward collision warning and Around View Monitor, which lets you look at a digitized version of the car from above as you try to navigate a tricky parking spot. The new generation is also a bit larger, now having enough space to facilitate an available third row seat.

The ‘14 Rogue also got fresh handsome styling inside and out. The 2.5-liter 170 horsepower inline four sticks around from the first generation Rogue, and like the previous generation, it is mated to a continuously variable transmission. This pair helps this 3,400 pound CUV manage a respectable 33MPG highway and 28 MPG combined.


Which One We’d Buy

The Rogue can be had as an S, and SV, and an SL. All models come with the same 2.5-liter inline four mated to a CVT transmission. If we were buying a Rogue, we’d go for the base S model, which costs $23,040 (plus $885 destination fee). It comes with everything you need: you get Bluetooth, a backup camera, AC, power windows and locks, satellite radio, and front and side airbags. [Build Your Own]

Important Facts At A Glance:

MSRP: $23,290 - $28,690 Max Advertised Towing Capability: 1,000 pounds

MPG: 26 city/ 33 hwy / 28 combined [2wd I4] Engines: 2.5-liter turbo I4

Curb Weight: ~3,400 - 3,600 pounds IIHS Rating: Top Safety Pick

Transmissions: CVT Automatic

Drivetrain Layout: Front engine, FWD/AWD

Photo credit: Nissan