Sporty yet practical, safe alternative
By Val on
2009 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I am impressed with the exterior, very nice design giving the feeling of a luxury vehicle. The interior is basic but also attractive. Some things I found to be missing that were bothersome to me were: volume control on the steering wheel, one-click power- up window control (there is one-click down, but not up)and auto headlights, no navigation system. The seat adjustment controls, power steering and dash controls are basic. These features may be available if you purchase the premium package. The Rouge handles nicely, although it is loud upon acceleration and it is noticeably a 4 cylinder vehicle. The new technology transmission takes getting used to, the car can feel a bit "put-put."
The black interior is sleek, the back windshield wiper is nice to have, the Ipod aux feature is handy, big glove compartment, handy compartments in trunk, rear privacy windows, fold down seats and variable AWD. THe exterior is attractive.
Decrease the noise level of the engine/transmission!!! Needs a larger gas tank, more options should be standard. Interior controls are a bit basic, more of a modern design or high- tech design would be better.