Full 2014 Nissan Rogue Review
What's New for 2014
The 2014 Nissan Rogue gets a new look, upgraded cabin materials and features, and an optional third-row.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue marks the second generation of the compact crossover, and rather than settle for a placeholder in the segment, Nissan has rebuilt its compact crossover from the ground up. Although the Rogue's dimensions remain essentially the same, it rides on a new platform that expands interior room enough to offer an optional third row of seats. The Rogue also gets restyled sheet metal and a cabin overhaul that features a sliding and reclining second-row bench seat.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine carries over, however, along with its 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque sent through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Nissan says improvements to the CVT and other fuel efficiency measures deliver 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for the front-wheel-drive model. All-wheel drive will be available on all trim levels.
Nissan will also offer multiple optional driver aids for the Rogue, including a 360-degree view camera, moving object detection, blind spot warning, lane departure warning and forward-collision warning. Multimedia options will include streaming audio, hands-free text messaging and a navigation system with 7-inch monitor and voice recognition, while heated front seats, leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof will be optional creature comforts.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue arrives in November, starting at $23,850, and its optional third row should help it divert attention from class favorites like the Honda CR-V and 2013 Toyota RAV4. Check back for a full review of the new Rogue, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.