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2014 Nissan Rogue: Well-Designed Cruise Control Buttons

July 17, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Steering-wheel-mounted cruise control buttons are a nice convenience feature to have if they're designed well. Some designers try too hard to make them look interesting while others don't try very hard at all. In either instance you're left with buttons that require far too much attention to use on a regular basis.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Las Vegas Road Trip Observations

July 11, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

A hot summer weekend in Las Vegas: the perfect time and place for...a librarian's convention? Perhaps not. They must have got a screaming deal on hall space in the heat of summer. Nevertheless, my non-librarian wife had business there, so the four of us loaded into the 2014 Nissan Rogue and headed out across the desert on a recent Friday evening.

The odds of escaping town without hitting traffic were not in our favor, so we left at 8:00 p.m. It wasn't late enough. The Rogue's navigation system showed the dreaded dark red line extending some 80 miles east on Interstate 15 from just past Barstow.

So we took Interstate 40 and some deserted two-lane Mojave Desert back roads instead.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Recessed Knobs

June 24, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

I haven't spent a lot of time in our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue, but one thing popped out to me immediately. Recessed knobs. Yes, I'll admit I get obsessed with the weirdest things.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Terrific Front Seats

June 17, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

If there's an area Nissan continues to get spot-on these days, it's the seats in its cars and SUVs. Particularly the front ones. And it's no different with this 2014 Nissan Rogue.

I was suffering from a sore and tired lower back when I got into the Rogue to drive to work this morning (I'm blaming it on a hard mountain bike hill workout, not old age), yet almost instantly the seat's support, in all the right places, made me feel better.

Nissan calls these seats "zero gravity," and says they were inspired by NASA.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Solid Rear Seats

May 30, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Rear seats tend to be afterthoughts in most crossovers. Other than the ability to fold, second row seats don't often have much in the way of features.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Funky New-Car Smell

May 29, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

The interior in our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue has a strong "new-car" smell and it's a bit funkier than it is fresh. In most cars I enjoy the new-car smell but not in the Rogue, and here's why.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Glad To See Rear Vents

May 23, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Midsize crossovers often offer rear seat entertainment systems, rear seat heaters and even rear window shades, but rear air conditioning vents aren't always an option. No idea why as it seems like anyone stuck in the back seat would at least want to be comfortable if not entertained.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Sunroof Tilt Caveat

May 22, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Let it be known immediately that I am no fan of sunroofs. I'll spare you the rant.

Our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue has a sunroof. A big panoramic job.  And what do you know, it can tilt. However, there's a caveat to its tilting function.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Perfect Storage Tray

May 5, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Yes, this one falls into the no-brainer category. You would expect there to be a handy storage tray in the center console of a modern crossover like the 2014 Nissan Rogue, but that's not always the case.

Sometimes, the enclosed section of the center console takes up all the space, while other times this area in and around the shifter is used purely for cupholders or control buttons.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Solar Eclipse Visors

April 30, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

In the past, I've been critical about a car having small sun visors (the Tesla Model S comes to mind), but our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue marks the first time I've complained about one being too big. I was driving the Rogue this weekend and grabbed for the sun visor. I pulled it down to a 90 degree angle from the roof, and it just about blocked my entire field of vision.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Family Road Trip, Packing Up

April 24, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Recently, I had to take a family road trip to visit my in-laws for Easter. Edmunds has a few three-row crossover SUVs in its fleet right now, but I had yet to drive our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue. This trip seemed like a good opportunity to see how well the Rogue would serve a family of four for about 700 miles round trip.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Child Safety Seat Install

April 22, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

I'm often shuttling my children (ages three and six) to school and various events. So I was curious to see how easy it would be to install child safety seats into our 2014 Nissan Rogue.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Charming, Thoughtful and Misnamed

April 16, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

The 2014 Nissan Rogue is misnamed. This comfortable, competent crossover is not brash or belligerent, and its only unruly behavior comes from its loud and lazy continuously variable transmission. True, this is not an easy characteristic to overlook. For some, it will be a deal-breaker. But we've all got a derelict among our gene pool, so for the moment, overlook it we will.

Nissan would like you to think the Rogue rebels against its rivals, that it has uncommon swagger in its segment because of things like optional third-row seating and an ability to drive atop trains.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Odd Mix of Materials

April 8, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Materials quality isn't typically a big deal when it comes to midsize crossovers like the 2014 Nissan Rogue. It's meant for families, so the interior trim usually leans towards durability above all else.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Effective Visors

March 27, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Driving into the sun is no fun, especially when a vehicle's sun visor isn't big enough to prevent you from getting zapped in the eyes. Thankfully, the 2014 Nissan Rogue's designers realized this and equipped this compact crossover's big windshield with equally generous visors.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Easy To Get Comfortable

March 18, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

The mark of any good crossover is ease of use. Whether it's how it drives, how quickly it connects with your phone or how easy it is to open the doors, everything should work with little effort.

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2014 Nissan Rogue: 360-Degree Parking Camera

March 13, 2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

Our 2014 Nissan Rogue is the highest trim level available, known as SL. Standard on the SL (optional otherwise) is a 360-degree parking camera that is pretty rare in this class of vehicle. Rearview cameras are standard on rivals like the 2014 Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, but a 360-degree camera (or Around View Monitor, as Nissan calls it) isn't even on the options list for most competitors.

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