September 17, 2014
While other parts of the country are getting hit with major thunderstorms, drought-struck Southern California finally scored itself a substantial sprinkle.
September 16, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released its safety rating for the 2015 Nissan Rogue, which earned the same four-star overall rating as our 2014 Nissan Rogue long-term test vehicle.
August 19, 2014
Normally I'm not a big fan of stuffing multiple features onto one part, but the visor clip in our 2014 Nissan Rogue isn't a problem. In fact, it's actually quite handy.
August 14, 2014
Here it is: our celebratory 10,000-mile photo of the 2014 Nissan Rogue brought to you 92 miles late. The pic is late because the odo clicked to five digits while I was southbound on the 405 freeway, headed to San Diego.
August 13, 2014
Blame it on Road Test Assistant Cameron Rogers. He's the one who initially thought the door was broken, not knowing some power function had been eliminated because someone had turned the main power switch to "off." I'm into blamestorming.
The reason Nissan gave us for the purpose of this main power button had to do with the "distraction" of the exterior power hatch button related to kids. Put in non-politically-correct speak, this feature means you can eliminate the annoyance of your kids constantly hitting the power button.
July 30, 2014
What's the point of that "Power Door On/Off" switch to the right of that cluster on the 2014 Nissan Rogue's dash?
Well, first I'll tell you what it does: If you turn the button to "off," the power hatch function will no longer work via the push-button on the exterior of the hatch, or the one on the inside of the hatch. If you press that exterior hatch button when the main switch is "off," you'll still be able to lift the tailgate manually, though.
Full power will still work via the key fob as well as the button on the dash.
What I couldn't figure out was why have an "off" switch in the first place...
June 30, 2014
The 2014 Nissan Rogue may be categorized as a compact crossover, but this latest building-wrap billboard along the 405 freeway near the Los Angeles airport is anything but small.
June 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
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.
June 10, 2014
The above photo is a glimpse into a usual day in the life of an Edmunds editor. That's my afternoon commute. Our 2014 Nissan Rogue displays real-time traffic on its map. Unfortunately, it's always red in my direction.
The irony of our jobs is that we get many cars to drive and test, but we're usually stuck in L.A. traffic.
June 9, 2014
There's a "Pure Drive" badge on our 2014 Nissan Rogue.
Does that mean it's a hybrid? No.
A hydrogen-powered Rogue? Nope, not that either.
Those would be reasonable guesses, but they give that little badge too much credit. Turns out "Pure Drive" is simply a name for what Nissan says is "our action to improve fuel economy of engine-powered vehicles."
May 28, 2014
This quick shot of the center display in our 2014 Nissan Rogue test vehicle doesn't really do justice to the system's fantastic graphics.
May 22, 2014
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.
May 16, 2014
I spent the last few days tooling around in our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue running errands, driving kids to school, and driving grown-ups to a fancy Mother's Day dinner.
May 5, 2014
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.
May 2, 2014
We've written a few updates already about the LED headlights on our long-term Acura MDX. But going largely unnoticed so far is that our 2014 Nissan Rogue has them, too.
April 29, 2014
Among the many changes to the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue is the addition of new safety features. Specifically, our loaded-up Rogue SL comes with 360-degree parking cameras, frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, rear cross-path detection and blind-spot monitoring.
Other popular small crossovers (CR-V, CX-5, Equinox, Escape, Forester and RAV4, for instance) offer some combination of these features but only the Rogue offers all of them. If you want maximized vehicle-based assistance for not crashing into things from your small crossover, the Rogue is at the ready.
April 17, 2014
The bird's eye view parking camera is starting to become mainstream now and for good reason. Of all the parking aids that have been added to modern cars, it's one of the most useful.
There's no doubt that the backup camera is a big help when easing into a space. No more "feeling" around for that bumper behind you.
April 7, 2014
March 27, 2014
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.
March 14, 2014
The compact SUV segment is crowded and Nissan is clearly trying to load up the 2014 Rogue with features to elevate it in the rankings. Currently the Nissan Rogue is in 4th place behind the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.
March 06, 2014
You might not be familiar with the Nissan Rogue, but more than 160,000 were sold last year, making the compact crossover the second-best-selling vehicle in the company's lineup. Nissan wants to keep that momentum going in the face of stiff competition from Ford, Honda and Toyota, so the Rogue received a full redesign for 2014.