With the 2017 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) kicking off on April 12, Nissan came up with an intriguing way to get there: a scavenger hunt. Edmunds is joining one of 10 teams that will compete in what Nissan is calling the "Rogue Trip."
Nashville to New York in a 2017 Nissan Rogue
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The teams will saddle up in identical 2017 Nissan Rogue SLs and set out on Sunday from five different locations in the Midwest and Southeast. Our new senior writer Carlos Lago — who reviews cars, does video and loves road trips — was the perfect guy to take on the adventure, which will begin at Nissan's North American headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. The goal of the Rogue Trip? Get to New York by Tuesday with the best scavenger hunt results and a memento or two from the adventure. Whichever team ends up in New York on Tuesday at 2 p.m. (Eastern time) with the best results wins $5,000 for its charity of choice.
Carlos joins Team Rogue No. 5, named "Ream Togue" — certainly not because all the good names were already taken. Ream Togue's charity is Earthjustice, which provides legal assistance to environmental causes.
The 10 teams start from five locations in the Midwest and Southeast.
Two days and roughly 900 miles mean this trip falls on the shorter side of the road-trip pantheon, but the scavenger hunt aspect makes up for it. The team will be hunting for roadside oddities and eating, well, everything. (Diets don't count on road trips, after all.) We're looking to our online community to help us along on the way, and to make recommendations for unscheduled stops — all of those places we shouldn't miss. Not only will we be updating our journey on #social #media, but our team's Rogue will have a GPS monitor relaying where we are in near real time.