When Nissan replaced its Rogue SUV for the 2014 model year, it made the unusual decision to keep the old model in production as the Rogue Select. Why keep building the old model? The Rogue Select was aimed primarily at rental companies and other fleet customers who were happy to have the Rogue they knew and loved at a lower price. The Rogue Select also served as a fill-in for dealers waiting on shipments of new Rogues, and with its price slashed, it presented a solid value proposition for buyers who didn't need the latest-and-greatest features and options.
The first-generation Rogue on which the Rogue Select was based dated from 2008, so the Rogue Select looked a bit dated and lacked much high-end safety equipment. In paring down the equipment levels, modern conveniences such as navigation and keyless ignition were dropped. But we liked the Rogue Select's high-class cabin and carlike handling, and though we weren't fans of the droning continuously variable automatic transmission, we were impressed by the performance. With a 170-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood, the Rogue Select reached 60 mph in a snappy 8.6 seconds, and its EPA fuel economy estimates (25 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 24 mpg with all-wheel drive) were solid.
That said, newer designs (including the Rogue's 2014 replacement) offered features including an adjustable second-row seat, optional third-row seat and better technology. We criticized the Rogue Select for its poor rearward visibility and lack of options. But for those who just wanted a functional SUV at a good price, the Nissan Rogue Select was a respectable choice.
Used Nissan Rogue Select Models
The Nissan Rogue Select was introduced for the 2014 model. Though technically an all-new model, it was really a carryover of the 2013 Nissan Rogue (reviewed separately) with a shortened option list. It was sold as a single model in the basic S trim level, with air conditioning, full power accessories and a no-frills CD stereo. A single option package added features such as cruise control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, roof rails and an upgraded sound system. The Rogue Select was unchanged for the 2015 model year, after which it was discontinued.
If you are looking for older years, visit our used Nissan Rogue Select page.