2014 Nissan Rogue: A Sales Hit
December 11, 2014
Some of us have been lukewarm on the latest Nissan Rogue. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) has a lot to do with it, but the fact that it's also a mainstream crossover makes it easy to dismiss as boring.
Call it what you will, but the Rogue is a sales hit for Nissan. It's the second best-selling vehicle in Nissan's lineup after the Altima and has almost doubled its yearly total from just 5 years ago.
This doesn't come as much of a surprise to me. Sure, I don't love the CVT, but it doesn't bother me that much and the rest of the package is nearly perfect for a small family.
It's easy to maneuver and park, fits four easily with plenty of room for cargo and has great features with an easy-to-use interface. The latest exterior styling is also quite sharp, certainly an upgrade over the previous generation.
Maybe it's the public's general migration to crossovers that's driving the Rogue's popularity, but I would guess it has more to do with how well it fits the wants and needs of the average American family.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor