2014 Nissan Rogue: Helpful iPod Interface and Voice Commands
November 24, 2014
Pretty much every new vehicle these days has a USB/iPod interface either standard or optional. Some of these interfaces are better than others, though. And what you get with the 2014 Nissan Rogue is one of the better ones.
Redundancy is one aspect I really like about the Rogue's iPod interface. You can make inputs using either the touchscreen or the controller knob and button on the right-hand side of the head unit. Using the touchscreen is typically quicker to get what you want, but the knob gives you greater precision.
Searching for music and audio in lists is also very easy. If you're going through your alphabetized list of artists, for instance, you don't have to scroll through the whole thing to get to "S." Instead, you can jump straight to "S" either by inputting it directly (using a special letter selection button) or at least get in the general area by pressing perhaps two-thirds of the way down on the index scroll bar. Another bonus: when you're coming back to menu screens, the Rogue remembers where you last left off, so you don't have to start the search all over again.
I also didn't realize this until recently, but our Nissan Rogue has full voice command functionality for audio selection. You can use the voice prompts to select what you want, such as "Play artist: The Who." At least for me, the voice commands have worked well so far.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 14,469 miles