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2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Nissan Rogue: Loud

January 5, 2015

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Recently, I spent some serious time at the dentist, one day having a root canal, and the next having two wisdom teeth removed. I still can't eat much, and my whole head hurts. Let's just say I wasn't my normal jovial self this weekend.

Because of my surly disposition, I wasn't in the mood for music. Not even while on the road.

Stewing in misery and not listening to my normal jukebox, I noticed something while driving our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue.

The Rogue is kinda loud.

I know CVTs like to be heard. Having recently owned a vehicle equipped with a CVT myself, I'm used to the way they sound and that's not what I'm talking about.  

I'm talking about a squeaky brake pedal, and the cargo area.

The brake feels fine, and does a great job of stopping the Rogue, so no complaints there.  But when coming to a slow gradual stop, I'd hear the brake pedal squeak, and squeak again when released.

As Ed Hellwig mentioned a few weeks back, the rear cargo area can be rearranged to carry different items. To make these arrangements possible, the back of the Rogue has a few moveable dividers that remain flat on the floor when not in use. I like the dividers. Anything that gives me more options is a win in my book. But the dividers shifted a bit while driving over speed bumps, and I heard them, too.

Obviously, these aren't deal breakers. However, I was surprised by them because I hadn't noticed them before.

The things you notice when the radio is off.

On the way in to work this morning, my mood had lightened, and so I put the 9-speaker Bose system back into use. I didn't hear a peep from the dividers or the brake pedal.

Matt Jones, Senior Editor @ 16,330 miles


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