2014 Nissan Rogue: Well-Designed Cruise Control Buttons
July 17, 2014
Steering-wheel-mounted cruise control buttons are a nice convenience feature to have if they're designed well. Some designers try too hard to make them look interesting while others don't try very hard at all. In either instance you're left with buttons that require far too much attention to use on a regular basis.
The cruise control setup in our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue does not fall into those categories. It's straightforward, easy-to-learn and usable without looking. Just hit the main "on/off" button and then set the speed with the rocker switch. You even get a readout on the instrument panel to confirm your set speed. From there you flick up and down to change speeds and hit either the on/off switch or the "cancel" button to turn the whole thing off.
It could be even cleaner by eliminating the on/off switch or the cancel button. They pretty much do the same thing, not to mention there's always that big cancel button below your feet known as the brake pedal. Still, it's hard to complain when it remains easier than most to use.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor