2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Nissan Rogue - Road Test Specs

2014 Nissan Rogue SUV

(2.5L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$30,280
Options on test vehicleCayenne Red, Premium Package ($1,990 -- includes power panoramic moonroof, LED headlights with auto levelizer, forward collision warning, blind spot warning, lane departure warning; moving object detection); Four-Piece Floor Mats ($125).
As-tested MSRP$32,395
Assembly locationSmyrna, Tennessee


ConfigurationTransverse, front engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,488/152
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,400
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)170 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)175 @ 4,400
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeContinuously variable
Transmission ratios (x:1)2.64 ? 0.378
Final-drive ratio (x:1)5.694
Differential(s)Center: electronically lockable; front and rear: brake-actuated limited slip


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.1
Tire make and modelDunlop ST30 Grandtrek
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size225/60R18 100H M+S
Wheel size18-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front11.8-inch one-piece ventilated with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.7-inch one-piece ventilated with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph (sec.)5.9
0-60 mph (sec.)9.3
0-75 mph (sec.)14.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.9 @ 81.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.0
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.2
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.6
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)14.3
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)17.1 @ 81.8
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON63.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.79
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)39.1
@ Full throttle (dB)71.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,950

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe Rogue is soft off the line and acts like a typical CVT-equipped car during hard acceleration. Though it has simulated shifts as it progresses down the quarter-mile, engine speed only drops about 1,000 rpm each time so engine noise is always present. Sport mode increases response in normal driving but does nothing to improve performance here. Best launch technique is a simple pedal transition without overlap.
Braking commentsThe Rogue's brake pedal is long travel, but braking performance is consistent during this test. There's ample dive, but the Rogue remains straight and stable at full ABS.
Handling commentsSlalom: The Rogue is soft and exhibits ample body roll during rapid transitions. ESC is quite conservative, so staying below its aggressive limits means sacrificing a lot of speed. Trigger the ESC and it will crush any hope of a good run by backing out the throttle. Skid pad: Body roll dominates the Rogue's cornering character on the skid pad. Though its steering effort is fairly high, feedback could be better. Understeer is aggressive, and once it begins the only way to eliminate it is to slow down enough to regain front grip. This is a family car and it handles like one.

Testing Conditions

Test date2/25/2014
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)52.4
Relative humidity (%)86.31
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.9
Wind (mph, direction)6.69
Odometer (mi.)1,222
Fuel used for testRegular unleaded (87)
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/33

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)28 combined/25 city/32 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)25.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionBose audio system with in-dash CD changer AM/FM with RDS, USB/auxilliary input, satellite radio, nine speakers
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard generic aux jack , USB port
Satellite radioOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with traffic 7-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Smart entry/StartOptional ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsOptional back-up camera, around view, moving object detection
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional departure warning
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional -- frontal

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,605
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,641
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)57/43
Length (in.)182.3
Width (in.)72.4
Height (in.)66.3
Wheelbase (in.)106.5
Track, front (in.)62.8
Track, rear (in.)62.8
Legroom, front (in.)43.0
Legroom, rear (in.)37.9
Headroom, front (in.)41.6
Headroom, rear (in.)36.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.9
Seating capacity5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)70
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)32
behind 3rd row (cu-ft)9.4
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)1,000


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles

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