Here Are 5 Things To Know About the Nissan Rogue:
1. The Rogue is one of the biggest compact crossovers. The backseat has lots of space, plus it reclines and slides. The cargo area is also one of the biggest in the segment and is one of the only models to offer a third-row seat. It's for kids only, but hey, it's there.
2. Even though taller drivers may not get enough legroom, the front seats themselves are extremely comfortable.
3. The only engine available is a 170-horsepower four-cylinder paired to a continuously variable transmission. Both are downsides for the Rogue. Acceleration is slow, our real-world fuel economy fell well below its EPA estimates and the transmission causes annoying droning sounds and an irritating power delivery.
4. The ride is comfortable enough, but the driving experience is dreary. The Rogue's handling is ponderous around turns and unlike with most competitors, there's little to engage the driver.
5. Cabin quality is about what you expect from the segment and most controls are easy to use. The available touchscreen interface is one of the most user-friendly, but it can be a bit of a reach, and we experienced some glitches.
We gave the Nissan Rogue a "C" rating, and there are no changes for 2015. As such, we highly recommend that you consider our top-rated compact crossovers, the Jeep Cherokee, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester.