I've been driving this car for three weeks now. I leased it for a reasonable amount per month. It's the AWD version of the SV trim (second out of three trims, the top of the line being the SL). This car is another one of those mid $20,000 SUVs that puts more energy into creature comforts than raw performance. It has a delightful interior. It could be better in some areas, but the inclusion of a back-up camera, heated seats, remote start, and Android Auto keep me from wanting to complain too much. The seats are comfortable enough and the ride is good enough. I have no real complaints about it, but I have no real praises either. The car doesn't come with navigation, but I get it for free via Android Auto so I'm happy. The interior could be better, but it could also be much worse. The divide-and-hide feature in the back is nice and it does have fairly good cargo space. My friend doesn't complain about the backseat. Again, another one of those middle-of-the-road deals. It takes a moment to warm up, but it has an auto-starter so it helps mitigate that as well. The only real complaint I have is the engine and the continuous variable transmission. It's a very soft, sluggish drive. The set-up is decent for gas mileage, but not so great if you really want to "drive" your car. This is especially true if you need some extra power to pass people on the freeway or idiots on their cell phones on 45MPH roads. I'm leasing this thing for three years (2018-2021). I don't regret the lease, but I'm definitely not buying it at the end of said lease. I may even trade it in beforehand depending on the circumstances. The creature comforts are nice and for that Nissan deserves 3 stars. The engine gets it half a star because it's not useless, but it's just not interesting, either. Those who really need decent fuel economy and modern tech at a decent price and don't mind having a less-than-optimal engine could be happy with this one. However, anyone looking for a responsive car with a little juice may want to look elsewhere. I give it a 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4). I don't hate this car. I don't dislike this car. It's like that friend that you don't see that often but you kinda don't mind not seeing that often but they're still your friend, if that makes sense. It's an okay car.
I got out of a 2015 Rogue lease into a 2018 SV AWD with the premium package. The price is reasonable and you got a good bang for your buck with navigation and all the other features. The following provides a review and a comparison vs. the last version Rogue.....PROS: Paint has a great finish, the new aggressive grill looks sharp, and the alloys look great as before. The rear taillights look slightly different, but the smokey tint looks sharp. On the interior, seems slightly more roomy in back seat, but that could be from the look of the almond interior which looks awesome. The black dash gives a great contrast to the car. Front visibility still seems good, but the slightly longer kneck rests on the seats hamper rear visibility slightly more than 2015, but not it's still pretty good. Something seems better when you drive the car, but I can't put my finger on it....like it feels a little more responsive when you hit the gas. CONS: The Nissan paint color choices is really limited. And the metallic colors that they do offer look goofy in the sun. Example, the blue looks purple, the great shade of scarlet ember looks too bright in the sun, so it becomes a totally different color. Nissan should get back to blues that look blue and maybe a good maroon color, The new OEM Hankook tires seem to provide a little more road noise that the old Goodyear's that were equipped on the 2015 Rogues. There seems to be a little more body roll in this version, but it's not extensive. On the interior, this is where I think Nissan really took a step back. The new seats are harder and more uncomfortable. It kills the back of my legs and I can't seem to get comfortable; where the last version was comfortable driving for hours. Very, very disappointed. The radio seems to be weak in picking up a signal, so it can sometimes take a while to get clear reception. Never had that issue with the 2015. The flat steering wheel on the bottom looks cool, but just feels awkward when turning. The infotainment screen is very poorly lit and hard to see on sunny days. The buttons on the steering wheels are smaller and not as easy to use the the old Rogue. Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't seem to find a way (other than speaking the command or using the touchscreen) to transition from CD/Radio/Sirious. Overall, I think the car looks great and present s GREAT value for the SV AWD for anyone looking for a good compact SUV; but I am VERY disappointed in the choices that Nissan engineers made with the steering wheel buttons, seats, and infotainment system.
I bought this car 11 days ago. Only 4 miles on it brand new 2018. 6 days later the right car door was bouncing like a ball not wanting to close for 10 minutes. Then when it finally closed it sealed shut tight. Leaving my son with a door that cant even open now. I took it to the dealer for a warranty fix. They said the lock was defective. Not reassuring when you have 4 children like I do. I dont even feel safe in it and they wont let me return it for a different model suv.
This vehicle is amazing. Driving is so much fun. I?ve never had a Nissan, and I?m glad I decided to test drive one, and make a purchase. My kids love the panoramic moon roof. The Bose speakers are super clear too.
This vehicle was not thought out, designed, or assembled very diligently. My review is based on an all day test drive of the top of the line SV. The dash looks nice but peering around the rest of the interior, my eyes were drawn to poor fit and finish of several of the plastic interior panels. The interior feels closed in with huge C and D pillars that severely block rearward visibility. The more time I spent in it, the more design oversights I noticed. The sunroof is too far back and small, the exterior dimensions lead you to think the interior is roomy but it is small in ratio to the exterior. The backseat comfort seems like an afterthought. Spend 10 minutes sitting in the back and you realize it is not for long jaunts. The seating position puts your knees upwards and the visibility out the sides, front and rear is obstructed. It was loud back there too on the freeway. On the exterior, the paint had lots of orange peel, there were panel fitment issues, and uneven gaps. On the road it was a pleasure to corner, steer, brake, and accelerate with a good road feel. However, there was pronounced tire/ wind/ road noise most notably when riding in the back seat as a passenger where it was much louder and difficult being part of the front seat conversation. Under the hood was not well laid out. The engine was less than an inch from the passenger side frame rail and and the whole layout of lines and hoses looked like a thrown together mess. A better vehicle for the money this is not.