2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
- New optional semiautonomous driving features (called ProPilot Assist)
- Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- A third row is no longer available
- Part of the second Rogue generation introduced for 2014
- Front seats are comfortable on long drives
- Ride quality remains comfortable over varying terrain
- Tech options and features are user-friendly
- Cargo space is vast and versatile
- Acceleration is weak and listless
- Transmission responds slowly and with an annoying "surge" feeling
- Outward visibility is poor
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Which Rogue does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating6.9 / 10
The word "rogue" gets a lot of play in today's media and conversation. Similar to "maverick," it's often used flatteringly to describe someone who defies convention to forge his or her own singular path. While you can certainly credit Nissan's marketers for smartly tapping into this theme, the 2018 Nissan Rogue is not that kind of car.
Really, this is about as mainstream a choice for a small crossover as you'll find. Nissan sells loads of them. And there's a lot to like. Cabin and seat comfort are excellent, as are cargo space and utility. The Rogue's upscale interior materials and design also give the cabin a classy feel. Seventy cubic feet of cargo space makes it one of the roomier and more versatile small SUVs around.
But the Rogue's lethargic acceleration and poor visibility drop it a notch from competitors that do better. Its sole four-cylinder engine and sluggish continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) drag down an otherwise competent package, and there's nary a hint of handling spirit that you'll find in the Rogue's competitors from Honda, Mazda or even Chevrolet. The Rogue is enticing, yes, but it doesn't do much to stand out from the pack or measure up to its namesake.
2018 Nissan Rogue configurations
The 2018 Nissan Rogue is a small crossover SUV available in three trim levels: S, SV and SL. The smaller Rogue Sport model is reviewed separately.
Most Rogues come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (170 horsepower, 175 pound-feet of torque) paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is available as an option.
The Rogue Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor (176 hp combined output) and either front- or all-wheel drive. It's available only in SV and SL trims.
Standard features on S trims include 17-inch steel wheels, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats that also slide and recline, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a four-speaker CD player with satellite radio and dual USB inputs. Safety features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic emergency braking.
The SV trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a power liftgate, heated side mirrors, keyless entry, push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a six-speaker audio system.
The SV Midnight Edition styling package adds blacked-out body elements such as 17-inch wheels, mirror caps and roof rails.
The top-trim SL includes 18-inch wheels, automatic high beams, foglights, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, a surround-view camera system, a navigation system, NissanConnect emergency and convenience services, and a nine-speaker Bose audio system that adds HD radio.
Driver assist and safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, and upgraded automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
Several of the SL's features are available on the SV as part of the Premium or Sun and Sound Touring packages. Options for the SL include a panoramic sunroof (also available for the SV) and LED headlights, while the Platinum package bundles 19-inch wheels, an electronic parking brake and the ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving features. Quilted tan leather upholstery is also available.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2014 Nissan Rogue SL (2.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, Nissan has revised the current Rogue, notably adding more sound insulation to curb excess powertrain noise and now offering expanded technology, including semi-autonomous driving features. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Rogue, however.
Noise & vibration7.0
Ease of use7.0
Getting in/getting out7.0
Child safety seat accommodation
Audio & navigation
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Rogue safety features:
- Around-View Monitor
- Overcomes the Rogue's massive blind spots with a bird's-eye view of the car and its surroundings.
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Helps to ensure that a momentary lapse of driver attention won't result in a collision.
- Lane Departure Warning/Prevention
- Alerts you and nudges the car back in line if you start to drift out of your lane without signaling.
Nissan Rogue vs. the competition
2018 Nissan Rogue
2018 Honda CR-V
Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CR-V
The 2018 Honda CR-V is one of the class benchmarks and a consistent best-seller. It does all the important things right: interior room, ride comfort, tech features, cargo space and driver assistance features. It's not the fastest or the most exciting to drive, but it is stable, even in quick turns, and radiates handling confidence to the driver. The Rogue can match the Honda on a few scores but not in overall refinement.
Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4
Quality and longevity are keys to the Toyota RAV4's success. While it doesn't share the CR-V's more nimble feeling, the RAV4's breadth of features and roomy interior give it plenty of utility. It makes slightly more power than the Rogue, although at the cost of lower fuel efficiency. And even though it's shorter than the Rogue, the RAV4 offers more cargo capacity behind the second-row seats.
Nissan Rogue vs. Mazda CX-5
True to Mazda principles, the CX-5 is one of the more enjoyable small crossovers to drive. It won't blow you away with power or absolute grip, but it feels polished and nimble in a way that the Rogue can't match. The CX-5 suffers from below-average cargo space but compensates for it with a modern, upscale and tech-centric interior and a more powerful engine than the Rogue's.
2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Overview
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is offered in the following styles: SV Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), SL Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), SV Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and SL Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
What do people think of the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Rogue Hybrid.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Rogue Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including SV Hybrid, SL Hybrid, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid here.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
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