My first experience with any Nissan product and so far so good. Purchased this vehicle at the end of June after my 2013 Outback was totaled in an accident. I considered another Subaru Outback but there were some issues it had I was unwilling to live with namely all controls on a touch screen and lane keeping dependent on cruise control being engaged.
As I mentioned earlier, this is my … first Nissan product. The cabin is airy and bright. The seats are excellent and very supportive. Even the rear seats are pretty decent. As to the level of cabin noise, a cargo cover remedied a good portion of that. Outward visibility is quite good but a bit restricted out of the back. The BSW is helpful with that. The safety technology is excellent and very customizable. Adaptive cruise control is a treat and lane keeping is quite good especially if you are left hand dominant.
Engine power is more than sufficient. This is not my first turbo engine car and is my second car with CVT. The turbo is oil cooled only so be sure you check oil levels frequently and change the oil regularly but more frequently than Nissan states. BTW, NIssasn 0W-20 oil is repackaged Mobil 1 according to the dealer. For those of you who have never owned a turbo engine car, a few pointers. When the engine is cold, drive it gently for the first 5 to 7 miles so everything warms up . After a run on the highway let the engine idle for about 3-5 minutes otherwise you risk damaging the turbocharger bearing. Also, this engine suffers from a bit of turbo lag. That can be remedied by replacing the factory air filter with a K&N air filter. I have been using K&N filters for years and they work as advertised.
As for the CVT, I have found a light right foot serves me best. CVTs do not have gears like a traditional transmission. There is a special steel belt that connects two pulleys that can vary in size thus your gear ratios. Passing someone does not require mashing the gas pedal. Pressing the gas about 1/3 to 1/2 down generally yields the desired result. You just need to learn where that place is.
The Rogue handles reasonably well considering that the tires leave something to be desired. Adding a pound or two more of air above the minimum is helpful.
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