Read my full review here on Autonet.ca. Liked it a lot.
It’s the finishings, though, where the Rogue outshines the competition. The instrument plastics are smooth, and the fake-o carbon fibre looks sharp, but it’s the soft-touch material found on all surfaces that really makes a difference. It may not translate in print, but it does in real life.
It’s a 2.5 L engine producing 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, and the vehicle will tow 1,000 pounds (like a jet ski).
To call it sporty is a stretch, but it’s not supposed to be; the Rogue is a utility vehicle, and it does that well.
Buy the SV trim, the middle one, and forget the third row, it’s too small to be functional. As I said in my review, “It’s tiny; I barely fit, and I’m the size of a troll doll”.
But why I declared it the leader of the compact-SUV segment, is because of Nissan’s invention – the The Divide-N-Hide cargo area. Love it.
Contain wet items in the floor,
so they don’t infect the whole load.
Then Tetris the pieces around in the back,
you can really OCD out.
Bet this will be copied by the competitors.
I tested the Rogue in Nashville, here’s the post about that trip.
That’s their football stadium, LP Field.
And that’s Mark Richardson, photobombing my entire test video.
HAHA that’s good footage. Motoring TV has it right now, will link it up when it’s online.
Starting at – $23,498
Top trim – $33,098