Jun 22, 2015
Reviewed By Jeff Stites
Price as Tested $29,610: 170-hp 2.5-L I4, Xtronic CVT, SV Premium package
Likes

Utilitarian but with styling that brings it up from basic transportation. Plenty of storage and seating for a family on the go. AWD adds to the functionalilty for a vehicle that’s used as a daily driver here in the Northwest. Interior materials keep things interesting with a variety of textures on dash top and seat inserts. I like the color combo of the interior with a nice mix of almond and dark accents.

Dislikes

Not enough grunt from its 170-hp inline four for me, especially if hauling more than two adults. And I still am not ready to join the CVT bandwagon. This one just sounds like a clutch is on its last legs.

Verdict

The Hatch Tent option ($360) looks like a fun feature, although this particular test vehicle didn’t come with it. Connect a tent to your rig, and add heat, a/c and tunes to your camping experience — why not? For a family on a budget looking for an all-around daily cruiser to haul kids, get groceries, cruise to the mountains and take an evening out, the Rogue offers a lot and deserves consideration.

Fun to Drive
1.3 rating
Fun to Look at
2.5 rating
Overall Experience
2.5 rating
Stats
Horsepower 170 hp
Torque 175 ft/lbs
EPA Mileage 25/32

For more about this car, please visit the manufacturer's website.