|Reviewed By||Jeff Stites|
|Price as Tested||$29,610: 170-hp 2.5-L I4, Xtronic CVT, SV Premium package|
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.
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.
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.
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