2015 Nissan Rogue Review

2015 Nissan Rogue Review

Starting at $22,790, the 2015 Nissan Rogue is perfect for customers looking for a stylish yet spacious crossover vehicle. This model comes standard with seating for seven people, which makes it perfect for families or for those looking for a lot of cargo space. It is built around comfort and spaciousness. An appealing interior and cargo options make the Rogue a leader in the world of crossovers.

Trim Levels, Options & Pricing

The Nissan Rogue has three trim options: S, SV, and SL. All models seat 5 passengers. The third row is an option that is only available on the S and SV trim types.

The S model comes with keyless entry, 17-inch wheels, 5-inch infotainment display, a rearview mirror to make it easier to drive in reverse, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. Additionally, people can expect LED running lights, reliable cruise control features, tile-and-telescoping wheel, and air conditioning with rear vents.

The SV adds to the S with alloy wheels, rear-privacy glass, rails for the roof, a keyless ignition, and a six-way power driver seat. Additionally, there is a dual-zone climate control feature to keep everyone comfortable. Lastly, there is the NissanConnect smartphone app and six-speaker system that comes with a satellite radio feature.

The SL model expands on the S and SV options. It has 18-inch alloy wheels. Additionally, there are heated mirrors, foglights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, voice controls, and an eight-speaker Bose audio system.

Performance and Powertrain

The 2.5 liter four cylinder engine is not for someone who is looking for speed and power and a V6 is not an available option. CVT and front wheel drive come standard, with AWD available as an option. The Rogue gets a class-leading 28mpg (26 in the city and 33 on a highway) which is primary advantage over the competition.

Safety Features

The 2015 Rogue’s compliant suspension makes bumps and potholes almost unnoticeable. However, this can also make the handling of the vehicle feel vague and unwieldy and many reviewers say that it is not at all fun to drive. It has four-wheel anti-lock brakes and a rear-view camera to make it easier to back up and maneuver the car. It also has side curtain airbags for all three rows and front seat side airbags. Hills and slopes are easier to traverse thanks to the all-wheel drive system’s hill descent feature.

Drivers can also invest in a host of other safety features that come with various packages. For example, there are blind spot warning options, a collision system warning, and an AroundView feature that gives drivers a birds-eye 360 degree view when driving. Some models also come with a lane departure warning system and an upgraded AroundView system that notifies the user if moving objects come into the camera’s view.

Interior Design and Best Features

The model’s interior is built with high quality materials that make the SUV seem luxurious for a crossover vehicle. The armrests are padded, and there is an elegant and streamlined dashboard design. Soft-touch materials make the Nissan Rogue comfortable to sit in. In fact, the front seats use NASA-inspired technology to make the ride smooth and pleasant. Drivers can seat seven people and make use of the many cargo configurations. For example, both rear rows can be folded down, which offers as much as 70 cubic feet of space. The second row seats have reclining seatbacks so people can adjust them for comfort. The third row is smaller and probably best left for children, but can accommodate adults for short journeys thanks to the adjustable middle row.

When the Rogue is used for its cargo space, users will like the many storage compartments and mutli-level shelving options. Once packed up, rear visibility is reduced, but the Nissan Rogue’s AroundView camera system make it easy to maneuver in and out of parking spots.

Driving Impressions

The 2015 Nissan Rogue delivers on what it was designed for: space and comfort. You can take the whole family, along with everything they’ve packed, on a road trip and the ride will be smooth and comfortable. And best of all, you’ll do it all on fewer tanks of gas.

That said, the power and acceleration offered by this SUV is poor. When drivers try to accelerate too quickly, they may hear the engine emit an unpleasant hum. This noise may irritate some drivers who do not want to deal with the vibration.

The Rogue is an affordable compact crossover for people who want cargo space, fuel economy, and a luxurious interior for a great price.

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