Handsome styling; competitive pricing; a lot of available technology; versatile cargo area; hybrid model
Could do with more power under the hood; not as sporty as a Mazda CX-5 or Ford Escape; not very off-road capable
For 2019, the Rogue gains new standard driver assists including lane-departure warning and intervention, automatic emergency braking, Rear Door Alert (reminds the driver to check the back seat before exiting the vehicle) and auto high beams. Rear automatic braking and a rear back up sonar warning system is made standard on SV and SL, while the S and SV grades again new option packages. Nissan's ProPILOT Assist is now standard on SL and available on the SV.
The Rogue is an excellent compact SUV, and it's hard to go wrong with any of its appealing trim levels. Our favorite is a Rogue SV with some options. The upscale SL includes a few too many features that aren't necessary, and with those features comes a big jump in price.
The Rogue is offered in three trim levels. There's a base-level model called the Rogue S, a midlevel Rogue SV and an upscale Rogue SL. Hybrid models are offered in SV and SL grades.
Shoppers who pick the Rogue S ($25,795, FWD), ($27,145 AWD) will have a 7-in touchscreen display, power accessories, Bluetooth, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, NissanConnect with mobile apps, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, cruise control, air conditioning, a rearview camera and an AM/FM stereo with a CD player, SiriusXM, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port for music. Standard driver assists includes automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, auto high beams and Rear Door Alert.
Next up is the Rogue SV ($27,215, FWD), ($28,565, AWD), which adds dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-in alloy wheels, keyless access with push-button start, a power driver's seat with power lumbar support, a motion-activated power rear liftgate, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, remote start, two additional speakers, automatic headlights and tinted windows. Rear automatic braking and rear sonar assist are also standard.
Finally, there's the Rogue SL ($32,385, FWD), ($33,735, AWD), which adds a Bose sound system, leather upholstery, Nissan's NissanConnect infotainment system with navigation, Siri Eyes Free, NissanConnect emergency services, heated seats, 18-in wheels, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, ProPILOT Assist and Nissan's Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, which provides a full image around the vehicle when reversing.
Hybrid models are offered in SV ($28,595, FWD), ($29,945, AWD) and SL ($32,535, FWD), ($33,885, AWD) trims and feature the same equipment as their non-hybrid counterparts, plus gauges for hybrid readouts, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, additional storage space and a sound generator for when driving in EV mode.
Major options are bundled into packages. The SV trim offers the Sun and Touring package that adds a panoramic moonroof, Bose audio, navigation, the Around View Monitor, electric parking brake, ProPILOT Assist, 18-in alloy wheels and a heated steering wheel. The SV Premium package adds navigation, the Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, electric parking brake, 18-in alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel and ProPILOT Assist. The SL Platinum package adds a panoramic moonroof and LED headlights, while the Platinum Reserve Interior package adds premium tan leather seating surfaces with quilted inserts.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 Ford Escape -- Among the Rogue's best rivals, the Escape boasts a version for everyone. There's a standard model, a fuel-saving model and a more powerful model. The Escape's interior is among the nicer in the segment, though the Rogue boasts a larger cabin.
2019 Honda CR-V -- The CR-V remains the gold standard for compact SUVs and offers more hp than the Rogue, plus standard safety features such as collision-mitigation braking. However, the CR-V doesn't offer a high-end audio option or panoramic sunroof.
2019 Toyota RAV4 -- The new RAV4 is larger and more powerful than the Rogue, and it offers an Adventure grade for real off-road adventuring. The RAV4 Hybrid is more powerful and fuel-efficient than the Rogue Hybrid, but Toyota doesn't yet support Android Auto.
Used Subaru Outback -- A used 2010 -- 2016 Subaru Outback provides a larger rear seat, standard AWD and a choice between a 4- or 6-cylinder engine. Later models also offer Subaru's EyeSight collision-mitigation system.