Decent fuel economy; AWD option; affordable base price
Cheap interior; unusual acceleration curve; some of last year's nicer options have been deleted to keep cost down
What was last year's Rogue becomes this year's Rogue Select. The Rogue Select offers only a few options but a rather attractive price tag.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue Select is offered in just one trim with one option package and few dealer-installed options. AWD is the only other significant option.
The Rogue Select S ($20,850) includes power functions for the locks, mirrors and windows. Also standard is air conditioning, keyless entry, a 60/40 split rear seat, variable wipers, AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers and auxiliary input, 16-inch steel wheels with covers and trip computer.
The Convenience Package ($870) adds a 4.3-in display audio screen, USB/iPod interface, rearview monitor, steering wheel audio controls, two additional speakers, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, roof rails, cruise control and satellite radio. AWD adds another $1,350 to the bottom line. Some advisable dealer-installed options include front fog lights, a rear cargo cover, roof rail cross bars and carpeted floor mats.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
Ford Escape -- The 2014 Ford Escape is priced very closely to the Rogue Select, and it even uses a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder just like the Nissan. But the Escape is more economical with the base engine, rated at 31 mpg highway. And for those who want more power, the Escape is available with a choice of optional engines, including a 240-hp turbocharged motor.
Mazda CX-5 -- Starting at $22,225 for the base front-wheel-drive Sport model with the manual transmission, the Mazda CX-5 features the automaker's distinctive Kodo design language. With its new SKYACTIV engine technology, the CX-5 is rated at up to 35 mpg highway.
Kia Sportage -- Where the styling of the Rogue Select is more crowd-pleasing, the Sportage is more daring and, well, sporty. Both the base 2.4-liter and optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engines offer a balance of performance and fuel economy and are covered by Kia's outstanding 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Not much choice in this matter. We would definitely select the Convenience Package for all the extra goodies it brings (like the rearview camera and cruise control). Find a Nissan Rogue for sale