The Nissan Rogue has a big reputation for being a great compact SUV. Is it the right SUV for you and your family? To help you answer that question, we’re taking an in-depth look at the 2019 Nissan Rogue and giving you our take.
Between the new features, returning favorites and price tag, is the Nissan Rogue the right car for you?
2019 Nissan Rogue
As a compact SUV, the Nissan Rogue doesn’t pack a lot of surprises into its design. Largely, it looks like every other compact SUV, with a few notes of Nissan flair to set it apart. The angular front grille is noteworthy, giving the vehicle a somewhat sporty and “mean” appearance.
This is offset by the smooth curves and soft lines elsewhere in the body. Largely, the Rogue is an SUV that manages to look both responsible and somewhat cool, a line that most compact SUVs are doing a good job of walking today.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue sports a respectable fuel economy of 26 MPG in the city and 33 on the highway. The trade-off is the somewhat wimpy engine, coming in at 170 horsepower. At higher speeds, the engine struggles noisily to maintain its pace. If you’re a fan of a fun drive, the Rogue is probably not the right car for you.
It’s worth noting that the handling is middle-of-the-road, behaving neither sluggishly nor with agility. The powertrain is rather noisy, as well, making what would be an otherwise luxurious cabin somewhat grating. In short, the Rogue is a poor pick for those who are often on the highway.
The interior is high-quality and very well-made. The materials are premium and the cabin feels nice to ride in. There’s plenty of room in the cargo area, making it easy to carry all of your stuff with you. There’s ample room for passengers, too. However, the Rogue, as a compact SUV, only seats 5.
There are tons of standard safety features to keep you and your family safe. Automatic emergency braking, lane-assist and blind spot monitoring are all available and help you with peace of mind.
The Rogue is a fine vehicle for those who want an upscale interior and don’t mind a weak, noisy powertrain. If you’re often on the highway, the Rogue is a poor pick. For getting the family back and forth to school and the grocery store, however, it makes a fine vehicle.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue starts at $24,920, and options can get that price as high as $32,740.