Since Nissan Rogue designed to last year, the 2015 version remains unchanged, except for the new tempting shade of arctic blue metallic paint that graced our test vehicle. Combined with almond leather interior fetching carbon fiber inserts highlighted replica doors and instrument panel, the Rogue seems much more expensive than its affordable price of $ 29,630. After a week, the camp this crossover based on Versa Transit saw repeated tasks, we have a growing affection for his general purpose utility.
For example, room for five adults remains front and back with plenty of knee room behind, and large front bucket filled with 3-stage heating an unusual level. For $ 1,045 extra, the Rogue to order with a third row of two seats (the so called “family package S”), the conversion of a real Nissan conveyor 7 people (but you lose your spare tire). Essential ethereal atmosphere of the house is a large “panoramic sliding Power”, which opened inside and Amtrak lounge car. This sliding and tilting unit Nissan $ 1,990 SL Premium Package “which like other refinements such as auto-leveling LED headlamps and a series of beeps to bring appropriate lurkers place, offtrack, head-on collision is imminent, and detection blind including moving objects. is selected sufficiently informative Carillon Nissan Note and be angry retained.
In addition to the human tendency it is to drag the Rogue exceptionally sent transporting large and bulky objects. In a race, we slip a couple of considerable rugs IKEA in the aft compartment and notes with satisfaction the low height of the loading platform and the presence of an automatic lifting tailgate, which can be controlled from the transmitter. Later in the week, we discovered how easily a bicycle was flat after dropping the second row 40/20/40, without the user’s guide for the council will be made. In many of these aspects this Nissan is an intuitive and useful companion. No additional cost is charged with a series of practical features, from keyless entry and automatic / stop switch in control of dual-zone automatic temperature starting.
Unfortunately, the Rogue is not loaded with more horsepower and torque there, but Nissan offers a transfer of power that you are stuck with an engine producing 170 horsepower just 175 pounds ft. Torque. The standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) does nothing to alleviate the problem, because it can not even slot, in order to maximize acceleration that adequate equipment. Nissan has what sport within and Eco Mode for this CVT “Xtronic” but the Sport button is little more than a placebo does not have a significant additional performance. Similarly, if you place the CVT in the “M” setting, engine speed and ambient noise as well as increased without significant increase in thrust. Although the Rogue is in the Sentra platform, with figures of identical length and distance between axles, it is the huge weight difference. The SUV weighs 3590 pounds compared to just £ 2,835 for the Sentra. The performance villains onerous weight of 21 pounds per weight power explains his lethargic performance line. The advantage of the equation is the excellent fuel economy of Nissan, with a total EPA rating of 28 mpg.
The villain is suspended soft and so comfortable on speed bumps, potholes and other uneven road surfaces. But the price you pay for the ride comfort is something careless handling. In the language of NASCAR villain it has a good amount of “push” in corners, on the front end of the handle starting so early in the curve to lift the foot to restore equanimity accelerator. Dunlop Grandtrek ST30 tires (225 / 60R18) are partly responsible for this behavior, the limited grip, and makes a lot of noise in the negotiations. But in reality, if an SUV, which will be the emphasis on “sport” and not as “Utility” They are not looking to buy a Rogue. Rather, these tips equation Nissan strongly in favor of profits. Where can you buy a compact SUV with many practical virtues for a base price of less than $ 30,000? If Rogue bring a bike in the back? Check. Will it lead to 7 people? Check. Will you write a mileage rating of 32 mpg highway? Check. If you save money on buying a general purpose tractor you want, and have no interest in the energetic performance, the Rogue is to punch your ticket.