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2014 Nissan Rogue Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by closecr

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Reviewed: 2014 Nissan Rogue

4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L I4 CVT AWD

Why the 2014 Nissan Rogue?

Powertrain performance

2.5 at 170 HP and CVT is really quite strong even for a beast this size. It is usually reviewed as being under-powered, but I disagree strongly. If this is inadequate for you, you must really like to buy gasoline for monster engines.

Fuel economy

I drive in an area of constant small hills and was 'forced' into AWD: milage by trip computer is only 27 after 30000 miles, but this is probably pretty good for the terrain and vehicle size.

Front seat support & comfort

In previous car, I had problems with leg pain after 2.5 hours. No such problem after multi-hour drives now. Still need an insert for back support.

Feature availability

The Premium package with Blind Spot and All-View is helpful and was a feature inducing purchase.

Controls and instruments

Almost all controls are within reach. Steering wheel controls for computer display and cruise control are goodexcept that it is easy to hit the voice control when turning cruise on-off. Also, the placement of the headlight control on the end of the turn signal lever is a very BAD choice. I ofter change the headlight setting when flipping the turn lever. Cruise control is very good--much better that ASTRA was.

Why Not the 2014 Nissan Rogue?

Exterior styling

Front of hood is high and does block visibility for close objects. A-pillars are THICK blocking view of lines for parking spaces and the LARGE exterior mirrors aggravate the problem.

Cargo capacity

I carry 8 bins occasionally for volunteer work. They fit in my previous ASTRA without interfering with rear vision. SUVs are not space-efficient, and I can get only one additional bin plus a small added space in the Rogue. The second layer of bins blocked rear-view vision substantially until I found that I can lower the floor of the cargo area.

Other Features of the 2014 Nissan Rogue

Handling

I think the road handling is very good. The ASTRA was highly rated in this aspect and the Rogue is quite similar.

Ride smoothness

The ride quality is better than most reviewers give credit. As with their comments about power, they must like only expensive vehicles.

Driving position & visibility

Power seats provide whatever adjustment I need to obtain a comfortable position. Visbility is not so good: large A-pillars and exterior mirrors are a problem as is the rear view.

Interior storage compartments

Adequate. Many inhabitants would probably want more cupholders.

Materials & workmanship

Glove box door does not fit well. Sun visor does not fit where I want it with high sun.

Conclusion

With other vehicles having caught up in the technology area, I would certainly look at other cars for replacement.

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