The 2014 redesigned Nissan Rogue debuts with an optional 3rd row. The SUV can now seat up to seven people.
The previous generation Nissan Rogue has always been a vehicle that fades into the sea of automobiles based on exterior looks. Its subtle styling qualities don’t quite live up to the Rogue’s big brother, the Murano, nor is the Rogue as eye popping as the Juke. But the Rogue is the second best selling vehicle for Nissan in the States. The SUV appeals to young families for its spacious interior and reasonable pricing, as well as good fuel economy.
For 2014, Nissan aims to make the Rogue a top contender in the style department. LED daytime running lights come standard, and LED headlights are an option. A rear spoiler is available. Most importantly, a new body design adds bold styling and keeps the Rogue relevant in a competitive market.
The automaker boasts the new interior is much improved over the last gen. It has greater cargo capacity and higher levels of comfort with their EZ Flex seating system that lets the second row seats recline.
No new changes under the hood, however. Nissan is keeping the 2.5L 4-cylinder with 170 hp and 175 lb.-ft of torque. The CVT is still the only available transmission, but it allows for a projected 33 MPG on the highway in front-wheel-drive models. All-wheel-drive is available for the 2014 model.
The Rogue will be available in the United States in November, and prices begin at $22,490.00 for the base S model. If you’re looking to get AWD, prices raise to $23,840.00.
Check out Roman and Nathan’s off-road review of the 2013 Rogue below.