One of Nissan's Bestsellers Gets Even Better
Totally redesigned for 2014, the new Nissan Rogue is among the most stylish and substantial compact SUVs on the road. With a list of highlights that includes an attractive interior, impressive features and satisfying driving dynamics, the versatile Rogue easily earned a spot on this year's list of 10 Best SUVs under $25,000.
The new Rogue is more fun to drive than many compact SUVs, even if, as noted in our 2014 Nissan Rogue full review, it's not among the most powerful: "Although the efficiency of the Rogue's 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine has been enhanced for 2014, contributing to improved fuel economy ratings, power continues to be relatively modest compared to some of the powerplants available in this class."
One of the Best
In addition to being named one of our 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000, the 2014 Nissan Rogue was also named one of this year's 12 Best Family Cars and qualifies as one of the 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs of 2014.
In May we added a 2014 Nissan Rogue SL with all-wheel drive to our long-term evaluation fleet. We'll be driving it through next April and reporting on the relationship right here:
How Much is Your Rogue?
Consistent with the leaders in the compact crossover category, Nissan's Rogue can be purchased in 'S' form for as little as $23K; go opulent with the SL and you should plan on spending over $30K. Build and price your own Rogue to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
The first-generation Rogue lives on as the 2014 Rogue Select, with a starting Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price of less than $20,000.
The Nissan Rogue was one of six compact SUVs we drove 800 roundtrip miles from Southern California to Phoenix, Arizona, as part of our 2014 Compact SUV Comparison Test.
First Third Row
The Toyota RAV4 used to offer a small third row as an option, but it was discontinued with the RAV4's 2013 redesign. Now Rogue is introducing the feature for the first time in 2014. It's a small third row, but for families that only need the extra seating on occasion -- and small, limber children are part of the mix -- it can make the Rogue a more affordable, more efficient and more nimble alternative to a midsize SUV.
The new Nissan Rogue is one of 13 compact SUVs vying for your attention, and each one of them deserves a look.