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2014 Nissan Rogue

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2014 Nissan Rogue Review

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Based on Nissan’s popular Sentra sedan, the 2014 Nissan Rogue is a compact SUV designed to stand out from the competition by way of its sleek carlike styling, class-exclusive in-vehicle technology, and a new 3rd-row seat option. Similar to the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, the Nissan Rogue is powered by a thrifty 4-cylinder engine, offers an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system and starts under $24,000. The 2014 Rogue is also one of the only vehicles in the segment to feature a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which enhances fuel economy. By incorporating a satisfying blend of SUV, sedan and wagon DNA, the versatile 5-passenger Nissan Rogue can accommodate a wide variety of unique uses. That's why we named it one of the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 for 2014.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you prefer fluid lines to the boxy look of traditional SUVs, the 2014 Nissan Rogue continues to be a design trend-setter. Strong fuel economy, affordable pricing and the option of seats for seven combine to make the Rogue one of the most appealing small SUVs on the market.

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If you believe practicality and power shouldn’t be mutually exclusive, the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 all offer more muscle, plus conventional automatic transmissions as well as some manual gearboxes. Also, while the Rogue’s comparatively low starting price looks attractive, most competitors offer additional standard equipment for a marginal price increase.

What's New for 2014

Redesigned inside and out, the Rogue is all-new for 2014. The wheelbase has been stretched just over a half-inch, width and height have increased, and increased volume allows the option of a very snug 3rd-row seat. A new Divide ‘n Hide Cargo System provides 18 storage variations in 5-passenger models.

Driving the Rogue
Driving Impressions

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. Acceleration is adequate in ordinary driving, but a little tepid in passing situations and on steep uphills. The Xtronic CVT has artificial steps programmed into its operation, simulating conventional transmission shifts, though there are still hints of CVT wheezing under full throttle. On the other hand, the Rogue’s dynamics are a pleasant surprise. Body motion is well controlled, the electric-assist power steering is accurate, with good feedback, and ride quality is supple. SUVs aren’t the kind of vehicles that inspire back-road excursions just for the fun of driving, but the 2014 Rogue acquits itself better than many when the pavement gets kinky, and also responds briskly in emergency maneuvers.

AROUND VIEW MONITOR
Ordinarily, keeping your head on a swivel is the best way to maneuver a car in tight confines. Using a series of external cameras to create a composite view of surrounding, the Nissan Rogue’s available Around View Monitor lets you see everything, including moving objects – without the swivel.

DIVIDE ’N HIDE CARGO SYSTEM
Securing odds and ends, including groceries, is always a challenge, and the Rogue’s new storage option answers the challenge with an ingenious system that can be configured to accommodate all sorts of small to medium cargo. New for 2014, the system provides 18 possible variations. Unfortunately, it’s limited to 5-passenger models.

2014 Nissan Rogue Details
2014 Nissan Rogue photo Interior

The interior of the 2014 Rogue is typically Nissan, with attractively illuminated instrumentation, quality materials, lots of soft-touch surfaces, and a tempting list of infotainment and connectivity features. The front seats – heated and leather-clad in SL models – are supportive and comfortable. Front-seat legroom and headroom are good for tall drivers, and rear-seat legroom has expanded. Nissan refers to the 3rd-row perch as “occasional seating,” and it’s very tight. On the other hand, wider rear door openings improve access to the Rogue’s nether regions. Storage space is ample and includes a slick new cargo system option in 5-passenger models.

Exterior
2014 Nissan Rogue photo

The Rogue’s 2014 makeover extends to its foundations, shared with the Nissan Sentra Sedan. The wheelbase has been lengthened by just over a half-inch, while overall length shrinks by a similar amount, reducing front and rear overhangs. Expanded width plus a taller profile gives the 2014 sportier proportions, while side panel sculpting lends a more sophisticated look. In addition to attractive styling, the 2014 Rogue also represents a significant gain in aerodynamic efficiency, with a coefficient of drag value (Cd) of 0.33 versus 0.36 for the 2013 model, contributing to a significant improvement in EPA fuel economy ratings.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

For 2014, the basic Nissan Rogue S includes a multi-information display, 60/40-split rear seatbacks, a handy under-floor storage compartment, and a 4-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio port. SV models add a power-adjustable driver’s seat, premium fabric seating surfaces and a 6-speaker audio system with a 5.0-inch full color display and a USB port for portable music systems. A standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel lets you fine tune your driving position even closer to ideal. Standard safety equipment is comparable to most other small SUVs, but not exceptional.

Optional Equipment

With the majority of its feature content bundled into packages, including an expanded array of electronic safety features, the main individual options available for the 2014 Nissan Rogue are an enlarged panoramic moonroof, 7-passenger seating, Bluetooth, and all-wheel drive. S models offer a Special Edition Package comprised of 16-inch alloy wheels, a mid-grade audio system and a rear backup camera. Available on SV trims, the SL Package includes 18-inch alloys, navigation, a 9-speaker Bose premium audio system, Nissan’s exclusive Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, and leather seats.

Under the Hood

The 2014 Nissan Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine matched to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) that is well-suited for everyday driving. For those who need a vehicle that can tackle a variety of driving conditions and road surfaces, opting for all-wheel drive extracts only a minimal reduction in fuel economy.

2.5-liter inline-4
170 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
175 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/33 mpg (front-wheel drive), 25/32 mpg (AWD)

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2014 Nissan Rogue Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 106 Ratings for the 2014 - 2016 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Good Vehicle spoiled by the tranny

By on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Comfort, features, gas mileage, solid quality"

Cons: "Underpowered, bad CVT"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I purchased the Rogue because it had the most content for the dollar at the time, and the reviews were generally favorable. It is solid, comfortable, and thus far, reliable. Gas mileage is great, usually 31-33mpg on the highway. But in hindsight, I wish I had spent more time behind the wheel before buying. The engine is under-powered, and combined with a CVT, the driving experience is numb, at best. The engine drones loudly as it fights with the CVT. I'm actually considering getting something different, like a CX-5 or an Escape, for more power and performance. It's a shame, because the rest of the vehicle is so good. But I can't see keeping it long-term if I can't stand the powertrain. Probably explains why I've seen near-new Rogues on the used car lots of every dealership I've shopped at."

Wish I would have went with another vehicle

By on Thursday, July 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Height, gas mileage"

Cons: "Hood movement while driving, little trunk space"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I have the 2016 Nissan Rouge SV. It drives okay, very light kind of like you are driving a tin can. Seats are comfortable. Decent gas mileage. One thing I hate is the hood is closed all the way however when driving down the road it looks as if it will FLY open at any time. I have pulled over several times to check it and its always closed. I wish I would have noticed the small stuff when test driving. I feel like this is a "cheaper" made Nissan vehicle. My mother has a 2016 Nissan Altima SV and the quality of her vehicle is much better than the Rogue."

good not great

By on Thursday, July 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "with winter tires goes any where and nice ride"

Cons: "just a ride"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"wifes car ( 21000 miles ),but I make sure her car is always ok. But the nissan service dept should go to a honda dealer to see how it done .Always take my cars back to dealers for service but after 2 differnt nissan dealerships ! Now go to a trusted local garage for her nissan service ,oil change, and general look over . Then to the nissan dealer to keep warranty up to date , ( my car, I still own from new is a 2007 honda ody dealer serviced still looks and runs like new . but she liked the nissan rogue over a honda crv-- YES DEAR--}"

Love my 2015

By on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,050

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Interior, design, value"

Cons: "Weak and noisy drivetrain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

My Rogue is "Midnight Jade"

"You're going to love many things about this CUV. The only negative, is that it's got a "delayed response" when driving from a dead stop (and tends to run louder until it gets to gear). I am told this is common with their transmission types. I love the cameras, blind spot sensors, and the panoramic roof. If you're looking for a high-performance CUV, this probably isn't for you, but if you're looking for a CUV with great value, I doubt you could do much better than the Rogue!!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My Rogue is "Midnight Jade"

Buyer beware: you get what you pay for

By on Thursday, July 7, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Lousy acceleration, engine, non-functioning safety features

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Stylish, Around View System, Panoramic Moonroof"

Cons: "Engine, transmission, steering, poor quality"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I had a short, disappointing experience with the Nissan Rogue. I was thinking of getting a RAV4 or CR-V or possibly looking at a Hyundai or Kia, but I watched the KBB review of the Rogue and it got me interested. I called several dealers in NY and learned that you can buy a 2016 Rogue SL with Premium Package for about $26.5k -- way, way below MSRP. Seemed like an incredible deal, so I bought one. I quickly learned, though, that you get what you pay for, and they're not selling these things for such a low price because Nissan wants to be charitable; they're selling these things $7k below MSRP because low price is the only area in which the car can beat the competition. That's not to say that it doesn't have redeeming qualities. It does. The Around View camera system is really cool and incredible useful. The cabin is furnished with nice materials. The blind spot monitor works great. The panoramic moonroof is beautiful. The electric lift gate is really helpful when you have your hands full. It's nice that the rear seats can slide forward and backwards. The styling is much nicer than any other compact SUV, in my opinion. But the cons outweigh the pros. I liked the car just fine when I test drove it, but after I bought it and started driving it 80 miles on the highway every day, I very quickly started to loathe it. There's not enough legroom for a tall driver (I'm 6'2") and my legs felt very cramped. The heated seats don't work very well. The "top-of-the-line" trim doesn't come with an automatically dimming mirror, which makes the car feel cheap. The fuel economy was considerably worse than advertised on both city street and highway. The engine is very noisy, especially at highway speeds, and the CVT is clunky and unrefined. Acceleration is lousy -- noisy as anything, but lousy. The "Divide-N-Hide" cargo system isn't as useful in practice as you'd imagine it to be, mostly because items are constantly falling off the "shelf" if you brake with even moderate force, and the different components are made of cardboard and you have to be careful not to put anything too heavy on them. The steering is very difficult at low speeds on city streets. And finally, the forward collision warning/automatic collision braking system -- which is one of the main reasons I bought the car, as it's the only "active" safety feature you can get on it -- is absolutely, scandalously useless. It's extremely hard to get the alert to trigger, even if you're driving at high speed into the back of the car in front of you with no foot on either pedal -- and when it does alert you (which is exceedingly rare), it nevertheless won't actually hit the brakes. I took it to the dealer I purchased it from, which told me that it was functioning properly -- but that the system was, quite frankly, useless as designed. Another dealer told me that he had several Rogues in the shop for the same exact issue, and Nissan corporate has neither admitted there's a problem nor come out with a fix. After all of this, I had had enough. I sold the car to a different brand's dealership before it lost any more value, and bought a Toyota RAV4, the quality of which is so much better. I was very disappointed in my first -- and last -- Nissan, a car do disappointing I kept it for one week. The night before I resolved to sell my Rogue, I read through the owner's manual, cover to cover. It's remarkable how many features the manual tells you how to use -- such as the motion-activated real lift gate, or various options on the car's dashboard menu -- that Nissan never added to the Rogue. That says a lot about Nissan's quality. Unless all you want is good looks and don't care whatsoever about performance or getting the features you pay for, do your homework before buying a Rogue. Don't get suckered in by the low price."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Its an awesome car

By on Saturday, June 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 900

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Price, MPG, Comfort, spacious,"

Cons: "Handling"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is not my first new car, I have BMW 320, and Countrymen S, so my comparison will be base on BMW. Let me tell you now Its not the same drive but Its an amazing SUV with the priced package, my Rouge is SV with premium package, which I recommend to any buyer to get that package. I usually don't right reviews but I feel this car deserve more attention and too many People write negative reviews. Here is why, First I compared this car with HRV and Rav 4, but Honestly the Rav 4 is the worst don't even bother to test drive it MPG is horrible. Second I see that HRV is a good car but in order to get a good package you will end up spending $6000 extra to match the Rouge, bottom line the Rouge is well priced. Third the quietness of the Rouge is amazing you can't compare it to Honda HRV its so loud and you can hear everything outside the car. Interior the Rouge wins again the finishes its amazing, Start push button. The handling on the road is 7/10. Power is 8/10, comfort 9/10, Brake 9/10, Interior space 9/10. Navigation 7/10, Phone connectivity 8/10. If you want to buy an good and well priced SUV, test drive it and see the different. I have 1000 miles already and I like the car, its better in its class comparing to the other and the amount of money you get to pay per month for it. The best Value for your money, Keyless entry Nav, XM radio, heated seats and mirrors, rear AC vent, power tailgate, Blind spot alert. and much more for $25k you can't find it in any other SUV. Here are few problems with the car, when I'm using the cruise control sometimes it does not know what to do,slow and accelerate by itself. Handling is good but comparing to my BMW is bad when you drive a BMW you can take a sharp turns with comfort and ease , but compare to HRV the Rouge is good and responsive."

30 people out of 30 found this review helpful

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