That went by fast. After 12 months in our long-term fleet we wave good-bye to the 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD. I still remember sitting it in the first weekend it arrived and thinking how pleasant the dashboard layout looked at night. The Rogue's stint began with a night of ferrying friends around downtown Long Beach, California which quickly turned into months of service from the Rogue. 

High level of equipment

Much of the charm of our long-term Rogue SL AWD came from its standard features like leather seats, a 7-inch color touchscreen with navigation, and enough USB ports and 12 volt power outlets to satisfy a small army. Other notable standard features included Bluetooth capabilities, heated front seats, and dual-zone climate control. The only option package included on our 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD long-termer was the SL Premium Package which included a power panoramic moonroof, LED headlights, Blind spot and lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and moving object detection. 

Our favorite standard feature on the Rogue SL (and all other Nissan and Infiniti products) without question though is the all-around-view system that fills the infotainment screen with a bird's eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings when you're backing up. With an MSRP of $29,420, the 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD we outfitted is a good bargain. Tack on an additional $1,900 for the SL Premium Package and $860 for destination and handling and you're looking at a $32,395 final asking price, which is pretty solid considering this iteration is fully-loaded. 

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The places you will go 

A 2.5-liter inline-4 cylinder engine, rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, doles out motivation for the Rogue and is paired with an Xtronic continuously variable transmission. Power is directed to all four of the Rogue's 18-inch alloy wheels on its way to achieving an EPA certified 25 city/32 highway/28 mpg combined. Over the course of 12 months, the fuel figures held pretty close to what the EPA forecasted with on-board observed numbers hovering between 27 and 29 mpg combined. On more than a few occasions, the Rogue served as a road trip car to places like Santa Cruz and San Francisco. The only real complaint that plagued the Rogue during the course of its stay with us was that the seats began to feel uncomfortable during a long road trip. 


After 12 months, 17,500 miles on the odometer, and just over 564 gallons of fuel consumed, our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD averaged 29 mpg combined. For those keeping track at home that's 1 mpg better than the EPA's combined rating. We opted for the two-row Rogue model but there is a three-row variant available for those in need of extra seating. Currently, Kelley Blue Book's Fair Purchase Price tracker pegs the 2014 Nissan Rogue SL at $26,764 with an out-the-door target price (estimated tax and license fees) of $29,352. Looking at Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own information, you'll spend $39,064 over the course of half a decade of Rogue ownership which is considered to be average. Combine the Fair Purchase Price for a fully-loaded Rogue with a respectable observed fuel economy and it's easy to see why Nissan's compact crossover sticks out in a crowded field.

See Past Reports on our Long-Term 2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD...


Long-Term Update: Road Trip

Long-Term Update: Fuel Economy

Long-Term Update: Steering and Handling

Long-Term Update: The 6-month Service

Long-Term Update: Halfway Home

Long-Term Update: Divide-N-Hide Cargo System

Long-Term Update: Looks Aren't Everything

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