The Rogue has upscale looks and feel, but its driving manners are more reserved. If it were a flavor we'd label it vanilla. That's not necessarily a knock – many...
... people love that kind of ice cream. The Rogue just isn't, say, spumoni. This is due in large part to this Nissan SUV's main ingredient, a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. With just 170 horsepower, the 2015 Rogue is among the lower-powered compact SUVs. Acceleration is adequate in ordinary driving but tepid in passing situations and on steep grades. However, Nissan's compact utility vehicle is among the most fuel-efficient thanks to its standard Xtronic CVT transmission. Such transmissions take getting used to since they don't have traditional gear changes, but the Rogue does an admirable job mimicking them. In other facets, this
crossover SUV's motion is well controlled, its electric-assist power steering offers good feedback, and ride quality is supple.