Used 2015 Nissan Rogue SUV
Nissan Rogue SUV
Fresh off a revamp, the 2015 Nissan Rogue has a premium feel and laudable fuel economy but only modest performance among compact SUVs.
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Totally redesigned just last year, the 2015 Nissan Rogue is among the fresher compact SUVs. That's a good thing for Nissan's 2nd-generation Rogue, since it vies for attention among a dozen rivals that include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester. The 2015 Rogue sets itself apart from most rivals with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), fuel economy of up to 33 mpg, stylish yet mature design, and an available – albeit cramped – 3rd-row seat. Also alluring is its sub-$24,000 starting price. As it's based on Nissan's comfortable Sentra sedan, the Rogue has a comfortable if ho-hum ride. Living another year is the 2015 Rogue Select, which is a less expensive, carryover version of the 1st-gen model.
You'll Like This Car If...
The Rogue is considered a compact SUV, but its fluidic design and slightly longer dimensions than rivals like the CR-V and RAV4 give it a more substantial look and feel. Strong fuel economy, affordable pricing and cool features such as Nissan's Around View rearview camera system are also appealing.
You May Not Like This Car If...
With a suspension biased toward comfort and just one engine choice, the Rogue isn't very athletic. If you're seeking excitement, look to a turbocharged Ford Escape, Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage or the nimble Mazda CX-5. If you need to seat seven passengers, step up to a midsize SUV like the Nissan Pathfinder.
What's New for 2015
Still fresh off last-year's revamp, the 2015 Rogue's minimal updates include an Eco mode, heated front seats in the SV Premium Package, and the Arctic Blue Metallic exterior color that replaces Graphite Blue.
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.
AROUND VIEW MONITOR
Ordinarily, keeping your head on a swivel is the best way to maneuver a car in tight confines. The Rogue's available Around View Monitor saves you the strain by using external cameras to create a composite view of the surrounding area.
DIVIDE ’N HIDE CARGO SYSTEM
Securing odds and ends, including groceries, is always a challenge, and the Rogue’s storage option answers the challenge with an ingenious system that can be configured to accommodate all sorts of small-to-medium cargo. Available on 5-passenger models, the system provides 18 possible variations including a fold-back passenger seat.
The 2015 Rogue's cabin is typically Nissan, with attractively illuminated instrumentation, quality materials, soft-touch surfaces and several infotainment and connectivity features. The front seats – leather-clad in SL models – are supportive and comfortable. Front-seat legroom and headroom are good even for tall drivers, and rear-seat legroom has expanded over past models. Two-row Rogues can seat five passengers, while 3-row setups can seat seven. Nissan refers to the 3rd-row perch as “occasional seating,” but we'd lean toward "never," at least for adults. It's extremely tight back there. Storage space is ample and includes the slick cargo-system option mentioned above.
With the new suit it slipped on last year, the 2nd-generation Nissan Rogue has a more eye-catching, sophisticated design than its predecessor (which is still available for sale as the less-expensive Rogue Select). The new Rogue stands out with bright metal trim surrounding the side windows, a distinctive V-shaped grille carrying the floating Nissan badge, and even premium-look taillights. Aerodynamics has also improved over the previous model, which contributes to better fuel economy. As a whole, the Rogue's good looks make it a worthy little brother to the larger and also-dapper Pathfinder 3-row midsize SUV.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2015 Nissan Rogue is available in three trims: S, SV and SL. A base S version comes with a rearview monitor, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, text-message assistant and 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with 5-inch color display and USB and auxiliary inputs. Mid-tier SV models come with NissanConnect mobile app service, dual-zone climate control, push-button ignition, 6-way power driver's seat, six speakers, rear privacy glass and roof rails. The top-line Rogue SL has the most features, including power liftgate, navigation system with 7-inch touch screen and voice control, the Around View monitor, leather-trimmed seats and 9-speaker Bose premium audio system.
Notable Optional Equipment
All-wheel drive can be had on any 2015 Rogue in lieu of the standard front-drive, while 3-row/7-passenger seating is available for S and SV trims. Many of the Rogue's other extras are bundled and vary by trim. The SV Premium package includes navigation, the Around View monitor, power liftgate, heated front seats, and safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and moving-object detection. At just under $1,600, the SV Premium package makes the Rogue mid-trim model a real value. The SL Premium package includes panoramic moonroof, LED headlights and forward-collision warning. Like camping? A cool accessory is the hatch tent.
Under the Hood
The 2015 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, but as we mentioned in our Driving Impressions, is not as powerful as what's found in many rivals. For those who need a vehicle that can tackle a variety of driving conditions and road surfaces, AWD is available and extracts only a minimal reduction in fuel economy vs. front-wheel-drive (FWD) models The Nissan Rogue's tow rating is only 1,000 pounds. If that is important to you, know that a
Jeep Cherokee is rated to tow up to 4,500 pounds.
170 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
175 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/33 mpg (FWD), 25/32 mpg (AWD)
The 2015 Nissan Rogue SUV has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $23,650 for an S model with FWD. Mid-tier SV models start at $25,350, and top-line SL versions bow at $29,140. Adding AWD to any model is an additional $1,350. Loaded, a new Nissan Rogue can pass the $33,000 mark. At its entry price, the Rogue undercuts the starting prices of competitors like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. It is slightly above those of the Ford Escape and manual-transmission versions of the Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-5, and over $2,000 above the carryover Rogue Select. If you're seeking a smaller, value-based 7-row compact SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander and Dodge Journey are worth consideration. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying for their new Rogue. The Rogue's resale value is expected to be fair but lag those of the Forester, CR-V and RAV4.
Nissan Rogue Consumer Reviews
January 11, 2019
Love my family and my rogue
I have been a very happy nissan owner for the last 15 years. On Jan 2019, i just traded in my black 2015 rogue for a beautiful blue 2019...
December 18, 2018
Great value for the money
I have owned my Rogue for almost three years now and had absolutely no issues with it. Handles well in New England weather. I get 30 mpg...
November 24, 2018
Love this vehicle
GPS and Parking Camera is a great bonus. I had looked at several options while car shopping. Test drove the Rogue and was sold....
November 01, 2018
Tech in car is spotty
I have a fully loaded 2018 Nissan Rogue. It has the full tech package. Some of the stuff on the car works great; other things not so...
May 31, 2018
I couldnt be happier with a vehicle than I am with this Rogue. I AVERAGE 27 MPG in the mountains! Its super comfortable, and the 4x4 is...
el tipo nissan
May 07, 2018
overall nice family car the only thing I dislike is trunk space vs a regular sedan
March 20, 2018
My 3rd Rogue
I absolutely Love this car. A pleasure to drive , great on long trips, ( Ive gone over 1000 miles in one shot before.) Killer stereo (...
January 19, 2018
LOVE MY ROGUE EXCEPT
LOVE THIS ROGUE BUT IN COLD WEATHER THE TRANSMISSION STAYS IN LOW GEAR UNTIL IT WARMS UP, 4WD BUTTON IS IN AN AWKWARD POSITION, AND THE...
January 19, 2018
2017 Caspian Blue SL,,,I Love it!
This has been a nice return for me. I am in my early 50s and my second car ever , a long,long time ago, was an amazing little Datsun 210...
December 29, 2017
Impressive mileage and performance with hybrid
Happy with every aspect of this car/SUV. Took a 3900 mile trip this summer, and averaged over 38 mpg, at highway speeds, with four...