2014 Nissan Rogue

S FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4

2014 nissan rogue Reviews and News

2014 Nissan Rogue Three Quarters In Motion Front View
Nashville, Tennessee - Nissan is not the enthusiast brand that it used to be. Just a few years ago you could get a Sentra SE-R sport compact or even an Altima V-6 sedan with a manual transmission, but now the recent redesigns of Nissan's core models (which make up 70 percent of the brand's U.S. sales) favor mass appeal over driving excitement.
The Nissan Rogue compact crossover, introduced in 2007, was always in a strange middle ground between the old, quirky Nissan and the new, mainstream Nissan. It never possessed any enthusiast appeal, but it was also flawed from a consumer perspective with its subpar interior and uncompetitive fuel economy. Who knew, then, that the Rogue would become Nissan's second best-selling model for the last several years? The Rogue's annual sales numbers have more than doubled since its introduction in 2007, with 2013 shaping up to be its best year yet.
That's why the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue is so important. If the flawed, dated 2013 Rogue continues to sell well in a competitive segment, then this new one has the potential to make big waves. As Nissan's Rogue product planning director, Ken Kcomt puts it, "The outgoing Rogue has been a big success, but we're really shooting for a knockout with this new one."
The current sales knockouts in this class are the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape. In the same vein as the preceding core model redesigns, the 2014 Nissan Rogue directly targets these best-sellers in its attempt to tick all the right boxes for consumers. On paper, nearly everything about this crossover -- from its 33-mpg highway fuel economy to its roomier, updated interior -- matches up with the class leaders. But can it deliver on these promises in the real world? We drove the 2014 Rogue in Nissan North America's hometown of Nashville to find out.
Improvement where it counts
The most drastic area of improvement in the 2014 Nissan Rogue is the interior. The new cabin is practically a copy of the Altima's, right down to the shape of the steering wheel and the "zero-gravity" seats. That's a good thing. It is light-years ahead of the outgoing Rogue's dark, bland, and cheap interior. This new Rogue, whether in base S, mid-level SV, or range-topping SL trim, is airy and modern inside, especially when equipped with the panoramic glass roof.
We're also thankful for the Rogue's simple ergonomics. Compared with the Escape's overcomplicated MyFord Touch system, the Nissan's infotainment interface -- with real buttons and knobs, no less -- is refreshingly accessible and easy-to-use. This simplicity doesn't diminish its function, though, as even the base Rogue S offers standard Bluetooth streaming audio and an iPod interface, and the optional upgraded Nissan Connect system adds navigation, XM Traffic, hands-free texting, Pandora integration, and app support for your smartphone. Nissan's handy AroundView Monitor, which stitches together images from various cameras to create a full 360-degree view, is available on the Rogue as well.
Nissan is calling the 2014 Rogue "all-new," as a new Renault-Nissan modular platform forms its underpinnings. It definitely looks new on the outside, with a clean front end and inoffensive, contoured lines that take inspiration from the larger Pathfinder. While Nissan Design America's vice president, Taro Ueda, told us that he's most proud of the rear three quarters view, we think the oddly jacked-up rear end is the Rogue's most awkward angle. Still, the Rogue's overall design at least looks fresh in a segment that isn't exactly known for its design panache.
Drives better than you'd expect
Under the surface, the 2014 Rogue doesn't change much. Save for some mild tweaks for the sake of fuel economy, the 2.5-liter, 170-hp four-cylinder shared with the Altima is essentially carryover, as is Nissan's ubiquitous CVT. Even the suspension setup is the same strut front and multi-link rear, and overall wheelbase, length, and width are all within an inch of the previous Rogue.
Although it hasn't actually grown much, the Rogue feels big from behind the wheel, like it's now straddling the line between a compact and a midsize crossover. It's far from ponderous, though, thanks to the controlled body motions, well-weighted steering, and nicely tuned brake feel. On our route's smooth, winding roads through rural Tennessee, the ride was composed and surprisingly firm, lending the Rogue a buttoned-down demeanor that's better than we expected given the flabbier dynamics of the Nissan Altima and Sentra sedans.
Unfortunately, the unrefined powertrain lets down the polished chassis. Nissan's extensive experience with CVTs means that this transmission is well-calibrated to make the most of the engine's 170 horsepower, but the coarse 2.5-liter four-cylinder still produces an unpleasant racket under hard acceleration. Thankfully, fuel economy has improved significantly to an estimated 26/33 mpg city/highway for front-wheel-drive models, making it somewhat easier to stomach the engine's moaning and groaning. We got an impressive 30 mpg on our combined drive route.
Roomier inside
The 2014 Nissan Rogue doesn't just feel bigger, it is bigger in nearly every interior dimension despite its unchanged exterior footprint. Rear-seat legroom, hip room, and headroom are all up, and maximum cargo space of 70 cubic feet with all seats folded is up a whopping 12.1 cubic feet from the previous Rogue. There's a standard "Divide & Hide" cargo configurability system, which allows for various shelving possibilities and compartmentalized storage in the rear cargo area. Certain configurations of Divide & Hide create a raised false cargo floor that matches the height of the folded rear seatbacks. Divide & Hide is a nifty feature, but we'd rather have the lower, flatter cargo floors afforded by the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 and their clever seats that fold both the seat cushion and the backrest flat into the floor.
This roomier interior leaves space for an optional third-row seat, which Nissan says is for "occasional use." We say this is an overstatement, as the ridiculously cramped sixth and seventh seats are more like jump seats barely even large enough for kids. This third row is an especially questionable addition when you consider that all of the Rogue's key competitors have only five seats as of the Toyota RAV4's 2013 redesign. The third row is an $1190 option on S and SV models, and the top SL trim is two-row only. Nissan points shoppers looking for a $31,000 three-row crossover toward the larger Pathfinder instead; we think it best to avoid the seven-seat Rogue altogether and get yourself a midsize crossover if you really need the extra capacity.
As good as it needs to be
The third-row seat is about the only aspect of the 2014 Nissan Rogue that doesn't follow the formula of the class leaders that Nissan has otherwise targeted so accurately. According to one Rogue engineer, Nissan's primary benchmarking targets were based on sales success, unsurprising considering the new model's combination of price, fuel economy, and feature content.
We think Nissan will have no problem reaching production capacity at the Rogue's new home at the brand's Smyrna, Tennessee plant. In fact, Nissan is hoping that the Rogue will fly off dealer lots so quickly that they'll have to add another shift as they did with the Altima last year.
If you're not ready to pony up the extra cash over last year's model for the 2014 Rogue, Nissan will continue to offer the old model as the budget-priced Rogue Select. Even though the rental fleet special will start under $20,000, the redesigned Rogue is the better value, with a base price of $23,350 still undercutting the CR-V, the RAV4, and the Escape. Nissan's unabashed aim for the mainstream may not excite enthusiasts like us, but it's hard to fault this strategy given the overall competence of cars like the 2014 Rogue. It's exactly as good as it needs to be -- no more, no less -- and who can argue with that?

2014 Nissan Rogue

Base Price: $23,350
As Tested: $25,090 (SV FWD)/ $32,270 (SL AWD)
Powertrain
Engine: 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4
Horsepower: 170 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 175 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission: Continuously Variable
Drive: Front- or all-wheel-
Measurements
L x W x H: 182.3 in x 72.4 in x 66.3 in
Headroom: 41.6 in/38.5 in
Legroom F/R: 43.0 in/37.9 in
Cargo capacity (seats up/down): 32.0/70.0 cu ft
Curb Weight: 3,393-3,605 lb
EPA Rating (city/highway): FWD 26/33 mpg / AWD 25/32 mpg
2014 Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue

New for 2014

The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue is now available with a host of tech and convenience features, including a seven-passenger configuration, NissanConnect with Navigation and smartphone intergration, Around View Monitor, blind spot warning, and lane departure warning.

Vehicle Overview

The 2014 Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover slotting above the subcompact Juke and below the midsize Murano and larger Pathfinder in Nissan’s lineup. It is sold in S, SV and SL grades in front- and all-wheel drive configurations.

Summary

The 2014 Nissan Rogue’s 2.5-liter I-4 making 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque carries over from the previous generation but it’s not paired to an updated continuously variable transmission (CVT). As a result, it is now one of the most fuel-efficient compact crossovers in the US with EPA rating front-drive models at 26/33 mpg city/highway and 25/32 mpg with all-wheel drive. On the road, the Rogue handles well for a tall crossover with “controlled body motions, well-weighted steering, and nicely tuned brake feel.” Additionally, it’s “ride was composed and surprisingly firm,” which makes it feel “buttoned-down.” However, the Rogue’s refinement is lacking with a coarse-sounding powertrain despite the well-tuned CVT.
Increased interior space means the 2014 Rogue is an ideal family vehicle for those looking at compact crossovers. It offers an impressive 70 cubic feet of maximum space with the rear seats folded while the “Divide and Hide” floor expands its cargo-carrying capabilities with the availability to create extra underfloor storage. Passenger space for five is ample but the third row is cramped and has limited usability. Tech features include a new navigation system with NissanConnect smartphone integration, Around View Monitor, panoramic moonroof, and a nine-speaker Bose audio system available as part of packages or standard in the SL grade.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue has a four-star safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) and is considered a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, earning a good score in all of its tests (good is the highest possible score).

What We Think

The 2014 Nissan Rogue is a highly competitive entry in the compact crossover segment with many available premium features and impressive fuel economy. It is an ideal family vehicle due to its generous space and user-friendly cabin with straightforward infotainment controls and generous standard features, including Bluetooth connectivity. In a 2013 First Drive review, we said that the Rogue’s cabin is “bigger in nearly every interior dimension despite its unchanged exterior footprint,” improving its practicality and ability to carry passenger or haul cargo. However, in the same review, we noted that despite a smooth and well-tuned CVT, the powertrain is unrefined because the “coarse 2.5 liter four-cylinder still produces an unpleasant racket under hard acceleration.” Additionally, the conservative exterior styling is not up to par with some competitors despite being a new generation with its “inoffensive, contoured lines that take inspiration from the larger Pathfinder.”
You’ll Like
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Spacious cabin
  • User-friendly infotainment system
You Won’t Like
  • Unrefined powertrain
  • Small third row
  • Conservative exterior styling
Key Competitors
  • Honda CR-V
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Kia Sportage
  • Ford Escape
  • Mazda CX-5

Rating

3
2014 Nissan Rogue Iihs Crash Profile
The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue has just been named a Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This top rating comes after a revision of the IIHS criteria which now includes collision avoidance technology as a qualification for the TSP+ rating.
2013 Nissan Rogue Three Quarters Drivers View 001
Bargain crossover shoppers rejoice, because Nissan has just announced that the budget-priced 2014 Nissan Rogue Select starts at just $20,850 with destination. Although the Nissan Rogue was completely redesigned for 2014, the Rogue Select is actually the outgoing version of the Rogue that will continue to be offered at least through this model year.
2014 Nissan Rogue Production
The very first U.S.-built 2014 Nissan Rogue came off the assembly line today as the 10 millionth vehicle built at the Japanese automaker's plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, giving the facility's 7000-plus employees twofold cause for celebration.
2014 Nissan Rogue Select Rear Angle
The Nissan Rogue is one of the most popular compact SUVs, and the brand's best-selling SUV model. Hoping to cash in on the enduring popularity of the model, Nissan will continue to offer the current-generation Rogue into 2014 as the Rogue Select, according to a release from the company. Nissan's upscale Infiniti brand is employing a similar strategy with the outgoing G37 that will be sold alongside the new Q50 sedan. Nissan is promising a starting MSRP below $20,000 for the Select. The 2014 Rogue starts at $23,350.

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2014 Nissan Rogue Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
26 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
33 MPG
Horsepower:
170 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
175 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 Pathfinder and Rogue vehicles and 2014 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. The right side wheels of the affected vehicles may have one lug nut each that was not properly tightened.
Consequences
If the lug nut becomes loose from not being properly tightened, it may fall off, allowing the other lug nuts to become loose, possibly resulting in a wheel separation, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten any loose lug nuts to the correct specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of June 2014. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
334
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
STEERING:COLUMN
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 Rogue vehicles manufactured January 10, 2014, to January 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, an incorrect bolt may have been used to connect the intermediate shaft to the upper steering assembly.
Consequences
The incorrect bolts could loosen and fall out resulting in a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners and, dealers will inspect and repair all affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall began on June 2, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
1,644
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
SERVICE BRAKES
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles manufactured August 14, 2014, to November 5, 2014, and 2014-2015 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured August 12, 2014, to November 15, 2014. During the assembly process, the front wheel hub assembly fasteners may not have been properly torqued.
Consequences
The under-torqued fasteners may result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly causing a reduction in braking performance or reduced steering control. These conditions increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and tighten any loose bolts to the proper specification, free of charge. The recall began February 2, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
893
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured March 7, 2007, to November 26, 2013, and 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles manufactured September 23, 2013, to July 2, 2014. The affected vehicles may experience an electrical short in the harness connector due to a mixture of snow/water and salt seeping through the carpet on the driver side floor near the harness connector.
Consequences
An electrical short can cause a vehicle fire.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the kick panel wiring harness connector and will if necessary install a new harness connector and waterproof seal, free of charge. The recall began on February 26, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
468,815
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured January 2, 2014, to June 4, 2014. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.
Consequences
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on May 26, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in late July 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
29,297
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
3
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
2
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Nissan Rogue

Depreciation
37.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$12,463
37.2%
Insurance
$6,805
20.3%
Fuel Cost
$8,443
25.2%
Financing
$2,497
7.5%
Maintenance
$2,302
6.9%
Repair Costs
$590
1.8%
State Fees
$393
1.2%
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Value Rating: Average