I signed out the Nissan Rogue for a recent three-day weekend, and, having only driven a Rogue for a very short time quite a while ago, I wasn't that familiar with it. I have to say that I came away quite impressed.
Everything about the Rogue seems to fit me perfectly. I like the high seating position; the simple, well-placed controls; and the versatility of the vehicle as a whole. In fact, after three days, I felt completely at home in the Rogue, as if I'd been driving it every day for weeks.
I'm especially impressed by the value you get for your money. All-wheel-drive, a powertrain that's quite capable, if not exactly a powerhouse, and great everyday usability for less than $23,000.
My one complaint is the blind spot in the rear-quarter area. However, you can largely take care of that by properly positioning your mirrors and by opting for the reasonably priced backup camera, whose image is projected onto the rear-view mirror.
- Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor