The Nissan Rogue was the second-best-selling SUV last year. It continues to climb the ranks as the most popular SUV in America. The reasons behind this trend have to do with the consistency and value of the Rogue.
Drivers want an SUV that will last them a long time and stand up to rugged use. You may not want to take it down a muddy canyon, but you can take the Rogue off-road and still feel comfortable. The 2019 Nissan Rogue improves upon an already great second-gen design.
This year is another upgrade in style, performance, and utility. Here are nine quick reasons why you need to do a test drive today.
1. Large Cargo Capacity
The upgrade in Nissan's crossovers is noticeable when you take a look in the back. They grew the overall storage by at least 12 cubic feet from the previous generation. There are 39.3 feet cubic feet with the rear seats raised, 70 cubic feet with them folded.
You'll also find plenty of cupholders and storage compartments along with each door and center consoles. Once in the cargo area, the Rogue offers additional storage via a compartment located under the trunk's floor. It's enough to put emergency supplies, bungee cords, and etc.
2. Economical 2.4-Liter Engine
One of the best 2.4-liter four-cylinder SUV engines; the Rogue is built for efficiency, not power. This is a big reason to buy an SUV like the Rogue. You get 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for your average commute.
The smart custom transmission, called the Xtronic CVT, is quiet and efficient. You can expect a combined fuel economy of 29 miles to the gallon. All-wheel-drive models lose one or two mpgs, while gaining better control. We would rate Nissan's CVT transmission above competitors like the Jeep Patriot, slightly above the Toyota Rav 4.
3. Standard Technology
All Rogue trims come standard with a 7-inch infotainment display, loaded with the latest Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Using an infotainment center without these features feels archaic, so this is a big plus out of the gate. You also get sliding and reclining second-row seats standard.
No more fixed rear seats that make it difficult for passengers to get in and out. Reclining and sliding rear seats allow for maximum storage capacity without sacrificing comfort.
4. Third-Row Seating Upgrade
Those who have big families and a lot of friends who like to do road trips will love the Rogue's third row. Third rows are a bit of a rarity in compact SUVs like the Nissan Rogue. The third-row bench seat upgrade is comfortable and provides plenty of room for two additional adults or three small children.
Headroom is still good, even for those pushing 6'5. The bench seat is also easily removed to allow for more cargo room.
5. Balanced Handling and Braking
Nissan cars may not have the strongest engine for sports driving, but they still have great handling. Driving the Rogue, you always feel like you're in control. The steering is tight and responsive.
The suspension is tuned like a traditional SUV, negating all the small bumps and divets in the road. AWD provides an extra layer of control on uneven and loose roads that you won't find in other crossover models.
6. The Nissan Rogue Hybrid
The 2019 Nissan Rogue comes with many incentives, but the biggest savings are found with the hybrid model. Nissan has been offering hybrid powertrain models since 2017, as the demand increases every year. You can expect a bump in your overall mpg by 5 mpg.
The most noticeable increase in fuel economy will come from in-city commutes. Eco-braking uses stop-and-go traffic to put some of that braking energy back into the hybrid transmission. You get the same power and torque with the hybrid and they come standard AWD.
7. Safety Features
Standard safety features with the 2019 Rogue include:
- automatic emergency braking
- rear cross-traffic alert
- lane departure warning
- forward-collision warning
- adaptive cruise control
- blind-spot warning
- high-beam assist
- rear automatic braking
That's a significant upgrade from the previous generation with standard rearview cameras. With the optional moonroof upgrade, drivers can also get a 360-degree camera view of surroundings. This will help detect any small objects, children, or animals while navigating parking.
8. Classy Exterior Style
Compact SUV crossovers often struggle with an identity crisis. They don't look like a car, but they also lack the presence of a full-size SUV. The Nissan Rogue struggles with neither. The styling is aggressive, yet classy, featuring the iconic V-Motion grille.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue has a great shape for darker tints, exemplifying a sleek exterior of more expensive cars. Bold oranges and blues also look great, giving the Rogue a sportier personality for offroad travelers.
9. Quality & Reliability
If you want a crossover SUV that is reliable and easy to maintain, go with the Rogue. The build quality of this car is not something you would expect at a low-end price point. The interior materials are durable, smooth, and tightly bound.
Nissan's 3-year/36,000-mile basic powertrain warranty is adequate. The 5-year/60,000-mile extended powertrain warranty is equal to all other crossover lines. If you decide to go with the Rogue Hybrid, you're upgraded to a generous 8 years/100,000 miles warranty.
Get in a Rogue Today
Did those nine reasons to drive a 2019 Nissan Rogue appear in your list of must-have features? Nissan has definitely put in a lot of effort in becoming the jack-of-all-trades compact SUV. The cargo space and fuel economy stand out among the competition, as long as you don't plan on racing in an SUV.
For drivers out there who need the hauling capacity, the room to seat 5+ adults comfortably, and a smooth ride: the Rogue is your match. Take a look at all the different Rogue models and trims in our expansive inventory. Get the best deals on the hottest cars at AV Nissan.