Engineers and designers upgraded the popular compact crossover for the 2014 design. The 2014 Rogue is built on a new platform called the Common Module Family, and is the automakers’, both Nissan and Renault, first shared architecture that takes advantage of the best both companies have to offer. The new Rogue will look extremely similar to its previous generation. With interior, there’s a new width that has increased by almost 2 inches and overall grown by more than 8 cubic feet. There is a variety of materials that the panel and doors cover, but unfortunately the interior is known for its peace and quiet. There is also an optional third-row, but most are saying skip the option because of its tight space and cramp feeling. With telematics, the 2014 Rogue uses NissanConnect, which allows drivers to access cloud-based services through their smartphones. If you want to go over the top with features, you have the option of things like blind-spot, lane-departure, forward-collision warning systems, and Around View Monitor which makes parking easy. The only power-plant offered is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower with 175 lb-ft of torque. Even though the engine is essentially a carryover, there are still a few changes that have been made to the transmission. The 2014 Rogue will still have a CVT, but refined in many ways. There’s also improved efficiency of about an overall percentage of 10%. With outstanding performance, the front-wheel-drive Rogue has a combined delivery of 28 MPG. Thanks to the addition of tire deflectors, under-body covers, and muffler spoiler, the body’s overall drag has been cut by 10%. The new Nissan handles well on the road with tight steering with a secure feeling and impressive for an electrically boosted setup. Overall, you have a choice of three trim levels which include the S, SV, and SL. The starting base has a price of $23,350. With the highest trim level, the SL model starts at an additional 29 grand. The 2014 Nissan Rogue will go on sale in the middle of next month.
- 2014 Nissan Rogue review: Bigger, plusher, more tech, still under $30,000 (extremetech.com)
- All New 2014 Nissan Rogue Revealed! (drivenct.com)
- First Drive: 2014 Nissan Rogue (autoblog.com)