Despite its mischievous-sounding name and surprisingly good-looking exterior styling, the Nissan Rogue 2023 is truly a mellow crossover and better suited for errands and outings than shaky off-road antics. The Rogue has a contemporary cabin with similar passenger space to rivals such as Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan. Unlike the more traditional four-banger in the SUV, the unique turbocharged three-cylinder engine powers the Rogue — and we haven’t found Nissan’s road behavior to be pleasing. The Rogue does have a plethora of standard technology and comfort features, and its estimated fuel economy is higher than that of many other compact SUVs. While the Rogue has two spacious rows of seats, which are mechanically similar Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a set of third row jump chairs which might make it a better choice for families with more than two children.
What’s New in 2023?
The new Midnight Edition package is available on the SV trim for 2023. As you might have guessed, the appearance package adds black trim, black badges and black alloy wheels to the Rogue’s exterior; it also includes black faux leather upholstery inside. Elsewhere in the lineup, the Platinum model now includes Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant as standard; this feature is optional on the SL trim as part of the SL Premium package.
Price and Where to Buy
Mid-range SV models offer the best mix of features for the money. It adds conveniences such as 18-inch aluminum wheels, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 360-degree exterior camera system and Nissan’s ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving mode. And we’ll opt for the SV Premium package, which adds a panoramic sunroof, power-operated rear liftgate, roof rails and faux leather upholstery.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
All Rogue 2023 models are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower. Three inlines mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is optional. When launched as redesigned model in 2021, the Rogue carries a non-turbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is sluggish from the previous generation SUV. We criticize Rogue 2021 for its sluggish acceleration but as long as we short test drive of the new turbo three, compact crossover feels cooler. On the road, the Rogue provides a tailored ride that’s fun for rides and trips, but its boring cornering demeanor doesn’t earn it a fan following among our staff. When we get the chance to bring a Rogue with a new engine to our test track, we’ll update this story with test results.
Real World Fuel Economy and MPG
With an onboard turbocharged three-cylinder engine, the Rogue is rated at up to 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. When we get a chance to face Rogue our 75-mph highway fuel economy route, we will update this story with test results. For more information on the Rogue’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
The Rogue’s interior borrows styling cues from the Altima and family sedans sedan compact center. Careful storage cubes, a two-tiered dashboard and a square shift knob are rich-looking design elements that enhance usability and give the interior a modern twist. Fabric seating is standard, but midrange SV models can be had with optional faux leather upholstery; The high-end SL and Platinum Rogues get genuine leather, the latter being semi-aniline leather with quilted stitching. Three-zone automatic temperature control, heated front seats and heated steering wheel are all available.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Standing proud and high on the dashboard is the touchscreen infotainment system. While an 8.0-inch unit is standard on the Rogue, a larger 9.0-inch screen is available on the SL and Platinum models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, and advanced features such as on-dash navigation and a Bose stereo system are optional. The 12.3-inch reconfigurable digital gauge cluster is unique to the Platinum model and comes bundled with a large 10.8-inch heads-up display and wireless smartphone charging pad.
Safety Features and Driver Assistance
Rogue 2023 comes with a number of standards driver assistance feature to help him compete with well-equipped rivals like Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester. Nissan’s ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving mode is offered as an option on the Rogue SL and standard on the Platinum trim. For information on the results of the Rogue crash test, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key security features include:
- Standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control available with semi-autonomous driving mode
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Nissan’s standard warranty coverage offers no frills, and rivals like Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson provides a longer period of protection and, in the case of Hyundai, three years of free scheduled maintenance.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- No free scheduled maintenance
2022 Nissan Rogue
Vehicle Type: front engine, front or all wheel drive, 5 passenger wagon, 4 door
S, $27,875; S AWD, $29,375; SV, $29,565; AWD SV, $31,065; TL, $34,225; SL AWD, $35,725; Platinum, $37,655; Platinum AWD, $39,155
Miller-cycle inline-3 DOHC 12-valve turbocharged and intercooler, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 90–91 in31478–1498 cm3
Power: 201 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 225 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm
automatic continuous variable
Wheelbase: 106.5 inches
Length: 183.0 inches
Width: 72.4 inches
Height: 66.9 inches
Passenger Volume: 101–106 feet3
/ Cargo Volume: 39 feet3
Restraint Weight (CD approximate): 3400–3650 lb
SHOW (CD EST)
60 mph: 7.5–7.7 seconds
1/4-Mile: 15.7–15.9 seconds
Top Speed: 116 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMICS (CD EST)
Combined/City/Highway: 32–33/29–30/35–37 mpg
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