2019 Nissan Rouge - 2 Minute Review

Published June 3, 2019 by Elizabeth Jeneault

The 2019 Nissan Rouge

 

From the video:

Liz Jeneault here back with another two-minute SUV review for SUVs.com and this time we’re at Chapman Nissan of Philadelphia taking a look at the 2019 Nissan Rogue. It’s been popular for years and has been Nissan’s best-selling vehicle. More than 400,000 of these were sold in 2018. 

 

The exterior is pretty much the same as it was for 2018. With this range-topping SL trim, you do get larger 19-inch wheels and with the added Premium Package, there’s nicer LED headlights. But you do need to go with this SL trim and the Premium Package if you want them. Overall, I’d say the Rogue has a nice look. Some feel its design is a bit vanilla, but that just might be why it’s so popular.

 

Inside, the signature Zero Gravity front seats are comfortable. There’s a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s some USB ports and areas to store your phone. Thanks to the Premium Package, there’s also this beautiful panoramic sunroof. It illuminates the spacious rear seat area, which has solid legroom. It’s also easy to access these seats thanks to the wide opening rear doors -- I could get definitely get my daughter’s carseat in here easily. I could also put a lot of her stuff in the back, too. There’s just under 40 cubic feet of space with the seats up. That improves to over 70 cubic feet when they’re down. 

 

Under the hood, there’s the familiar 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with an Xtronic CVT transmission. It makes 170 horsepower. The engine is quite loud when pushing it. Many also don’t like how the Rogue seems to lag. This SL here is all-wheel drive, but you could stick with front-wheel. Now, there’s also a hybrid powertrain option in some markets to keep in mind, but this typical setup is what most go with. As for safety, there’s plenty of standard technologies and Nissan’s ProPILOT assist on this model. A rearview camera is standard on all models.

 

We love the cargo space offered, easy to access and spacious rear seats, and the overall easy on the eyes look of the Rogue. Like others, we are eager for a more potent engine and more streamlined controls in the front. You have to hunt for many of those.

 

The Rogue varies in price from around $25,000 with the base model to close to $33,000 at the top, but be sure to check your local dealer for pricing. It also does have some popular competitors, like the RAV4, CR-V and Escape. 

 

I give the 2019 Rogue an SUVs.com deal score of 89/100. Again, 400,000 of them were sold in 2018.

 

Check out our full 2019 Nissan Rouge Review


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