2014 Nissan Rogue

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The Nissan Rogue has been completely redesigned for 2014. It receives a sleek look, a higher quality interior and additional features and options. Its roomy and functional cabin offers comfortable seating for up to seven passengers with the optional third-row seat and it can be converted to carry up to 70 cubic feet of stuff with the second and third rows folded down.

While it still features the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, Nissan says it has managed to increase fuel economy by 18 percent over the outgoing model. With a few minor tweaks the front-wheel drive Nissan Rogue now delivers an estimated 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. All-wheel variants also see a boost in fuel economy, delivering an estimated 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.

The 2014 Nissan Rogue is offered in three trim levels- S, SV and SL. Prices start at just $22,490 for the base S and top out at just over $32,500 for a fully loaded, top-of-the-line SL.

Standard features on the base Rogue S include 17-inch steel wheels, LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, full power accessories, a rearview monitor, Bluetooth and a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary jack, streaming audio capability and an iPod/USB interface.

An available S Family Package will adds features like a third-row split-folding seat, rear privacy glass and run-flat low rolling resistance tires.

Stepping up to the midlevel SV will add 17-cinh alloy wheels, auto on/off headlights, roof rails, rear privacy glass, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

The SV trim is eligible for a Moonroof Package, Premium Package and a Family Package. The Moonroof Package will add, you guessed it, a panoramic moonroof. The Premium Package includes features like heated mirrors, navigation, a 7-inch color touchscreen, voice command, an upgraded Around View® rearview monitor, a power liftgate, a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning system and a moving object warning system. Similar to the S Family Package, the SV Family Package adds the  third-row split-folding seat and run-flat low rolling resistance tires.

Opting for the SL will get you 18-inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tires, for lamps, heated side mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, a power liftgate, a voice activated navigations system with a 7-inch color touch screen, an upgraded rearview monitor, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and a premium nine-speaker Bose® sound system with speed sensitive volume control.

You can further upgrade your SL with the available SL Premium Package. It includes the panoramic moonroof, auto-leveling LED headlights, forward collision alert, a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning and a moving object warning system.

2014 Nissan Rogue

Other various options include illuminated kick plates, a hatch tent, a Class I towing package, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, roof rail crossbars, exterior ground lighting and interior accent lighting. 

 Available AWD, competitive pricing, spacious cabin, excellent driving dynamics, styling 

 Poor rearward visibility, droning CVT transmission 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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