Overview (Final Score: A-)
Thehad a complete redesign in 2013 and was immediately applauded for its family friendliness and comfort. This year, the telematics system (NissanConnect Services) is added to the Rogue’s top trims. Siri Eyes Free also enters with the base-level touchscreen system and the upgraded option. Safety upgrades are also added as options for advanced emergency braking.
There is a lot of competition in the small and compact crossover segments. But with a third row option, the Rogue stands apart and enters a small league of offerings that many families will find compelling. It’s upscale interior will likely make up for forgettable exterior looks. To go with that, driver and passenger comfort is premium level, well beyond what most others offer. Performance-wise, the Rogue is not a top choice, but most buying in this segment aren’t interested in road-hugging speed.
Small families will enjoy the third row option, the large amount of usable cargo space and the high fuel economy potential this vehicle has. The Rogue offers a lot to those who need a versatile family hauler that won’t break the bank or outsize compact parking spaces.
What We Loved About the 2016 Nissan Rogue
- Exceedingly comfortable interior experience.
- Excellent cargo and third row options.
- Good fuel economy returns for the segment.
What We Didn’t Love About the 2016 Nissan Rogue
- A bit boring on the exterior.
- Performance is lackluster, to say the least, but it isn’t a dead fish.
- Reliability ratings are only average.
Want to learn more about the 2016 Rogue? You can see the full review here.