Overview (Final Score: C)
Thewas introduced in 2014 as an all-new model to compete in the fast-growing and now dominant small crossover-SUV segment. Since then, the Rogue has risen to become the best-selling Nissan model as well as the best-seller in the segment. The 2019 Nissan Rogue continues to be popular thanks to the Rogue’s simple formula of offering comfort, safety, and versatility in an affordable package.
The 2019 Rogue adds more advanced safety systems availability across the trim lineup, but otherwise remains as it was last year. Most of the downsides to the Nissan Rogue are not major concerns and haven’t thwarted buyers from showing up in droves. That speaks to the importance of hitting the right marks with a vehicle’s design.
Customers looking for a roomy interior, large cargo area, comfortable seating, excellent safety scores, and good fuel economy will like the Rogue. Those needing peppy acceleration, an edgy feel, and top-end infotainment technology will not. As the Rogue has proven, most people are looking for practicality and usefulness in the small SUV segments, not flair. So the Rogue remains the best choice for most buyers in that market. And we don’t blame them.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue is a small, five-seat crossover-SUV available in three basic trim levels plus a Hybrid model option. A smaller Rogue Sport model is also available, but quite different from the standard Rogue and is thus not reviewed here.What We Love About the 2019 Nissan Rogue:
- Very spacious, comfortable, and upscale interior
- Advanced safety and driver aids are top-shelf
- Big cargo space with lots of versatility
What We Don’t Love About the 2019 Nissan Rogue:
- Sluggish acceleration and listless steering
- Sub-par outward visibility for the driver
- Dated infotainment with slow responses
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