Nissan Rogue SL
Nissan Rogue SL
Nissan Rogue SL

2019 Nissan Rogue SL

Pros: Availability of Hybrid version; respectable fuel-economy; broad range of standard and available equipment; generously sized, versatile rear cargo area

Cons: Mediocre acceleration; transmission isn’t as responsive as some class competitors; engine is noisy during acceleration

CG Says: Lane-departure warning, rear automatic braking, and high-beam assist are now standard on all 2019 Nissan Rogue models, except the base S. Rogue is a compact crossover SUV that seats five passengers. A third-row seat is no longer available. The Rogue Hybrid combines an electric motor with a 2.0-liter engine to produce a total of 176 horsepower; non-hybrid models have a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter four. All Rogues have a CVT transmission and are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Available safety features include forward-collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. Other available features include heated steering wheel and hands-free power liftgate. The Nissan Rogue’s numerous enhancements for 2017 made it an even more compelling choice in its highly competitive segment. Plus, the addition of standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability and the availability of Nissan’s ProPILOT “semi-autonomous” driver-assist system for 2018 made it that much more appealing. Rogue’s acceleration is a bit sluggish, but its classy interior trimmings and outstanding cargo versatility rank among the best in its class. The Rogue Hybrid is a fine alternative to the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Kia Niro.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices S: $25,965
AWD S: $27,315
SV: $27,385
AWD SV: $28,735
SL: $32,435
AWD SL: $33,785
SV Hybrid: $28,645
AWD SV Hybrid: $29,995
SL Hybrid: $32,585
AWD SL Hybrid: $33,935

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
170
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32-33

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric motor
Horsepower
176
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
31-33
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34-35