Compact SUV; Built in
  • 4-door wagon
  • transverse front-engine/front- or all-wheel drive
Good condition price range: $14,200 – $18,600*


2014 Nissan Rogue Select


2014 Nissan Rogue Select


2014 Nissan Rogue Select

Pros:
  • Passenger and cargo room
  • Price
Cons:
  • Acceleration
  • Engine noise
  • Ride

Nissan’s redesigned Rogue (see separate report) is better in almost every way than the aging Rogue Select which has an unrefined demeanor, a noisy engine and interior, overly firm ride, and somewhat sloppy handling. However, Rogue Select’s price when new was around $3000 less than Rogue and used cars prices should also be substantially less. The Rogue Select offers good passenger room and cargo flexibility and might make sense for budget-minded shoppers.

Overview

A redesigned Nissan Rogue (see separate report) debuted for 2014. Meanwhile, the original Rogue soldiered on as a cut-price version called Rogue Select and was sold with prices starting at about $20,000. Rogue was available in only in one S trim level and just one equipment package was available. The Convenience Package included cruise control, rearview camera, satellite radio, and Bluetooth.

Rogue Select was available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The only drivetrain was a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that behaved like an automatic.

The Nissan Rogue included a standard complement of expected and federally mandated safety features. A rearview camera was optional.

Yearly Updates

2014 Rogue Select

Engines

transverse front-engine/front- or all-wheel drive

Rogue Select was available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The only drivetrain was a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that behaved like an automatic.

dohc I4
Engine Size (liters/cubic inches) 2.5/153
Engine HP 170
Engine Torque (lb-ft) 175
Avail. Trans. EPA MPG (city/hwy) MPG avg. as tested
CVT automatic

23/28

23

Road Test

Rogue isn’t what you’d call quick, at least with all-wheel drive. Power is OK around town, but it’s slow getting up to speed on the highway. Nissan’s CVTs are the best in the business, and Rogue’s does the best it can to keep the engine in its power band. No front-drive versions have been made available for testing.

In Consumer Guide testing, AWD models averaged 20.7-24.5 mpg. Rogue uses regular-grade gas.

Ride is solid enough, but overall not as refined as most other compact SUVs. Rogue annoyingly pitches and bobs over rough pavement.

Rogue feels taller and heavier than it really is. Steering and brake feel are fine, but this crossover is subject to highway cross-wind wander. This means drivers must constantly make minor steering corrections.

Quietness is probably the Rogue’s worst attribute. The engine is rather noisy at idle and during acceleration, a condition exacerbated by the CVT. Wind and road noise are problematic as well.

Rogue has a clean dashboard layout with easy-to-read gauges and simple controls. The available navigation system has a small screen, but it’s not hard to use.

The cabin presents well, with nicely textured plastics and soft-touch surfaces. Though not class-leading, the interior is far from what you’d call budget grade.

Bolstered and supportive front seats remain comfortable during long drives. Legroom and headroom are suitable for most adults. Lack of a telescopic steering wheel is detrimental to comfort; without it some of our drivers have a hard time finding an ideal seating position. Rear visibility is hampered by thick rear roof pillars, tall rear-seat headrests, and a small, raked rear window.

Rear legroom is acceptable for the class, but headroom is tight for 6-footers. Wide opening doors ease entry and exit.

The plastic load floor might look a bit cheap, but it’s actually quite useful if you plan to haul dirty items, as it can be easily removed and cleaned. In-cabin storage consists of a large center console and huge glovebox. The door pockets are on the small side.

Ratings

Model Tested: 2014 Rogue Select S

Ratings values are on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the best. With the exception of Value, these numbers reflect how the vehicle compares against the universe of vehicles, not just against rivals in its class.

Performance

Acceleration - 4
40%
Fuel Economy - 6
60%
Ride Quality - 5
50%
Steering/Handling - 4
40%
Quietness - 4
40%

Accommodations

Controls/Materials - 6
60%
Room/Comfort Front - 6
60%
Room/Comfort Rear - 4
40%
Cargo Room - 7
70%

Other

Value - 5
50%

Total: 51

Specifications

4-door wagon
Wheelbase (in.) Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Weight (lbs)
105.9 183.3 70.9 66.3
Cargo Volume (cu/ft) Payload Capacity (cu/ft) Fuel Capacity (gal.) Seating Capacity
57.9 15.9 5.0
Headroom Legroom
Front Rear Front Rear
40.4 38.3 42.5 35.3
Safety Ratings

Model Tested: 2014 Rogue Select 4-door wagon

NHTSA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Impact Test

Driver Injury - 4
80%
Front Passenger Injury - 3
60%

Side Impact Test

Driver Injury - 5
100%
Rear Passenger Injury - 5
100%

HLDI

(A score of 100 is average. Lower is better)

Collision N/A
Injury N/A
Theft N/A

Trouble Spots

None
Description: None to date

Recall History

2014 Rogue Select
Description: A wiring-harness connector under the carpet on the driver’s side could short circuit because of snow or water seeping through the carpet and cause a fire.

Equipment Lists

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Pricing

Used-car pricing varies widely depending on local market conditions. Therefore, we recommend visiting websites that list used cars for sale to get a better idea of what a specific model is selling for in your area.