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2016 Nissan RogueS (CVT) 4dr Front-wheel Drive

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The Rogue is a leading entry in the compact crossover segment.

The Rogue is available in S, SV, or SL trims, with front or all-wheel drive. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and Xtronic CVT transmission send 170-hp to the wheels. The Rogue can seat up to seven passengers with its available third-row seat. Features such as air-conditioning, bucket seats, power window and remote keyless entry are standard. Standard safety fare includes; four-wheel anti-lock brakes with panic assist, stability control, traction control, front seat side-impact and all row side-curtain airbags.

The Rogue adds available forward emergency braking, NissanConnect Services and Siri Eyes Free for 2016.

Introduction

The second-generation Nissan Rogue, redesigned for 2014, is a good-looking five-seat crossover with a stylish cabin.Its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT transmission continue from the first generation.

Rogue's engine makes the same 170 horsepower and mediocre pep it always has, while the CVT often puts the engine in its noisiest range.Meanwhile the handling is secure and stable, but lacks the spirit of the Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, or Subaru Forester, the benchmark crossover rivals.

What makes the Rogue different is its available third-row seat, unusual because the Rogue is small for its class.The second row slides forward nine inches, in order to make room for the legs of two third-row passengers, but it's still not much room.Even with low cushions, head room is squeezed.Small children might think it fun, anyone else will think it's a joke.

A rearview camera is standard, unlike too many other cars, and for 2016, new options include rear cross-traffic alerts and forward-collision warnings with automatic braking.Rogue's crash rating is four stars from NHTSA, while it's a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS.

The Rogue shines at gas time, with an EPA rating of 28 miles per gallon Combined, either front- or all-wheel drive.

Lineup

The 2016 Nissan Rogue S ($23,290) comes with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive ($24,640).Standard equipment includes Bluetooth with audio streaming, curtain airbags, tire pressure monitor, and a rearview camera.

The Rogue SV ($24,470), also available with all-wheel drive ($26,090) adds alloy wheels, a power driver's seat, keyless ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, NissanConnect, which enables use of smartphone apps like Pandora, and satellite radio.The Rogue SL ($28,690), available with all-wheel drive ($30,040), gets Bose audio, navigation, a power tailgate, the surround-view camera, 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, and leather upholstery..

Walkaround

The conservative nose looks modern, bringing the Rogue upscale, at least compared to what it used to look like.Gone is the crazy grille, now with simple chrome bars and LED running lamps.Interesting character lines along the sides, borrowed from the wild Juke, push the car in an evocative direction, with correct proportions overall.Chamfered taillamps mimic competitors, namely the Hyundai Santa Fe and Mazda CX-5.

Interior

The cabin is handsomely finished, its materials high quality, with muted plastics and metallic trim.It's elegant in an ordinary way, or maybe ordinary in an elegant way.The instrument panel is simple and well organized, with plain old round knobs for climate control and sound, and a center stack with LCD screen and balanced vents.No gimcrack.We like that.

Like the Nissan Altima, the front seats use dense foam that make them very comfortable, with a good driving position, although the steering wheel is raked a bit like a bus; still, we could be happy there for long hours.The heated front seats also use a Nissan Leaf trick, in that they warm up faster in places you feel it first.Manual adjustment on the driver seat is standard, power on the Rogue SV and SL.

The front power seat is manual in all models, however it folds almost flat, to increase cargo capacity and capability.This can be a big thing for outdoorsy types who carry kayaks or stand-up paddle boards.

The rear seats offer plenty of leg room, with that sliding track, assuming there's no third-row seat or no one back there if there is.Plus, the rear seats recline.And again, for cargo, the rear seats move up and away behind the front seats.That creates a total of 70 cubic feet, with 32 cubic feet behind the second row, or a slim 9.4 cubic feet behind the third row, if there is one.Given the numbers, we would skip the third row, unless it's a must-have for a small family.

Forward visibility is good, but the rear pillars intrude a bit into rearward vision.One option we like is the surround-view camera that pieces together a 360-degree view of obstacles from four cameras, and makes parking anywhere easier.It's packaged with other functions smartphone connectivity.

The only cabin downer is engine noise, which the CVT doesn't help.

Driving Impression

With 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, the Rogue doesn't offer blazing acceleration, taking eight seconds to reach 60 mph from a standing start.The CVT is programmed to simulate the feel of an automatic transmission, and it's quick and smooth, but it lacks paddles for the driver to make those simulated shifts himself or herself, so they happen when the program wants them to happen.There's a noisy pause at the top end of the powerband.Compared to the turbocharged four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions in the Santa Fe and Escape, it's pretty weak.

The Rogue has an Eco mode that reduces revs and slows throttle response, making it even weaker.

The secure handling is partly due to the electric power steering that doesn't wander over grooves.The steering is hefty, not fast, fast but it responds smoothly to changes in steering.The ride on independent suspension is quite comfortable, using electronic assistance called Active Ride Control, which might dampen the throttle to smooth the ride over bumps, instead of surging over them; or Active Trace Control might apply the inside front brake in a corner to draw the Rogue through.In the end though, it works but it still feels bland.

Summary

The Nissan Rogue looks nice on the outside and the cabin is neat and comfortable, but its driving dynamics don't match its style.Its only real advantage is the optional and squeezed third-row seat.

Sam Moses contributed to this report, with driving impressions by The Car Connection staff.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotYes
MP3 playerYes
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Total Number of Speakers4
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Door trimMetal-look
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet3
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Overhead consoleMini with storage
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Dimensions
Aerodynamic Drag (CD).33 cD
Angle of Approach17.4 degrees
Angle of Departure25.0 degrees
Front Head Room1,057 mm
Front Hip Room1,372 mm
Front Leg Room1,092 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,438 mm
Front track1,595 mm
Overall height1,696 mm
Overall Length4,630 mm
Overall Width1,840 mm
Rear Head Room978 mm
Rear Hip Room1,323 mm
Rear Leg Room963 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,420 mm
Rear track1,595 mm
Wheelbase2,706 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Height AdjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio5.69
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio9.60 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement152 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power170 hp
Max RPM6,000 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,400 RPM
Size2.5 L
Torque238 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsLEV II
Exterior Features
GrilleBlack w/chrome surround
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City9.1 L/100 km
Combined8.2L/100 km
Highway7.1 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.5 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA2
Trans Type - VACVT
TransmissionCVT
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-dash
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Signal mirrorsTurn signal in mirrors
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
RecliningManual
TypeSplit-bench
Roof
Roof rackRails only
Roof rackYes
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter17.0"
PrefixP
Profile65
Speed RatingH
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
Width225 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Automatic typeCVT
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speedsContinuously variable
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size5.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distanceUnlimited km
roadside months36 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place1,112 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,982 L
Curb weight1,550 kg
EPA interior volume2,996 L
Fuel Capacity55 L
Gross vehicle weight1,964 kg
Ground clearance188 mm
Max cargo capacity1,982 L
Towing Capacity454 kg
Wheels
Diameter17
Rim TypeNone steel
Wheel CoversFull wheel
Width7
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows1
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear quarter windowsWiper park
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Roof rack
Spoiler
Turn signal indicator mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
CD player
MP3 decoder
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Front reading lights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Mode select transmission
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable intake manifold
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

2016 Nissan Rogue S (CVT) 4dr Front-wheel Drive, , Ontario

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