Nissan gives its Rogue model a major update for the 2014 model year, making this one the second generation of the crossover.
August 12, 2014 4:26 PM PDT
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LED headlights are a surprise option for the Rogue.
Nissan offers the Rogue in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL, all with the option for four-wheel drive.
Innovative suspension technologies uses braking and throttle to lessen pitch when the Rogue drives over bumps.
For the S and SV trim, Nissan offers an optional third row of seating.
On this SL trim Rogue, the rear hatch is power-operated.
Smuggler compartments under the cargo floor make for added utility.
A large sunroof stretches over the rear seats.
This high trim Rogue has a power adjustable driver seat, but manual adjustment for the passenger side.
The rear bench folds down for maximized cargo space.
Soft-touch materials cover the dashboard.
Electric power steering is well-tuned for the Rogue, with a comfortable amount of heft.
An LCD between the gauges shows everything from current track playing on the stereo to trip information.
Nissan's new continuously variable transmission accounts for a gain of almost 4 mpg over the previous generation Rogue.
This flash memory-based navigation system comes standard at the SL trim.
A Sport mode makes the transmission hold lower drive ratios, and the four-wheel-drive system includes a differential lock for slippery road conditions.
The head unit takes in external data through satellite radio and through NissanConnect apps.
Satellite radio offers fuel prices, weather, and stock listings.
NissanConnect includes apps such as Google local search, Pandora, Facebook, TuneIn radio, and iHeartRadio.
The Bluetooth phone system comes standard at all trim levels.
The Bluetooth-streaming interface is very limited, only offering pause and skip controls.
The Rogue includes a USB port for music playback from thumb drives and iOS devices.
The USB-port interface shows track information and album art.
A nine-speaker Bose audio system delivers distinct sound, but comes up short on bass.
The surround-view camera system makes for easy and safe parking.
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