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2014 Nissan Rogue: Fully Redesigned

With all the big names hitting on the small crossover market, the newly launched 2014 Nissan Rogue seems like a newcomer to many. The original model of Rogue is introduced by Nissan way back in 2008 and to make it competitive for 2014 market, Nissan has launched its 2.0 version of Rogue, which can easily be qualified as a first generation Nissan Rogue. Appealing style, excellent driving dynamics and improved cabin quality are some of the highlighted features of Rogue that can give its competitors a run for their money. Nissan, also is keeping its hopes high with the newly redesigned model and has made all possible efforts to make it the best among the class starting from its improved fuel economy, to third row seats and additional advanced technology features which have actual remedied some of the deficiencies of its old original model.

Last years’ Rogue was highly criticized for its compromised cargo space, which was around 59.7 cubic foot, but this time 2014 Nissan Rogue comes with 70 cubes of cargo space, which makes it competitive for the class, additional divide-n-hide configurable rear storage system is an advantage. The earlier Nissan Rogue versions don’t come with second row seat reclines and slide feature which has been added in the 2014 Nissan Rogue with the useful 40/20/40-split configuration to make the measures good for the vehicle. To make it even better, Nissan added optional third row seat feature, which has been taken as a shrewd move from the maker because its toughest competitor Toyota RAV4 has discontinued this feature. Remarkable thing about all these changes is that, Rogue offers all these features without adding anything to its weight and size.

Once we start looking under the hood of the 2014 Nissan Rogue, we found that things are more or less same in this department. Rogue carries on with 2.5 liter four cylinder engine which is capable of generating 170 horsepower along with revised and variable transmission. The powertrain is capable enough to offer satisfactory performance along with improved fuel economy. Combined 28 mpg EPA with four wheel drive makes Rogue one of the most economical non hybrid SUVs to spend on.

Despite all the glittery and obviously appealing improvement, Nissan’s Rogue still fails to outdo its rivals in some areas and this where it lacks to match the competition. If you are looking for more power, then 2014 Nissan Rogue is absolutely of no good, instead you can look up to Kia Sorento which boasts off robust V6 engine with third row seats to give Rogue tough competition. Softened suspension of Rogue is a bit disappointing, which makes its handling tepid if compared to other smarter and fuel efficient SUVs like 2014 Mazda CX-5. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport can also be a good option if looking for smart performance with a unique sense of style.

You may not find 2014 Nissan Rogue to be the best at everything but its quite extensive range of talents seems to attract more people towards it especially the ones looking for compact crossovers with modest price.

The 2014 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is one impressive crossover in its niche. This compact crossover debuted back in 2006. The 2014 Nissan Rogue is a completely redone version of the model. In its very initial stages, the Nissan Rogue was already an impressive small SUV with an array of features like its fine styling, impressive driving dynamics, and a rich looking cabin that was better that a lot of crossovers in the segment. Keeping up the good work, the automaker rolled out the next generation of the Nissan Rogue and has redone it for the better. The 2014 Nissan Rogue now comes with enhanced fuel economy, a third row of passenger seats and better technology, which were initially few of the down points of the original model.

The 2014 Nissan Rogue has got itself three trim levels. The S being the base, followed by SV and SL. The standard 2014 Rogue offers two row seats while an available third row come with the S and SV trim levels. The 2014 Nissan Rogue S rolls on 17 inch wheels. With features like LED running lights, cruise control, power mirrors, a rearview camera and an infotainment display that spans about 5 inches, the S in itself is one finely equipped version. The SL trim level sports 18 inch alloy wheels. Foglights, roof rails, heated mirrors, leather upholstery and an amazing infotainment and navigation system is what the model offers. And then there is the SL trim, which is the top-of-the-class. Along with everything that the Rogue can possibly feature, the 2014 Rogue SL has a nine speaker Bose surround sound.

Under its hood, the 2014 Nissan Rogue boasts a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine that is good for generating about 170 horses and 175 pound feet of twist. Standard features include a front wheel drive as well as a continuously variable transmission. The CVT has been enhanced, as the brand claims, and it is now quicker than the earlier Nissan Rogue. The standard Nissan Rogue begins cruising at a speed of 60 mph, starting from rest, in a sprint time of 8.6 seconds.

The engine in the compact crossover and its mated transmission do not work very well for the driving impressions of the 2014 Nissan Rogue. The fuel economy was put in the centre of the plan while the redesigning of the 2014 Nissan Rogue and to justify that cause, the automakers had to compromise with the agility of the vehicle. There is absolute absence of quick acceleration in the 2014 Nissan Rogue. Also, the CVT, as it is infamous, produces unpleasant drone noises when you try and accelerate faster.

This is a simple drive and is appealing to a lot of people that seek for an easy compact crossover in budget. While the driving dynamics are not breathtaking, they are fine enough for everyday drives. While the 2014 Kia Sorento, 2014 Mazda Cx-5 and the 2014 Santa Fe Sport remain amazingly tough competitors for the vehicle, the 2014 Nissan Rogue is a fine vehicle to check out.

 

Redone 2014 Nissan Rogue

It has been almost seven years since Nissan last staked a claim to be the newest pursuing suburban dead ends. To boast the tag for once again, 2014 Nissan Rogue is getting a makeover. Arriving in November, 2014 Nissan Rogue will be priced just above $23,000 and will be welcomed part of a new global family of Renault and Nissan vehicles. Globally, Rogue will be displaying glimpses of the Nissan X-Trail and in further iterations the design of the stylish SUV will spawn some more Renault and Nissan vehicles. The new features boasted by the 2014 Nissan Rogue include a first-time three row seat with a more flexible seating system and a cargo organizing setup with 18 possible configurations.

Flaunting a completely new styling theme, the Rogue now has dressed up its familiar size with more appealing surfaces. Just like Honda, Nissan has evolved positively taking baby steps to remove the odder add-ons of the past. For instance, the last Rogue’s skewed grilles have been replaced by a more conventional grille option with vertical bars braced by LED running lamps. The sculpting on the sides makes it easy to mote the striking influence from the wild Juke. The recent Nissan Resonance concept doesn’t mark much of its presence but the shape still manages to push the Rogue’s corners in more reminiscent directions as compared to the blander first generation crossover.

The Rogue makes its comeback with a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine and Nissan’s signature continuously variable transmission that was also seen in the first generation crossover. Still producing 170 horsepower, the compact crossover is claimed to be, by the brand, at the top of the niche with 175 pound feet of torque. The efficiency is going to improve by 10 percent. The 2014 Rogue will feature all-independent suspension and electric power steering assisting in controlling the funky ride. What’s more new is the Active Ride Control that directs the CVT and the engine responses to smoothen the ride in case you encounter a bumpy road. The standard Rogue is set to sport 17 inch wheels while 18 inchers are an option on the top Rogue.

Just like Nissan Altima, the Rogue is promised to offer its passengers with better seating comforts with especially dense seat foams and more room for the backseat passengers all due to the sliding and reclining second row seats. The most unusual addition is the third row seat since there is not much of an increment in the passenger space. But because of the fact that the second row can be adjusted on a 9-inch long track, the third row seat could be a bit of a surprise, potent with some fine amount of leg room.

Nissan Rogue 2014 is a straight competition to the 2014 Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox and Toyota Rav4. With a completely new and striking design, the promising Nissan engine and transmission and the new promised interior comfort, 2014 Nissan Rogue has quite some capability to stir up trouble in the market and keep the honor of having the oldest model in a hot vehicle segment like compact crossovers for the brand by being Essentially Nissan.

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