2018 Nissan Rogue Review & Compare | San Bernardino

2018 Nissan Rogue Review and Compare at Larry H. Miller Nissan San Bernardino in San Bernardino, CA

The Stylish & Sophisticated 2018 Nissan Rogue is a Small SUV That Offers Massive Value & Versatility

Within the compact-SUV segment of the marketplace, shoppers indeed have a tremendous amount of options to work with and make a decision from. With a unique style, clever creature comforts, impressive spaciousness and seating that go miles beyond what traditional rivals can offer, the distinctive new Nissan Rogue SUV model has proved itself as a clear standout of its class! 

While its design and performance may be somewhat polarizing, the sales-numbers for this striking vehicle don't lie. Nissan boasts that the Rogue is in fact "America's Best-Selling SUV", because this new model truly speaks to the features and characteristics that mean the most to everyday drivers.  


Classically Nissan, with a Modern Twist

Thanks to cool 'boomerang' headlights, a sleek floating-roof design, and also the brand's prominent V-Motion Grille up front, the recognizable appearance of Nissan SUVs certainly is evident here. Its body is muscular and athletic, looking poised and quite sporty even at a complete standstill, without being over-the-top like some of the competition appears to be. From all sides, the bold style of the new Rogue makes a powerful impression with its sharp lines and dramatic angles. 

There are four attractive trim levels for the 2018 Nissan Rogue, consisting of the base Rogue S, the more sophisticated Rogue SV, the black-on-black Rogue Midnight Edition, and the luxurious Rogue SL at the top of the lineup. Which trim level will you test-drive here at our dealership when you visit us? 

A Connected Cabin with Seamless Tech

With multiple configurations, optional equipment, and many customizations available for the interior of the new Rogue, this SUV model can easily be fitted for a wide variety of particular wants, needs, and budgets too. Even the base trim level comes surprisingly well-equipped for its generous price tag, which includes full smartphone-connectivity, Bluetooth® functionality, USB ports, a booming four-speaker sound system, cruise control, and a helpful rearview camera. 

If you'd like to kick things up a notch and climb up trims, then the high-tech new Rogue comes with Nissan's cutting-edge infotainment system that makes accessing applications on your smartphone even more effortless and enjoyable. Additional available features like a power-activated tailgate, premium heated seats, the crystal-clear Bose Audio System, and a 360-degree camera system create an extraordinary driving experience wherever you may go. 

Comfortable Seats and Plenty of Space

One major distinction between the new Nissan Rogue and a great deal of its in-class competition is that it can be equipped with an available 3rd row. If you choose to take this road, then your Rogue will be able to transport seven passengers while keeping everyone onboard very comfortable. If you go with the 2-row and 5-seats configuration, then you will have more flexible cargo space at your disposal for when the whole family is gearing up to hit the open road. Fold down the 2nd-row-seats flat and you will have a whopping 70 total cubic feet of cargo space to utilize how you please. Innovative features like the EZ Flex Seating System as well as the Divide-N-Hide® Cargo Management System will make any road trip with all of your loved ones that much easier and more convenient. 


Controlled & Practical Performance

The new Nissan Rogue possesses a commanding drivetrain, just not in terms of power. Under the hood, there is a 2.5-liter engine with 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty of passing power along the highway, but not exactly adrenaline-inducing. This sophisticated SUV is commanding in regards to its available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System that can conquer harsh and unforgiving weather conditions without breaking a sweat. The Rogue's exceptionally-smooth Xtronic CVT® Transmission delivers a refined driving experience behind the wheel, while also helping it achieve a great EPA-estimated rating of 26/33 city/hwy mpg for fuel economy. Intelligent Trace Control and Active Ride Control both work together to keep you controlled and feeling confident while driving. 

While these figures may not be the best-in-class, the Nissan Rogue offers a ride-quality that really goes well-above its affordable starting price. 

State-of-the-Art Safety & Security

Let's now dive into how the Rogue SUV will keep you and your family onboard protected on-the-go, because this surely is a crucial consideration for many shoppers out there. For no extra charge at all, the base trim level for the new Nissan Rogue S comes with a rearview camera, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and even a Blind Spot Warning feature (the latter two are actually class-exclusives as standard equipment). Upper-level trims include active safety features like Lane-Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and also a full surround-view camera system. 

The latest Nissan Rogue is so safe that is officially earned a 'Top Safety Pick+' ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this year when properly equipped! 


Takeaways To Consider

Look elsewhere if you need an extremely powerful or an extremely off-road ready compact SUV. However, if you'd like to treat yourself to a stylish, sophisticated and practical SUV for daily driving around town, then the new Nissan Rogue very well could be the perfect choice for you.


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