Saturday, September 4, 2010
2010 Nissan Rogue Review
The 2010 Nissan Rogue , the Nissan Rogue is a decent value within its class. "If you can live with Rogue's sometimes harsh ride, this little Nissan might make sense."
The new model is priced only $120 more than the 2009 Rogue.
Cars.com doesn't warm up to the design, though, declaring it a “hackneyed design” and deems its styling “bland.”
Inside, the five-passenger Rogue gets a chunky interior design that borrows a bit from all of Nissan’s cars and crossovers. “The interior is one of the Rogue's highpoints,” Cars.com declares.
The 2010 Nissan Rogue is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV available in S, S Krom Edition or SL trim.
The Krom Edition starts with the S model's standard equipment and adds 17-inch dark alloy wheels, a different grille and front fascia, center-mounted exhaust, a rear spoiler, tinted windows and steering wheel audio controls. The SL's Leather package includes the expected leather upholstery plus heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated side mirrors, a six-way power driver seat, a one-touch up/down driver window and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. For more Style information,
The 2010 Nissan Rogue is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. In our testing, an AWD Rogue SL took 9.2 seconds to reach 60 mph, which is competitive with other four-cylinder compact crossovers.
The front-wheel-drive Rogue has an EPA estimate of 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 24 mpg in combined driving.
The Nissan Rogue comes standard with antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Front and rear side-impact tests resulted in five-star ratings. The "2010 Nissan Rogue" boasts one of the nicest interiors of any compact crossover at its price point. Unlike the rear seats of competing crossovers, however, the Rogue's don't recline or slide fore and aft.