Sunday, January 2, 2011
2011 Nissan Rogue Reviews
Nissan has mildly refreshed the Rogue for the 2011 line-up while we wait for the next generation to arrive. The top-selling CUV segment is already overcrowded so it was good to see a slightly refreshed Rogue from Nissan.
Nissan has always targeted a more mature audience with the Rogue and 2011 Rogue is no different. Rogue really excels on this front by providing about 50+ cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded.
Nissan Rogue is equipped with the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that pushes 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque mated to Nissan's well known CVT transmission in either Front or All-Wheel-Drive configuration. We think Nissan's mildly refreshed Rogue is a nice bargain in this overly crowded CUV Segment.
The 2011 Nissan Rogue ranks 18 out of 24 Affordable Compact SUVs. The 2011 Nissan Rogue gets points for its pleasant ride, good fuel economy and affordable base price. Consumer Guide gets right to the point on the 2011 Nissan Rogue: "Overall, Rogue's competitors are quieter and more refined, but this compact Nissan gets points for sleek styling, high levels of interior functionality, and value pricing. If you can live with Rogue's sometimes harsh ride, this little Nissan might make sense.”
The Rogue gives buyers a low starting price and good fuel economy. The Nissan Rogue gets a mild refresh for 2011. The Nissan Rogue is available in front- or all-wheel drive.
A restyled front end and a revamped dashboard – including this vehicle’s first navigation system and USB interface – highlight the 2011 Rogue changes.
Should you buy a 2011 Nissan Rogue or wait for the 2012 Nissan Rogue? Buy a 2011 Rogue.
Rogue is among the longest vehicles in its class. More significant, Rogue’s wheelbase is the longest in its competitive set. Rogue has as much front-seat space as those two, but its rear-seat leg-room is no better and head room is tighter. Nissan responds by dressing up the 2011 Rogue’s dashboard with revised instrumentation and by giving the entry-level model “mood lighting” and new seat fabric. The 2011 Nissan Rogue returns in three levels of trim, though the midline version has a new name. The 2011 Nissan Rogue S repeats as the base model and the 2011 Rogue Krōm edition is back atop the line. In between is the 2011 Rogue SV, which replaces the SL model. Those wheels are a size up from the 2010 Krōm’s standard 17-inch alloys and are newly optional for the Rogue SV. The 2"011 Rogue" S continues with 16-inch steel wheels as standard and the 2011 Rogue SV comes with 17-inch alloys.
Mechanical: The 2011 Nissan Rogue carries over the powertrain used by this crossover since its 2008 model-year introduction. Rogue exhibits both these traits. All 2011 Rogue models are available with front-wheel drive or AWD. Rogue has a generous 8.3 inches of ground clearance but its AWD system isn’t intended for off-roading.
Features: More substantive than the 2011 Nissan Rogue’s minor styling revisions are its added features and shuffled options packages. The most significant new feature is this crossover’s first navigation system. The Premium Package includes the nav system, power moonroof, and automatic climate control. Second in line for number of 2011 upgrades is the Rogue S model. Nissan’s Intelligent Key allows you unlock the doors and start the Rogue without removing the key from purse or pocket. The standard audio system includes a CD player and four speakers. All Rogues come with cruise control, tilt steering wheel, air conditioning and power windows and locks.