Caught! 2014 Nissan Rogue

New Small Crossover Focuses on Efficiency

Jun 18, 2013
Coming up on six model years since it debuted, the Nissan Rogue compact crossover looks like it will finally get a redo to make it more competitive with its fresher rivals. Despite its aging design, the Rogue has remained a strong seller for Nissan, being its best-selling crossover or SUV and offering a compelling mix of practicality and value for customers.
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But with some excellent recent entries into the segment, including the Mazda CX-5, a redesigned RAV4, and redesigns of the Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V since the Rogue first debuted, it was clear the sales staple of Nissan's SUV fleet needed an update. Based on these spy shots, the 2014 Rogue will get a sharper, more defined front-end treatment, giving it a family resemblance to, ironically enough, the new new NV200 compact van. Visible through the tape and black camo are more angular taillights, indicating a more sharply defined overall style compared with the rounded, smooth lines of the current model.
The current Rogue is powered by a 170-hp 2.5-liter I-4 that delivers an acceptable, but not class-leading, 23 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. To bring its fuel economy up, the new Rogue may get a downsized engine. Overseas markets may reportedly get an engine as small as 1.2 liters, in the form of a supercharged I-3 or I-4. A plug-in hybrid variant is also being considered. For the U.S. market, the engine may shrink to 2.0 liters, or a few extra mpg could be unlocked through fine-tuning of the current 2.5-liter QR25DE and its CVT transmission, a combination that has enabled the Altima sedan to attain a class-leading non-hybrid highway rating of 38 mpg.
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2015 Nissan Rogue Specifications

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Fair Market Price $21,704
MSRP $23,040
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage 26 City / 33 Highway
Engine 2.5L I4
Horse Power 170 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 175 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm
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MSRP: $23,040
Mileage: 26 / 33
Engine: 2.5L I4
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