The Rogue’s truncated overhangs and bold character lines lend it a strong physical presence.
The Rogue loses an inch in overall length, but its wheelbase grows by a half-inch and height is up by 1.2 inches. By reducing the front and rear overhangs, Nissan increases overall cabin space and boosts behind-the-seats cargo capacity by 10 cubic feet, from 29 to 39 cf.
To cut aerodynamic drag, improve efficiency and reduce wind noise, Nissan redesigned the A pillar and mirrors, installed a new roof spoiler and implemented a number of underbody devices.
The fully -- and handsomely -- redesigned cabin sports abundant soft-touch materials and looks and feels more upscale than its $23,350 price tag suggests.
The new cabin is rife with storage cubbies. There are six front storage areas, two front cupholders and two front bottle-holders.
Available tech includes NissanConnect telematics, with navigation and smart-phone apps; 360-degree Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning.