Buyers looking for a small crossover that’s versatile, quiet, comfortable, and has lots of room inside for passengers and cargo should take a good look at the 2020 Nissan Rogue. Drivers needing to store cargo will have 40 cubic feet behind the rear seats to work with. Fold the seats down, and you’ll have a total of 70 cubic feet of cargo space. San Luis Obispo car dealerships were impressed by Nissan’s innovative Divide-N-Hide Cargo System, which has 18 different configurations to help keep valuables organized.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue is packed with driver-assistance features, including active lane control, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitors. Nissan’s ProPilot Assist helps keep occupants safe. This autonomous system is designed for highway driving in single-lane traffic. Excellent safety scores make the Nissan Rogue even more satisfying. These are just some of the reasons the 2020 Nissan Rogue is such a popular model at car dealers near San Luis Obispo.
The automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com gave the 2020 Nissan Rogue high marks, writing: “The Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle, and it competes in the hot-selling segment of 5-passenger compact SUVs. ... The 2020 Nissan Rogue boasts easy, comfortable driving manners, a roomy-for-its-size interior and standard tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.”
The Rogue seats five passengers in two comfortable rows of seats. There are three trim levels, listed as S, SV and SL. Nissan also manufactures a smaller vehicle called the Rogue Sport, which we aren’t covering in this review.
Powering the 2020 Rogue is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 170 horses and 175 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a CVT. All models get front-wheel drive standard and optional all-wheel drive. The Rogue returns an EPA-estimated 26/33 mpg with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel-drive models check in with 25/32 mpg.*
When you step inside the Rogue, you’ll appreciate its stylish cabin replete with high-quality materials. Beautiful cloth interiors come standard, while the SL trim features genuine leather seating. The driver and passengers will have plenty of room to stretch their legs and stay comfortable, even on longer trips. The Rogue’s standard 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat tilts and slides fore and aft.
Unlike some competitors, the Nissan Rogue is attractive without being ostentatious. The Rogue mixers classic lines with rounded curves to form a pleasing combination of timeless and modern design. The SVE and SL models come with a standard motion-activated power tailgate and chrome door handles. A panoramic moonroof is optional.
In addition to the standard features mentioned earlier, the base S trim comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen display, keyless entry and cruise control. The SV trim adds a wealth of standard features, including an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power tailgate, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and much more. At the top of the lineup, the SL trim includes 19-inch wheels, leather seating, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, a Bose audio system, Nissan’s Around View 360-degree rearview camera and more.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.