Like most modern compact crossovers, the Nissan Rogue seeks to provide the all-weather capability and commanding driving position of an SUV, along with the maneuverability and fuel efficiency of a typical car. It does this fairly well, and it also adds bold styling to make it desirable for its form as well as its function.
The Rogue has a spacious interior with a large cargo hold, and later versions offer a rare-for-this-class third-row seat option. Materials quality is high, and everything is put together with care. Nissan's available infotainment interface is quite easy to use as well. Although the Nissan Rogue has never been known for its performance, it was one of the first small crossovers to offer a continuously variable transmission (CVT) instead of a conventional automatic and most consumers will find it adequately powered for normal driving.