The 2014 Nissan Roque is the second generation of the Nissan’s popular compact crossover SUV. Nissan has rebuilt 2014 Roque from the ground up. Although the Rogue’s dimensions remain essentially the same, it rides on a new platform that expands interior room enough to offer an optional third row of seats.
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Design and Styling
Its 106.5-inch wheelbase is 0.6-inches longer than the current model. Available in S, SV and top-line SL trims, the Rogue’s all-new and more evocatively contoured sheet metal has a more upscale flavor while greater attention to aero detailing has cut its drag coefficient from 0.36 to 0.33. A restyled front fascia sets the tone for the Rogue’s remake, matching a streamlined grille treatment flanked by trimmer halogen headlamps and LED running lights that can be upgraded to full LED units.
More aggressively flared fender wells house 17-inch steel/alloy wheels wrapped in 225/65 tires on the S/SV models or 18-inch alloys with 225/60 rubber on the SL. Out back, the Rogue’s tail was treated to a similarly focused tweaking. It boasts edgier detailing and larger LED-infused taillights as well a reshaped liftgate that sports an integrated spoiler and now offers a power-activation option.
Regardless of trim or front-drive/all-wheel drive configuration, all versions of the 2014 Rogue will be fitted with the firm’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque and is backed by Nissan’s Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic with Sport mode.
While the hardware is familiar, a 40-percent reduction in internal friction on this latest generation Xtronic makes it 10 percent more efficient and Nissan is projecting that the front-drive Rogue will earn a best-in-class 33-mpg EPA highway rating – an 18 percent bump over the current Rogue – and get 26 mpg in the city.
Key standards in the new Rogue include a full range of power assists, electroluminescent gauges, air conditioning, RearView monitor, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD/AUX audio system, Bluetooth hand-free phone/streaming audio, NissanConnect telematics, USB and 12V power ports, a Divide-n-Hide cargo system and a large covered center console plus numerous open stow spaces.
Depending on trim level, the Rogue also will offer buyers upscale amenities like leather upholstery, heated seats, a power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, navigation, a 9-speaker Bose sound system, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Around View Monitor/Moving Object Detection and run-flat tires. In addition to six airbags and vehicle dynamics/traction control systems found on all models, the Rogue also will offer Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning on its upline SV and SL models with the Premium Package.
2014 Nissan Roque Release date and Price
The 2014 Nissan Rogue arrives in November, starting at $23,850, and its optional third row should help it divert attention from class favorites like the Honda CR-V and 2013 Toyota RAV4. Check back for a full review of the new Rogue, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.
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