Saturday, November 2, 2013

Consumer Reports' First Impressions of the 2014 Nissan Rogue Are Really Positive

Consumer Reports got hold of the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue (called the X-Trail in Europe and other markets) and shared its first impressions of the SUV in a new video. As Nissan’s second best-selling nameplate, the Rogue has a reputation to uphold and the all-new model must do exactly that.

Design-wise, the new model is undoubtedly a step forward, but things look good inside as well. Consumer Reports’ Tom Mutchler appreciated the improved interior, which on the range-topping SL model features leather upholstery. The new car has practical advantages as well, such as the improvement in rear visibility and the rear camera offered as standard.

The 2014 Rogue also brings an optional third row of seats and is the only compact SUV to offer one besides the Mitsubishi Outlander - which in Consumer Reports’ view doesn’t count as a serious competitor. However, the third row of seats is not available on the range-topping SL model, as Nissan worries it could get into Pathfinder territory. I don’t know about you, but I find it rather strange to limit the sales potential of a model just because it might steal customers from a larger, more expensive vehicle.

Check out the publication's first impressions of the all-new Rogue in the video posted below.

By Dan Mihalascu


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