Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The easy-to-drive Rogue is one of the better small SUVs. It is relatively roomy and quiet. Handling is sound, with prompt steering response and restrained body lean in corners. Power comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable transmission. The CVT is not overly intrusive unless you tromp on the gas pedal. Our AWD Rogue delivered 24 mpg overall. The interior is spacious for the class and is nicely finished. The second-row seat is very roomy, and the small, optional third-row seat allows seating for seven in a pinch. A rear camera is standard, and available safety gear includes rear cross-traffic alert and forward-collision, lane-departure, and blind-spot warnings. A hybrid version with a 176-hp, 2.0-liter engine and the availability of more advanced safety features are updates for 2017.