Rather than Rogue, Nissan could have named this redesigned SUV "Mr. Congeniality." True, that's not very macho, but the model stands out as an easy-to-drive, family-friendly vehicle. And it now ranks among the better small SUVs. The Rogue has grown larger and more accommodating; it has a spacious cabin, easy access, and plenty of room in the rear seat.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

Rather than Rogue, Nissan could have named this redesigned SUV "Mr. Congeniality." True, that's not very macho, but the model stands out as an easy-to-drive, family-friendly vehicle. And it now ranks among the better small SUVs.

The Rogue has grown larger and more accommodating; it has a spacious cabin, easy access, and plenty of room in the rear seat. Refinement has improved dramatically, with a relatively quiet and more comfortable ride than is usual in this class. Other enhancements include more responsive handling, improved fuel economy of 24 mpg overall, and a better-calibrated continuously variable transmission that's smoother and quieter than the previous version.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (170 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 hybrid (176 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Nissan Rogue owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Apple CarPlay

"CarPlay had intermittent problems soon after I leased the vehicle. It would work well the first time you connected any iOS device, but would take more and more attempts to activate, and stopped working completely within four months. I determined that the head unit failed during a firmware update and took it to the dealership, only to be told that Nissan no longer supported CarPlay, something that is demonstrably false. After two more attempts to get the dealership to resolve the issue, I filed a complaint with Nissan, which led me to another dealership, which gave me the same false answer. I'd completely given up, until Nissan issued a recall for the head unit related to the backup camera. I went to yet another new dealership, who quickly resolved the issue with a new firmware update. I haven't had any issues with CarPlay since then."

Anonymous, (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"It does not function priperly"

Anonymous, (2019 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the first image would freeze at start up for about 5 to 10 seconds. so i could not trust what i was seeing until it restarted."

Anonymous, TN (2019 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"the screen goes down sometimes and then it reboots itself and comes back up"

Anonymous, TX (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Microphone sporadically cuts out after a few minutes of use. Also, the microphone can only picks up the driver's voice."

Anonymous, (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Software update fixes

"The software had to be fic via a recall but since that 100% no problems"

Anonymous, AR (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Lower body side trim molding clips broke causing molding to dislodge. Replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"left front fender is loose. it is under warranty but haven't been able to get it fixed due to stay at home order. appears to have missing fastener."

Anonymous, TN (2019 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"plastic piece front bumper that hides the tow bar bolt fell off.2 weeks after I got car. dealer replaced without cost. Apparently a few others have had a similar issue. In my opinion the plastic piece is too large and there for vulnerable to any edge pressure such as snow bank"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side passenger door lower trim panel - retaining clip broken. Dealer ordered part and was ready to fix, then went out of business - Nissan of St. Charles, IL. Still waiting on connecting with a new dealer."

Bernard K., IL (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Front right wheel failed within 2 months"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad front wheel bearing."

Lynne Z., FL (2019 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"There was a bent prong on a fuse under the vehicle. Caused the battery to completely discharge"

Anonymous, SC (2019 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Inconsistent in maintaining temperature; passenger control seems useless and is not repairable."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Defective blower fan would not run at any speed other than "Low." Took 2 weeks for the part to arrive (backordered was the excuse). It was Summer, so while not undrivable, the car was basically put out of service."

Anonymous, UT (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Started a week ago, bucking when accelerating, malfunction indicator light on. Nissan dealer is replacing whole transmission under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2019 Nissan Rogue SV Unsure)

"The transmission shifts are rough"

Joseph F., MA (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Malfuction Waring Alerts, not able to stay safely in auto steering made, Sonar alerts;auto breaking malfuction, Dealer updated Software it did not fix the problem, Waiting for front camera replacment to come in it may fix the problems.I apperas they ar having problrms with tjis system on new Rouges"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Auto collison braking system failure. The camera had to be replaced within 3 weeks, then it failed. They had a bad batch and then they were on back order because of this. After installing the 3rd replacement camera they realized the 2 camera may have been ok because they were having a difficult time aligning the replacement cameras. Finally after much help from the factory they got the 3rd replacement camera aligned properly."

John A., MA (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Rattle noise started 2 months after I had the vehicle. Took car to dealer and mechanic took car for test drive. He knew the exact problem and fixed it in a reasonable amount of time. Have not had any issues with this problem since it was fixed."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The latch for the back hatch kept coming loose they finally had to order a part so the hatch would close tightly"

Anonymous, TN (2019 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"In first 500 miles half of the coolant in the overflow bottle vanished. Nobody including dealer can figure out where it went. Car continues to loose coolant slowly."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

"Car battery failed completely and new battery needed to be installed. This seems to have been a common problem for Nissan but your failed to include it in your categories of problems. Should redesign your survey."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

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