The Rogue, with its first redesign since 2014, feels more substantial, similar to the transformation we saw with the latest Sentra sedan. We found the Rogue to be taut and agile, relatively quiet, and user-friendly, making it a compelling small SUV. The 2022 model year brought a new 201-hp, 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder engine that’s teamed with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
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    Nissan Rogue Road Test

    The Rogue, with its first redesign since 2014, feels more substantial, similar to the transformation we saw with the latest Sentra sedan. We found the Rogue to be taut and agile, relatively quiet, and user-friendly, making it a compelling small SUV.

    The 2022 model year brought a new 201-hp, 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder engine that’s teamed with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This combination produces hardly any turbo lag and supplies a healthy midrange punch. We noticed some idle vibration, though, which takes away from refinement.

    The CVT does an excellent job mimicking the shifts of a traditional automatic when accelerating, but it also exhibits the “rubberbanding” sensation that often plagues the genre, with the revs rising and falling too often. Compared to the 2.5-liter engine that the 1.5 replaced, we found fuel economy nearly identical across the board (city and highway). We measured 25 mpg overall on regular fuel, which is 2-3 mpg behind the more frugal entries in this class.

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    We think the SV trim, which comes with Nissan’s ProPilot Assist active driving assistance system that includes adaptive cruise control, is an appealing balance of feature content and price. We would also add the SV Premium package to get the faux leather seats, heated front seats and heated steerin...
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