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2013 Nissan Rogue SV review


The Japanese automaker confirmed the launch of a new upcoming version of Rogue for 2013. According to some reports, this new crossover is likely to be based on the Hi-Cross Concept that was exhibited at the 2012 Geneva motor Show.
This concept car is equipped with Rogue’s inline-4 engine with a new turbocharged 4-cylinder, mated to a hybrid power-train and a new CVT. There are high expectations to see all these power-trains on Rogue, taking into consideration the competitive nature of this class. The new Rogue will be built at the company’s plant in Tennessee, beginning from 2013.

Like most of the compact crossover in the market today, Rogue also tries to give a commanding driving position and all-weather capability of an SUV, in addition to the fuel efficiency and maneuverability of a typical car. It achieves all these to a good extent, while also adding a bold styling to make it a good choice for its function as well as form.

Enticing as it is, Rogue is not without any drawbacks. It does suffer due to its dreary power-train. The versatility it offers is further hampered by a small cargo space and poor outward visibility.
Inspite of these minor drawbacks, Nissan Rogue reviews indicate that it is a compelling overall package that deserves consideration besides the traditional class leaders.


Tech specs
Model2013 Nissan Rogue
TrimSV with SL Package
Power train2.5-L 4-cylinder, CVT, FWD, or optional AWD
EPA fuel economy23 city, 28 highway, 25 combined mpg
Observed fuel economy23.4
NavigationOptional SD-based navigation with SirusXM NavTraffic
Bluetooth phone supportYes
Disc playerSingle-slot CD
MP3 player supportStandard analog 3.5mm auxiliary input, USB connection, iPod connection
Other digital audioSiriusXM Satellite Radio
Audio systemBose premium audio
Driver aidsOptional Around View Camera
Base price$28,650
Price as tested$29,475