2016 Nissan Rogue
2016 Family Car of the Year: Nissan Rogue
The Rogue is one of those segment-buster SUVs that can work for small or large families, thanks to its optional third row, increasing seating capacity from five to seven. And with a starting price rivaling much smaller SUVs, the Rogue’s size-to-dollar ratio is off the charts. Two-row Rogues have an ingenious cargo management system called Divide-N-Hide for maximizing the large cargo area behind the second row. Underfloor compartments can hide valuables or stinky football cleats, and cargo dividers create multiple shelf variations for carrying a wide range of goods. The Rogue can carry objects up to 8 feet long with the front passenger seat folded, and that second row can be split into a 40/20/40 configuration for maximum versatility. It’s more than just a people-and-cargo hauler, though, with luxurious trimmings for its segment and techy optional features like the 360-degree Around View Monitor and a forward collision warning system with autonomous braking that helps the Rogue earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety designation, Top Safety Pick Plus.