owned it for about a month (4 cy. SV). Drove it loaded with camping equipment and two bikes on a rear rack to Idaho and Nevada. Never seemed to struggle on up-grades and showed plenty of pep in heavy ...
owned it for about a month (4 cy. SV). Drove it loaded with camping equipment and two bikes on a rear rack to Idaho and Nevada. Never seemed to struggle on up-grades and showed plenty of pep in heavy traffic. Fun to drive, and I really like the continous variable transmission. Only noticeable drone was during climbing, but usually quiet as a mouse. At 65 mph, seems to be going 50. Gas mileage pretty good, even with all the added weight. My only wish was that, since we do travel some rough dirt roads into canyon country, it would be better if the lowest gearing was "lower" than it is. Still, I knew I wasn't buying a 4-Runner (which I had) and the Rogue clearance above ground is very sufficient for those off-road excursions. Also, rear storage is less than Rav4 and others, but unless you need a lot, and need it often, there is enough space.
My wife and I love the keyless entry, and the rear vision monitor is very helpful, but sometimes hard to see (and trust) during daylight hours, so don't just back up blindly. It's meant to be an aid, not relieve one of the responsibility to be careful.
I'm very happy with my Rogue. Peppy, fund to drive, good mileage, relaxing interior with moveable driver's seat to fit my near 6 ft length or my wife's 5'2", great turning wheelbase, and sufficient clearance for crossover suv. I would recommend testing one before buying any of the crossovers. You might be surprised... and pleased!