Review and Compare the 2020 Nissan Rogue

The 2020 Nissan Rogue - The Comprehensive Review

There is no doubt that Nissan's ability to churn out great cars is on the upswing at the moment. Between the redesigned Sentra, the thrilling Maxima, and this, the 2020 Nissan Rogue, Nissan has come out swinging in 2020. They're ready to take their place as a top-rated brand.

The new Nissan Rogue is sure to help in that quest, as the advanced technology and safety features found in this new SUV make it an ideal choice for daily commuting and for traveling with your family.

Safety Features & Nissan Intelligent Mobility

Finding the right family SUV is as much about how it can protect you as what it can do. Even the most powerful vehicle would be cast aside if it didn't have what it took to keep you and yours safe from the hazards of everyday driving.

Prevent Accidents with Collision Alert Systems & More

The 2020 Rogue comes with  Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM). This is a set of advanced driver assistance features to help you stay out of accidents altogether. For starters, the Rogue features a forward collision alert system. This system is responsive and attentive without being intrusive. For example, it will beep and flash a warning on the display if you're approaching a stopped vehicle on the highway, giving you time to hit the brakes.

NIM also features automatic emergency braking as a backup. This helps to reduce the impact if you can't brake in time. While it may not kick in early enough to prevent the accident in all cases, it will slow you down ahead of a collision to reduce damage.

Pedestrian detection helps you while driving through busy city streets. In city driving, distractions are everywhere and even the most attentive drivers can make mistakes. NIM in the 2020 Rogue is there to step in.

Keep an Eye On Your Blind Spot

The one big knock on SUVs like the Nissan Rogue is always their large blind spots. But, the new Rogue uses blind spot monitoring to help you make sensible lane changes on the highway.

You'll always be warned of vehicles in adjacent lanes that are near or overlapped with your rear bumper, but this system now goes one step further. Now, it can tell you about fast-approaching vehicles from behind. This prevents you from making a lane change into the path of a speeding vehicle, which could cause an accident.

With three mirrors, blind spot monitors, the road ahead, and your navigation map to pay attention to, drifting out of your lane is all but guaranteed to happen from time to time. With lane departure warning, you'll be notified if you approach a lane marking without signaling. Then, you can take corrective action or use your indicator to let those around you know your intent to change lanes.

Back Up Confidently

Finally, backing up is one of the most difficult things to do with confidence. The new Nissan Rogue has a pair of features that will make that process easier. Rear automatic braking will stop you if you are about to reverse into a solid object. Rear cross traffic alert looks for oncoming traffic as you reverse out of a driveway or parking space.

Both features work well, although if you reverse too quickly you may be in harm's way before the warning has a chance to reach you. As in all aspects of driving, you should still practice safe driving habits.

Power that Moves You

The 2020 Nissan Rogue delivers a truly well-rounded driving experience - one that even non-SUV fans can find enjoyable. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque to help you get up to speed quickly. While those numbers might not seem like much on paper, the amount of torque makes acceleration feel quite swift in the new Rogue. You'll have a hard time not grinning when you put your foot down to take off from a green light.

Front-wheel drive is standard in the new Rogue SUV, and it will help you achieve an impressive 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. Those are great numbers for any mid-size SUV, but Intelligent All-Wheel Drive figures might just knock your socks off. Unlike most all-wheel drive systems, the Nissan Intelligent All-Wheel drive setup only knocks off one mpg compared to the front-wheel drive version. This means you can have the extra control and confidence without blowing up your monthly fuel budget.

The 2020 Nissan Rogue even offers a modest towing capacity of 1,102 pounds. That's enough to help bring some extra equipment along for your next big adventure.

Interior Design and Comfort

Inside, the new Rogue is both stylish and practical. With both cloth and leather upholstery options available in black and tan, you'll have no trouble finding the right Nissan Rogue interior look to suit your style.

The infotainment display is just to the right of the steering wheel for easy access, with the climate controls are just below. The center air vents sit high on the dash for excellent air distribution throughout the cabin, while the side vents provide air to defrost the windows as needed.

An available dual-panel panoramic moonroof takes the Nissan Rogue from great to premium. By allowing natural light to filter into the cabin, it brightens up the space for a lighter, more open feeling. Sliding the panel open allows a refreshing blast of fresh air into the cabin.

Heated leather seats provide you with high-class comfort to stay warm on those cooler winter mornings. Eight-way power adjustability is available to help you dial in your perfect driving position. You can even add a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel for even greater comfort.

Connected Technology

The 2020 Nissan Rogue features connectivity features that help you make the most of every trip.

Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard to give you seamless smartphone access while keeping both hands on the wheel. Not only do you get a mirrored interface reminiscent of your smartphone, but voice activation technology means you can respond to text messages, select playlists, and place phone calls without taking your eyes off the road.

Built-in navigation is also available, and it's satellite-linked so you can find your way even when you're out of cell phone range. It works without lag so you'll never have to worry about looking ahead of the map. You can even add connected features that offer updated traffic and weather as you continue your journey.

The Rogue is the Total Package

The Nissan Rogue has already been a popular family SUV, but the 2020 model takes things to new heights. If you're considering a new mid-size SUV that is both packed with features and still affordable, the Nissan Rogue has to be on your list.

Rating: 4.7 out of 5.0 stars

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