2020 Nissan Rogue
The 2020 Nissan Rogue is one of the most exciting compact utility vehicles to date. It continues its second generation with no major changes, but there is already plenty to appreciate about it. The crossover class is filled with heavy hitters, but this crowd-pleaser stands out for its comfortable and quiet cabin, efficient engine, and inclusion of advanced driver safety features. It offers a lot of features for a reasonable price tag, making it one of the best values in its segment. Since it’s so versatile, this is a great vehicle for individuals or families in just about any environment.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue is available in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. The S trim is a well-equipped base model with intelligent auto headlights, LED taillights, a rear spoiler, a 7-inch touchscreen display with NissanConnect, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, two USB ports, and some helpful driver-assist features. The SV trim adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a hands-free opening liftgate, and even more advanced safety features. The SL trim gets some nice touches like leather upholstery, a Bose premium audio system with nine speakers and dual driver woofers, a navigation system, a surround-view camera, and Nissan’s ProPilot Assist suite of active safety technology.
Mechanical Features and Fuel Economy
All 2020 Nissan Rogue models are powered by a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated (non-turbo) four-cylinder engine that is mated to a continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. This engine is decently powered, putting out 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. It offers very good fuel efficiency, especially for a mid-sized crossover. FWD models get an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for a combined 29 mpg, while AWD models closely trail with an EPA-rated 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for a combined 27 mpg.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue has earned excellent safety ratings during impartial testing. It received a 2019 Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its crashworthiness and crash mitigation features (all models come standard with driver-assist features). The S trim comes standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, intelligent lane intervention, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview monitor, high beam assist, intelligent trace control, intelligent engine brake, and active ride control. The SV trim adds rear parking sensors and reverse automatic braking, while the SL adds Nissan’s ProPilot Assist technology. ProPilot Assist includes helpful driver aids like stop-and-go adaptive cruise control and steering assist.