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Pros: In 2014, Nissan took it upon themselves to help the Rogue grow into the 21st century, and boy did it ever. With a brand new exterior look, much more interesting drive and better interior features, the new Rogue is a winner. Oh, and they made it possible to make the Rogue a three-rowed people hauler. 

Cons: Finally it seems the Rogue has caught up with the modern competition it faces in CUVs like the CX-5 and new Cherokee. And while the third row seems like a super good idea, it’s pretty cramped back there and really eats into the trunk space. 

2015 Nissan Rogue Price and Fuel Economy: Nissan offers three versions of its Rogue model, and they all feature the same engine and transmission. 

  • 2015 Nissan Rogue S $23,798
  • 2015 Nissan Rogue SV $27,648 
  • 2015 Nissan Rogue SL $31,298 

S and SV feature FWD and fuel economy is: 7.2L/100km highway; 9.2L/100km city. 
The SL features AWD and fuel economy is: 7.4L/100km highway; 9.5L/100km city. 

Powertrain: Regardless which 2015 Nissan Rogue model you choose, you’ll drive away with a 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder mill that produces 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels on the S and SV models, unless otherwise specified, as AWD is an option. The SV model is only available with AWD. 

Only one transmission is available, Nissan’s Xtronic CVT with sport mode. 

Changes and Improvements: 2014 was the big change year for the Rogue, and as such no major updates are seen on the 2015 model. 

Cargo Capacity: As mentioned above, seating in the 2015 Nissan Rogue can be upped from 5 to 7 with the Tech Package, which adds a third row. Without the third row, cargo volume of the 2015 Rogue is 1,112L. Add that third row and the space drops to 266L. 

Safety: The 2015 Nissan Rogue comes equipped with all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags. 

Comparing the 2015 Nissan Rogue: Jeep Cherokee, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV4.