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2022 Nissan Rogue Review: When Three Beats Four

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The new sound and the boost in power aside, the 3-cylinder-turbo Rogue is true to the Rogue that relied on the “old” 4-cylinder. Meaning the Rogue still focuses more on composed driving and optimal fuel economy over adrenaline rushes. For that kind of behavior, Nissan suggests you check out the new Z that debuts this year!

Lots of safety on board
The Rogue being such a family-friendly model, it's only natural - and reassuring - to see the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety features included, starting with the entry-level model. This suite houses systems like Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Intelligent Rear Brake.

What's more, both rear seat alert and intelligent driver alert are standard on all trims. And since we're dealing with a Platinum trim here, the ProPILOT Assist driver assistance system is also included in the long list of equipment, which includes intelligent cruise control with Navi-Link technology.

The head-up display is also integrated into the dashboard, a welcome addition that means drivers are no longer forced to look down at the information screen behind the wheel.

2022 Nissan Rogue, multimedia screen
Photo: V.Aubé
2022 Nissan Rogue, multimedia screen

The last word
In such a heavyweight segment like that of compact SUVs, manufacturers like Nissan have no choice but to constantly revise their formula. The addition of this turbocharged 3-cylinder engine is certainly welcome, but this change doesn't guarantee an increase in sales for the model, especially since the automaker doesn't have any electrified options among its engine choices. For that, EV buyers will have to be patient until the all-electric Ariya, expected before the end of the year, finally appears.

We like

Comfort
Exemplary ergonomics
Fuel economy

We like less

Sound of the 3-cylinder
Acceleration with high decibels (CVT)
Less than stellar driving experience

The competition

Chevrolet Equinox
Ford Escape / Bronco Sport
GMC Terrain
Honda CR-V
Hyundai Tucson
Jeep Cherokee
Kia Sportage
Mazda CX-5 / CX-50
Mitsubishi Outlander
Subaru Forester
Toyota RAV4
Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Nissan Rogue, rear
Photo: D.Boshouwers
2022 Nissan Rogue, rear
Photos:V.Aubé
2022 Nissan Rogue Platinum pictures