2013 Nissan Rogue S AWD Review: Comfort and Cargo
- The 2013 Nissan Rogue is unchanged from the 2012 model.
The 2013 Nissan Rogue does an excellent job of carving out enough space for front seat passengers to feel comfortable on longer trips, and the position of each bucket is high enough that the view of the road ahead is relatively commanding. Unfortunately, when it comes to seeing out the back of the Rogue the situation isn't quite clear, with a tight rear window and no real visibility out the side quarter windows making reversing into a parking spot an educated guess at night or in the rain. Parking sonar is present and accounted for take some of the edge off but once the sensors become covered with road grime they aren't much use, which can lead to unintended close encounters with garage posts and curbs.
Riding in the second seat of the Nissan Rogue is a pleasant enough experience - certainly not cramped - but the bench doesn't come with the same fore and aft sliding or reclining features that are starting to proliferate across the compact crossovers built by other brands. Cargo space is good (we were unable to purchase enough groceries in a single trip to overload the area between the hatch and the rear seatback), and folding down the seats provides nearly 60 cubic feet of total space.