2013 Nissan Rogue S AWD Review: Final Thoughts
The 2013 Nissan Rogue S AWD occupies a very competitive niche in the family transportation ecosystem. Time has marched inexorably forward in the compact crossover segment, which means that challengers like the Escape have brought exotic turbocharged engines to the table, while others such as the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru XV Crosstrek have staked out strong handling and unmistakably styling, respectively.
The Rogue is certainly well suited to its role as a small, people-moving runabout, with great cargo space and usable passenger room, and for those who can look past its plain appearance inside and out and its lack of 'wow' factor in terms of available equipment, it is worth a test drive as one of the more affordable vehicles in its class. With a new model on the horizon, however - one that promises to be more fuel efficient, and which will be loaded with technologies simply not offered in the current Rogue - it would certainly behoove patient buyers to wait and see what the next-generation Nissan compact crossover brings to the table.