Changes for the 2015 Nissan Rogue:
One year after a complete redesign, the 2015 Rogue gains a new Eco driving mode, and the SV Premium Package contains new heated cloth seats. Arctic Blue Metallic is a new paint color for 2015.
The 2015 Nissan Rogue is offered in S, SV, and SL flavors. Alternatively, buyers can choose the Rogue Select model, which is a carry-over version of the first-generation Rogue wearing a lower price tag.
Upgrading to the Rogue SV adds aluminum wheels, dark tinted rear privacy glass, roof rails, automatic climate control, a power driver’s seat, Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry with push-button engine starting, and NissanConnect Mobile Apps technology.
The Rogue SL adds leather seats, heated front seats, a navigation system with voice recognition technology, a premium audio system, a 360-degree monitoring system, a power rear liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, fog lights, and larger 18-inch wheels.
Engines and Transmissions:
Every 2015 Nissan Rogue is equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine making 170 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is the only one available, and it delivers the power to the crossover’s front wheels. An all-wheel-drive system is optional.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
According to the EPA, a 2015 Nissan Rogue is expected to get 28 mpg in combined driving, even with the optional AWD system.
While the Rogue receives a “Top Safety Pick” rating thanks to top-ranked results in all crash-test assessments conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), this compact crossover SUV’s performance in NHTSA crash tests is unimpressive.
For the 2014 model year, the Rogue received a 4-star overall rating from the NHTSA. But look closer and you’ll see that the driver protection rating in a frontal impact is 3 stars, and the front passenger protection rating in a frontal impact is a dismal 2 stars. Side impact protection rates 5 stars and the Rogue’s rollover resistance rating is 4 stars.
As this summary was written, the NHTSA had not carried the 2014 Rogue’s ratings forward for the 2015 model year. That means it is possible that the federal agency might re-test the SUV to see if it can improve in terms of frontal-impact protection.
All Rogues are equipped with LED running lights, Bluetooth connectivity including music streaming and a text-messaging assistant, a reversing camera, and a touchscreen audio system with a 5-inch display screen.
Upgrade to the SV model for Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button engine starting, smart automatic headlights that are linked to the windshield wipers, and NissanConnect Mobile Apps technology. Options include a navigation system with voice recognition technology and a 7-inch display screen, a blind spot warning system, a lane departure warning system, a rear moving object detection system, and a 360-degree monitoring system.
Rogue SL models include navigation and the 360-degree monitoring system, and in addition to the safety features listed above can be optioned with a forward collision warning system and LED headlights.
Written by Christian Wardlaw
September 4, 2014
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