2020 Nissan Rogue: The Reliable Compact SUV

Consumer reports are like report cards for cars. And, according to the latest consumer reports, the 2020 Rogue is acing it so far. 


The 2020 Nissan Rogue is available in three trim levels- S, SV and SL. While FWD (Front Wheel Drive) is standard, drivers have the option to turn any trim level into an AWD (All Wheel Drive) if they wish. At its price, the Rogue’s competition consists of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX 5, Ford Escape, and Chevrolet Equinox.  

Engine Options

All Rogue trims are fitted with a 2.5-liter, naturally aspirated I-4 engine, producing 170 horsepower and 175 pounds-per-foot of torque. Nissan does not offer a hybrid power-train with this vehicle. The engine is paired with a XTronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), and travels from 0-60 in 8.8 seconds. Different suspension setups at the front and rear provide a comfortable ride for everyone in the car.

Exterior Aesthetics

The Rogue has a familiar look due to Nissan’s signature V-Motion front grille. While LED headlights are optional on the SL, LED daytime running lights are part of standard equipment on all trims.

The SV and SL trims of the 2020 Nissan Rogue have silver roof rails, as well as rear privacy glass windows. What’s more, the SV and SL trims also get integrated LED turn indicators. The SV and SL trims boast 17-inch alloy wheels, while a 19-inch option is also available on the SL. Body colored, power adjustable side mirrors have been made available across all trims.

What’s On the Inside 

A thick steering wheel provides drivers with maximum control at all times. Drivers can control the vehicle according to two driving modes: Eco and Sport. RPM levels and acceleration are increased for the Sport option, making it a lot of fun to drive.  

Interior features for the 2020 Rogue include:

  • Memory front seats which can save the seat settings for two people

  • Heated front seats are available in the SV and SL

  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

  • Remote start (SV & SL)

  • Overhead sunglass holder

  • Fully leather seats are available in the SL

  • Dual climate control (SV & SL)

  • 12V port and USB charging port, as well as parking brake at front

  • Seven-inch touch screen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

  • Bose Audio system with nine speakers (SL)

  • Divide-N-Hide storage system

  • Best-in-class rear visibility

  • An overall cargo space of 39 cubic feet, with 70 cubic feet after folding the second row of seats

Maximum safety

The 2020 Nissan Rogue is even smooth when braking, giving you the confidence to stop fast in any situation. Nissan calls its safety suite the Safety Shield® 360°, which comes with:

  • Blind spot warning

  • Lane Departure warning

  • Automatic Braking System with Pedestrian Detection

  • Advanced air bag system

  • Rear automatic braking

  • Rear Cross-traffic alert

  • High Beam Assist

  • Intelligent Driver Alertness

  • VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control)

  • ABS (Antilock Braking System)