The Nissan Rogue has been with us since 2007 as the automaker’s idea of an affordable, compact crossover.
It’s been a good seller and a very popular far for the brand as it followed in the footsteps of success laid out by Nissan’s also popular Murano crossover.
Just last year however, the Rogue was entirely redone for the second generation, serving up some new style, a larger profile for more space, and optional three-row seating for seven passengers–a first time option for the model.
But being a Nissan, it’s also supposed to be reasonably fun to drive as the new model comes with a fully-independent suspension setup, a well-tuned electric power steering system, and Active Ride Control.
Power is still supplied by Nissan’s ubiquitous 2.5L naturally-aspirated four with 170hp, mated exclusively to an Xtronic CVT transmission and front- or all-wheel drive.
So, is it any good? Or is it the typical, run-of-the-mill crossover?