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Stylish Usability: 2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Test Drive

Situated between the Rogue Sport and the Murano, the 2019 Nissan Rogue is a perfectly sized crossover for the urban world. With an interior that combines comfort and technology, a peppy 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and Nissan’s Intelligent all-wheel-drive system, the 2019 Rogue SV cements itself as a solid contender in the compact crossover segment here in the United States.

Read on for the full 2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD review, specs, pricing, and data.

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Exterior

In the world of compact crossovers, the 2019 Nissan Rogue SV is quite stylish. Dressed in what Nissan calls, Monarch Orange paint ($395 option), and equipped with the Sun and Sound Touring Package ($3,530 option), this particular Rogue SV was sporting 18-inch aluminum alloys wearing 225/60 all-season tires, a Class 1 receiver hitch ($315.00 option), and a slick-looking THULE roof rack. As with most Nissan vehicles, the shape of the Rogue follows an organic design philosophy by which there are no harsh angles to be found. Each panel flows seamlessly into the next, and by utilizing well-placed chrome, brushed, and black accents, Nissan has managed to give this compact crossover an upscale personality.

With an overall length of 184.5 inches, and riding on a 106.5-inch wheelbase, the Rogue is sized right for those wanting a versatile crossover, but without the extra bulk that usually goes along with them. Like most, the electronic rear hatch rises to allow for the easy loading and unloading of cargo, and thanks to a low step-in height, entering and exiting the vehicle is a snap. The Rogue can be had in three different trim levels (S, SV, SL) and in a choice of eight different colors, and with either front or all-wheel-drive. A hybrid option is also available.

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Interior

As opposed to fitting the cabin of the Rogue with unnecessary add-ons, Nissan instead focused their attention on ergonomics and an ease-of-use factor that’s hard to beat. The charcoal cloth seats provide decent comfort with good bolstering (both front and rear). The dash, with its large analog gauges and inset information screen, was intuitive, and the dual climate control system was a snap to use. From a technology standpoint, our Rogue was fitted with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility infotainment system, which, aside from offering things like Navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and great sound, also provides users with hands-free messaging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with access to your vehicles settings, and a host of apps.

With a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, the 2019 Rogue offers ample amounts of storage space with 39.3 cubic-feet with the rear seats up, and 70.0 cubic-feet. when folded flat. There were also multiple USB ports for mobile device charging, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and a flexible rear storage shelf system that provides owners a variety of configurable options behind the rear seat.

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Performance

Under the hood is Nissan’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque through a CVT transmission, which pumps power to all four corners via Nissan’s Intelligent AWD System. The power suits the Rogue just fine, however, CVT transmission is somewhat buzzy. From a standstill, acceleration is brisk, and the Rogue cruises along at highways speed without a care in the world. When it came to highway passing power though, we would’ve liked a bit more grunt. We attributed the Rogue’s lackluster passing prowess to it having a high curb weight of 3,616 pounds, and the fact that the CVT was trying to evenly disperse the engine’s power through the all-wheel-drive system.

That transmission doesn’t stop the Rogue SV from being a competent little crossover though. For instance, with an EPA-rated 32 mpg on the highway, 25 mpg in the city, and 27 mpg during combined driving, the Rogue is quite efficient. Handling and braking characteristics were also quite good, and for those who like to haul a few small toys, the Rogue SV is actually rated for just over 1,100-pounds. Our tester was fitted with ProPilot Assist, which is similar to that of radar cruise control, and lane-keep assist, and the system worked as advertised, and delivered assistance without being obtrusive.

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Safety

Understanding that safety is paramount, Nissan has equipped the 2019 Rogue SV with such features as blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, airbags throughout the cabin, anti-lock brakes, intelligent cruise control, and an outstanding 360-degree camera, as well as many other safety features that have been designed to keep you and your occupants safe.

To find out more about the safety features on the 2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD head on over to NissanUSA.com.

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Overall

With a base price of $27,570 and an as- tested price of $32,770, the 2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD is a neat and tidy package that delivers everyday usability, and looks quite stylish to boot.

Drop by your local AutoNation Nissan dealer today to check one out!

*Fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.

**Vehicle MSRP of $32,770.00 excludes taxes, title, transportation, options, and dealer fees.

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