2022 Nissan Rogue Review

2022 Nissan Rogue Review
  • A quiet cabin
  • Lots of passenger space
  • More efficient powertrain
  • Lots of safety gear
  • A good value, all told
  • Mediocre acceleration
  • Split headlights muddles the clean looks
  • Gas mileage lags hybrids in its class…
  • …and there’s no hybrid version
  • The 2022 Nissan Rogue SV solves the value equation, with a power driver seat, 18-inch wheels, and keyless start—all for a little more than $30,000.

The well-executed, well-tuned 2022 Nissan Rogue betters itself in gas mileage, but barely moves the needle on fun.

What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Nissan Rogue? What does it compare to?
The 2022 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV seats up to five passengers and competes with bestsellers such as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape.

Is the 2022 Nissan Rogue a good car?
It has moved up slightly in our rankings, with a solid TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10.

What's new for the 2022 Nissan Rogue?
Just one year after redesigning the Rogue, Nissan swapped out engines in its bestseller to better compete with hybrid offerings in the cutthroat compact crossover class. The smaller turbo-3 comes with more power and more efficiency, as well as a $1,050 price increase.
2022 Nissan Rogue Review

The understated styling of the redesigned 2021 model remains the same with an aloof kind of confidence. Split headlights broaden the face, and the U-shaped grille extends lines over the ridged hood and down the body to give the crossover a trucklike façade.   

A new variable-compression 1.5-liter turbo-3 replaces the 2.5-liter inline-4 used in the 2021 Rogue. This smaller iteration of the VC turbo-4 first used in the 2019 Infiniti QX50 makes 201 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque in the 2022 Rogue, compared to the 2.5-liter inline-4’s 181 hp and 181 lb-ft, representing improvements of 11 and 24%, respectively. It doesn’t entirely make itself known: low-end power feels more ripe and Nissan’s CVT deals with it well, but the Rogue runs out of steam past highway speeds and lacks passing power. Gas mileage is better—up to 33 mpg combined with base versions.

Last year, Nissan introduced a new chassis that helped reduce engine and road noise in the Rogue. A rear independent suspension and more rigid mounts calm the Rogue at cruising speeds. 

Even though the Rogue looks bigger, its actual footprint outside shrank in its recent redesign, yet the cargo volume expanded to 74.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. A two-tiered console and tiered storage floor, as well as deep door pockets, optimize the space in the crossover. Four adults fit in the Rogue, but a fifth seat can squeeze in a kid in a pinch. Rear leg room of 37 inches is average for the class, but head room is ample.  

The Rogue earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, but only a four-star crash-test rating from the NHTSA. Standard safety gear helps it avoid or mitigate crashes with features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and blind-spot monitors. 

How much does the 2022 Nissan Rogue cost?
Sold in S, SV, SL, and top Platinum trims, the 2022 Rogue with front-wheel drive starts at $28,445. All-wheel drive is available for $1,500 on all four trims. 

Standard features include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. 
2022 Nissan Rogue Review

We recommend the $30,135 Rogue SV with a power driver seat, wi-fi, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and remote start. The Rogue SL adds synthetic leather upholstery, power front seats and a panoramic sunroof, but the top Platinum trim tops out with wireless Apple CarPlay, a Bose sound system, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster for $38,430.

Where is the 2022 Nissan Rogue made?
It’s made in Smyrna, Tennessee.


The Rogue treads lightly with its styling.

Is the Nissan Rogue a good-looking car?
It blends in easily with other crossovers, with a fillip of specific style here and there. We give it a point for a well-trimmed interior, to lift it to a 6.

With a lower stance and a shorter body than the previous version, the latest Rogue emerged in 2021 and has changed little. It wears a V-shaped grille that’s taller and broader than it was in the prior generation, in 2020 and before. The front end reads blocky, thanks to split LED headlights that separate high and low beams into distinct units separated by the body color. The hawkish effect draws eyebrows across the front end. Down the sides, the Rogue stretches a line across its door panels and fenders to give its wheels a flat top. At the back, it draws all those cues to a neat conclusion, with a shape that’s in line with vehicles such as the Toyota RAV4—especially when its 17-inch wheels get the upgrade to 19-inchers.
2022 Nissan Rogue Review

In the cockpit, a stubby shifter marks a midpoint in a sea of black or gray trim on lower-priced Rogues. The SL and Platinum versions have warmer appeal, with woodgrain trim, quilted stitching of synthetic leather upholstery, and graphically interesting metallic touch points and trim pieces. It’s all capped by a large touchscreen on the dash and, on some versions, a wide digital gauge display.


The Rogue rides better than it accelerates.

With a new turbo-3 engine standard in every Rogue, its re-evaluated performance score doesn’t change. It’s better at in-town merging, weak on passing. It’s a 5 here, with the powertrain’s shortcomings offset by a point for good ride quality.

Is the Nissan Rogue 4WD?
It’s front-drive in all models, with an option for all-wheel drive—which adds Snow and Off-Road drive modes to the usual Standard, Eco, and Sport settings.
2022 Nissan Rogue Review

How fast is the Nissan Rogue?
It’s still not quick, and doesn’t really need to be. New this year is a variable-compression 1.5-liter turbo-3, which replaces the former 2.5-liter inline-4. It makes 201 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque versus the 4-cylinder’s 181 hp and 181 lb-ft. It’s tuned for better low-speed behavior: stoplight launches have some pep, and the Rogue’s CVT deals with low-end power quickly; it simulates seven forward gears with pre-programmed ratios, blurring between them smoothly to keep the engine busy. The turbo-3 taps out beyond 70 mph: It struggles to go much beyond that without a lot of patience, and even mid-speed passes take good timing. It’s perfect for nibbling away at traffic jams, less capable when pressed to scorch across rural interstates, but not noisy at all inside the cabin except when run up to the highest reach of its rev range.

On a new platform introduced last year, the Rogue has a quiet and well-damped ride that’s pleasantly, lightly springy over rough pavement, while it’s rigid enough to iron over interstate pavement wrinkles. It soaks up the road with confidence—something its steering could use more of. It’s responsive without being assertive or particularly communicative. It just gets the job done, without many complaints but also without inspired feedback.

Comfort & Quality

The Rogue’s roomy for four and lots of cargo.

Fresh from a redesign last year, the latest Rogue has a compact footprint but ekes out plenty of space for people and their stuff. We give it a point for impressive front seats in most versions and one for the storage area, for a 7.

The Rogue S has ordinary buckets in front, with manual adjustment and a good driving position. The Rogue SV goes the extra step with 8-way power assist for the driver and lumbar adjustment. It’s thickly bolstered and very well padded for long-distance comfort, though the wide console cuts into knee room.

In back, the Rogue’s doors open wide, for easy loading of a child safety seat. The bench fits two best, with a slim third in the middle position, and plenty of head and knee room for all. The seatback reclines at a nap-friendly angle, too.
2022 Nissan Rogue Review

Fold them down and those rear seats convert a 39.3-cubic-foot stow area into 74.1 cubic feet, with an available cargo organizer with shelves for tiered storage. Elsewhere the Rogue has a deep center console, big bottle holders molded into the doors, and a wealth of USB-C and USB-A ports around the cabin.


Comprehensive standard safety features help prevent a crash in the 2021 Rogue.

How safe is the Nissan Rogue?
Crash-test scores have been mixed, which puts the Rogue at a 7 here. 

It earns one point for a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, but that’s offset by a four-star score from the NHTSA. 
2022 Nissan Rogue Review

Automatic emergency braking is standard, and worth another point. The Rogue also gets blind-spot monitors, automatic high beams, and automatic rear braking. 

Its final point comes with its available adaptive cruise control system, which factors in Nissan’s ProPilot Assist. The driver-assist system factors in with navigation to plot the most efficient route, and permits brief hands-free stints at the wheel, too. It’s a sophisticated system with better lane centering and smoother braking than most, but it makes a noise each time it detects a vehicle in the lane ahead; we wished that could be muted. The Rogue’s tall and wide windshield creates good outward vision, but its roofline trims the view to the rear.


Opt into the Rogue SV for the best value.

With plenty of standard equipment and options, a big touchscreen for infotainment, and strong value, the Rogue registers a 9 for features—missing out only on a point its average 3-year/36,000-mile warranty leaves on the table.

The Rogue S costs $28,445 and comes with power features, cloth upholstery, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s $28,650 with all-wheel drive.

Which Nissan Rogue should I buy?
2022 Nissan Rogue Review

The $30,135 Rogue SV with front-wheel drive gets LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, a wi-fi hotspot, keyless start, and an 8-way power driver seat.

How much is a fully loaded Nissan Rogue?
The $39,725 Platinum AWD ladles on the gear, from a 9.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, to a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.8-inch head-up display—all  capped by Bose audio, quilted semi-aniline seats, wireless smartphone charging and wireless Apple CarPlay (Android Auto still requires a cord with the bigger display). 

Fuel Economy

The Rogue’s gas mileage has improved greatly.

Is the Nissan Rogue good on gas?
We give it a 6 based on its front-drive EPA ratings of 30 mpg city, 37 highway, 33 combined. High-spec SL and Platinum models fall to 29/36/32 mpg. With all-wheel drive, the Rogue’s EPA-rated at 28/35/31 mpg, or 28/34/31 mpg in SL and Platinum trim. That’s significantly higher than last year’s 26/34/29 mpg in base spec, or 26/33/29 mpg with all-wheel drive. It’s also much higher than a turbo-3 Ford Escape, at 30 mpg combined, though lower than hybrid editions of the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4.

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About Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera

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2022 Nissan Rogue Review 2022 Nissan Rogue Review Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on September 05, 2022 Rating: 5


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