2023 Nissan Rogue Review

2023 Nissan Rogue Review
  • Quiet, comfortable cabin
  • Decent infotainment
  • Lots of safety tech
  • Priced right in most trims
  • Dull nature
  • Weirdly expensive Platinum trim
  • Quirky front-end styling
  • A hybrid would be nice
  • The Rogue works best in SV trim. Add the Premium Package if you want to splurge a little.

The 2023 Nissan Rogue nails it for many crossover SUV shoppers, so long as they’re not after something dripping with personality.

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Nissan Rogue? What does it compare to?
The Rogue is a compact crossover SUV with seats for up to five passengers. Shop it against the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester; the Mitsubishi Outlander is related to the Rogue, but offers a small third-row seat. 

Is the 2023 Nissan Rogue a good SUV?
Overall, the 2023 Rogue is a good choice among small SUVs. Sure, it could have more underhood punch and its exterior style won’t be for everyone. But it’s priced right in mainstream trims and delivers good fuel economy and a comfy ride. It earns a TCC Rating of  6.5 out of 10.

What's new for the 2023 Nissan Rogue?
After a new turbo-3 engine arrived last year, the Rogue largely stands pat for 2023 aside from some minor optional equipment shuffling and a $200-or-so price hike in most trims.
2023 Nissan Rogue Review

The Rogue remains a five-seat crossover SUV with an overstyled exterior and a soothing cabin. Its myriad angles and lines outside work best with the available two-tone paint scheme, but at least you don’t have to see its busy headlights from the interior. 

The 201-hp turbo-3 packs a lot of power into a small engine, but it’s stuck with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that wants to keep revs low to maximize fuel economy. At 33 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive form (or 31 mpg with optional all-wheel drive), it does a good job of emphasizing thrift. If only it offered better punch off the line and more passing grunt. 

A soft ride and a quiet cabin help the Rogue feel more like a small luxury crossover than a mainstream model, too. The interior is spacious enough for four adults, and the cargo area is fairly big given the somewhat petite 183-inch overall length. 

Good crash-test scores and standard automatic emergency braking make the Rogue a safe choice in any form. Skip the base S trim and you’ll find the automaker’s ProPilot Assist driver-assistance tech that allows for limited stints of hands-off driving. 

How much does the 2023 Nissan Rogue cost?
This year, the Rogue starts at $28,585, though all-wheel drive nudges it just over $30,000. That money buys the base S with its 17-inch wheels, 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and automatic emergency braking.

We’d budget for the SV that costs about $1,500 more and adds bigger wheels, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a host of driver-assistance tech. It’s a good deal among crossovers. 

Where is the 2023 Nissan Rogue made?
In Smyrna, Tennessee.
2023 Nissan Rogue Review


The 2023 Nissan Rogue wears busy, but conservative lines.

Is the Nissan Rogue a good-looking car?
It’s hardly a standout, but the Nissan Rogue has clean exterior styling and a modern, fresh cabin. It’s a 6 on our scale, thanks mostly to its interior.

Outside, look for busy, alien-like lines up front paired with a dull profile—unless you opt for extra-cost two-tone paint. The black roof adds some drama. From the rear, the Rogue is comparatively ordinary.
2023 Nissan Rogue Review

Base models ride on 17-inch wheels, while 18- and 19-inchers can be added. A Midnight package blacks out some exterior trim, including the wheels. 

Inside, the Rogue breaks more ground. Its low dash and high center console conspire for an almost sporty look, especially with the admittedly costly quilted leather on high-end versions.


The 2023 Nissan Rogue won’t win a drag race, but it rides well.

Is the Nissan Rogue 4WD?
It can be. Nissan offers all-wheel drive for $1,500. There’s no mud-plugging version of the Rogue, even though there’s an Off-Road mode to its center console-mounted drive control knob. 

How fast is the Nissan Rogue?
2023 Nissan Rogue Review

It’s not quick. The 1.5-liter turbo-3 puts out an impressive 201 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque, but it’s sapped by a dim continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). There’s also a surprising amount of lag as the turbocharger spools up, which can make quick getaways and passing a struggle—especially with a full load of passengers.

The Rogue loses a point for its slow going but gains it back thanks to its supple ride. Even with available 19-inch wheels, the Rogue absorbs big bumps in stride thanks to impressive damping. It rides softly, with little sporty pretense. That’s just fine with us, though its steering lacks the kind of feedback found in the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-50.

Comfort & Quality

The 2023 Nissan Rogue has a fairly spacious cabin.

Nissan did a nice job carving out interior space with the 2023 Rogue. It’s fairly small on the outside, but it can easily accommodate four adults and their gear inside. That’s enough for a 7 on the TCC scale.

Comfy front seats wear a choice of cloth, synthetic leather, real leather, or soft semi-aniline leather trim. All but the base S have power adjustment for the driver, while a power passenger’s seat is optional as you work up the line. 

Rear-seat riders will find big door openings and decent leg and knee room. There’s plenty of head room all around, too. 
2023 Nissan Rogue Review

The cargo area grows from nearly 40 cubic feet to 74 cubes with the rear seatbacks flopped forward. There’s also plenty of small-item storage throughout the cabin, and materials are in line with pricing. 


The 2023 Nissan Rogue has a good safety record and lots of crash-avoidance tech.

How safe is the Nissan Rogue?
After some structural updates last year, the 2023 Nissan Rogue offers impressive crash-test scores and it comes with a good array of safety features. That’s enough for an 8 on our scale. 

Some subtle updates last year elevated the Rogue to a five-star rating from the NHTSA. The IIHS agrees, calling the Rogue a Top Safety Pick+.
2023 Nissan Rogue Review

Standard fare includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, and automatic high-beam headlights. A particularly advanced adaptive cruise control system that interacts with the navigation system is available, and it permits brief hands-off driving. 

Outward vision is great forward, less so rearward due to hefty roof pillars.


The 2023 Nissan Rogue can be a solid value if you’re careful with options.

A big list of standard equipment including an impressive touchscreen, a wide lineup that stretches to well over $40,000, and a mid-level model that’s priced just right help the Nissan Rogue score a 9 out of 10 for features. 

Only a meh 3-year/36,000-mile warranty prevents the Rogue from a 10.

The lineup starts at $28,655 this year, plus a reasonable $1,500 for all-wheel drive. That cash buys a Rogue S with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, manually-adjustable cloth seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and automatic emergency braking. 
2023 Nissan Rogue Review

Which Nissan Rogue should I buy?
While the base Rogue is tempting, the SV at $30,345 adds upsized wheels, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a few other niceties. It’s also the gateway to heated front seats and a panoramic sunroof, which are part of a $2,660 package.  

How much is a fully loaded Nissan Rogue?
A loaded Rogue Platinum can top $42,000. That money buys nappa leather seats, a head-up display, Bose audio, and 20-inch alloy wheels, though it’s also well into Volvo XC40 territory.

Fuel Economy

The 2023 Nissan Rogue is a thrifty choice for an SUV.

Is the Nissan Rogue good on gas?
It’s impressive, though watch the options.

The greenest Rogues are rated at 30 mpg city, 37 highway, 33 combined. That’s good for a 4 on our scale. 
2023 Nissan Rogue Review

All-wheel-drive dents those figures to a still impressive 28/35/31 mpg. However, SL and Platinum trims slip to 29/36/32 mpg with front-wheel drive and 26/33/29 mpg with all-wheel drive due to their big wheels and extra weight. 
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About Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera

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2023 Nissan Rogue Review 2023 Nissan Rogue Review Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on October 05, 2022 Rating: 5


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