Saturday, June 12, 2021
Glance 2019 Nissan Rogue at a glance

2019 Nissan Rogue at a glance

Not quite on sale yet, the 2019 Nissan Rogue is nevertheless on the way with a few improvements, namely in the safety department. The best-selling Nissan vehicle in North America will nevertheless drive the same way as the 2018 model, which means the emphasis remains squarely on comfort.

The 2019 Rogue will get Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 in the mid- and top-level SV and SL versions while also still offering Nissan ProPilot Assist in the top-of-the-line Platinum model.

The Safety Shield 360 package is just what it sounds like, a 360-degree approach to active and passive safety providing the driver with a view of what is happening all-around the vehicle.

Automatic braking with pedestrian detection up front, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning and prevention on the sides, and rear cross-traffic alert are just a few examples of the technologies included in the shield.

No changes to note under the hood, however, as the 2019 Nissan Rogue will still be powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. A CVT automatic gearbox sends power to the front wheels in the base model, and all four wheels in most trims.

What the 2019 Nissan Rogue does well

1. It’s among the top three most comfortable and refined compact sport utility vehicles with the Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Equinox/GMC Terrain. The Rogue is also among the quietest models you can buy in this class.

2. The 2019 Nissan Rogue offers plenty of cargo space, more so even than the CR-V when all seats are in place. Its trunk isn’t as versatile as the new 2019 Subaru Forester, but it’s not far off.

3. In terms of safety, the Rogue is certainly at the top of its class. It’s ProPilot Assist system is unique in the segment and provides safety the likes of which we normally see on high-end German and Japanese luxury vehicles.

4. Fuel economy is more than acceptable for such a spacious vehicle.

2018 Nissan Rogue

What the 2019 Nissan Rogue doesn’t do so well

1. The 2019 Nissan Rogue doesn’t get any engine or chassis upgrades which means that just like the 2018 model, it’s not exactly fun to drive. Performance is ok, but the driver feels completely isolated from the road.

2. It faces some very tough competition in the form of the 2019 Subaru Forester and upcoming Toyota RAV4 along with the recently updated Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. Against those competitors, the Rogue is starting to show its age design-wise.

3. As far as we know, there have been no improvements made to the infotainment system in 2019. To put it mildly, it’s a bit finicky and you will need some time to figure out where every command and menu is.

4. Active safety will likely still only be available in top-level Nissan Rogue models, or at the very least mid-level models. The ProPilot system, for example, is great but you can only get it on the expensive and hard to find Platinum model.

2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Nissan Rogue Quick Comparison

What we tell our friends

If you can get a good deal on a Nissan Rogue, go for it. It’s still among the most spacious, comfortable, and fuel-efficient compact SUVs available on the market right now. However, newer models offer more tech and nicer interiors with as much space and efficiency.

2018 Nissan Rogue

Trending Now

Tesla Model S Plaid Deliveries Started Last Night in Special Event

Model S Plaid has sub two-second 0-60 mph time Largest refresh for Model S since debut of vehicle Tesla threw a party in California...

Ford F-150 Lightning Has 100,000 Pre-Orders And Counting

Ford’s EV product run will also include an electric version of the Explorer. The Lightning was revealed on May 19th. Based price in...

Kia Takes All-New Sportage Upscale With Sharper Styling

Sportage gains EV6 styling Interior gets new curved ultra-wide display Today in Seoul, Kia revealed the all-new fifth-generation Sportage. The small crossover is the...

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback With Six-Speed Stick Reveal June 23rd

Latest Civic Hatch drops June 23rd Will be only 11th-gen Civic revealed so far with a manual transmission Honda has just given us a...

The V8 Engine In The Genesis G90 Dies At The End Of 2021

The 5.0-litre V8 will be replaced by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6. The next-generation G90 is already on sale in some markets. The G90 flagship...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including and as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.