2013 Nissan Rogue Review

July 11, 2012 By Usher

The 2013 Nissan Rogue is what most people would want as a family vehicle, as it offers just enough luxury and style. Not only is the Nissan Rogue a luxury SUV but it comes standard with tons of great features that you would otherwise have to add on as options. If you are considering the 2013 Nissan Rogue, you’d have to know that the overall height isn’t much more than a sedan and its overall size allows for easy parking as well. In terms of the overall design and physique of the 2013 Nissan Rogue, you are still getting the 2012 version. Nissan has confirmed that the 2014 model will be getting a new design lift. 2013 is most likely going to be the last year for the same design, as the new 2014 Nissan Rogue is getting a full redesign.

Exterior/Interior Styling

If you look at the exterior styling of the 2013 Nissan Rogue, you can tell that nothing has changed from the older version. Despite the low level of exterior changes, the overall body of the Nissan Rogue is somewhat intriguing. Alike some of the higher-end vehicles, such as the Murano, the Rogue seems to do just as well in terms of affordability and fuel efficiency. Much of the lack of design on the Rogue was due to the new design that came with the 2013 Altima. Even though we haven’t seen a huge design lift for the 2013 Nissan Rogue; it still has a bold and unique structure.

The interior of the 2013 Nissan Rogue actually got some minimal changes, such as new chrome bars and accents. The interior of the Rogue isn’t all that plain either, as the dash has a great signature Nissan look to it. Overall, the 2013 Nissan Rogue provides a spacious and comfortable interior that isn’t so limiting.


Performance

Despite the performance look of the Rogue, you don’t have all that power under the hood with this 2013 model. For someone who likes freeway driving, you’d be good enough with the 2013 Nissan Rogue engine, which is a 170HP, 2.5L 4-cylinder buster with an automatic transmission system. Our speed test with the Rogue gave us about eight to nine seconds, for a reading from zero to sixty miles per hour. If you’re looking to pull through easing traffic at great acceleration, you would be deeply disappointed, as there is a very short time lag when it comes to stepping from zero to sixty. The 2013 Nissan Rogue comes standard with front wheel drive, although 4 wheel drives could be purchased as well. For a fuel efficient SUV, the Rogue is something you could consider.

Optional Features/Fuel Efficiency

The one thing we loved about the 2013 Nissan Rogue was that the standard features that come with the S trim are quite amazing as well. You have a fully loaded SUV with power windows, cruise control, full media options, power steering, AC and more. The higher level trims surely bring in more advanced features and options such as better sound, rear view camera, Bluetooth, satellite radio and fog lights. With the premium edition, you pretty much get everything you could ever ask for, and the value for money is quite high as well!

The 2013 Nissan Rogue’s MPG rating is great but it’s certainly not the best in the market. If you have a large SUV, you know exactly how much gas it must be drinking. The more compact Rogue is a better alternative to any fuel drinking SUV, as the Nissan Rogue gets about 23 in the city and 28 on the highway on all front wheel drive. If you have the all wheel drive model, you get a little frisky at 22 city and 26 highway, but still pretty standard for a SUV of this class and comfort.