The 2020 Nissan Rogue is a versatile small crossover with a quiet, spacious interior and comfortable seats that will keep passengers relaxed on longer trips. There’s plenty of space to store cargo, with 40 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 70 cubic feet with the seats folded down. Nissan’s Divide-N-Hide storage system adds even more space to store items. The Rogue also delivers the sophisticated driver-assistance technology that Gilroy Nissan shoppers demand. Commuters will enjoy Nissan’s ProPilot Assist, an autonomous drive system designed for highway use in single-lane traffic. Anyone looking for a spacious crossover SUV that’s long on utility should take a close look at the 2020 Nissan Rogue.
The 2020 Rogue is offered in three trim levels: S, SV and SL. According to Nissan dealers near Gilroy, Nissan also produces a smaller vehicle called the Rogue Sport, which isn’t reviewed here. The Rogue is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive (AWD) is optional. The Rogue checks in with EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway with front-wheel drive. With AWD, those numbers drop by 1 mpg.*
The automotive experts at Auto Trader gave the 2020 Nissan Rogue high marks. They wrote: “The 2020 Nissan Rogue remains a competent compact crossover, with muscular looks, good tech and a litany of active safety features. It also offers some of the best fuel economy figures in the compact SUV class ... [T]he Rogue can be had with numerous desirable options, including a 360-degree camera system, a panoramic sunroof and a Bose audio system.”
Inside, the driver and passengers will be treated to a stylish cabin that features high-quality materials. There’s plenty of room for passengers to stretch out and stay comfortable. The S and SV trims come with cloth interiors, while the upper SL trim gets genuine leather. The Rogue has ample headroom and legroom in the front and rear rows, and the standard 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat tilts and slides forward and back.
On the outside, the Rogue’s designers opted for attractive styling designed not to be brash or ostentatious. The classic lines mix with rounded curves found on modern crossovers to form a pleasing blend. The SV and SL trims get standard chrome door handles and a motion-activated power tailgate. Those two trims also have an available panoramic moonroof.
We particularly like the Nissan Safety Shield 360 system, a suite of safety and driver-assistance features that comes with lane-departure warning, front and rear automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring. As we mentioned earlier, ProPilot Assist is another great feature. It comes with lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Safety Shield 360 is standard on the SV and SL trims, while ProPilot Assist is available on the SV.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.