2023 Nissan Rogue Overview

What’s new?

  • Rogue SV’s new Midnight Edition package
  • Amazon Alexa is now available in both the SL and Platinum trims.
  • One of the third members of the Rogue generation to come out in 2021

Nissan’s best-selling car, the Rogue, is also one of the most popular crossovers in the compact SUV market. It’s easy to understand why the Rogue is selling so quickly. The new(ish) Rogue, redone about two years ago, is much more appealing than the one that came before it. High-tech features include:

  • A fully digital instrument panel.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Apple CarPlay.

The package of cutting-edge driver assistance systems is known as ProPilot Assist. The sheet metal on the outside is much more attractive than it used to be.

The 2021 model was updated last year by replacing the ordinarily aspirated four-cylinder with a turbocharged inline-three. The 2023 Rogue will only have minor changes. The Midnight Edition kit for the Rogue SV adds black exterior trim and wheels. Integration with Amazon Alexa is available on the SL and Platinum. Aside from that, the Rogue has stayed the same.

The Rogue goes up against cars from almost every major automaker, making it one of the most crowded and competitive markets. The Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Hyundai Tucson are all recommended by InvoicePricing, and the Rogue is right in the middle of that group. The 2023 Nissan Rogue is an excellent choice for a small SUV that is big, well-equipped, and pretty good on gas.


  • For the price, there are a lot of features.
  • Luxurious front seats
  • A large and adaptable cargo area
  • Modern driving aids are easy to use and come with clear instructions.


  • At highway speeds, there is noise from the road and speed from the wind.
  • Less space in the back than in some competitors
  • Transmission can be slow when power needs to be sent right away.

How do you move the Rogue? The three-cylinder turbocharged engine has a lot of power. It makes enough power to merge and pass through. It can also go from 0 to 60 mph in just over 8 seconds, which is pretty fast. The engine and transmission may respond slowly when you press the accelerator while driving. At first, the powertrain may seem slow to react before it lurches and surges.

The Rogue is sometimes skilled and calm, but it’s not fun to watch. The steering doesn’t give you any sense of the road. Also, the steering has a noticeable dead spot when going straight, especially at city speeds. This makes it easy to drift if you need to use the Rogue’s lane-centering system faster.

How lovely is the Rogue to ride in? Most of the time, the Rogue is a nice SUV. Long trips are more comfortable because the soft seats can mold your body. The only thing that stands out as a problem with the front seats is that the headrests are a little too far forward, which some taller drivers may not like. The Rogue also has a three-zone climate control system, which is rare in small SUVs.

The Rogue’s ride on rough roads is louder and less smooth compared to top competitors. We could feel many of the sharp edges of the road’s flaws because the Rogue swayed more than we thought it would on the uneven pavement.

How does the inside look? The Rogue has large, light doors that make getting in and out of the car easy. The Rogue’s roomy cabin makes it seem like a bigger car than it is. The tall, expansive windows make the room more prominent because they give a broad outside view. Even though the sizable rear roof pillars make it hard to see what’s behind you, there are several driver aids that can help reduce blind spots.

Overall, the inside looks nice and is well-designed, but taller drivers may need help to change driving positions, and there is less legroom in the back than in some other cars.

How good is the tech? The Rogue has a complete set of essential features that help the driver and keep passengers entertained. High-end models come with a prominent touchscreen, a digital gauge cluster, a head-up display, and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay phone integration. Even though most of the technology is easy to use, it takes some time to get used to the menus and commands for the digital gauge cluster. Also, the voice commands may need to be more apparent or natural.

In addition to the usual features, the Rogue has lane-centering and automatic rear brakes. The driver aids perform admirably in the vast majority of circumstances, but they can be challenging to operate in heavy traffic that involves frequent stops and starts.

What about putting things away? The Rogue is an excellent small SUV for hauling items. It has less total cargo space than the best in its class, but the storage options inside are better. Higher trims have a set of easy-to-adjust floor panels that can be moved down to make more room or up to make a flat-load bed or walls. Inside the cabin, different trays and places for drinks and small items for both front and back passengers can be changed.

Parents will love how easy it is to get their kids in and out of the car because the back doors open wide, and the LATCH points are easy to reach.

How well does it use gasoline? The EPA thinks that models with front-wheel drive will get 33 mpg in city/highway driving, while models with all-wheel drive will get 31 mpg. That is better than average for a compact SUV that is not a hybrid. We drove our test Rogue with AWD along a set route for real-world testing. Even though its 28.5 mpg was a little low, it is a small SUV that can save you money on gas.

Is it wise to buy the Rogue? Prices are fair for the Nissan Rogue’s lower trim levels. It stands out among cars in the same price range because it comes with a wide range of tech features and driving aids as standard, as well as a gasoline engine that uses less gas. On the other hand, higher-level Rogue trims don’t have enough to stand out. Other SUVs in the same price range feel more luxurious, have more features and flashy tech, are more fun to drive, or come in hybrid versions that get better gas mileage.

In this class, Nissan’s warranty is like most others. The standard bumper-to-bumper warranty lasts three years or 36,000 miles and covers roadside assistance. A contract covers the powertrain for five years or 60,000 miles.

With its sharper design and more modern and high-quality interior, the Rogue makes a great first impression. Unfortunately, the Rogue’s overall elegance, build quality, and driving qualities do not match that first impression, particularly in the pricey Platinum model we decided to go with.

The Rogue has four trim levels, but our favorite is the SV. The Rogue SV doesn’t cost much more than the base model but comes with extra features like adaptive cruise control and more USB ports. It now also comes in the beautiful Midnight Edition box.

Nissan Rogue model

The Nissan Rogue 2023 has four trim levels: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. It can fit up to five people. They all have a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. An all-wheel drive is an option on all grades, but the front-wheel industry is the standard.

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