Live Thread: One week with a 2024 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jun 3, 2024 | Nissan, New Car Review, Live Thread, Nissan Rogue

Photography by David S. Wallens

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Welcome to this week’s test vehicle, a 2024 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD.

The range-topper in the Rogue's gallery (see what we did there?), our Platinum features pretty much everything you’d expect on a higher-trim model in this segment: heated leather seats, heated steering wheel, active cruise control, Bose audio system and a panoramic moonroof.

Powering our Platinum model–and all versions of the Rogue–is a 1.5-liter, turbocharged inline-three rated at 201 horsepower and 225 lb.-ft. of torque. Nissan’s Xtronic CVT then transmits that power to the road.

All Rogue trims can be had with either front- or all-wheel-drive, with our tester fitted with the latter of the two.

MSRP for a Rogue Platinum AWD starts at $40,200, with the one we’ve been given to drive for the week stickering in at $45,190. (The Rogue can also be had as little as $28,850 if you opt for the front-wheel-drive, base "S" model.)

Questions? Comments? Feel free to post them below.

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Comments
grover
grover GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/3/24 4:35 p.m.

My best friend owns a a Nissan dealership in Florida. He says the rogue is what they sell the most of. I would have thought it would be altimas, but I guess the rogue is the Altima of the suv world. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/3/24 4:57 p.m.

Let’s do the numbers: Nissan group’s U.S. sales for Q1 2024. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/3/24 4:57 p.m.
grover said:

I guess the rogue is the Altima of the suv world. 

That checks out in my book.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/3/24 5:02 p.m.

And driving it? It’s just fine. I found the latest Hyundai Tuscon, for example, to offer just a bit more refinement, mainly meaning less NVH. The Nissan feels a bit harsh over sharp impacts. In fact, I’m going to check the tire pressures tonight. 

And the big question: How’s the CVT? Much better than past Nissan CVT transmissions in that it feels less like a CVT and a tick more normal. Is it as crisp as Hyundai’s eight-speed automatic? No.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/3/24 5:03 p.m.

Sorry about the dirty floor mat, too. We parked in a dirt/gravel lot yesterday. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/3/24 5:04 p.m.

Pic of the wayback from yesterday, too: four camera bags (I know, I know), a little cooler and my wife’s backpack. 

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
6/3/24 5:08 p.m.

Is it me or would you think Infiniti would sell more as a total?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/3/24 5:12 p.m.

So, comparing the Rogue to the Tuscon right now.

Lengths are within an inch, so let’s call it a tie.

The Rogue makes more horsepower (201 vs. 187) and more torque (225 lb.-ft. vs. 178).

EPA numbers are a tie: 32 mpg combined. 

The Tuscon tows more: 2000 pounds vs. 1500.

The Tuscon starts at $27,500, while the Rogue starts at $28,850.

I think the Hyundai offered the better driving experience, as it wins in NVH and transmission. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/3/24 5:13 p.m.
Datsun240ZGuy said:

Is it me or would you think Infiniti would sell more as a total?

I thought the same thing. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/5/24 9:19 a.m.

Put some highway miles on the Nissan Rogue last night for Zine Night–Orlando and back, so an hour on I-4 each way. 

With the cruise control off, it surges more than I like. Blame the CVT? Blame the turbo-three? Either way, the drivetrain surges.

With the cruise control on, though, that all disappears. 

A little more wind noise and a little more NVH than I’d like, though. 

The Rogue is a good size for this mission, although I keep coming back to the Tuscon. 

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