2020 Nissan Rogue

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$25,300 - $33,040
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2020 Nissan Rogue Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: May 24, 2020
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The Nissan Rogue is like one of those legendary icons of the television industry, extremely desired and sought-after among the masses but stills of aging being evident across the board, which makes us question its point. But true car aficionados seem to find it hard to let go of the 2020 Nissan Rogue. It's Nissan's best selling model in America to this day and age, overtaking the Altima and Sentra sedans. Being the Best Selling Vehicle of any Brand entitles that vehicle to a lot of expectations from the Brand, Customers, and from the Market as well.

2020 Nissan Rogue exterior
A true blue crossover for the average American Joe

Wherein, the industry is flooded with automakers trying to make their crossover models sportier and athletic like a smaller hot hatch, the one thing they fail to understand is they might compromise on the form part over functionality. For 2020, Nissan isn’t fiddling with it’s “Golden Egg” Laying Hen and is carrying forward the same from 2019. That being said, to focus more on the standard Rogue and the Rogue Sport, Nissan is discontinuing the Rogue Hybrid for 2020.

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Pros

Pleasing ride comfort 

Plenty of standard Driver Aids

Spacious Interiors

Superb MPG figures

Cons

Not the most performance friendly CUV out there

Infotainment Interface feels dated

Interior material quality not up to the mark

What's New?

Model carries over unchanged from 2019


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25200

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

170 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

175 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

106.5 in.

length

184.5 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

66.3 in.

curb weight

3463 lbs.

ground clearance

7.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

105.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

70 cu ft.

towing capacity

1102 lbs.

payload capacity

1127 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/29/33 mpg

ev range

377 mi.

highway range

478.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

 2020 Nissan Rogue in Brilliant Silver color  2020 Nissan Rogue in Caspian Blue Metallic color  2020 Nissan Rogue in Glacier White color
Brilliant Silver

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine And Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Nissan Rogue S

S

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$25,300 - $26,650


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,300 MSRP (26/29/33) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,650 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

 2020 Nissan Rogue SV

SV

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$26,720 - $28,070


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,720 MSRP (26/29/33) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
SV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $28,070 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

 2020 Nissan Rogue SL

SL

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$31,690 - $33,040


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $31,690 MSRP (26/29/33) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $33,040 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.9

Overall Rating


The 2020 Nissan Rogue, draws its power from a 2.5L Naturally aspirated 4 Cylinder motor, good for 170 hp and 175lb-ft. of torque. You do get the family design elements seen in other Nissan’s that include a signature family V Motion grille at the front, Auto On/Off Headlamps, and a whole host of standard driver assistance features. Prices for the 2020 Rogue range from $25,300 for the base S FWD trim and go over $33,040 for the top of the line SL AWD trim. All of the trims have something or the other to offer in their armory, which may not be found even in some of the more premium SUVs. It offers genuinely good enough practicality and utilitarian setup for under 30 grand.

Nissan has to face the heat of the crossover market as it takes on rivals like the 2020 VW Tiguan, 2020 Mazda CX-5, and the seasoned and most experienced player in this game 2020 Honda CR-V among others in this segment. So let's find out, how the Rogue fares against them.

2020 Nissan Rogue Front View
2020 Nissan Rogue Rear View

 

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

6.0/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Nissan Rogue Features

The 2020 Nissan Rogue, comes in 3 trims and can be had in either an FWD configuration or an AWD one. Common to all these trims is an Xtronic CVT Transmission from Nissan and the 2.5L Naturally Aspirated 4 Cylinder motor. Now, this is where it lags the most, as it fails to provide the customer with multiple engine options, like some of its rivals. Speaking of noteworthy features, you do get a plethora of driver assistance features as standard across the range and you also get premium features like Bose Audio System and more. Looking at the trim table, one can easily guess it to caters to a larger audience market.

Trim

S

SV

SL

MSRP (FWD)

$25,300

$26,720

$31,690

MSRP

(AWD)

$26,650

$28.070

$33,040

Key Features

Around View Monitor, Intelligent Lane intervention

Adds/Upgrades from “S”

Adds/Upgrades from “SV”

 

7” Touchscreen Infotainment System

17” Aluminum Alloy wheels

19” Aluminum Alloy Wheels

 

Apple Car Play, Android Auto

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control 

Auto-Dimming Inside Mirror with Homelink.

 

LED daytime Running lights

Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start

Heated Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

 

4 Speaker Audio System with AM/FM/CD, Aux, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and USB connectivity

6 Speaker Audio System with AM/FM/CD, Aux, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and USB connectivity

9 Speaker Bose Audio System with Nissan Connect, Navigation, HD Radio, SiriusXM Traffic, and Travel Link

 

17" Steel wheels

Motion Activated Liftgate and Heated ORVM’s

Heated ORVM’s with memory

  6 Way powered-adjustable Driver’s Seat and Lumbar Support 4 Way Power adjust front passenger seats with memory for driver seat ProPilot Assist feature
      Leather-Appointed seats

Which trim should you choose?

The SV trim comes loaded with a good set of bells and whistles for the price that it is being sold at. You get a good infotainment system, power adjustability in the seats, and some more creature comforts that will add to your conveniences of owning this Nissan. Hence, going for the SV trim will be a sensible option, although it is necessary to know that the base trim "S" also gets a good number of equipment and features in itself, and if the price is a major factor, this trim in no sense is a poor choice.

2020 Nissan Rogue Engine and Performance

6.0/10

The 2020 Nissan Rogue SUV comes powered with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with an advanced XTronic CVT and power is routed to either the front (FWD) or all four wheels (AWD). It's the only single-engine option that motivates the Rogue. Nevertheless, this time-tested engine has been put through a lot and is adequately potent and refined enough. The engine is fine for city driving, but when pushed hard on the highway, it produces a loud droning noise. This 2.5l workhorse on tap comes alive in the driving dynamics department. But having said that, don't go about expecting it to be better than its other turbocharged competitors, as it may fail you.

2020 Nissan Rogue powered by a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine

The compact crossover accepts off-road paths with utmost dignity. The CVT features three modes: Normal, Sport, and Eco. The motor isn’t the fastest around but drivers will find it easy to live within the city. It’s on the motorways that you will find the motor dull and will leave you wanting for more power. Coming to the transmission part, we would have definitely loved a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed shiftable automatic, but Nissan's tried and tested CVT is great to get the job done too. 

Models

2020 Nissan Rogue S 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Mazda CX-5 Sport

MSRP

$25,300

$24,945

$25,050

$25,090

Engine

2.5L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 

1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.5L SKYACTIV-G Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

XTronic CVT

8-speed shiftable automatic

CVT

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power 

170 hp @ 6,000 rpm

184 hp @ 4,400 rpm

190 hp @ 6,400 rpm

187 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque 

175 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

221 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

179 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

The Nissan Rogue produces 170 hp which is barely enough to stand in the competition. All the other SUVs in this segment, offer higher power and torque figures than the Nissan but nevertheless lose out in the MPG figures race. The CR-V comes with a CVT transmission, while the VW Tiguan and Mazda come with 8 Speed and 6 Speed Automatics respectively. Honda CR-V has by far the most potent performance figures of the lot.

How fast is the Nissan Rogue from 0-60 MPH?

0-60 MPH dash comes in at a generous 9.8 seconds, which apparently makes it the slowest of the lot, but it manages to fare decently well in the quarter-mile test. Now why we say generous is because, for a family-rated crossover that does not moonback as a dragster car at night, 9.8 seconds is more than adequate. With Nissan clearly stating its focus for MPG figures rather than performance figures for the 2020 Rogue, the acceleration figures of the same aren’t the most noteworthy among its competition.

​  2020 Nissan Rogue SUV 0-60 MPH in just 10.1 sec

This is evident in the real world where the Nissan struggles to find pace out on the motorway but fares decently, out on the city streets courtesy of a refined CVT unit with minimal rubber band effect associated with the same.

Models

2020 Nissan Rogue S 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Mazda CX-5 Sport

0-60 MPH 

9.8 sec 

9.7 sec

9.3 sec

8.7 sec

Quarter Mile 

17.0 sec

17.3 sec

16 sec

16.4 sec

Top Speed  120 MPH 133 MPH 127 MPH 130 MPH

Engine

2.5L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 

2.4L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L SKYACTIV-G Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

As far as Nissan’s rivals are concerned, the most athletic of the lot comes out to be the Mazda CX-5. The Honda comes in second to the CX-5 by a very small margin and is further followed by the VW Tiguan. The Nissan is the slowest of all but manages to fare better in the quarter-mile runs.

How well does it Ride and Handle?

Nissan Engineers have excelled in offering a superb ride to its passengers enveloped inside the Rogue. It does offer a compliant ride. The seats have a good amount of bolstering and offer good support to the passengers. The suspension is tuned on the softer side, meaning that irrespective of the harshness on offer from the road, very little creeps inside the cabin of the Rogue. However, once the Rogue moves over a bigger undulation, you will find it wobble out of place, although the compliant chassis brings it back to normal in no time. It also does not feel as planted as it should be on highway speeds and on taking corners, as it's larger dimensions prove to be quite a hindrance in this case.

2020 Nissan Rogue SUV Front View

Speaking of the handling, it's more suited to suit the city roads more than the highways. The steering is overly light at low speeds and that makes it easy to maneuver it around the city. Out on the highways, the steering weighs up decently and makes the Rogue feel stable at speeds. Body roll is evident, courtesy of the soft suspension but it isn’t unnerving at any point. Overall, the 2020 Nissan Rogue was not meant or thrill you, but to give you a pleasant driving experience nonetheless.

How quickly does the Nissan Rogue brake from 60-0 MPH?

The 2020 Rogue brakes to a complete standstill from 60 MPH in 124 ft. The braking performance of the Rogue is average, to say the least. The 124ft stopping distance isn’t the best in its class but it isn’t the worst either. That being said, the pedals themselves feel squishy and you would find a lot of ABS noise, at instances of heavy braking. The Brakes feels better once the bite builds up and the braking is a lot smoother after the same.

2020 Nissan Rogue SUV Has Front Rotors Brake is 11.7 in

The effect of the heavier curb weight and adequately sized rotors get pretty much evident while panic braking as it invites a considerable amount of nosedive when doing so. On the other hand, VW equips the Tiguan with some of the biggest rotor discs ever seen on a crossover in this segment.

Model

2020 Nissan Rogue S 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Brake Rotors Front 

11.7"

13.4"

11.1"

11.7"

Brake Rotors Rear 

11.5"

11.8"

10.2"

11.9"

Curb Weight (lbs)

3463

3757

3473

3541

60-0 MPH (ft)

124

120

128

121

In terms of the braking performance, it’s the Volkswagen Tiguan that manages to beat its other adversaries by some margin. The closest to the VW is its Japanese rival, the Mazda CX-5. The Honda CR-V loses this battle to the Nissan by a slight margin mainly due to its heft.

Towing Capacity

Nissan Rogue backed by its AWD setup can be referred to as an off-roading commuter SUV for sure. While the towing capacity is not on an average family priority list, Nissan still suggests that it is up for the game with its potent 2.5L powerhouse. Now no matter, which trim you opt for, the towing capacity remains at a 1,200 lbs.

Model

2020 Nissan Rogue S 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Towing Capacity

1,200 lbs

1,500 lbs

1,500 lbs

2,000 lbs

1,200 pounds although less is adequate enough to tow in small trailers or RVs around. Mazda CX-5 is the heartiest vehicle of the lot with 2,000 lbs of towing capacity, which seeing as though it's a family crossover, is pretty respectable.

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2020 Nissan Rogue Fuel Economy

7.5/10

2020 Nissan Rogue can manage 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with the front-wheel-drive. All-wheel-drive models get 1 less mpg in the city and on the highway. Nissan doesn’t prioritize on outright performance but instead returns pretty decent fuel economy figures. These are above-average estimates for the segment. It also comes with engine Idle Start/Stop technology that can shut the engine down when you’re at a stoplight and start instantaneously as you pull away.

2020 Nissan Rogue-One of the most frugal crossovers

Now, even though Nissan focuses on the fuel-efficiency factor all across its stable, the Rogue fails to put down better efficiency figures when compared to the 2020 Honda CR-V, which moreover has a turbocharged engine.

Model

2020 Nissan Rogue S 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Mazda CX-5 Sport

MPG (City)

26

22

28

25

MPG (Highway)

33

29

34

31

MPG (Combined)

29

25

30

28

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

15.3

14.0

14.8

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

377/479/420

337/444/382

364/448/392

370/459/414

Emission 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 

6.1

7.7

6.1

6.3

None of the other adversaries of the Nissan can outrun it in the Fuel Economy department. The Mazda comes close to Nissan’s figures but still miss out by the slightest of margins. The Turbocharged VW is the weakest performer here and loses out by a big margin to its other rivals. Furthermore, it also emits just 6.1 tons of CO2 per year, with its 2.5L powerhouse, which goes onto suggest that it is easy on the environment too.

2020 Nissan Rogue Interior

7.0/10

Spacious and well made, the Nissan Rogue’s inside is appealing with soft-touch surfaces and high-quality material. A lot of other rivals have in fact had improvements been done on the powertrain and exterior design department, whereas Nissan is the only car of the lot, which has gone through a natural and noteworthy change in the interior department. If nothing else, the interior packaging is supremely clean and functional at best. The leather-wrapped, fully adjustable flat-bottom steering wheel feels good in your hands. Up across the board, you'll find soft-touch materials all over, whereas coming to the center console will have your eyes gorge on the sumptuous fine leatherette stitching.

2020 Nissan Rogue has a clean and functional yet aged interior

Its boxy design manages to seat in 5 people with the utmost comfort. Its NASA inspired “Zero Gravity” front seats which are praised for their comfort and support. The rear seats also provide an ample amount of space. Legroom and headroom are great in the first and second row, with an EZ-Flex 40/20/40-split second-line seat that tilts and slides to create additional space. However, the available panoramic sunroof limits the back-row headroom.

2020 Nissan Rogue has one of the most comfortable seats of the lot

Despite being overly large in terms of dimensions, still, it is bested by some of the other seasoned players in this game in terms of space inside. Moreover, the seats are in fact not bolstered or cushioned enough for that extra touch in terms of comfort.

Model

2020 Nissan Rogue S 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Seating Capacity

5

7

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.6/56.6/43.0

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

Rear Row

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.5/55.9/37.9

39.1/55.9/36.5

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

The seats are roomy and comfortable, even in the second row where the headroom is plenty even for passengers with a long torso. All of the rivals are somewhat similar in terms of interior space. Going by the numbers, Honda CR-V has the most spacious cabin of the lot, with the others right on its tail following suit.

What to expect from the 2020 Nissan Rogue's Infotainment system?

The infotainment system is intuitive to use but the 7-inch touchscreen is small and its graphics are a bit dated as compared to the rivals. For an MSRP of $25,300, it sure does pack in a lot of bells and whistles. Up-top, for all the audiophiles out there, you'll get a super impressive Bose Surround sound system. Now, down below, you have the touchscreen setup, with an in-built navigation feature, that is easy to use and a lot more high-tech features, following the modern-day trend of loading up cars up to the brim. Along with the dashboard controls, you will also find physical buttons on the steering wheel. Overall, the whole of the setup has a premium aura to it.

2020 Rogue has a surprisingly intuitive 7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment setup

Some of the most noteworthy features of the infotainment system are-

  • 7.0” Touchscreen Infotainment System with 5” Display in the Instrument Cluster
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 
  • MP3/CD/FM player
  • SiriusXM and HD Radio
  • Bluetooth Music Streaming and Connectivity with USB ports
  • Bose 9 Speaker Audio System

How practical is the Cargo space?

With a cargo capacity of 39.3 cu.ft behind the rear seats, the Rogue can haul enough cargo like its no one's business. This segment-best space is aided by Nissan's Divide-N-Hide cargo system, which allows the rear cargo floor to have plenty of hidden compartments. The CUV is a practical utilitarian vehicle, with plenty of decent cubby storage spaces upfront as well. With the second row down, the Rogue swallows 70 cubic feet of cargo.

2020 Nissan Rogue's "Divide and Hide" cargo system

 It also comes with motion-activated power rear liftgate which makes loading and unloading of cargo with ease. To sum up, it is bound to satisfy most of the people shopping in this segment.

Model

2020 Nissan Rogue S 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

39.3

12.0

39.2

30.9

Cargo Capacity with second-row seats down (ft3) 70.0 65.7 75.8 59.6

The Nissan Rogue has the biggest trunk when compared with the rivals followed by Honda CR-V, which loses out by the smallest of margins. The Mazda CX-5 comes in third and the Tiguan comes in at the last spot.

What features to expect on the inside?

In terms of the creature comforts on offer, you will find plenty of them on the inside. Nissan is bundling a lot of useful features as standard in the Rogue and as you climb up the trim ladder, you will have a lot to play with on your hands. Some of the most notable features include-

  • 6-way power-adjustable heated seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Mood lighting
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Cruise control
2020 Nissan Rogue interior Dashboard
2020 Nissan Rogue interior Dashboard
2020 Nissan Rogue front seat
2020 Nissan Rogue front seat
2020 Nissan Rogue steering
2020 Nissan Rogue steering
2020 Nissan Rogue touchscreen
2020 Nissan Rogue touchscreen
2020 Nissan Rogue seats
2020 Nissan rogue seats

2020 Nissan Rogue Exterior

6.0/10

The Rogue on the outside might seem like Nissan has not given any serious thought to its styling characteristic trait. There should be no doubt, that this crossover has aged a bit, nevertheless, this aging blunt instrument still has a lot left to offer. The 2020 Rogue SUV follows the design language of a crossover with strong lines, a tall body, and aggressive wheels. It’s distinguishable “V-motion” grille with boomerang-style headlights looks prominent. The side glass is fairly tall, that is until you reach the rearmost column where an upturned beltline makes a blind spot. Unpainted fender flares are likely a demonstration of endurance ability.

2020 Nissan Rogue SUV Three Quarter View

Sharp highlights like motion-activated power rear liftgate give the Rogue an upscale feel, as do the 19-inch wheels. The Monarch orange paint-job looks extremely good on the Rogue, and thus makes the crossover quite the eye-candy. For a compact crossover, the 2020 Nissan Rogue is quite large. Its 7.8-inch ground clearance allows it to wade through any rough terrain or speed breakers along its path.

Model

2020 Nissan Rogue S 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Curb Weight (lbs)

3463

3757

3473

3541

Length (in)

184.5

185.1

182.1

179.1

Width (in)

72.4

72.4

73.0

72.5

Height (in)

66.3

66.3

66.1

66.2

Ground Clearance (in)

7.8

7.9

7.8

7.5

Wheelbase (in)

106.5

109.8

104.7

106.2

The VW Tiguan comes in as the biggest crossover here. The Honda and Mazda, stay true to their Compact proportions and are smaller than both the VW and the Nissan.

What features will draw your attention?

The 2020 Nissan Rogue comes loaded to the brim with a hefty set of features on the outside. Alloys are standard across the range but the top trim gets a 19" unit. The other noteworthy highlights include the following few features-

  • Power adjustable and heated ORVM's
  • Chrome door handles
  • Rear spoiler
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Automatic headlights with LED DRL's and foglights
  • LED taillights
  • Motion-activated liftgate

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2020 Nissan Rogue SUV Front View
2020 Nissan Rogue SUV Front View
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2020 Nissan Rogue SUV Headlight
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2020 Nissan Rogue Safety

7.0/10

Safety is slowly getting the priority in the minds of most car buyers and manufacturers are also giving importance to the same. To address the same, Nissan has shown tremendous stride in the field of safety, with the help of SafetyShield 360.

Nissan's SafetyShield 360

Now, when it comes to crash-test ratings, the 2020 Rogue earns a respectable 4-Star rating from NHTSA, while the IIHS has yet not put the Rogue through a wall to test its safety prowess. Although, one can easily presume the 2020 Rogue to do well in this test, as the 2019 version was honored with the Top Safety Pick award. Nissan is bundling plenty of active and passive safety and driver-assistance features as standard in the 2020 Rogue. Some of the most important features include the following-

  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Blind Spot Sensor
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts including Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Rearview Monitor Back-Up Camera
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control

2020 Nissan Rogue Competition

2020 Nissan Rogue vs 2020 Honda CR-V

The CR-V tops the list for compact SUVs and offers more power than the Rogue, in addition to a varied list of standard driver-assistance features such as collision-mitigation braking. The CR-V is not so good when it comes to the infotainment front, but will win you over in the driving dynamics department. The Rogue has a long list of standard features still the CR-V is better on different fronts. Both of the SUVs have got ample amount of interior space and cargo capacity. The Honda CR-V has an edge over Rogue because of its refined transmission and optional turbocharged engine.

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Nissan Rogue vs 2020 Mazda CX- 5

The Mazda CX-5 is powered by an inline 4 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Like all the Mazda's, the CX-5 is an absolute treat to drive and as such won’t overwhelm you with the in your face power figures. It feels composed and agile, unlike the Rogue. The CX-5 feels short on cargo space but more than makes up for it with an upscale and tech-driven cabin. Moreover, the CX-5 wins on the exterior design front, as it is by far the best- looking crossover of the lot.

2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Nissan Rogue Final Verdict

The Nissan Rogue is Nissan’s Best Selling Vehicle in the US and there are a lot of reasons as to why it holds this spot. The Rogue offers tremendous space on the inside and in the cargo area, feels superb to be ridden in, and can take you miles afar, without filling up and stopping at the gas stations frequently. What strengthens Nissan’s cause is the long list of standard safety features and driver aids that rivals ask a premium for and of course the famed Japanese Reliability. Furthermore, if this isn't enough to entice you, Nissan is bringing in the 2021 Rogue, with an upgraded exterior silhouette and an engaging powertrain. Sure, there are more powerful alternatives to the Nissan but if you look in terms of the package that Nissan is offering with the Rogue for the price range, you surely can’t go wrong buying this.

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2020 Nissan Rogue Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the 2020 Nissan Rogue a good car?

Yes, the 2020 Nissan Rogue is a good car as it has a comfortable and spacious cabin, plenty of advanced driver-assistance features, and overall a good reliability rating.

Is the Nissan Rogue redesigned for 2020?

No, the last complete redesign it had got was back in 2014, and since then it has been the same since, albeit some small yet meaningful changes.

What is the difference between the 2019 and the 2020 Nissan Rogue?

There have been no changes between the 2019 and the 2020 model years, and it has been carried forward with the same identical powertrain that the 2019 Nissan Rogue had.

What kind of car is the Nissan Rogue?

The Rogue is a compact crossover SUV manufactured and produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan.

Does it come in an AWD setup?

Yes, it does come in an AWD setup which can be opted for any trim level with a price hike of $1,350.

2020 Nissan Rogue Overall Reviews


Thomas S. Watson

Thomas S. Watson 2020 Nissan Rogue SV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

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User Overall Rating

All is well untill 694 miles

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Overview Rating

There are some issues with the car, so do your research without buying one.

8/10

Features

10/10

Interior

8/10

Design

9/10

Safety

1/10

Reliability

7/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


Jerry N. Picklesimer

Jerry N. Picklesimer 2020 Nissan Rogue S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

8
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User Overall Rating

Does everything nearly well

Overall Review -

8
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Overview Rating

It is a little suv with its own pros and cons.

8/10

Features

7/10

Interior

7/10

Design

9/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

8/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


Leslie E. Jenkins

Leslie E. Jenkins 2020 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

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User Overall Rating

Time to go Rogue

Overall Review -

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Overview Rating

One of the best if not the best in this price bracket.

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

7/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


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"All is well untill 694 miles"

After driving it for a month or so, the vibration and roaring noises started coming. I was confused and didn’t know what caused it, visited the dealership and they said that it had problems with the engine and they have fixed it. Hardly a month passed and it started to lose power, I was pushing the throttle, but to no use. Visited the dealership again, this time it was the transmission.
by Thomas S. Watson

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"Does everything nearly well"

The handling is the best part about driving it, power is decent, it is not lethargic but nothing groundbreaking either. Overall it’s a mixture of good and bad.
by Jerry N. Picklesimer

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"Time to go Rogue"

I love this, people say that it has power problems, well, what did you expect from a 170hp, 0-60 in 3 seconds, if you said yes then my friend you live in a different world. This is a family-focused crossover that is meant to take you from point A to point B and believe me it does that, with ease no less. People say that transmission is sluggish and takes time, well yes, it is meant to be driven ca...
by Leslie E. Jenkins

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"Nissan Rogue 2020 is a perilous machine"

Nissan has provided sundry features in Rogue but they need to understand features are not what a customer drives, it's the actual car. The CVT transmission provided by Nissan should increase the mpg score which it surely doesn't. On papers, it has a combined average of 27 mpg albeit I was never really able to even pull 21. Apart from this, CVT also results in sluggish acceleration depite its 2.5L ...
by Calvin K. Gutierrez

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"4 months of smooth driving experience with Rogue"

Stays planted on the road despite its size which if you ask me outweighs everything else this SUV has to offer.
by Timothy V. Thompson