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2013 Nissan Rogue SV SUV

2013 Nissan Rogue Review

(0 Stars)  A stylish compact crossover.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
For 2013, the Special Edition Package gains two more speakers, steering-wheel audio controls, a backup camera, foglights, and privacy glass. At $1200, the package represents a discount of $1500 compared with buying those components individually. The Premium Package for the SV adds foglights and a Bose sound system.
Overview
The Nissan Rogue received a flashy refresh in 2011 and arrives for 2013 with only mild changes. The front fascia wears the same wide chrome grille seen on other Nissan SUVs; an upswept beltline and a rear spoiler add a hint of style to the otherwise sensible Rogue. The compact, curvy exterior contrasts with an interior that is roomy and functional but fairly bland. The dashboard and the center console are made from swaths of plastic that fail to live up to the style statement set by the sheetmetal. The high seating position affords an excellent view of traffic, and the rear seat and the cargo area are larger than the outside dimensions suggest. Nissan pitches the Rogue as a sporty compact SUV, and although it is somewhat fun to drive, the soft suspension tuning and the average steering feel don’t really meet our definition of sporty. Acceleration is adequate, thanks to a healthy 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque from a 2.5-liter in-line four-cylinder engine. The only transmission is a continuously variable automatic. The standard equipment roster has such items as an iPod interface, keyless entry, four tie-down hooks in the cargo area, an underfloor cargo organizer, sixteen-inch wheels, and a giant “bucket style” glove box. Options packages can add leather seats, touch-screen navigation, a moonroof, a Bose sound system, and eighteen-inch aluminum wheels.

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2013 Rogue SV Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 22 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 382 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 170 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 175 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'13 Nissan SV SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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Trailer Harness
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