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What's New for Rogue Select in 2014

The 2014 Nissan Rogue Select is now available only in S grade with a limited number of options...
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Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Rogue Select is the previous-generation Rogue that's sold alongside the redesigned 2014 model. It is sold only in S grade with front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Features such as Nissan’s Around View Monitor, navigation system, blind spot warning, panoramic moonroof, and lane departure warning are not available on the value-oriented Rogue Select.

Summary

The 2014 Nissan Rogue Select is offered alongside the redesigned 2014 Rogue to appeal to price-conscious buyers. It is powered by a 2.5-liter I-4 making 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). On the road, it’s clear that the Rogue Select’s suspension is geared toward a comfortable ride with a ride that is “compliant but never choppy” and steering that is “well weighted and fairly direct.” Fuel economy is mediocre in the Rogue Select by today's compact crossover standards with the EPA rating front-drive models at 23/28 mpg city/highway and 22/27 mpg with all-wheel-drive.

Inside, the 2014 Rogue Select boasts a spacious cabin for passengers and cargo with space for up to 57.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Seating is comfortable for adults, making the Rogue Select a viable daily driver. However, despite the use of soft-touch plastics in areas considered touch points, the interior lacks refinement due to the use of hard plastics.

The Rogue Select has a four-star safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). The IIHS gave it a good rating on the side, moderate overlap front, and head restraints and seats categories, acceptable on roof strength, and marginal in the small overlap front category (good is the highest possible score).

What We Think

The Rogue Select makes an attractive proposition due to its low price tag and comfortable ride. In a 2010 review, we said that the Rogue Select (then just called the Rogue) is a comfortable cruiser with “suspension tuning that is rather soft.” However, the interior is a bit dull, and the highway fuel economy is no longer competitive with the best in the compact crossover segment.

You’ll Like

  • Low starting price
  • Spacious interior for passengers and cargo
  • Comfortable ride

You Won’t Like

  • Unimpressive fuel economy
  • Plain interior
  • Not many tech features offered

Key Competitors • Honda CR-V • Toyota RAV4 • Ford Escape • Base-trim 2014 Nissan Rogue • Subaru Forester

Rating 2 Stars

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2014 Rogue Select Standard Equipment

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Outlet(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Trip Computer

Interior

  • Cup Holders

Safety

  • Brake Assist
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Side Air Bag(s)
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Compact Disc Player

Tires and Wheels

  • Wheel Covers
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