The new 2023 Nissan Rogue: Speck and Features
Although it might look like an SUV that's ready for some serious off-roading, the 2023 Nissan Rogue is better suited to city driving and road trips. With similar passenger space to rivals like the Mazda CX-5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Rogue features a contemporary cabin that's comfortable and stylish. However, unlike these other SUVs which have traditional four-cylinder engines, the Rogue has a unique turbocharged three-cylinder engine that doesn't perform as well on the roads.
The Rogue offers many standard features, great fuel efficiency, and two spacious rows of seating. However, if you have a family of five or more, the Mitsubishi Outlander--which has mechanically similar third-row jump seats--might be a better option for you.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2021 Rogue was powered by a sluggish nonturbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine from the previous generation SUV. However, all 2023 models come with a brand new turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder that makes 201 horsepower as standard equipment. The more powerful engine is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front wheel drive; all wheel drive is optional for an additional fee on most trim levels."
Although we were unhappy with the 2021 Rogue's lackluster acceleration, we noticed some improvement in the new turbo three during our test drive. However, at the track, its speed was only marginally better than that of the non-turbocharged four-cylinder model from 2021. In other words, don't expect too much out of this supposedly "perkier" crossover; it'll reach 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, which is barely 0.4 second faster than its predecessor.
The Rogue provides a comfortable ride for commuting or road-trips, but it doesn't handle corners well, which is something our staff members have taken note of. We'll update this story with test results as soon as we get the chance to take the Rogue out on the track with its new engine.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The Rogue comes with a turbocharged three-cylinder engine that makes it good for up to 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. All-wheel drive brings those numbers down a bit to 28 mpg city and 35 mph, but if you go for the top-spec Platinum trim, you'll see your highway number sink even lower to 34 mgp. In our own fuel economy test on a 75-mph highway route, we got 31 mpgin an all_wheel_drive Platinum model--disappointing. For more information about what the EPA says about theRogue's fuel economy potential, visit the agency's website
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Rogue's interior has design features from both the Altima family sedan and the Sentra compact sedan. Examples of these rich-looking elements that improve usability and give the interior a modern flair are thoughtful storage cubbies, a bi-level dashboard, and a squared-off shift knob . Standard cloth seating can be upgraded to optional faux-leather upholstery on the midrange SV model; while genuine leather comes standard on upscale SL Rogues and Platinum Rogues gets an upgrade to semi‑aniline hide with quilted stitching.
What is the difference between 2022 and the 2023 Nissan Rogue?
The 2022 Rogue added an all-new engine, but for 2023, the major change is the addition of the Midnight Edition Package for the mid-level SV trim. Higher trims also add Amazon Alexa connectivity.
What changed in the 2023 Nissan Rogue?
For 2023, the only substantial change to the Rogue is that the stylish Midnight Edition is now available on the SV trim level. It replaces chrome trim pieces with gloss black and adds 18-inch gloss black wheels and black leatherette upholstery.
Will there be a 2023 Nissan Rogue?
The 2023 Nissan Rogue is on sale now with a choice of four well-equipped grades – S, SV, SL and Platinum – with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)7 of $27,360. (See full pricing details for all 2023 Rogue grades.)
Is a Nissan Rogue a reliable car?
The Nissan Rogue Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 13th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $467 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.