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    Posted on September 6th, 2011 ninarussin

    Compact crossover goes to the head of its class

    By Nina Russin

    2011 Nissan Rogue

    Compact crossover vehicles are the go-to cars of the current decade. Not only does the new generation of crossover vehicles offer better fuel economy than larger sport-utility vehicles; they also have the cargo versatility buyers with active lifestyles desire.

    The problem for anybody shopping the segment is separating the wheat from the chaff, thanks to the proliferation of what appear to be similar products. Nissan, for example, has four vehicles in its lineup which meet this description: the Rogue, Juke, Versa five-door sedan, and Cube. While each vehicle is geared towards a different demographic, the products are similar enough to confuse the average buyer.

    For 2011, designers refreshed the Rogue’s exterior, and added some appealing convenience options such as navigation and a rearview backup camera. But these changes alone wouldn’t distinguish the Rogue from the sea of competitors. What elevates the Rogue over like-minded products is its performance, which far exceeds the vehicle described on paper.

    Over the past week, I drove the 2011 Rogue all-wheel drive model on a 400-mile road trip, with elevations ranging from 1500 to 7200 feet, and ambient temperatures between 50 and 115 degrees. The Rogue plowed its way through smog, forest fire smoke, mountain thunderstorms and wind.

    Traffic over the Labor Day weekend was soul-crushing. Still, the Rogue kept its cool, even when crawling up a grade behind a slew of Winnebagos in the 110-degree heat.

    The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine lost surprisingly little power at altitude, and maintained the 24 mile-per-gallon fuel economy the manufacturer promised. On stretches of deserted two-lane road, the Rogue proved a surprisingly fun car to drive, with excellent traction. And its cargo area held lots of stuff, including a bicycle.

    Two available grades with front or all-wheel drive

    2011 Nissan Rogue

    The SV is the more upscale of two available grades. Pricing for the all-wheel drive Rogue SV begins at $24,470, not including the $800 delivery charge. The model comes equipped with most of the convenience features buyers are looking for, including remote keyless entry, keyless start, a tilt steering column with redundant audio, cruise and Bluetooth controls, an AM/FM/CD audio system with a USB port, Sirius satellite radio and two 12-volt power points.

    The optional navigation package adds real-time traffic and weather updates, a rearview camera, power sliding moonroof and automatic on-off headlamps ($1650). A cargo area protector costs $185, bringing the price as tested to $27,105.

    Small engine, big power

    The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine develops up to 170 horsepower and 175 foot-pounds of torque. On paper, that doesn’t look like much. Engineers made the small engine work by minimizing the Rogue’s curb weight and making peak torque available at 4400 rpm: mid-throttle.

    The engine, paired with a continuously-variable automatic transmission handles steep grades surprisingly well. At no point during the test drive did the engine bog or feel anemic. Manual gear selection might have been a nice addition for driving enthusiasts, but lack of the feature didn’t hinder the car’s climbing ability.

    With the exception of wide-open throttle, the engine rarely revs above 4500 rpm. I had the opportunity to push the envelope on a stretch of rural two-lane road between the Verde Valley and the mountain town of Strawberry. Over 60 miles, the elevation climbs about 2000 feet. The fluidity with which the powertrain handled the climb was a pleasant surprise.

    A four-wheel independent suspension provides passenger car comfort, while stabilizer bars on both axles keep the chassis flat in the corners. Response from the electric power rack-and-pinion steering system is on the soft side, but not offensively so.

    The all-wheel drive system automatically transfers engine power to the wheels with the best traction. The Rogue hugged the road through a series of high-speed sweepers between Payson and Phoenix, out-performing several luxury sedans in its path.

    Standard 17-inch alloy wheels provide and ample footprint for the highway. Four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel antilock braking stop the car in a firm, linear fashion.

    Visibility is good around the perimeter. The optional rearview camera eliminates what could otherwise be limited rear visibility due to the small back glass. The option also makes it easier to see cross traffic in crowded parking lots.

    Versatile interior

    Nissan Rogue Interior

    The Rogue interior seats up to five: the location of the center console limits legroom in the second-row middle position. Small adults should be okay for short trips.

    The cloth upholstery is attractive and more practical for outdoor enthusiasts. It also stays cooler than leather in the extreme heat. Designers used plastic and composite to make the steering wheel and gearshift lever, so I was able to drive the car in the heat without burning my hands on chrome.

    Power adjustments for the driver’s seat offer enough lower lumbar support for drives of several hours. The tilt steering wheel enables small drivers to maintain a clear forward view. Redundant controls minimize driver distraction.

    Both the gauge cluster and center stack screen are easy to read in bright sunlight. The navigation screen is small, so the graphics aren’t particularly easy to follow. However the screen is large enough to make the rearview camera graphics visible. Lines superimposed over the wide angle image show the car’s trajectory according to steering inputs.

    Both the second-row seats and front passenger seat fold flat to extend the cargo floor. As a result, the Rogue easily meets our bicycle-friendly standards. Standard roof rails make it easy to load a carrier up top.

    A deep center console bin and the glovebox provide storage around the passenger compartment. The front doors also have map pockets. Large cupholders in and behind the center console serve both rows of passengers, and are large enough to hold 20-ounce water bottles.

    Standard safety

    The Nissan Rogue comes with front, side and side curtain airbags, four-channel antilock brakes, traction and stability control.

    The 2011 Rogue is on display at Nissan dealerships nationwide.

    Likes: A fuel-efficient, versatile crossover vehicle with four-season capability and excellent performance. The Rogue is an affordable, fun-to-drive option for buyers with active lifestyles.

    Dislikes: Glovebox does not lock. There are no rear air vents, which could make second-row passengers uncomfortable in temperature extremes.

    Quick facts:

    Make: Nissan
    Model: Rogue SV AWD
    Year: 2011
    Base price: $24,470
    As tested: $27,105
    Horsepower: 170 Hp @ 6000 rpm
    Torque: 175 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm
    Zero-to-sixty: N/A
    Antilock brakes: Standard
    Side curtain airbags: Standard
    First aid kit: N/A
    Bicycle friendly: Yes
    Towing: No
    Off-road: No
    Fuel economy: 22/26 mpg city/highway

     

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