The Nissan Rogue has been a popular compact SUV since its introduction in 2007, and with its latest redesign, Nissan aims to solidify its position in the competitive segment. The 2023 Rogue features an updated powertrain, advanced technology, and a spacious interior, making it a viable option for those in the market for a new SUV. Let’s take a closer look at what the 2023 Nissan Rogue has to offer.

Powertrain and Performance

One of the biggest changes for the 2023 Rogue is its updated powertrain. The previous generation’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine has been replaced with a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that utilizes Nissan’s variable compression-ratio technology. While this engine doesn’t necessarily make the Rogue faster than its predecessor, it does provide more torque, which gives the updated SUV a bit more urgency when accelerating.

The 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum we tested had a 0-60-mph time of 8.4 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds quicker than the latest Honda CR-V. However, it’s worth noting that the previous generation CR-V was quicker than both the Rogue and the latest CR-V, so Nissan still has some work to do in this department. Nonetheless, the updated engine is a welcome change and provides a more refined driving experience.

Interior Space and Features

The 2023 Nissan Rogue is almost as big as the Honda CR-V, which translates to a spacious interior. The Rogue has a slight advantage in headroom, especially if you opt for the model without a sunroof. The interior is also intelligently designed, with plenty of storage cubbies and a deep bin at the rear of the center console with dual lids that hinge at the sides.

One of the standout features of the 2023 Rogue is Nissan’s Divide and Hide cargo system. This system allows you to easily fold the rear seats from either the second row or the cargo area, giving you more space to work with. The cargo area is also quite large, though some editors wished there was a cargo cover included.

Technology and Safety

As the top trim level, the 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum comes packed with technology features. The 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen is easy to use and is an inch bigger than the one offered in other trims. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as is Nissan’s ProPilot Assist hands-on semi-autonomous driving technology on three out of four models.

While the technology is impressive, some of our testers thought that ventilated seats should have been included at this price point. Additionally, some of the central display’s graphics look like they are rendered in a lower resolution than others.

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