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It’s time to weigh the benefits and negatives. The Nissan Rogue is coming in hot after getting a mid-cycle refresh. But can the 2024 Nissan Rogue hold up to rivals in crowded segments like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V? 

2024 Nissan Rogue pros and cons for daily driving 

I’ve spent a week with the 2024 Nissan Rouge SL trim with AWD. It’s an upper trim level with plenty of bells and whistles to make like more comfortable and convenient. But leather-covered surfaces and massive panoramic sunroofs aren’t enough to buy my support. 

It was put through the gauntlet of my testing around the city, interstate, and the woods to test every aspect of its performance. 

Let’s start with the Nissan Rogue pros

1. The Nissan Rogue is no slouch 

The 2024 Nissan Rogue packs a punch thanks to the turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with 201 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.8 seconds. 

It’s faster than the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V with plenty of power for passing others and merging into traffic. But the steering is a bit heavy, and the Mazda CX-5 is definitely a sportier option. 

It has paddle shifters, but the CVT transmission can be slow to respond. It has a smooth acceleration and confident brakes in normal mode. Sport mode is a bit punchier, and Eco mode is slower to respond. 

The 2024 Nissan Rogue parked near foliage
2024 Nissan Rogue | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

2. The 2024 Rogue has plenty of space 

The Rogue is well-equipped to carry people and their gear. The center console and glove box are generous, plus there is a passthrough storage tunnel between the front seats. The available storage divider is helpful for ensuring items don’t slide around in the cargo hold. 

You can access up to 36.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 74.1 cubes overall. The seats fold flat for a level cargo floor and the tailgate has a wide opening and low liftover height for easy access. 

There are plenty of adjustment controls to find the perfect driving position, but taller folks may feel cramped in the backseat. At 5’1” I had plenty of space, but I think 5’4” is the limit for proper legroom. 

3. The Rogue is comfortable 

The Rogue glides over most surfaces and bumps are quickly dampened for a smooth ride. It’s smoother than the RAV4, especially on gravel roads. 

Plus, the tri-zone automatic climate control system is effective at keeping the cabin at the perfect temperature on cold mornings and during hot afternoons. The climate controls rarely need adjusting. 

Backseat passengers benefit from rear air vents, which seem to be a rare commodity these days. Also, the seats are plush, supportive, and ergonomic. 

Now for the potential 2024 Rogue cons 

1. The Rogue has a loud engine 

My Nissan Rogue comes with active noise cancelation which is effective for keeping road and wind noise at bay during highway speeds. 

But it’s not the best for keeping loud engine noise at bay. The engine sounds a bit congested with a high-pitch whine. To describe it, I do a Chewbacca roar. Cranking the available 10-speaker Bose premium audio system is the best bet for a peaceful ride. 

2. The Rogue could be more rugged 

The 2024 Rogue is available with AWD and all-season tires, but that’s the most it offers for tackling the wild. The driving modes include an Off-Road mode, but it only provides slightly noticeable differences. 

The range gearing feels a bit lower with a more even power distribution, but the Rogue slips and slides more than expected in the dirt and gravel. As far as I know, there’s no hill descent control system for steep declines. 

Also, where is the off-roading trim with protective cladding, a suspension lift, and off-roading tuning? The all-season tires on my tester model were a little slick in the rain as well. But overall, the Rogue is stable and well-planted. 

The 2024 Nissan Rogue in mud
2024 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

3. The Rogue infotainment system is powered by Google 

This last con is for people who don’t enjoy the Google interface in modern vehicles. The Rogue has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but connecting to these services isn’t the best for voice commands. 

When I asked Google to make a call, it said my phone contacts weren’t connected even though I was playing music and using navigation through Apple CarPlay. 

Also, I couldn’t use the touchscreen to hit next on my playlist, which was distracting. I had to find where my phone was sitting and pick it up to change songs. But with more time, I could probably figure out how to make things easier. 

The 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and touchscreen look great, work quickly, and are easy to customize. The built-in navigation system has an excellent satellite view of the terrain and the 360-degree camera has an excellent resolution. 

While I’m hung up on Google, the Rogue actually has some of the most advanced tech in the class. It just has a bit of a learning curve.