On paper, the Nissan Rogue 2018 is one of the most fuel-efficient compact sport utility vehicles with an average fuel consumption of 9.2 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway in a traction version. . With all-wheel drive, it’s 9.7 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway. Still on paper, only Honda CR-V, GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox do better. We currently have a CR-V long-term test and we will be able to validate shortly, but after a month driving the Nissan Rogue 2018 we can confirm that what we see on paper is not far from reality.
Realistic gas mileage for the 2018 Nissan Rogue
Our long-term test of the Nissan Rogue 2018 ended with an average fuel consumption of 8.9 liters per 100 kilometers. The daily journey was similar to what most consumers will have to do every day: a little highway and a little city with a lot of traffic.
For a fully equipped SUV with AWD, it’s quite amazing as a result. The Rogue is particularly efficient on the highway, where average fuel consumption drops below 8.0 liters per 100 kilometers when we drive at an average speed of 110 km / h. In the city, the Rogue is not the most responsive SUV to driver behavior, which means we do not have to adapt too much to Nissan’s fuel economy numbers. .
This long-term test confirmed what we already knew about the 2018 Nissan Rogue. It is without a doubt one of the most fuel-efficient compact SUVs. For a user traveling 20,000 kilometers per year, the annual fuel cost of the Rogue is $ 2,225 ((20,000 / 100 x 8.9) x $ 1.25) with consumption data obtained during our test and an average price of $ 1.25 per liter of gasoline.
Live with the Nissan Rogue 2018 and Prop lot Assist Technology
For a month we had the opportunity to drive Nissan Rogue 2018 SL Platinum with Prop lot Assist technology. The goal was to test Nissan’s new driver assistance system in everyday driving situations and compare it to Honda Sensing, Toyota Safety Sense, Mazda i-Activesense and Eyesight technologies. From Subaru. We also wanted to evaluate the efficiency of the Rogue’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The technical data on the fuel consumption of this engine are very interesting on paper (9.7 l / 100 km in the city, 7.4 l / 100 km on the highway with all wheel drive), but is often another reality once on the road waterproof car cover.
Finally, the competition is fierce in the niche where evolves the Nissan Rogue 2018. A range of models are found there, many have been redesigned this year or will be soon. We think here Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tijuana and Subaru Forester. In short, a manufacturer is not entitled to the error with his compact SUV.
Here’s what you need to know about everyday life with the Nissan Rogue.
The highlights of the Nissan Rogue 2018
If there’s one place where the Nissan Rogue 2018 stands out, it’s all about safety. We’re not talking about Prop lot Assist technology here, but Rogue’s basic equipment that includes automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic monitoring. All of this is usually optional in this segment. Better yet, the basic Rogue is one of the most affordable models in its class. In short, hat at this level. Regarding the Prop lot Assist, the first thing you need to know is that it is really a driver’s assistant. All other systems with which it competes are there to prevent accidents when a danger arises. In the case of the Prop lot Assist, it can break for you when needed when the cruise control is activated, but where it stands out is that it can also follow the lanes on the highway.
In other words, you activate the system, and you will feel the steering wheel turn under your hands and your Snipe will ultimately follow the road in front of him. So we’re talking about a more advanced system that looks like what Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi offer to their customers. The Nissan Rogue 2018 is also an example of comfort on the road. Its interior is quiet and you feel isolated from the outside world. Add to that a very spacious interior and a trunk that turns out to be one of the largest in the segment (1,112 liters of space with all seats in place) and you have a vehicle perfectly suited to family life. Finally, the fuel consumption of the Nissan Rogue 2018 surprises. After a month, we finished with an average consumption of 8.9 liters per 100 kilometers which is frankly amazing for a SUV so spacious.
The weak points of the Nissan Rogue 2018
The Nissan Rogue 2018 may be fuel efficient and comfortable, but its driving is far from engaging. The automatic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) main objective is to reduce fuel consumption, not to make driving sportier. In other words, the Rogue is rather slow and does not really like to exploit the performance of its engine. His handling is also pretty bland and we have no pleasure driving him on a winding road. Prop lot Assist technology is certainly more advanced than its competition, but it is only available in the high-end version of the Rogue family. The latter is available from $ 37,000 which is not given for a compact SUV.
We must also mention the design of the interior of the Rogue. Since the model dates back to 2014, we find ourselves with a slightly dated and unsavory design compared to the recently redesigned models in the same category. The Rogue was retouched last year, but it is not the most modern of its category anyway. The 2018 Nissan Rogue is a little bit older, but it’s still an excellent choice because of its versatility, efficiency, value for money and both serial and optional security. Where he has more difficulty, it is at the level of the road behavior which is 100% comfort and no sporting.