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2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Review

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid ranks at the bottom of the hybrid and electric SUV class. It has a lethargic powertrain, inconsistent brake feel, and some infotainment woes.

Pros & Cons

  • Stellar safety score
  • Elegant interior quality
  • Weak, unrefined powertrains
  • Repetitive infotainment controls
  • Grabby regenerative brakes
  • Unathletic handling

New for 2019

  • Several driver assistance features became standard
  • Final model year of production

Rankings & Research

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid's #6 ranking is based on its score within the 2019 Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. Currently the Nissan Rogue Hybrid has a score of 7.3 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

7.3

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.2
Performance: 5.6
Interior: 6.8
Total Cost of Ownership:
This model has never been fully tested for total cost of ownership. Its overall score is being calculated without total cost of ownership.
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Safety: 9.9
Reliability:
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Is the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid a Good Used SUV?

The 2019 Rogue Hybrid is not a very good used hybrid SUV. Acceleration is weak, and the transition from battery to gas power is choppy. Fuel efficiency – the main reason most people buy a hybrid – is merely average in this Rogue variant. Handling is unimpressive, and the SUV's brakes take some getting used to. While the cabin is upscale and roomy, infotainment functionality leaves a lot to be desired.

The Rogue Hybrid is notable among hybrid and electric SUVs for its excellent safety score, which is partially driven by a wealth of standard driver assistance technology.

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We analyzed 22 Nissan Rogue Hybrid reviews – along with reliability ratings, fuel economy estimates, and more – to help you decide if the 2019 Rogue Hybrid is the right used car for you.

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How Much is the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid?

Based on listings for the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid, the average list price is $21,137. Prices range from $21,137 to $24,888 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Cost to Own?

We currently do not have projections for the 2019 Rogue Hybrid's five-year costs for fuel, insurance, taxes, fees, repairs, and maintenance.

2018 vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: What's the Difference?

There are several differences between the 2019 and 2018 Rogue Hybrid. For 2019, Nissan made several active safety features standard, including lane departure warning, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights, rear parking sensors, and a rear door alert. Notably, 2019 marked the final model year of production for the Rogue Hybrid.

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Here are key changes for the Nissan Rogue Hybrid over the past few years:

  • 2017: all-new model
  • 2018: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay made available; hands-free power liftgate made standard; adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning became available
  • 2019: many driver assistance features became standard

If you're considering an older model, be sure to read our 2017 Rogue Hybrid and 2018 Rogue Hybrid full reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.

How Reliable Is the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid?

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five.

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2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Recalls

There have been 1 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA Recall Date: 09/11/2019
  • Summary: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Nissan Altima, Armada, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV, NV200, Pathfinder, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Sentra, Titan, Titan Diesel, Versa Note and Versa Sedan vehicles, as well as Infiniti Q50, Q60, QX30 and QX80 vehicles. Additionally included are 2019 Nissan GT-R and Taxi and Infiniti QX50, QX60, Q70, Q70L vehicles. The back-up camera and display settings can be adjusted such that the rear view image is no longer visible and the system will retain that setting the next time the vehicle is placed in reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rear Visibility."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1228830
  • Consequence: The lack of an image in the back-up camera display increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Nissan will notify owners in phases, having dealers update the back-up camera settings software, free of charge. The recall began November 11, 2019 and all affected VINs should be activated. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669 or INFINITI customer service at 1-800-662-6200.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 31, 2018 to MAY 29, 2019
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V654000

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Which Used Nissan Rogue Hybrid Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid comes in two trims: SV and SL. The standard hybrid powertrain consists of a four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, and all-wheel drive (AWD) is available.

Most of the features available in this SUV come standard in the base trim. That includes a well-equipped infotainment system and a long list of driver assistance features. The main reason to pick the SL is if you want a few features that are exclusive to this model, such as leather seats and automatic high-beam headlights.

  • Nissan Rogue Hybrid SV: Standard features in the Rogue Hybrid SV include cloth upholstery, heated front seats, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a four-way manually adjustable passenger seat, and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo. Also standard are a leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy wheels, a hands-free power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and remote start. The Rogue Hybrid's standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a rear door alert, and rear parking sensors. The Rogue Hybrid SV is available with a moonroof, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, navigation, a nine-speaker Bose stereo, and driver's seat memory settings.
  • Nissan Rogue Hybrid SL: The Rogue Hybrid SL adds leather upholstery, navigation, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, LED headlights, and automatic high-beam headlights. The moonroof and nine-speaker Bose stereo are available.

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What Does Nissan's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Nissan offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 80,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Nissan extends the original new-car warranty to seven years from the original sale date or 100,000 miles. To become certified pre-owned, each Nissan CPO vehicle must pass a 167-point inspection. Additional benefits like rental car reimbursement, a three-month SiriusXM satellite radio trial subscription, a Security+Plus Extended protection plan, towing, and 24-hour roadside assistance may be available, so read the Nissan warranty page carefully.

Nissan’s CPO program is about average for an affordable auto manufacturer, according to our research. Mazda, Honda, and Chevrolet all have more robust programs.

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How Safe Is the Rogue Hybrid?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Rogue Hybrid four out of five stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2019 Rogue the highest rating of Good in five crash tests and the second-highest rating of Acceptable in the passenger-side small overlap front test. Rogues with upgraded adaptive LED headlights were named Top Safety Picks, and the IIHS rated these headlights Acceptable for how well they illuminate the road ahead. Models with standard halogen headlights received the lowest rating of Poor.

The IIHS uses a different scale for grading collision avoidance features. The Rogue earned the highest score of Superior for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system, while the standard vehicle-to-pedestrian system received the second-highest rating of Advanced.

Standard advanced safety features:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Forward and reverse automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear door alert
  • Rear parking sensors

Available advanced safety features:

  • Surround-view parking camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

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2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid or 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a much better vehicle than the Rogue Hybrid. It secures a top spot among hybrid and electric SUVs thanks to its great fuel economy and solid predicted reliability rating. The RAV4 Hybrid gets 41 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, much better than the Rogue Hybrid's 33/35 mpg. The Toyota also has around 10 more cubic feet of cargo space and easy-to-use tech features, as well as brisk, smooth acceleration. The only notable advantage the Rogue Hybrid has is a better safety score, but that's not enough to keep us from easily recommending the RAV4 instead.

Which Is Better: 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid or 2019 Nissan Rogue?

The 2019 Nissan Rogue shares a lot of similarities – good and bad – with its hybrid variant. This includes an anemic engine, a quality interior, comparable features, and decent predicted reliability. The standard Rogue has a lot more cargo space, while the hybrid boasts a higher safety score and better fuel economy. Driving a Rogue Hybrid could save you around $200 per year in fuel costs, but you'll likely pay thousands of dollars more to buy a used one compared to a regular Rogue. If you can eat that initial bump for savings in the future, buy the hybrid. For more space, buy the regular Rogue.

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2019 Rogue Hybrid Performance

How Does the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Drive?

A soft suspension soaks up most pavement imperfections and delivers an overall comfortable ride. The Nissan Rogue Hybrid handles competently, but it's far from the most athletic crossover in the class. This vehicle has weak acceleration from a stop, and it continues to feel underpowered as you get up to higher speeds.

The transition from initial electric propulsion to gas power is fairly unrefined. When you try to come to a stop, you'll likely notice a grabby or mushy feel to the regenerative braking system.

  • Powertrain: 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor with a combined 176 horsepower
  • Drivetrain: standard front-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive
  • Transmission: continuously variable automatic (CVT)
Does the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Get Good Gas Mileage?

The 2019 Rogue Hybrid gets about average fuel economy for its class. With FWD, it returns an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. AWD models get 31 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

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2019 Rogue Hybrid Interior

How Many People Does the 2019 Rogue Hybrid Seat?

The 2019 Rogue Hybrid seats five people in two rows. Passenger space in both rows is good. Taller drivers and front passengers will have plenty of head- and legroom, and adults should be reasonably comfortable in the second row. The Rogue Hybrid's cabin is full of quality, soft-touch materials that make for an upscale atmosphere.

Standard seating features:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Six-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Four-way manually adjustable passenger seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Available seating features:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Driver's seat memory settings
How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid?

The 2019 Rogue Hybrid has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for the rear outboard seats and an upper tether for the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system the second-highest rating of Acceptable for ease of use. All of the anchors on the outboard seats are easy to access and clearly marked. However, the tether anchor for the middle seat is hard to find and could be confused for other hardware.

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Features

Nissan's infotainment system can be a bit convoluted. Some functions can be controlled through a myriad of hard buttons flanking the touch screen, but doing so requires pressing them multiple times. Other controls are limited to the touch screen. It’ll probably require some practice to learn the ins and outs of this system.

  • Standard infotainment features: a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo
  • Available infotainment features: navigation and a nine-speaker Bose stereo
  • Additional standard features: dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and remote start
  • Other available features: a moonroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener

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2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Dimensions

Nissan Rogue Hybrid Cargo Space

The 2019 Rogue Hybrid has 27.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and a maximum of 61.4 cubic feet when you fold them down. Those numbers are about average for the hybrid and electric SUV class.

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Length and Weight
  • Length: 15 feet, 5 inches
  • Curb weight: 3,666 to 3,798 pounds
  • Gross vehicle weight rating: 4,720 to 4,815 pounds

Where Was the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Built?

Nissan built the 2019 Rogue Hybrid in Tennessee.

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