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2016 Nissan Rogue Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Nissan Rogue was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.5

Reviewers praise the 2016 Nissan Rogue's cabin for its lovely styling and abundance of high-quality materials. Test drivers like the 2016 Rogue's comfortable front seats and its flexible sliding and reclining second-row seats, but they say its optional third row is cramped. Reviewers find the Rogue's available Around View monitor makes parking and reversing very easy. They also appreciate its user-friendly dashboard controls and straightforward infotainment system. The Rogue has one of the biggest cargo capacities in the class, and test drivers like its configurable storage system.

  • "One of the Rogue's key strengths is its interior. There are lots of soft-touch materials, generously padded armrests and a mature, almost elegant dashboard layout." -- Edmunds
  • "The 2015 Rogue's cabin is typically Nissan, with attractively illuminated instrumentation, quality materials, soft-touch surfaces and several infotainment and connectivity features." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "[T]he Rogue's interior, besides being attractive and upscale in both design and execution, is packed to the brim with useful touches." -- Left Lane News (2015)
  • "Materials are also excellent. While the Rogue is no high-end luxury car, we think its cabin is an improvement over nearly all its rivals. There's an abundance of padded surfaces and nicely textured plastics, and panel gaps in the Rogue are noticeably smaller than gaps in rival models." -- AutoTrader (2014)

Seating

The 2016 Nissan Rogue seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Leather seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats are optional. Sliding and reclining second-row seats are standard, and reviewers appreciate the flexibility they add to the interior. The Rogue is one of the few compact SUVs that can be equipped with a third row, which increases the seating count to seven. However, critics agree that this third row doesn't have enough space for adults. Reviewers say the front seats are comfortable and supportive, noting that there is plenty of head- and legroom. The Rogue's cabin is well-isolated from outside noise, auto writers add.

  • "The second-row seats are split 40/20/40 for greater versatility and feature a full 9 inches of fore/aft travel, with reclining seatbacks for further adjustability and comfort. Although the cramped optional third-row seat is only for small children, that's true of any comparably sized crossover, and the third row gives the Rogue a competitive advantage over most direct rivals." -- Edmunds
  • The front seats - leather-clad in SL models - are supportive and comfortable. Front-seat legroom and headroom are good even for tall drivers, and rear-seat legroom has expanded over past models. Two-row Rogues can seat five passengers, while 3-row setups can seat seven. Nissan refers to the 3rd-row perch as ‘occasional seating,’ but we'd lean toward ‘never,’ at least for adults. It's extremely tight back there." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • When it comes time to use the Rogue as a people mover, the crossover offers space for seven passengers (a rare capability in this segment) thanks to an optional third row seat. Though best suited to children, the rearmost row can also accommodate adults for short journeys due to the flexible second row seats, which can slide forward up to nine inches to provide extra legroom for those behind." -- Left Lane News (2015)
  • "It is quiet inside, and the ride is comfortable over the varied surfaces on which we drove." -- Car and Driver (2014)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2016 Nissan Rogue include Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite radio, a rearview camera and hands-free text messaging. Optional features include push-button start, a six-speaker Bose stereo system, automatic pre-collision braking, Siri Eyes Free, an emergency telematics system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic moonroof, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and a NissanConnect infotainment system with navigation, smartphone app integration and a 7.0-inch touch-screen display. Also available is Nissan’s Around View monitor, which uses four cameras to give you a 360-degree view around the vehicle while parking and backing up.

Auto writers agree that Nissan's optional Around View monitor helps during parking and reversing. The 2016 Rogue’s dashboard controls are intuitive, reviewers say, and note they don't distract drivers from the road. A few test drivers also appreciate that the Rogue’s touch-screen infotainment system has physical buttons and knobs that make it easier to use than the touch-screen systems found in some competing SUVs.

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  • "To take the difficulty out of parking maneuvers, the available ‘Around View’ camera system provides a 360-degree bird's-eye view of the Rogue's surroundings, while the optional smartphone-based NissanConnect Apps furnishes Stitcher and Pandora radio functionality, access to Yelp and TripAdvisor, gas prices and more." -- Left Lane News (2015)
  • "Compared with the Escape's overcomplicated MyFord Touch system, the Nissan's infotainment interface -- with real buttons and knobs, no less -- is refreshingly accessible and easy-to-use." -- Automobile Magazine (2014)
  • "Nissan's excellent AroundView Monitor is accessed here, too, and seriously, I cannot stress enough how awesome this system is. Once you've used AroundView to park, you'll never want to use anything else." -- Autoblog (2014)
  • "That interior is sensibly laid out, and the buttons and switches respond in the manner you'd expect, taking minimal eye time from the road. … We do love the Around View monitor that gives a bird's-eye view around the car when backing up." -- Car and Driver (2014)

Cargo

The 2016 Rogue has 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in use and 70 cubic feet with them folded, giving it one of the largest cargo holds in the class. With the optional third row, the Rogue has 9.4 cubic feet of space with all seats in use. Auto writers praise the Rogue for its abundance of cargo space and say the Divide-N-Hide system is more convenient than typical cargo nets and dividers found in competitors’ models.

  • "Cargo space dwindles to 9.4 cubic feet behind the third row, but both rear seating rows fold flat to open up the Rogue's maximum 70-cubic-foot hauling capacity, which is one of the bigger capacities you'll find in this class. The fold-flat front passenger seat also allows you to squeeze in long items and still close the liftgate." -- Edmunds
  • "Securing odds and ends, including groceries, is always a challenge, and the Rogue's storage option answers the challenge with an ingenious system that can be configured to accommodate all sorts of small-to-medium cargo. Available on 5-passenger models, the system provides 18 possible variations including a fold-back passenger seat." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "Five-seat models benefit from a ‘Divide-N-Hide’ storage system that combines an underfloor storage compartment with a removable cargo shelf for extra space and versatility." -- Left Lane News (2015)
  • "We're not sure how much owners will use it, but the Rogue has a unique Divide-N-Hide cargo system that lets drivers separate items in the cargo area. It's more substantial and practical than the nets and plastic dividers in rival models." -- AutoTrader (2014)

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