Seating & Cargo

The front seats offer better thigh and lateral support than do most crossovers, but the center console pins your knees and hips in. It gives the crossover a more carlike cockpit, which some shoppers may appreciate. If you don't care for it, competitors like the Honda CR-V leave more space.

SV models have a power driver's seat, but Nissan doesn't offer a telescoping steering wheel, which is becoming the norm in this segment.

The backseat has a comfortably high seating position but short lower cushions, so adults back there may notice a barstool effect: high enough seating, but too little thigh support. Headroom is good, but amenities are sparse. The Rogue offers neither rear reading lights nor a center armrest. Many competitors include both.

A 60/40-split folding backseat is standard, and it provides a maximum 57.9 cubic feet of cargo space. With the seats up, there's 28.9 cubic feet of space. Both figures generally trail the competition — the CR-V and Toyota RAV4 both have more than 70 cubic feet of maximum volume — but the Rogue is one of the few small crossovers that also have a fold-forward front passenger seat. Included on the SV, the seat enables the Rogue to accommodate narrow cargo (a ladder, for example) that's more than 8.5 feet long, Nissan says.

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