2011 Nissan Rogue S 4WD 2.5 4-cylinder from North America
Everything I hoped for
Awesome daily driver - great balance of room, efficiency, and power. VERY safe!
Once you get used to the different sound of the CVT, you'll quickly grow to love this car. I get 22-24 MPG around town, and 27-30 MPG on the highway. Pulls hills extremely well, has adequate acceleration when needed, and the cruise controls stays at a very steady speed on the highways. I'm a big guy - 6'2"/240lbs, and needed more room than my previous 1993 Honda Civic provided. Plenty of room for me, my 2 lanky teenage boys, and our gear - whether it's around town on or on a road trip. Mine is a base (S) model with no frills, but does have the AWD option, which is awesome in Florida downpours. Suspension is far less wallowy than most SUVs I have driven.
The only downside to this vehicle is the lack of visibility out of the rear - a common complaint about Rogues and Muranos. Be VERY careful when backing up - use both mirrors and the rear to make sure you're clear, and you'll be fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th June, 2016