The Rogue is Nissan’s top-selling model in Canada, and once again in 2019 it’s not difficult to find the reasons why. Try as we might it’s difficult to find much fault with this mature product, which also offers buyers the option of a semi-autonomous driving system, ProPilot Assist. That system is available as an option in lower trims, and as standard equipment in the top-end SL Platinum version we drove for this review.
Perhaps the most valuable contribution of ProPilot Assist is to allow drivers to acclimatize themselves to the assisted-driving concept and its technologies instead of being thrown suddenly into the deep end of the pool with the more-evolved self-driving systems that Nissan and others are planning to introduce in the coming years.
The Rogue meets expectations
The Rogue gots it latest big update in 2017, adopting a new larger, U-shaped front grille. Our tester for the week, an SL Platinum, benefits from several exterior elements that enhance the SUV’s appearance, elevating it above the humdrum norm of the genre. What is at base a nondescript compact utility model without much character becomes something quite a bit more attractive.
The SL Platinum gets LED headlights and rear lights that add some flair to the model. And while the base Rogue rides on standard 17-inch alloys, the SL Platinum is fitted with sharp-looking 19-inch alloy wheels.