Although it's now on a value mission, the Rogue Select's five-passenger interior doesn't show it. You're treated to high-quality materials and clever storage spaces throughout. With the split-folding rear seat stowed, you get a solid 60 cubic-feet of cargo room.
The sole engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 170 horsepower, matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The Select performs quite well with this setup, scooting from zero to 60 mph in about 8.5 seconds, faster than most four-cylinder crossovers. Expect around 25 mpg in combined driving, or 24 mpg with the available all-wheel drive system.
To keep the cost down, the Rogue Select comes in a single S trim level with limited equipment and options. Standard features include basics such as air conditioning, power windows and locks, keyless entry and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player. The Select rolls on 16-inch steel wheels.
- The available Convenience package adds a bundle of useful touches, including a rearview camera, cruise control, Bluetooth phone, an audio display screen, two extra speakers, satellite radio and steering wheel controls. The exterior receives a rear spoiler and roof rails.
- The only other option to be considered is the Appearance package with 17-inch aluminum wheels and rear privacy glass.
Again, the Rogue Select is all about budget family transportation these days, so costlier upgrades like a sunroof and navigation are not available.
You really start to appreciate the Rogue Select's price appeal when you add options. All-wheel drive is a hands-down bargain at $1,400, and you can add both option packages for a total of $1,320.
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