The Rogue is Nissan's entrant into that gladiatorial arena of entry-level crossovers. As such, the styling is spot on for what it needs to be – handsome, quiet, and practical. It's easy for automakers to go down the look-at-me styling route as a way to inject sportiness into their lineup or add visual pizzazz, but it looks contrived and awkward more often than not. Nissan smartly sticks to the basics here, and the result is a CUV that won't insult anyone or call attention to itself. If you're robbing a bank, the Rogue wouldn't be a bad choice of getaway vehicle.
The cabin adheres to this same philosophy, with everything laid out logically and bereft of any extemporaneous style. The sole ill-fitting bit is the aforementioned flat-bottomed steering wheel, and only because that kind of sporty gimmick is about as out of place here as a Rock Band drum kit is on a professional stage.
Otherwise, there's not much in the cabin to complain about. SV models boast features such as heated seats as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. In SL spec, the interior is the most luxurious it'll ever be, and has more soft-touch materials, leather upholstery, and nicer trim. Both versions use a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that's straightforward enough to learn.
Usable interior space is always important to crossover shoppers, and the Rogue doesn't disappoint. It feels quite spacious inside, and the dimensions back this up: 43 inches of front leg room and 38 inches in back, 54 inches of hip room up front and 52 out back, and cargo capacity of over 61 cubic feet with the second row folded flat.