2014 Nissan Rogue Select

Essentially a simplified version of the 2014 Nissan Rogue , the 2014 Rogue Select is the kind of what-you-see-is-what-you-get compact SUV that leaves everything it’s got at the front door. It doesn’t come with a lot of major surprises, offering itself as is and little in the way of added surprises.

It figures that for a compact SUV that doesn’t have a whole lot of optional equipment, the Rogue Select is being offered for budget-conscious owners. For its price (less than $20,000 for the base model) you can make a case that the Rogue Select is a good way to go just so you can say you have a compact SUV in your garage.

But the other prevailing thought is the extra money you can shell out for other models that have a lot more to offer than the Rogue Select. Nissan probably doesn’t mind that thinking since it still has the 2014 Rogue to satisfy those needs.

It’s just that in case you’re on a tight budget, Nissan has you covered with the Rogue Select.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Nissan Rogue Select.

Exterior

Nissan Rogue Select

The Rogue Select also has a large, sweptback D-Pillar that gives it a sportier look compared to what other compact SUVs offer.

The Nissan Rogue Select suffers from the same dated look as a lot of the company’s models outside of the GT-R . Nissan really does need to up its game as far as giving customers vehicle that at least look the part of modern-day models, not recycle ones that looked good 10 years ago.

But all isn’t lost, if you look at the bright side of things. For one, Rogue Select does ride on the same platform as the Sentra, giving it handling befitting a car with an SUV’s body. The Rogue Select also has a large, sweptback D-Pillar that gives it a sportier look compared to what other compact SUVs offer.

The crisscross radiator grille is also a unique feature to the Rogue Select, something even the 2014 Rogue doesn’t carry. Whether that’s attractive or it’s just a different take on an otherwise lackluster look, that’s your call. But at least Nissan is giving you the chance to choose, right?

2014 Nissan Rogue Select - Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase105.9 Inches
Overall length183.3 Inches
Overall width70.9 Inches
Overall height w/ roof-rack66.3 Inches
Tread widthFR: 60.6; RR: 61.0 Inches
Minimum ground clearance8.3Inches
Coefficient of drag (Cd) (w/rear spoiler)0.356 Inches
Cargo liftover height30.0 Inches
Step-in heightFR: 17.9; RR: 18.5 Inches
Angle of approach (degrees)21.6 Inches
Angle of departure (degrees)21.7 Inches
Breakover angle (degrees)19.9 Inches

2014 Nissan Rogue Select - Standard Features

  • Bumpers, front and rear, body-color
  • Front and rear door handles
  • Chrome grille
  • Under-body cover
  • Chrome accent trim – door side guard molding
  • Chrome license plate finisher
  • Halogen headlights
  • Center high-mounted stop light

Interior

Nissan Rogue Select

Lots of soft-touch finishes are easy on the eye and the contour-forming front seats feel very comfortable.

We’re not gonna bust the Rogue Select’s interior chops too much because expectations weren’t that high to begin with. Once you hop inside the SUVs interior, you’ll be treated to a cabin that has Nissan’s simple, straightforward, and attuned to functionality design. Lots of soft-touch finishes are easy on the eye and the contour-forming front seats feel very comfortable.

Space also isn’t an issue with legroom and headroom space good enough to allow comfortable seating even for tall drivers. But that comes at the expense of the rear space, which isn’t big enough to begin with. Push back the front seats and you’re looking at a cramped space to sit three adults.

The Rogue Select’s cabin also has adequate storage space, thanks to a larger-than-usual glove box and a cargo area just behind the reat seat that’s going to take a lot of investigative might to find at first search.

2014 Nissan Rogue Select - Interior Dimensions

Front Rear
Head room40.4 Inches38.3 Inches
Leg room42.5 Inches35.3 Inches
Hip room53.1 Inches51.2 Inches
Shoulder room Inches55.953.6 Inches

2014 Nissan Rogue Select - Capacities

Fuel tank (gallons)15.9
Engine oil (quarts)5.1
Engine coolant (quarts)4.5
Towing (lbs)Trailer (when properly equip) 1,000
Tongue 100
Payload including passengers (pounds)1,047 (AWD) 1,080 (FWD)
Cargo w/2nd row seat upright (cubic feet)28.9
Cargo w/2nd row seat folded down (cubic feet)57.9

2014 Nissan Rogue Select - Standard Interior Features

  • Cloth seating
  • MP3 capability
  • Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume control (SSV)
  • Cargo area underfloor tray
  • Cargo area tie-down hooks (4 floor-mounted)
  • Cargo area carpeting
  • Double map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Driver’s and front passenger sunvisors w/illum. vanity mirror and cover
  • Overhead console with sunglass holder
  • Power windows
  • One-touch up/down driver’s side front with auto-reverse function
  • Retained accessory power (windows & moonroof)
  • Power door locks w/selective unlocking and anti-lockout feature, auto-locking system

Drivetrain

Nissan Rogue Select

Power is alright, but not enough to reach what other models have at their disposal. The Rogue Select comes with a 2.5-liter, inline-four engine that produces 170 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 175 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. No performance numbers were given, but seeing as the output is similar to the 2014 Rogue, that could also translate to a 0-to-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds to go with a rather pedestrian top speed of about 118 mph.

2014 Nissan Rogue Select - Drivetrain Specifications

NameQR25DE
Cam designDOHC
OrientationTransverse
Cylinders / configuration4-cylinder / inline
Block / head compositionAluminum / aluminum
Displacement (liters)2.5 (2488 cc)
Horsepower170 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)175 @ 4,400 rpm
Bore & stroke (mm)89.0 x 100.0
Compression ratio (:1)9.6
Spark plugsDouble-fine-tipped platinum
Maximum engine speed6,200 rpm
Valvetrain4 valves per cylinder with Continuously Variable Timing Control System (CVTCS)
Induction systemSequential multi-point dual injector/cylinder
City/Highway/Combined22/27/24

Prices

Nissan Rogue Select

Here’s where it gets good for the Rogue Select compared to the standard Rogue. Essentially, this model is cheaper with a starting price of $19,990 for the S FWD model. Compare that with the $22,490 base price of the 2014 Rogue and you’re looking at a savings of $2,500. Even the S AWD (note: all-wheel drive, baby!) model of the Rogue Select is cheaper at $21,340 than the base Rogue.

Base vehicle Description Price
S FWD2.5 Liter I4 CVT$19,990
S AWD2.5 Liter I4 CVT$21,340

Options

Option Price
Convenience Package$870
Splash Guards (set of 4)$140
Splash Guards (set of 4)$140
Rear Bumper Protector-Chrome$60
Bluetooth Hands Free$415
Floormats (4 pc set)$195
Aluminum Kick Plates$135
Fog Lights$315

Competition

Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Here’s where it gets hairy for the Nissan Rogue Select. It belongs in a market that not only lets it compete against its own (the 2014 Rogue), but it also has to deal with a dreamy compact SUV in the Toyota RAV4. Boasting off a fresh new look that has received plenty of thumbs-ups, the RAV4.

The new RAV4 is not only redesigned both inside and outside, but it also receives new in-cabin technologies, a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, new six-speed transmission and new safety features.

The engine, in particular, is similar to what the Rogue Select has: a 2.5-liter inline-four that produces 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Essentially, you’re splitting hairs with the performance, although you can make a case that even with similar output, the Rogue Select doesn’t look nearly as attractive as the RAV4.

It is cheaper, though, which Toyota should be mindful of as the RAV4 starts at $23,300 for the LE FWD grade and goes all the way up to $28,410 for the Limited AWD model.

Ford Escape

Ford Escape

If the Nissan Rogue Select is already sweating the presence of the Toyota RAV4, it’s probably getting nightmares just thinking about having to compete against the Ford Escape, aka "America’s best-selling SUV".

Whoops.

It’s not helping the Rogue Select’s cause to know that Ford recently gave the Escape a fresh upheaval of its own last year, adding in as much as 11 new exclusive features and an improved fuel economy, to go with its improved looks that really speaks to what young buyers are looking for.

The Rogue Select does "out-pony" the Escape, but just like the RAV4, the difference is pretty miniscule with the Escape boasting of a 168-horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque output under its hood.

The base model of the Escape, the S, retails for $22,700 with the top-of-the-line Titanium trim fetching $29,100.

Conclusion

Nissan Rogue Select

The 2014 Nissan Rogue Select isn’t going to blow you away with its all-around capabilities, but if you’re in the market for a compact SUV that’s spacious, affordable, and has the added treat of being an all-wheel drive, you’d be hard-pressed to find one that offers what the Rogue Select has at its disposal.

LOVE IT
  • Competitive engine
  • Cheaper than the competition
  • Looks distinct compared to the standard Rogue
LEAVE IT
  • Looks dated
  • Simple interior
  • Competitive market segment

Press Release

With the popular Nissan Rogue totally redesigned for 2014 with more features and amenities, Nissan is also offering a simplified lineup of the previous generation Rogue under the new "Rogue Select" nameplate. Designed to appeal to more price-sensitive buyers, Rogue Select is available at a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* of under $20,000 USD.

Nissan Rogue Select

The 2014 Rogue Select is offered in just one trim level – Rogue Select S – in a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Just one equipment package is available, the S Convenience Package, with rear spoiler, roof rails, cruise control, RearView Monitor, 4.3-inch color audio display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and more.

The 2014 Rogue Select, like the all-new 2014 Rogue, is designed to satisfy both the functional needs of the buyers and their emotional needs – a combination that has made Rogue the second best-selling vehicles in the Nissan lineup.

2014 Rogue Select
Rogue Select’s exterior styling includes dynamically arched forms and powerful rear shoulder lines. It features halogen headlights, door side guard molding with chrome accent trim, rear liftgate with fixed glass and large front door openings for easy ingress and egress. A rear spoiler and roof rails are available with the Convenience Package.

Nissan Rogue Select

Every 2014 Rogue Select is built on Nissan’s proven "C" platform, which provides high body stiffness with extensive use of high-strength steel. Rogue Select features a 105.9-inch wheelbase and 183.3-inch overall length, providing ample rear seat proportions.

Rogue Select’s interior includes the versatility provided by a large 57.9 cubic feet of cargo space (with 2nd row seat folded down). The interior includes a driver-oriented cockpit, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger’s seat, seatback storage pockets, air conditioning with microfilter and versatile center console with a lid, coin and cell phone holders. A rear 60/40 split-fold bench seat and oversize glove compartment are also standard.

Available features include the RearView Monitor, a 4.3-inch color display audio system with USB interface, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), cruise control and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

Nissan Rogue Select

Engaging performance is provided by Rogue Select’s standard QR25DE 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, which is rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque. The engine is tuned to provide ample torque in the low-to-mid rpm range for smooth, powerful acceleration and quick initial response from a standing start. The engine features an aluminum block, 9.6:1 compression ratio and large diameter intake port and exhaust manifold.

Every 2014 Rogue Select comes with a standard Nissan Xtronic CVT®, combining smooth, linear and responsive acceleration feel with high-efficiency operation. Rogue Select’s CVT utilizes Adaptive Shift Control and a high-speed central processing unit. Its advanced shift control offers the optimal shift pattern according to the driving situation and driver’s demands, using input from driver operation, vehicle speed, road gradient, turning condition and acceleration to adjust shifting patterns accordingly. A "Sport Mode" switch is standard.

Rogue Select fuel economy is rated at 23 mpg City/28 mpg Highway for front-wheel drive models and 22 mpg City/27mpg mpg Highway for all-wheel drive models.

Nissan Rogue Select

Rogue Select AWD models feature an intuitive All-Wheel Drive system. The system helps provides excellent all-weather performance and traction. Every Rogue Select also features standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and 2-wheel or 4-wheel limited slip (ABLS).

Also standard is a 4-wheel independent suspension. The front suspension includes subframe-mounted independent struts with coil springs, high-performance shock absorbers with rebound springs, and a stabilizer bar. The rear independent multi-link suspension includes aluminum-alloy upper links, high-performance shock absorbers with rebound springs and stabilizer bar. The rear suspension design allows maximum luggage space (versus a rear strut design).

Responsive steering is provided by an Electric Power-assisted Steering (EPS) system. Every Rogue Select also comes equipped with standard power-assisted front and rear vented disc brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Nissan Rogue Select

Rogue Select comes with 16-inch steel wheels and 215/70R16 tires.

Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; front seat Active Head Restraints; 3-point front and rear seatbelts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners, load limiters and adjustable upper anchors and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).

Every Rogue Select also offers child safety rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zone; Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

The 2014 Rogue Select is available in one well-equipped model: Rogue Select S, in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive configurations, with one available package: S Convenience Package. It is assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Kyushu, Japan.


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