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.
2014 Nissan Rogue Select
Horsepower @ RPM:170 @ 6000
Torque @ RPM:175 @ 4400
0-60 time:7.8 sec.
Top Speed:120 mph (Est.)
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
|Overall length||183.3 Inches|
|Overall width||70.9 Inches|
|Overall height w/ roof-rack||66.3 Inches|
|Tread width||FR: 60.6; RR: 61.0 Inches|
|Minimum ground clearance||8.3Inches|
|Coefficient of drag (Cd) (w/rear spoiler)||0.356 Inches|
|Cargo liftover height||30.0 Inches|
|Step-in height||FR: 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
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
|Head room||40.4 Inches||38.3 Inches|
|Leg room||42.5 Inches||35.3 Inches|
|Hip room||53.1 Inches||51.2 Inches|
|Shoulder room Inches||55.9||53.6 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 |
|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
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
|Cylinders / configuration||4-cylinder / inline|
|Block / head composition||Aluminum / aluminum|
|Displacement (liters)||2.5 (2488 cc)|
|Horsepower||170 @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque (lb-ft)||175 @ 4,400 rpm|
|Bore & stroke (mm)||89.0 x 100.0|
|Compression ratio (:1)||9.6|
|Spark plugs||Double-fine-tipped platinum|
|Maximum engine speed||6,200 rpm|
|Valvetrain||4 valves per cylinder with Continuously Variable Timing Control System (CVTCS)|
|Induction system||Sequential multi-point dual injector/cylinder|
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.
|S FWD||2.5 Liter I4 CVT||$19,990|
|S AWD||2.5 Liter I4 CVT||$21,340|
|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|
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.
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".
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.
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.