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#17

in 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $11,092 - $13,134
Original MSRP: $20,220 - $23,010
MPG: 22 City / 27 Hwy
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2009 Nissan Rogue Interior

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Reviews generally find the five-seat interior of the 2009 Nissan Rogue to be comfortable, functional and upscale. The cabin features high-quality materials for the price. There is an optional navigation system with turn-by-turn voice guidance and 3D mapping as an extra for Rogue drivers. 

  • "The judicious use of padded surfaces and some nice graining on the dash and door panels offset the cheap plastic on the console. Overall, the interior is not a bad place to be." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "The cabin is filled with hard- and soft-touch plastics, but they don't impart a cheap feeling. To Rogue's credit, the faux metal plastic trim throughout the cabin is stylish rather than tacky." -- Consumer Guide
  • "We think it looks clean and functional, but maybe a little plain." -- About.com
  • "The interior is one of the Rogue's highpoints. It's almost up to the level of the Honda CR-V, and that's saying a lot." -- Cars.com

Seating

The Rogue seats five, but most reviewers feel it's better suited for four passengers.

  • "The [rear] cabin is not wide enough for comfortable three-abreast seating. Legroom is acceptable for the class, but headroom is tight for six-footers, even without the sunroof. Wide opening doors ease entry and exit." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The cloth seats are surprisingly supportive, made of a sturdy material that I don't imagine will wear much over the first few years of ownership." -- Cars.com
  • "Unfortunately, the Rogue's seats are upholstered with padding that, while fine for short stints, just wasn't up to the job of cushioning our rumps for long journeys." -- CNET

Interior Features

The Rogue is well equipped with the basic necessities. Though the base model is a bit sparse, Nissan has still packed in standard features such as air conditioning, power accessories and keyless entry. A major drawback is that no interior options are availible on the base S trim.

  • "The gauges are clear, large, and well laid out. Rogue's steering wheel tilts but is not telescopic, which is detrimental to comfort for some of our testers." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Visually, it all starts with the gauges, which are clear and easy to read. Between the two main gauges is a digital readout for fuel, the trip computer and other information, which is a nice touch. The subtle amber hue of the readouts is repeated throughout the cabin on the gauges and stereo." -- Cars.com
  • "Cabin tech is virtually nonexistent. There are no digital-audio inputs for iPods or MP3 players. The Garmin Nuvi GPS option is overpriced and not at all integrated into the audio system." -- CNET

Cargo

Many auto writers are impressed with the Rogue's 28.9 cubic feet of cargo space with both rows of seats in use. But what really shines about the Rogue is its numerous innovative storage spaces.

  • "Above average small item storage space. Front cabin features a large center console but lacks usable door pockets. Cavernous glovebox is useful but constructed of flimsy plastic. Second row features deep map pockets and large in-door storage bins." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Rogue's cargo space is also rather large when compared to those of its peers and Nissan accounts for this by pointing out a nifty pop-up organizer built into the floor that's designed to keep grocery bags in place while the driver tests that curvy road handling." -- MSN

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