A comfortable crossover with more advanced features.
A staple in carpool lines and rush-hour traffic since its unveiling in 2008, the Nissan Rogue is a crossover SUV well-loved for its spacious interior, storage capacity, and abundant standard features. With seating for five passengers, the 2020 Rogue can accommodate your family and friends (and their many belongings) on long-haul trips. This platform also boasts an array of advanced driver-assistance tech to help you find a bit of extra joy in your commute.
While we currently do not have many 2020 Nissan Rogues on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. Here's what you'll learn in this 2020 Nissan Rogue review:
Key Specs and Features
- The 2020 Nissan Rogue with FWD, 2.5L engine, and CVT gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined.1
- The 2020 Nissan Rogue with AWD, 2.5L engine, and CVT gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.1
- The 2020 Rogue offers 39.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row.
- Folding the rear seat expands cargo volume to 70 cubic feet.
- Nissan Rogue towing capacity is an estimated 1,102 lbs. with the 2.5L four-cylinder on 2020 models when properly equipped.2
- All 2020 Rogue models offer seating for five passengers.
- 2.5L four-cylinder engine producing 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, mated to a continuously variable transmission
- NissanConnect® seven-inch touchscreen display as standard
- Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities as standard
- Bluetooth® phone and audio-streaming capabilities as standard
- Lane-departure and blind-spot monitoring systems as standard
- Rearview monitor (S and SV) or Intelligent Around View® Monitor (SL)
The Nissan Rogue has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists:
5 Reasons to Buy
1. Fuel-sipping Performance
If you log many miles each day, you're sure to appreciate the 2020 Nissan Rogue's fuel economy numbers. All models run off a 2.5L four-cylinder with a standard Eco Mode that makes 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs to a continuously variable transmission that returns an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.1 2020 all-wheel-drive Rogue models achieve an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with the same engine.2 That means less time spent at the pump and more time feeling good while driving your crossover SUV.
2. Confident Handling
Whether traveling long distances or running errands around town, the 2020 Rogue ensures confident handling with the inclusion of dynamic-drive technology. All trim levels come standard with Active Ride Control, which is designed to minimize vehicle pitching when passing over bumps by automatically applying a small amount of braking pressure. When cornering, Intelligent Trace Control (also standard on all trims) corrects the vehicle's trajectory to match your driving commands for added stability around twists and turns. These systems complement the 2020 Rogue's independent strut front suspension and independent multi-link rear suspension, which provide stability and on-road comfort.
3. Spacious Interior
The 2020 Rogue features a roomy cabin with seating for five passengers with 37.9 inches of adult-friendly second-row legroom. Even with a full load of people, there are 39.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats to stash groceries, luggage, or sporting equipment. But if you need more space to transport bigger items, the second row folds down opening up to 70 cubic feet of volume. All trim levels also come standard with Nissan's unique Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System, which includes a set of adjustable shelves and dividers to keep your belongings organized. Loading up the trunk is easy, even with your arms full—just kick your foot under the rear bumper to open the Motion Activated Liftgate (standard on SV and SL trims).
4. Useful Infotainment
The Rogue lets you stay connected with friends and family with the inclusion of a NissanConnect seven-inch touchscreen display on all 2020 models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities (all trims) provide seamless integration to your favorite apps, while a hands-free texting assistant (all trims) lets you respond to messages without taking your eyes off the road. All 2020 Rogue models also boast Bluetooth phone connectivity and streaming audio for your convenience. If you're an audiophile, we recommend that you check out the Rogue SL, which delivers premium sound with a Bose nine-speaker audio system and dual subwoofers.
5. Driver Assistance Tech
A key highlight of the 2020 Rogue is Nissan's ProPilot Assist, which is optional on the SV and comes standard on the trim-topping SL. This system bundles several driver-assist features to minimize stress and maximize enjoyment while behind the wheel. With this suite of features, the 2020 Rogue can help you stay centered in your lane, follow traffic at a pre-determined distance, and bring you back up to cruising speeds when traffic starts flowing again. ProPilot Assist is a great complement to the 2020 Rogue's other driver-assist features, like blind-spot monitoring and hill start assist, which come standard on all trims.
What You Need to Know
2020 Nissan Rogue: Available Trims
S: Includes 17-inch steel wheels, LED headlights and taillights, rearview monitor, cloth upholstery, seven-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, and more.
SV: Adds 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, Nissan Intelligent Key™ with push-button ignition, rear sonar system, motion-activated liftgate, and more.
SL: Adds 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM), fog lights, leather-appointed front seats, Bose nine-speaker audio system, and more.
2020 Nissan Rogue: Available Colors
- Brilliant Silver Metallic
- Caspian Blue Metallic
- Glacier White
- Gun Metallic
- Magnetic Black Pearl
- Midnight Pine Metallic
- Monarch Orange Metallic (premium color)
- Pearl White TriCoat (premium color)
- Scarlet Ember TriCoat (premium color)
2020 Nissan Rogue: Interior
- Maximum cargo volume is 70 cubic feet.
- All trims feature five-passenger seating.
- Cloth upholstery comes standard on S and SV trims; the SL trim boasts leather upholstery.
- Heated front seats come standard on SV and SL trims.
- Four cup holders and four bottle holders come standard on all trims.
2020 Nissan Rogue: Average CarMax Prices
The 2020 Nissan Rogue is a newer model year and we have a limited number in our inventory. Pricing data for this model at CarMax is currently unavailable. See below to learn more about previous model years.
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Safety and Reliability
RepairPal® Reliability Ratings for the 2020 Nissan Rogue3
The 2020 Nissan Rogue is a newer model and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. You may also consider other used Nissan Rogues with similar features. Below are RepairPal reliability ratings for prior model years of the Nissan Rogue.
- Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating - 4/5
- Average annual cost of unscheduled repairs and maintenance $483
RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010–2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. Learn more at www.carmax.com/repairpal-reliability.
NHTSA Safety Ratings - 2020 Nissan Rogue
The 2020 Nissan Rogue received overall 4/5 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.
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- Cloth upholstery
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- High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
- Power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors
- Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar support
- Second-row seat-release levers in the cargo area
The Bottom Line
Whether you are shopping for a family-friendly carrier or crave a crossover SUV overflowing with standard features and high-tech driver assists, the 2020 Nissan Rogue is a comfortable and well-equipped way to travel.
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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
3RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. Learn more at repairpal.com/reliability.
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