2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum Review – Available With A 3-Cylinder Engine

As an expert automotive journalist and car enthusiast, I get to drive all sorts of cars. Sometimes, the cars are extremely fun; other times, they are practical and suited for everyday driving. I recently had the chance to test drive and review the 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum equipped with a new 3-cylinder engine.

This compact SUV has it all: style, comfort, and performance. With its sleek exterior and luxurious interior, the Rogue Platinum is a standout.

And don’t even get me started on the power under the hood. Equipped with a turbocharged engine, it delivers impressive horsepower while still being fuel-efficient.

Key Takeaways

The 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum offers a spacious, comfortable cabin with upscale features like quilted tan leather trim.

The Rogue has a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder Variable Compression Turbocharged engine that provides both efficiency and power.

The 2023 Rogue has received high safety ratings and offers advanced driver assistance safety systems.

The Rogue’s exterior design is clean and timeless, while the interior has user-friendly controls and ample cargo space.

Pricing and Trim Levels

2023 Nissan Rogue Frotn

Let’s dive into the Canadian pricing and trim levels of the Nissan Rogue Platinum.

In Canada, the 2023 Nissan Rogue has a starting price of $33,248 for the base Rogue S AWD. The next trim is the Rogue SV AWD with a starting price of $36,948; the Rogue Midnight Edition has a starting price of $39,248, the Rogue SL AWD starts at $41,348, and the top-of-the-line Rogue Platinum AWD has a price of $43,748. These prices do not include $2,030 for Freight & PDI, other fees/levies, and taxes.

The Nissan Rogue Platinum offers a range of features and upgrades compared to the lower trim levels. With a price of $43,748, the Platinum trim comes fully loaded with luxurious amenities and advanced technologies. It offers additional features like quilted tan leather trim, heated rear seats, and a 360-degree camera system.

In the United States, the 2023 Nissan Rogue has a starting price of $27,910 for the FWD Rogue S and tops out at $38,990 for the Rogue Platinum AWD. These prices don’t include Freight & PDI, fees/levies, and taxes.

The Rogue’s Platinum trim provides excellent value for money. While it may have a higher price tag than the other trim levels, the added features and premium upgrades make it worth considering for those seeking a top-of-the-line experience.

Powertrain Performance and Efficiency

Delivering impressive power and efficiency, the 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum excels in its powertrain performance. Equipped with a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine and variable compression-ratio technology, the Rogue offers a unique combination of power and efficiency.

The engine produces 201 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque, providing punchy acceleration and a quicker 0-60 mph sprint time of 8.4 seconds compared to its rival, the Honda CR-V.

Not only does the Rogue offer impressive performance, but it also boasts excellent fuel economy. With NRCAN ratings of 8.4/6.8/7.7 liters/100 kilometers in city/highway/combined driving (US EPA rating of 28/35/31 mpg in city/highway/combined driving), the Rogue outperforms the gas CR-V in terms of efficiency. During our weeklong review, the onboard computer showed a real-world fuel consumption of 7.6 L/100 km in 50/50 city/highway driving. The real-world fuel economy will vary based on your driving style, terrain, weather, etc.

2023 Nissan Rogue 3 Cylinder Real World Fuel Economy

However, for those seeking even higher efficiency, the CR-V Hybrid is a viable option.

Related: Check out our review of the 2021 Nissan Rogue.

Driving Experience and Handling

Driving the Nissan Rogue Platinum for a week, it is evident that the SUV offers a smooth and comfortable ride. Here are four key aspects of the driving dynamics and handling capabilities that stood out to me:

  1. Suspension System: The Nissan Rogue Platinum has a well-tuned suspension system that effectively absorbs road imperfections, resulting in a comfortable and controlled ride over rough surfaces. It provides a sense of confidence and stability, allowing for a pleasant driving experience.
  2. Acceleration Performance: The 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine delivers respectable acceleration performance, making merging onto highways and passing slower vehicles effortless.
  3. Handling Capabilities: The Rogue Platinum exhibits composed handling, maintaining stability and control around corners. While it may not be the most sporty SUV in its class, it offers a balanced and predictable handling experience, instilling confidence in the driver.
  4. Road Noise Levels: Nissan has put effort into reducing road noise levels in the Rogue Platinum. The cabin remains quiet and well-insulated, allowing occupants to enjoy conversations and music without excessive outside noise intrusion. This further enhances the overall comfort and refinement of the driving experience.

Exterior Design and Styling

2023 Nissan Rogue Side

I really like how the 2023 Nissan Rogue‘s exterior design and styling set it apart from other SUVs. The Rogue has a timeless appeal that will age well over time, avoiding any overwrought or trendy design elements.

One of the standout features of the exterior is the variety of paint options available. The Rogue offers five two-tone paint combinations, including a striking blue and black option. This allows owners to customize their Rogue and make it truly unique.

In terms of the overall design, the Rogue has a clean and minimalistic look, with minimal side sculpting that distinguishes it from other SUVs in its class. The square appearance is offset by the attractive paint job, giving it a sophisticated and modern feel. The attention to detail in the exterior design is evident, with sleek lines and well-placed accents that enhance the overall aesthetic.

Interior Comfort and Features

2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum Interior

The 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum offers a spacious and comfortable interior with a range of impressive features.

The cabin of the Rogue is designed to provide a luxurious and inviting atmosphere, and the addition of quilted leather trim adds an upscale allure. The seats are plush and supportive, ensuring a comfortable ride for both the driver and passengers.

The controls in the Rogue are user-friendly, with simple knobs for the climate and infotainment systems, making it easy to adjust settings while on the go.

In terms of cargo space, the Rogue offers 31.6 cubic feet of storage behind the second row, which can be expanded to 74.1 cubic feet with the second row folded down. This makes it ideal for hauling larger items or going on a road trip with friends or family.

Additionally, the Rogue Platinum offers heated front seats; on the Platinum trim, heated rear seats are also available.

The interior technology in the Rogue is top-notch, with features such as a standard 12.3″ digital instrument cluster and a 9″ infotainment touchscreen. Lower trims come with smaller screens for the gauge cluster and infotainment screen.

Safety and Technology Features

Equipped with a comprehensive suite of advanced driver assistance safety systems, the 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum offers a wide range of safety and technology features.

Here are four notable features that enhance the safety and convenience of the vehicle:

  1. Lane Departure Warning: This system uses sensors to monitor the vehicle’s position on the road and alerts the driver if they unintentionally drift out of their lane. It helps prevent accidents by providing an early warning to maintain proper lane discipline.
  2. 360-Degree Camera: The Rogue Platinum has a 360-degree camera system, which provides a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle’s surroundings. It helps drivers navigate tight spaces, park easily, and avoid potential obstacles.
  3. Blind Spot Intervention: This feature detects vehicles in the blind spot zones and provides an audible and visual warning if the driver attempts to change lanes. If the driver ignores the warning and continues to steer toward the occupied lane, the system can apply gentle braking to help prevent a collision.
  4. Traffic Sign Recognition: The Rogue Platinum utilizes a camera to read and interpret traffic signs, displaying the information on the instrument cluster. This feature helps drivers know speed limits, no-entry signs, and other important traffic regulations.
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Frequently Asked Questions: 2023 Nissan Rogue

How Does the Nissan Rogue Platinum Compare to Its Competitors in Terms of Fuel Efficiency?

When comparing fuel efficiency to its competitors, the Nissan Rogue Platinum stands out with impressive MPG ratings. Its eco-friendly performance and gas mileage make it a top choice for those seeking fuel efficiency.

What Are the Specific Safety Features Included in the Nissan Rogue Platinum?

The Nissan Rogue Platinum offers a range of specific safety features, including automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, and lane-departure warning. These features, along with optional ones, contribute to the overall safety of the vehicle. The starting price is competitive.

How Does the Driving Experience of the Nissan Rogue Platinum Compare to Its Competitors in Terms of Comfort and Sportiness?

The driving experience of the Nissan Rogue Platinum is comfortable and composed, but lacks sportiness. The interior offers good quality and plenty of cargo space. The technology features are impressive, enhancing the overall driving experience.

Overall Impressions on The 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum

Overall, the 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum proves to be a standout in the compact SUV market. Its stylish design, comfortable interior, and impressive performance make it a top choice for car enthusiasts. With its advanced safety features and attractive pricing, it offers great value for money. The Rogue Platinum truly shines in its ability to exceed expectations and deliver a memorable driving experience.




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Noman covers automotive news and reviews for Unfinished Man. His passion for cars informs his in-depth assessments of the latest models and technologies. Noman provides readers with insightful takes on today's top makes and models from his hands-on testing and research.

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