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03-03-16

Four Reasons the Nissan Rogue is the Perfect Spring Road Trip Car

couple-on-road-trip-shutterstock_285570005Are you a get-up-and-go type of person, who takes advantage of the sunny, warm spring season? The spring is a great time to go on a road trip, and since road trips are all about discovery and the unexpected, you’ll need a vehicle that can tackle any situation. That vehicle is the Nissan Rogue.

It Has Room for the Whole Gang

Despite being a compact crossover with little wind resistance at high speeds, the Rogue has a roomy interior, and an optional third row that lets you fit up to seven people. On the SL trim, the seats are made from a NASA-inspired zero gravity design, and covered in leather, so even when fully packed, everyone will be comfortable. The rear seat leg room in the second row is better the more recent of a model you choose, as Nissan has continually improved upon it little by little.

With no seats down, the cargo space of a Nissan Rogue from 2014 and on is 39.3 cubic feet, and with all seats down, that goes up to a considerable 70 cubic feet. You can pack for a camping trip, hotel reservation, beach trip, or just about anything else.

It Has Convenient Safety Features

Driving for too long can make people drowsy or distracted. The latest Rogue models feature an Around View Monitor, which uses cameras and sensors in the front, rear, and side mirrors to create a consistent overhead view of your Rogue and the area around it. With this and other standard active safety features, everyone can rest easy. If you need to keep up with others while on your trip, the infotainment system has plenty of apps for sending text messages via voice commands.

It Has Advanced Technology

People stereotype road trips as best suited to old, retro vehicles. The Rogue has other ideas, presenting a fully modern and ritzy interior. At base, the Rogue has Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary inputs, and USB inputs. The five-inch color display is great for controlling music or keeping up with sports scores. Stepping up one level to the SV trim adds all sorts of fun or convenient apps, including navigation with live traffic updates, great for Spring Break when the roads get crowded.

It Has Superior Fuel Economy

Road trips are never cheap. Even living off gas station snacks and snoozing in tents, people still have to pitch in for gas. But tell your penny-pinching friends that the 2016 Rogue gets up to 33 highway miles per gallon, and they’re more likely to warm up to the idea of a road trip. The secret to the Rogue’s excellent fuel economy is a 2.5-liter, 175 horsepower engine, which is calm to drive and great for long trips. This engine delivers power to Nissan’s unique Xtronic continuously variable transmission, which shifts very well to conserve fuel.

Of course, the best way to know if the Nissan Rogue is the road trip vehicle for you is by test driving it yourself. Visit us soon to try different models, and we’ll have you approved and on a trip before you know it.

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