2024 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD: Is This Thing On?

What's bold and rugged on the outside, whisper quiet and deluxe on the inside and feels blissful all over? The 2024 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD.

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A front view of the 2024 Nissan Rogue. Credit: Chastity Velasquez

The Nissan Rogue Made Me Realize I’m More Like My Mom than I Thought.

Silence is golden. Listen, I know I sound like my mother right now, but let’s embrace it. As a mom to a loud-mouthed, I mean talkative, middle schooler, I finally understand what she meant by that.

The 2024 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD, which starts at $40,200, received a gorgeous exterior refresh, new interior additions, and technology upgrades that make the daily commute anything but a grind. After driving the 2024 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD for a week, I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet this SUV is. Sure, I was only driving solo a few times, but I relished those moments.

The 2024 Nissan Rogue has a powerful 12-valve turbocharged engine, so one would think it would rev up with some noise. Instead, the engine is quiet, and the inside of the car is soundproof against the noise of the road. With the panoramic sunroof open, I could enjoy the sunshine, warm breeze, and my thoughts without interruptions. A mom could get used to this.

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Loving the new bold paint color on the 2024 Nissan Rogue. Photo: Chastity Velasquez Credit: Chastity Velasquez

The New Nissan Altima Exterior is Refreshing

Bold colors, grippy wheels, Nissan’s V-motion grille, inner taillights, and satin-finish exterior badges are the new upgrades and changes that happened during the Rogue’s 2024 makeover. The grille extends towards the headlights for a more put-together look, and I like it.

Along with the refresh, the Rogue still has its standard features that make this SUV a winner. The roof rails, multi-level headlights, and 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels give it a very modern and sporty appearance.

This small SUV is a looker, and the bright, two-toned, deep ocean blue metallic and super black paint colors will turn heads.

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The sleek 2024 Nissan Rogue. Photo: Chastity Velasquez Credit: Chastity Velasquez

Ohhh, That Interior

The chestnut brown quilted leather upholstery gives this SUV a luxurious look without breaking the bank. The seats are comfortable and offer a heating option, making it perfect for road trips and everyday driving.

Once you sit in the Rogue, you might be pleasantly surprised at how soft and comfortable the leather seats are. Called Zero Gravity seats, they are designed to support you effortlessly, and it’s almost as if they mold to your body, which makes a long car ride a breeze.

The 12.3-inch touch-screen display (much larger than the previous 9-inch model) and the 12.3-inch digital dashboard are both easy to navigate. Combined with the prominent 10.8-inch head-up display, drivers can focus on the road and not be distracted by trying to figure out the technology.

A large wireless charging pad is located in the front center console. I couldn’t believe it when I discovered it would charge my phone, even though the case had a pop socket. I’ve noticed that in other cars, the charging pad typically does not work with that type of case. It’s a simple feature, but one that should be noted and much appreciated.

Along with the wireless charging pad, there are also 2 USB-C ports in the front seat and the rear middle console.

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The large 12.3-inch screens are among the many upgrades in the new 2024 Nissan Rogue. Photo: Chastity Velasquez Credit: Chastity Velasquez

Google (and Cargo Space) to the Rescue

The 2024 Rogue is the first Nissan to be equipped with built-in Google Assistant, Maps, and Play+. This new feature is available in the Rogue SL and Platinum trims. Google Assistant allows drivers to navigate maps, call or voice text, and listen to music without having to pair or plug in a phone.

iPhone and Android users can still use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Rogue allows drivers to choose the connectivity options they prefer.

A middle open console has space for a small bag or purse, which is handy when you have a car full of people.

What impressed me was the Divide-N-Hide cargo floor. The Rogue is equipped with movable floorboards in the cargo space that can be rearranged in a stacking format to separate the trunk space. This adds additional storage space and can hide any bags or other items. There is also a side cubby hole that is perfect for a gallon of milk or other bottles. No more milk rolling around and destroying the other groceries.

2024 Nissan Rogue. 024 Nissan Rogue has plenty of storage space. Photo: Chastity Velasquez Credit: Chastity Velasquez
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Swaddled in Safety

While I enjoy getting the scoop on all the middle school drama from my son, we can all agree that the non-stop chatter can be a distraction at times. But with the blind spot warnings, traffic alerts, and collision warnings the Nissan Rogue is equipped with, I was able to hear who received a detention on Monday all while backing up in the school parking lot with kids running around. That is a feat in itself!

Other great safety features:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • ProPilot Assist includes steering assist intelligent cruise control
  • Brake Assist
  • High Beam Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • HD Enhanced intelligent around-view monitor
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The Nissan Rogue interior is both gorgeous and comfortable. Photo: Chastity Velasquez Credit: Chastity Velasquez

What We Loved about the Nissan Rogue

  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Divide-N-Hide Cargo Space
  • Heated Seats
  • Storage space for my purse
  • Google Assistant
  • Wireless Charging Pad
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Road trip ready in the Nissan Rogue. Photo: Chastity Velasquez Credit: Chastity Velasquez

What this Car Costs, and Who It’s For

The Nissan Rogue is for singles, couples, or small families, those who want good gas mileage, and those who seek an SUV that gives a lot of comfort and value at an affordable price.

Starting at $40,200, the 2024 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD offers 201 horsepower, 225 lb-ft of torque with a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds and averages 31 MPG.

The Rogue I drove is priced at $45,145 with added features like external ground lighting, illuminated kickplates, heated rear seats, and a hands-free power liftgate. That’s a whole lot of features and safety for my family for the price. Add just a skinch of mom time with only the sound of wind and engine in my ears, and I’d say it’s a delightful car to spend time in when you’re not driving the kids around too.

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