It is becoming a bit of a tradition for the Grant family to take some sort of a local road trip over the March break and evaluate a vehicle’s ability to fulfill the needs of a family of 5. A few years ago there was a big SUV of some sort, last year we split it between a Mazda5 and a CX-7. This year, we all clambered into a 2010 Nissan Rogue to head east of the city for a minor pee wee hockey tournament in Belleville, Ontario. The Rogue would be jammed with hockey gear and enough stuff to keep a small nation afloat for weeks. I wasn’t sure it was all going to fit.
This is not our first experience with the Rogue, as I drove a pre production version a couple of years ago and then reviewed an 09 last year. I came away with a positive feeling about Nissan’s CUV on both of those occasions so I was expecting good things on this trip. The Rogue wasn’t about to let me down.