Does the Nissan Rogue have 3rd row seating?

Nissan Rogue Review side view

The Nissan Rogue is one of the world’s most popular SUV crossovers. Launched in 2007, it quickly became the best selling SUV in the United States, and coupled with the Nissan X-Trail, the Rogue is actually the best selling SUV of all time.

It makes sense, then, that people want to know if the Rogue comes with third-row seating. After all, if a vehicle is that popular, then Nissan has got the formula right, and if you can get it in a seven-seat version, then it could be the perfect family vehicle.

So did the Nissan Rogue have third row seating? With the 2014 update, the Nissan Rogue was available with a third-row option. From the 2018 model year, that option was discontinued.

When the Nissan Rogue was updated in 2014, one of the major changes was to a bigger platform. This not only have more cabin space, but also more luggage space as well.

One of the criteria for having third row seating is to have enough space in the cargo area to store the third row of seats. In this case, the 2014 update enabled Nissan to offer seven seats as an option.

However, because it wasn’t taken up by many people – most of whom decided if they really needed a seven-seat SUV they would buy a Nissan Pathfinder instead – Nissan dropped the third-row option in 2018, which made it only four years that the Rogue was available as a seven seater.

Therefore the model years to look out for were as follows:

  • 2014 Nissan Rogue
  • 2015 Nissan Rogue
  • 2016 Nissan Rogue
  • 2017 Nissan Rogue

Will Nissan offer 3rd row seating on the 2019 Nissan Rogue?

Not at this stage, nor is it likely to offer it on any future Rogues, however if the platform is updated or the vehicle increased in size with future generations, then it could be possible.

However, if you really want a Nissan seven-seat SUV, then you can’t go too far wrong with the Pathfinder.

You also get more power from the Pathfinder’s 3.5-liter V6, versus the 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the Nissan Rogue.

The Pathfinder also offers seats that adults can fit into, whereas the Rogue’s back row was really only for small children.

Another reason to go for the Pathfinder is the extra space that the larger vehicle brings.

Even with the third row in place, there’s more room for cargo or luggage, creating a more versatile and practical interior.

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A passionate writer, editor and driver, Karl is the go-to man when it comes to four wheels. With stints in television, radio, print and online, Karl has been writing about cars for more than a decade. He drives around 100 vehicles every year and has tested everything from Bugattis to Suzukis. Sometimes on track, sometimes off-road, his focus is on producing objective journalism without fear or favour.

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