Impressive Grilling Features at a Great Price

The Napoleon Rogue Series has been a best-seller for quite some time. With impressive features, an affordable cost, and the proven quality of the Napoleon name, it’s easy to see why. For 2020, Napoleon has upped their grilling game once again with expanded offerings designed to meet a wide range of budgets and grilling needs. If you want to step into the world of high-end grilling without breaking the bank, these grills may be just what you’re looking for.

There are more than 30 Rogue Series models to choose from, so finding the best grill for your needs can seem daunting at first. We’ve put together this buying guide to highlight the differences between the three Rogue Series available to make it easier to start your search.

Find the Best Rogue Grill for You

Rogue Series grills can be divided into three groups: the original Rogue Series, the Rogue XT Series, and the Rogue SE Series. While many features are shared between each series, there are some notable differences to be aware of, as well.

Rogue Series

The original Napoleon Rogue Series offers the most affordable configurations on this list, but nothing about these grills look or feel “cheap.” It’s immediately apparent these grills are better than your local big box store’s selection.

Porcelainized Cast Iron WAVE Cooking Grids provide even heat transfer, a high-end sear, and a reversible design. A durable cast aluminum firebox offers an almost indestructible design and superior rust resistance for long-term durability. An instant JETFIRE ignition system offers an innovative and easy way to ignite your grill with quick and reliable start-ups every time. What may be even more impressive is Napoleon’s exclusive cross-over lighting system. This failsafe system ensures each burner can be lit with the other, offering one-handed operation and automatic relighting should the wind blow out one of your flames. All in all, it’s an impressive set of features on a grill at this price point.

The grill exterior matches the quality of its interior, as well. Robust ergonomic control handles offer simple control, while the sleek lid lifts easily and retains heat for oven-like performance. Quality features like the enclosed cart design and folding side shelves offer added convenience, while the all-black appearance of these grills means they’ll look great in any outdoor space. At the end of the day, you may wonder how you didn’t spend more on this grill.

Series Highlights

  • Dual-level stainless steel sear plates
  • Porcelainized cast iron WAVE cooking grids
  • Durable cast aluminum firebox
  • ACCU-PROBE temperature gauge
  • Instant JETFIRE ignition

Series Specs

ModelMain BurnersMain Burner Total BTUSide Burner BTURear Burner BTUTotal BTUMain Cooking AreaSide Burner Cooking AreaWarming Rack AreaTotal Cooking Area
R365PK232,000--32,000365 sq. in.-130 sq. in.495 sq. in.
R425PK342,000--42,000425 sq. in.-145 sq. in.570 sq. in.
R525PK448,000--48,000525 sq. in.-185 sq. in.710 sq. in.

Rogue XT Series

Stepping up from the Rogue Series is the Rogue XT Series. These grills offer a larger feature set while retaining the great value Rogue grills are known for. All of the features found on the Rogue Series are present, so you’ll be able to take advantage of the Cast Iron WAVE Cooking Grids, JETFIRE ignition and cross-fire lighting system previously mentioned.

The first upgrade you’ll notice on a Rogue XT grill is the presence of an infrared SIZZLE ZONE side burner. Capable of up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, this burner can help you create a steakhouse-like sear and a caramelized crust on your steaks and burgers. At the same time, your foods will retain moisture for better flavor and texture.

In addition to infrared burners, the Rogue XT Series features a high-top lid. The higher lid design highlights Napoleon’s craftsmanship and design prowess to create visual balance on larger Rogue models while retaining high performance and oven-like capabilities.

Feeding larger groups often? The Rogue XT is available in larger sizes than the Rogue Series, as well, with the RXT625 capable of serving up to 39 people.

Infrared SIZZLE ZONE side burner
High-Top lid design

Series Highlights

  • All features found on Rogue Series
  • Infrared SIZZLE ZONE side burner
  • High-Top lid design
  • Larger sizes available
  • Available in black and stainless steel finish options

Series Specs

ModelMain BurnersMain Burner Total BTUSide Burner BTURear Burner BTUTotal BTUMain Cooking AreaSide Burner Cooking AreaWarming Rack AreaTotal Cooking Area
RXT365SIB232,0009,000-41,000365 sq. in.95 sq. in.130 sq. in.590 sq. in.
RXT425342,000--42,000425 sq. in.-145 sq. in.570 sq. in.
RXT425SIB342,0009,000-51,000425 sq. in.95 sq. in.145 sq. in.710 sq. in.
RXT525SIB448,0009,000-57,000525 sq. in.95 sq. in.185 sq. in.850 sq. in.
RXT625SIB560,0009,000-69,000625 sq. in.95 sq. in.215 sq. in.980 sq. in.

Rogue SE Series

Of the three distinct series of Rogue grills, the Napoleon Rogue SE Series offers the highest level of performance. Pushing to the top of the entry-level price range, these grills pack in features typically found on mid-level and high-end grills while remaining budget-friendly.

All the features found on the Rogue XT Series are present here, but with added benefits, as well. The most notable of these is the infrared rear rotisserie burner system. This system is perfect for both high heat searing and low and slow spit roasting to expand your grilling options. This burner takes little to no preheating time and provides the heat necessary to keep food moist for better quality food.

On the outside of the grill, the ergonomic control knobs feature NIGHT LIGHT backlighting for better usability in low light conditions. In addition, large folding side shelves with an integrated bottle opener offer added convenience in the form of additional prep space.

Infrared SIZZLE ZONE side burner
High-Top lid design

Series Highlights

  • All features found on Rogue Series
  • Infrared SIZZLE ZONE side burner
  • High-Top lid design
  • Larger sizes available
  • Available in black and stainless steel finish options

Series Specs

ModelMain BurnersMain Burner Total BTUSide Burner BTURear Burner BTUTotal BTUMain Cooking AreaSide Burner Cooking AreaWarming Rack AreaTotal Cooking Area
RSE425RSIB342,00014,00014,50070,500425 sq. in.140 sq. in.145 sq. in.710 sq. 
RSE525RSIB448,00014,00014,50076,500525 sq. in.140 sq in.185 sq. in.850 sq. in.
RSE625RSIB560,00014,00014,50088,500625 sq. in.140 sq. in.215 sq. in.980 sq. in.

Rogue Series Accessories

With approximately two dozen additional accessories available, Napoleon’s Rogue grills can be customized to your liking. These accessories offer everything from the basic, like grill tools, to the more advanced, like wireless digital thermometers. All are designed to help you get the most out of your Rogue grill. Here are a few highlights:

Grill light (70049)
Cast Iron Charcoal Tray (67732)
Wood Chip Starter Kit (67020)
  • A Grill light (70049) designed to make night grilling easier.
  • The Cast Iron Charcoal Tray (67732) provides the ability to cook with charcoal on a gas grill.
  • The Wood Chip Starter Kit (67020) allows you to add a smoky flavor to your foods using real wood chips.

Be sure to check out our full selection of compatible grilling accessories available with your Rogue Grill!

Get Expert Advice

We hope you’ve enjoyed this overview of the Napoleon Rogue Series of grills. While we’ve tried to offer a thorough overview of these products, we’re here to help if you have any additional questions. Give our product specialists a call at 888-690-3773 or contact us by email, and we’ll do our best to assist you.