Haha, had to laugh at mires quote.I would start by selling it.
I would liken it to using a Subaru to some extents. If you can make it work, why not. If that is what you have, you work with it if you don't wanna sell it.My wife and I have a 2015 Rogue and sometimes I look at it and think "would it work?" They do have a surprising amount of interior cargo space. The CVT is weird but regularly returns great MPGs. Plus I have great views with all the cameras. With AWD we have a center diff lock and descent control (up to 28mph I believe). In Missouri our AWD preformed admirably in poor conditions.
Its sold as the X-trail globally so there may be a small aftermarket for it soon. The biggest stock issue is approach angle. That front bumper has to change, but with that, a mild lift and new tires I think it would be a pretty decent option for exploring the backcountry. Its no X/Fronty/R51, but its plenty capable for what it is.