2017 Nissan Rogue

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  • Nissan Rogue
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    CVT
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    170
  • MPG(Cty):
    26 (Est.)
  • MPG(Hwy):
    33 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    175
  • Displacement:
    2.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    120 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; FWD, AWD
  • Price:
    24000 (Est.)
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A careful refresh brings all the right goodies for shoppers

Nissan reworked the Rogue for the 2017 model year to be more attractive to buyers in the highly competitive compact crossover segment. An aggressive new exterior look complements a handsome interior redesign, combined with new-for-Rogue safety features and in-dash technology. Nissan’s goal: to make the Rogue its best-selling model in the U.S. Not surprisingly, Nissan succeeded thanks to these updates and the explosive crossover market. But Nissan isn’t leaving the Rogue alone. For 2018, more enhancements have been added.

"There are so many enhancements to Rogue for 2017, with every one of them designed to enhance its appeal with the fastest growing segment of buyers in the industry," said Michael Bunce, vice president of product planning for Nissan North America. "The crowning achievement is the addition of the new Rogue Hybrid, which increases fuel efficiency without compromising passenger roominess or cargo utility."

And while Nissan should be proud of adding a hybrid model to the Rogue’s lineup, the gasoline-electric won’t likely be the Rogue’s most popular guise. For those interested in the Rogue Hybrid, check out TopSpeed’s full coverage here. No, rather than the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 30-kW electric motor, most Rogues will come equipped with the familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder, CVT Xtronic transmission, and the choice of FWD or AWD.

Since its introduction for the 2008 model year, the Rogue has been growing its annual sales figures by leaps and bounds. Impressively, Nissan moved 287,190 Rogues during the 2015 calendar year – that’s more than the Jeep Cherokee at 220,260 examples sold and far more than either the Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage, both of which were under 64,000 units sold. Still, there’s room to grow. Honda’s CR-V leads the pack with 345,600 examples sold in the 2015 calendar year and Ford was right behind with 306,500 examples of the Escape moving off dealer lots.

There’s no doubt 2017’s improvements pushed the Rogue upward in popularity, but 2018’s addition of self-driving tech and a few appearance package options should bring even more customers to Nissan dealerships. Let’s have a detailed look at what Nissan has done with the Rogue for 2018.

Update 10/18/2017: Nissan announced upgrades for the 2018 Rogue, including ProPilot Assist, NissanConnect coming as standard, and changes to the Midnight Edition.

Continue reading for the full review.

 

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5 Affordable SUVs Worth Considering

5 Affordable SUVs Worth Considering

All in $25k to $30k range

I am presenting you 5 Affordable SUVs worth considering from a crazy, overfilled segment with more contenders than we can count. With the SUVs taking over the market at an unprecedented pace, I am pressed to find nice affordable SUVs you should actually consider before your next purchase.

No, I did not focus only on the cheapest, smallest or the best equipped - I actually tried to find some balance between the size, image, power output, and price. What I’ve found out is that quite a lot of rather formidable SUVs fall in the price category between $25,000 and $30,000. I picked out five of the SUVs that will be fast enough, that won’t break the bank, that have enough room inside, yet aren’t oddballs.

True, nothing surprising is on the list, but that may be just a sign that these five vehicles simply tick the most boxes of interest when it comes to new SUVs.

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Nissan Introduces Easy Tire-Fill Alert System Because It's Too Hard to Do it the Old-Fashioned Way

Nissan Introduces Easy Tire-Fill Alert System Because It’s Too Hard to Do it the Old-Fashioned Way

Can we not do anything without some kind of “assistance?”

15 years ago, before the age of tire pressure monitoring systems, we checked out tire pressure once a week when filling up the gas tank. From there we would proceed to add air to any of our car’s tires and go about our lives until the next fill-up unless we notice a tire looking a little low. Well, nowadays we have tire pressure monitoring systems that tell us when a tire drops below a certain pressure level. Nissan wants to take that a bit further, though and has introduced the Easy Tire-Fill alert system.

This system essentially prevents the need for us to check tire pressure as we add air to our tires. It’s routinely simple, leave the ignition key on with the engine off and add air pressure. When pressure is right, the horn will honk. Overpressure the tire, and the hazard lights will kick on along with another quick honk of the horn. Nissan claims this system will help consumers save money as underinflated tires can rob you of gas mileage and shorten the life of your tires, but is a system like this even necessary?

No, it isn’t. It’s ridiculous, actually. It’s not hard to pull out your old pressure gauge and check your tire pressure. Most air pumps even have a built-in gauge to make life even easier. All this system does is prove how lazy we as consumers can be. Sure, it’s a cool novelty I guess, but it’s an outrageous technology that we really don’t need. Oh, it does cut down the time it takes to fill underinflated tires by half, but you know that’s about 30 seconds of your life once a month or so at best.

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Nissan Brings Star Wars to L.A. with Six Wild-Looking Concept Cars

Nissan Brings Star Wars to L.A. with Six Wild-Looking Concept Cars

Would you go to war in a flying Nissan?

The Los Angeles Auto Show is the perfect occasion for carmakers to launch their late-in-the-year models for the U.S. market, but Nissan decided to go with something different in 2017. Having signed a collaboration with Lucasfilm for the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" movie, the Japanese automaker unveiled no fewer than six Star Wars-themed concept cars. Each of them is based on characters and crafts from the upcoming film, set to debut on December 15, and are built around Nissan’s most popular models in the U.S., the Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima, and Maxima.

The vehicles were developed at the Lucasfilm studios, where artists penned everything from the design, colors, textures, and graphics, all inspired by the Star Wars franchise. The sketches were then brought to life using hydro-dipped graphics and aged exterior design to show simulated use in battle. Don’t worry; you won’t be seeing any flying Nissans in the movie, but also don’t expect any of these concepts to make it into production. Let’s have a closer look at each of them below.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project

2017 Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project

Yet another Nissan on tracks!

Introduced in 2013 and revised for the 2017 model year, the second-generation Rogue has evolved into one of Nissan’s best-selling vehicles in the United States. As a result, the SUV is getting a lot of attention from the brand, including a few special-edition models like the Midnight Edition. For the 2017 New York Auto Show, the Japanese firm transformed the Rogue into a snow bank and sand dune fighter. This go-anywhere Rogue is called the Trail Warrior Project and uses tracks instead of wheels.

As cool as it may sound, this isn’t the first Rogue on tracks. In early 2016, Nissan unveiled a similar Rogue that was build by Motorsports in Action in Quebec, Canada. Also fitted with tracks, it was demonstrated on snow and created quite a lot of buzz on the Internet. However, it wasn’t as spectacular as the Trail Warrior Project, as it lacked the military look and most of the gear. Before the Rogue, Nissan built the Juke Nismo RSnow, a Juke Nismo on track that was developed and showcased in Europe. So Nissan has a lot of experience with corssovers on tracks and could build a production model. Unfortunately, is appears that the Trail Warrior Project will remain a New York Auto Show exclusive concept only.

"This new Rogue Trail Warrior adds a new dimension to family adventures with its snow/sand tracks, gear basket, winch and camo paint," said Michael Bunce, vice president of product planning at Nissan North America. "If you want to stand out from the crowd during a day on the slopes or the beach, this is the vehicle to take."

Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Midnight Edition

2017 Nissan Rogue Midnight Edition

New package now available for Nissan’s best-selling model

The Chicago Auto Show has carved a unique niche in the auto show calendar. Whereas other events like Geneva and Detroit are considered the two biggest shows in the world, the Windy City’s version has evolved into a place where automakers showcase their latest accessories and special editions. Nissan, for example, is heavily involved in Chicago because most of its high-profile models, including the best-selling Nissan Rogue, are showing off their new Midnight Edition packages.

You might remember that Nissan initially offered the Midnight Edition package for the Maxima sedan a year ago. Well, it turns out that a lot of people liked the essence of the package that they started clamoring the Japanese automaker to expand its availability to other models wearing the Nissan badge. And so, here we are. Nissan not only gave in to those demands, it went above and beyond what was asked and developed packages for not one, but five new models, including the aforementioned Rogue compact SUV.

The Midnight Edition package for the Nissan Rogue consists mainly of aesthetic upgrades meant to infuse some sporting character to the vehicle. In as far as objectives are concerned, the Rogue’s Midnight Edition package not different from others of its kind, even if the specifics do vary depending on the model.

Remember though that if you’re looking for extensive upgrades to your Nissan Rogue, the Midnight Edition package doesn’t address everything you might be looking for. For one, engine upgrades are nowhere to be found and the interior add-ons are minimal at best. But if your expectations are right where they should be, the package should be an attractive option, especially since the added cost of it won’t necessarily burn holes in your pocket.

Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan Rogue Midnight Edition package.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Nissan’s handsome crossover goes green

Nissan first started production of the Rogue in 2007, officially dropping cover at the Detroit Auto Show. Since then, the model has enjoyed several updates, including a new generation that was unveiled in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Throughout its lifespan, the Rogue has always been equipped with a four-cylinder gasoline engine for motivation. But these are greener times than what we saw in 2007, and as such, Nissan just released the face-lifted Rogue with the option for a hybrid powerplant. In addition to fewer stops at the pump, the new Rogue Hybrid also promises “virtually no compromise” when it comes to the compact SUV’s performance, interior space, and cargo room, as compared to the standard Rogue.

Unveiled recently at the Miami International Auto Show, the new Rogue looks poised to topple the Altima mid-size sedan in terms of average sales across Nissan’s model lineup. With momentum like that, it makes sense to offer an eco-friendly alternative to broaden the crossover’s appeal. After all, Toyota is already doing it with the RAV4. Of course, Toyota is no stranger to hybrid technology (it gave the world the Prius, for goodness sake), but neither is Nissan at this point. Paired with crossover sales that continue to show strength year after year, the Rogue Hybrid should have what it takes to perform. Right?

Updated 01/31/2017: We’ve added up-to-date pricing information, as well as more info on competing models.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid.

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Take Two: Nissan Rogue Sport is the Right Idea with the Wrong Engine

Take Two: Nissan Rogue Sport is the Right Idea with the Wrong Engine

Wherefore art thou, turbo?

Our Ciprian Florea recently said the Nissan Rogue Sport unveiled at North American International Auto Show was a sign of “what’s wrong with the industry.” I disagree – mostly.

I think the Nissan Rogue Sport – Qashqai to Nissan outside the U.S. – is a great idea with the wrong engine.

Size matters...

Florea took issue with the Rogue Sport’s size being too close to that of the Rogue. I say buyers will like that it’s more than a foot shorter than Rogue. And Nissan engineers deserve kudos because they did this without much compromise on the wheelbase, which is only 2.3 inches shorter than the Rogue. This should make for an interior that is surprisingly roomy compared to the exterior footprint.

More importantly, it will slot the Rogue Sport into a sweet spot in Nissan’s lineup. While the Nissan Juke is widely credited with igniting the subcompact crossover segment in America, many find it too small.

Last time my wife was car-shopping, she first test drove the current-generation Rogue. She liked the interior space, but found the vehicle somewhat intimidating to maneuver in tight parking lots. Several years of daily driving a snub-nosed Nissan cube will do that to you, I guess. Mostly, she was intimidated when backing the Rogue, though Nissan’s AroundView monitor was helpful, she said.

Right after she drove the Rogue, she drove a Nissan Juke at my insistence. The Juke is a fun little thing, and it’s not much larger than the cube to which she was accustomed. I thought it might be a winner. She had less trouble parking it and could back it more easily, but the interior was simply too cramped for our family.

She ultimately settled on a second cube, buying one of the last 2014s available in the knowledge that Nissan would not be importing the model to America in 2015. But now that she’s seen the Rogue Sport, she says she would have liked to had a chance to drive it.

The other thing about the Rogue Sport’s size that will be attractive to buyers, including my wife: Smaller tends to mean lighter, which tends to mean better fuel economy. Nissan hasn’t released EPA fuel economy estimates yet, but I would expect it to do better in the real world than the Rogue, which itself gets pretty good fuel economy. The last Rogue I reviewed a couple of years ago averaged miles per gallon in the mid-20s in mixed city/highway driving. The EPA rates the current Rogue at 33 mpg highway, 26 mpg city, 29 combined.

I think the Rogue Sport will be, for a lot of buyers, the Goldilocks of the Nissan SUV lineup: Not too big, not too small, not too thirsty – just right. Keep reading to find out why!

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The Nissan Qashqai Coming to the U.S. Shows What's Wrong with the Industry

The Nissan Qashqai Coming to the U.S. Shows What’s Wrong with the Industry

Is the SUV craze running out of control?

So Nissan finally brought the Qashqai to the U.S., where it will be sold as the Rogue Sport and slot between the familiar Juke and Rogue models. A very popular crossover in Europe and Nissan’s best-selling nameplate in certain countries, the Rogue Sport comes to strengthen the companies presence on the highly profitable SUV market. It remains to be seen whether it will be successful or not, but a comparison with the Rogue reveals what’s wrong with the whole auto industry today.

A quick look at the numbers shows that the Rogue Sport is only 12.1 inches shorter and a tenth inch narrower than the Rogue. For a vehicle that’s more than four meters long, 12 inches isn’t that much and in this case it doesn’t make a very big difference on the inside since the Rogue Sport’s wheelbase is only 2.3 inches shorter. What’s more, the Qashqai is only 10 inches shorter and more than an inch wider than the first-generation Rogue. Why is that important you ask? Well, like most modern vehicles, Nissan made the second-generation Rogue larger than its predecessor, applying the same "buyers want more room and a more rugged appearance" strategy.

So basically it designed the Rogue with a bigger footprint back in 2012, and some years later it decided that it needs a smaller crossover that’s not as small as the Juke on the U.S. market. It’s pretty much what a lot of automakers have done in recent years.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

The Nissan Qashqai finally makes it to the U.S.

The second-generation Nissan Rogue was introduced in 2013, and much like its predecessor, it’s a version of the X-Trail specifically revised for the North American market. Upgraded inside and out for the 2017 model year, the Rogue also gained a little brother for the 2018 model year. Dubbed Rogue Sport, this new crossover is actually the second-generation Qashqai, that Nissan launched in Europe for the 2014 model year.

In case you’re wondering, Nissan decided to the rename it the Rogue Sport as the company found that Americans would have trouble pronouncing the Qashqai name. In Canada, however, the Qashqai will retain its original name, which comes from the Qashqai people living in mountainous Southwestern Iran.

Aside from the name and minor revisions on the outside (due to homologation reasons), the Rogue Sport is identical to its European counterparts as far as design goes. Slotted between the Juke and the Rogue, the Rogue Sport is supposed to appeal to "singles or couples without kids who want a sportier vehicle and can live with a little less cargo capacity than the current Rogue offers."

The crossover gets its juice from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder connected to the company’s Xtronic CVT. This is the biggest engine available in the Euro-spec Qashqai, but not the most powerful, which is the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-pot. The crossover will be available in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL.

Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan Rogue Sport.

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2017 Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition

2017 Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition

Are you for the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you know that the Star Wars franchise is experiencing a renaissance. As with most valued franchises, companies have had no problem jumping in on the bandwagon. Count Nissan among these companies and the Japanese automaker hasn’t been bashful about its partnership with Star Wars franchise. You only need to take a look at the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition that was unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show to see the lengths by which this partnership has grown in the past few years.

Based on the 2017 Nissan Rogue, the SUV gets an overdose in Star Wars-related cosmetic digs, right down to the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire logos on the cupholders and the Rogue One logo badging on the front doors. Remember in 2013 when Nissan and Star Wars also collaborated on another model, the Juke Star Wars Edition? That version had more buzz surrounding it, but you can make a case that the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition SUV received more of the stylized Star Wars treatment than the Juke ever had.

Here’s the best part about the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition: only 5,400 units are going to be made available and of that 5,400 units, 5,000 has been earmarked for the U.S. market with the remaining 400 going to Canada. It’s a far cry from the Juke Star Wars Edition, which was only made available in Japan. Remember though, the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition only comes in package form and is only available for Rogue models equipped with the Sun and Sound Touring Package. The package costs $1,990.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition.

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Nissan Brings Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition To LA

Nissan Brings Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition To LA

If there’s one thing Nissan is going to get credit for at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, it will be that it had, by far, one of the best debut’s we’ve ever seen. And, the best part is, that debut was the 2017 Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. If you didn’t catch the debut, you missed one hell of a show, as it featured a dramatic show as two examples of the limited-edition model were accompanied by battle-ready storm troopers. It’s the kind of thing that makes you proud to be a Star Wars fan. The show aside, the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition brings together exclusive interior and exterior modifications to go with a full-sized Death Trooper collectible helmet – color us sold.

The two models that Nissan Showcased today came in contrasting colors with one being primarily black and the other primarily white. Outside modifications include a blacked out V-motion grille, fog-light delete, black air dam trim, and black wheels. In the rear, the chrome trim on the lower fascia has been painted black along with the chrome trim on the rear hatch. The taillights have been smoked out and the custom Star Wars badging rounds out the exterior package. On the inside, the interior is done up in all black, while the inserts around the door handles, instrument cluster, infotainment display and HVAC controls, and gear shifter have all take on the Gloss Black appearance. There is blue backlight on the pedals, and the backlighting of the instrument cluster and HVAC controls have a special shade of blue as well. Of course, don’t forget that cool Death Troopers helmet that you’ll surely want to hang on to for a long time to come.

As far as pricing goes, the package will set you back $1,990, and can only be had on 2017 Rogue SV models that are equipped with the Sun and Sound Touring package. Reservations for the limited edition are taking place now on Nissan’s USA website, but you probably don’t have to rush too quickly as a total of 5,400 will be built and shared between U.S. and Canadian markets. It seems like a lot for a limited-edition model, but then again, there’s a lot of Star Wars fans out there, so they could end up selling off pretty quickly.

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Star Wars-Themed Nissan Rogue to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

Star Wars-Themed Nissan Rogue to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

That’s no moon, it’s a Nissan

Nissan just joined the growing list of brands taking part in the tie-in fest currently underway for the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise. To help promote the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nissan will build a limited number of special edition Star Wars’d Rogue crossovers for U.S. and Canadian super fans who crave a little bit of the Force in their drive.

Exact details on pricing and availability are still forthcoming, with full disclosure slated for the LA Auto Show next month. In fact, we don’t even know what this special Star Wars Rogue will look like beyond the addition of special badging, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna guess.

How about some ionization reactor-powered hyperdrive units in the rear, quad laser packs on the doors, lightsaber storage in the cabin, and a spot to mount your personal R2 unit on the roof?

Too elaborate? Some new wheels, unique exterior paint, and body stripes will suffice, then. I guess.

The Nissan Rogue is actually the top-selling model produced by the Japanese automaker at the moment, and it was just updated for 2017 with new styling, more interior outfit, safety tech, and for the first time, a hybrid powertrain. All that (plus the name) makes it a solid candidate for the tie-in.

And in case you were unaware, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story depicts the events that take place between Episode 3 and Episode 4, roughly just before A New Hope in the Star Wars universe timeline.

The Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off November 18th (press days are November 16th and 17th) while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters December 16th.

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2017 Nissan Rogue

2017 Nissan Rogue

A careful refresh brings all the right goodies for shoppers

Nissan reworked the Rogue for the 2017 model year to be more attractive to buyers in the highly competitive compact crossover segment. An aggressive new exterior look complements a handsome interior redesign, combined with new-for-Rogue safety features and in-dash technology. Nissan’s goal: to make the Rogue its best-selling model in the U.S. Not surprisingly, Nissan succeeded thanks to these updates and the explosive crossover market. But Nissan isn’t leaving the Rogue alone. For 2018, more enhancements have been added.

"There are so many enhancements to Rogue for 2017, with every one of them designed to enhance its appeal with the fastest growing segment of buyers in the industry," said Michael Bunce, vice president of product planning for Nissan North America. "The crowning achievement is the addition of the new Rogue Hybrid, which increases fuel efficiency without compromising passenger roominess or cargo utility."

And while Nissan should be proud of adding a hybrid model to the Rogue’s lineup, the gasoline-electric won’t likely be the Rogue’s most popular guise. For those interested in the Rogue Hybrid, check out TopSpeed’s full coverage here. No, rather than the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 30-kW electric motor, most Rogues will come equipped with the familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder, CVT Xtronic transmission, and the choice of FWD or AWD.

Since its introduction for the 2008 model year, the Rogue has been growing its annual sales figures by leaps and bounds. Impressively, Nissan moved 287,190 Rogues during the 2015 calendar year – that’s more than the Jeep Cherokee at 220,260 examples sold and far more than either the Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage, both of which were under 64,000 units sold. Still, there’s room to grow. Honda’s CR-V leads the pack with 345,600 examples sold in the 2015 calendar year and Ford was right behind with 306,500 examples of the Escape moving off dealer lots.

There’s no doubt 2017’s improvements pushed the Rogue upward in popularity, but 2018’s addition of self-driving tech and a few appearance package options should bring even more customers to Nissan dealerships. Let’s have a detailed look at what Nissan has done with the Rogue for 2018.

Update 10/18/2017: Nissan announced upgrades for the 2018 Rogue, including ProPilot Assist, NissanConnect coming as standard, and changes to the Midnight Edition.

Continue reading for the full review.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Unveiled

2017 Nissan Rogue Unveiled

Nissan’s popular compact crossover gets a facelift

Now in its second generation, the Nissan Rogue has been doing remarkably well lately, with sales looking to dethrone the Altima in the Japanese automaker’s lineup. Now, Nissan is giving the Rogue a facelift, adding new styling, new technology, and most excitingly, a new hybrid powertrain option.

Let’s talk about the hybrid first. This is the first time the Rogue has received battery-powered assistance, pairing a lithium-ion juice-maker with a single 30-kW electric motor and 2.0-liter internal combustion engine. An Xtronic automatic transmission routes the output. Paired with FWD, the Rogue Hybrid manages an estimated fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 34 mpg combined.

If you prefer to go gas-only, you still get 170 horsepower from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Both the Hybrid and ICE-only variant are offered with either AWD or FWD.

Outside, you’ll find new styling, with plenty of tweaks to the front fascia. Customers get nine different paint choices, while 18-inch alloy wheels are offered as an available option.

There’s new styling inside as well, plus new materials throughout the three-row, seven-passenger cabin. Techy bits include navigation, Mobile Apps support, a 7.0-inch touch screen display, voice recognition, and Around View monitor. There are also available heated front seats.

Safety wise, the Rogue gets stuff like Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Departure Prevention, as well as available Forward Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, and Intelligent Cruise Control.

Non-hybrid variants are offered in three trim levels (S, SV, and SL), while the Hybrid gets two trim levels (SV and SL).

Look for the refreshed Rogue to make its big public debut at the Miami International Auto Show.

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2016 Nissan "Winter Warrior" Concepts

2016 Nissan "Winter Warrior" Concepts

Three crossover snowmobiles with a go-anywhere attitude

No matter where you live in the U.S., this winter has been a weird one. Some parts of the country are slammed with snow, and sometimes, the usual combination of AWD and cold-weather rubber just won’t cut it. When the white stuff is deep and the interstate looks like a ski resort, it’s time to bring in the big guns. Enter the Winter Warriors – three one-off crossover concepts from Nissan that are here to battle the elements with powder-churning treads and little regard for low-grip conditions.

Slated to debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, the one-off Winter Warriors started life as stock-spec examples of the Pathfinder, Murano, and Rogue. Nissan then added extreme capability with outrageous new running gear, complemented by a list of out-door accessories and a unique exterior look.

The result is… well, the word extreme certainly comes to mind.

Updated 02/16/2016: We added a series of images taken during the Warrior’s official at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Check ’Pictures’ tab to see them.

Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan "Winter Warrior" Concepts.

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Nissan Rogue Will Get Smaller Variant and a Hybrid

Nissan Rogue Will Get Smaller Variant and a Hybrid

The second-generation 2014 Nissan Rogue has been selling like hotcakes in its second year on the market, and that’s enough for Nissan to plan some big changes to the mid-size crossover. When launched for the 2014 model year, the new Rogue gave Nissan a stylish and spacious CUV that could seat up to seven, but it sounds like Nissan dealerships will soon be getting a couple of new versions of the popular crossover.

According to Automotive News, the three-row Rogue will eventually be joined by the European-spec 2015 Nissan Qashqai. The Qashqai already stands as a smaller form of the 2015 Nissan X-Trail, which is the European version of the Rogue. The new Rogue is taller, longer, wider and significantly heavier than the first-gen Rogue, so it sounds like the Qashqai would come to the U.S. as a scaled-down crossover to compete against the 2014 Ford Escape and 2016 Honda CR-V. Looking at the Qashqai, it has a similar – if not bolder – styling than the new Rogue, but it isn’t as polarizing as Nissan’s current compact crossover, the 2015 Nissan Juke.

It’s not clear when Nissan plans to offer this smaller crossover in its U.S. lineup, but it will be adding a new Rogue Hybrid in 2016. This version of the Rogue was pretty much expected, following the announcement of the X-Trail Hybrid back in April. The good news is that the X-Trail Hybrid will carry a fuel economy rating of about 48 mpg, although this uses the Japanese driving cycle, which doesn’t equally convert to the U.S. EPA cycle. Even though it wouldn’t carry the same rating in the U.S., it should still boast impressive numbers. And this should come as good news for hybrid fans, since Nissan just recently dropped its only hybrid, the Pathfinder Hybrid.

Finally, after all of the new models join the Rogue lineup, Nissan will finally drop the Rogue Select, which is a carryover model of the first-gen Rogue standing as a smaller and lower-priced alternative.

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Nissan Rogue Could Get A Hybrid Version

Nissan Rogue Could Get A Hybrid Version

Nissan recently announced plans to sell the 48-mpg Nissan X-Trail Hybrid in Japan starting next month, and since the X-Trail is essentially the same as the U.S.-spec Nissan Rogue, it theoretically wouldn’t take much to offer a Rogue Hybrid. Nobusuke Toukura, chief engineer for the X-Trail, backed that up by saying that Nissan is considering such a hybrid, although it was far from any type of confirmation and there was no time frame mentioned.

Assuming it would simply carry over the same drivetrain components from the X-Trail Hybrid, a potential Rogue Hybrid would swap out the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine for a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that Nissan promises will offer enhanced quietness and acceleration. The key difference, of course, is the added electrical components, which in this case is Nissan’s Intelligent Dual Clutch Control (a single motor with two clutches) powered by a lithium-ion battery that doesn’t eat into any of the crossover’s cargo capacity. In addition to its improved fuel economy, the X-Trail Hybrid also promises a 75 percent reduction of NOx exhaust emissions.

Although Nissan remains mum on plans for a Rogue Hybrid crossover in the U.S., the X-Trail Hybrid is expected to be a hit in Japan, perhaps accounting for 40 percent of X-Trail sales. With the Rogue currently ranked as the second-best-selling product in Nissan’s U.S. portfolio, the addition of a hybrid model would surely help to continue the compact CUV’s sales surge.

Click past the jump to read more about the future Nissan Rogue Hybrid.

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2014 Nissan Rogue Select

2014 Nissan Rogue Select

Essentially a simplified version of the 2014 Nissan Rogue, the 2014 Rogue Select is the kind of what-you-see-is-what-you-get compact SUV that leaves everything it’s got at the front door. It doesn’t come with a lot of major surprises, offering itself as is and little in the way of added surprises.

It figures that for a compact SUV that doesn’t have a whole lot of optional equipment, the Rogue Select is being offered for budget-conscious owners. For its price (less than $20,000 for the base model) you can make a case that the Rogue Select is a good way to go just so you can say you have a compact SUV in your garage.

But the other prevailing thought is the extra money you can shell out for other models that have a lot more to offer than the Rogue Select. Nissan probably doesn’t mind that thinking since it still has the 2014 Rogue to satisfy those needs.

It’s just that in case you’re on a tight budget, Nissan has you covered with the Rogue Select.

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2014 Nissan Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue

The all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover broke cover today ahead of its arrival in U.S. showrooms this November.

The biggest news for the Rogue is a hugely revamped interior layout and level of tech integration. Now offering a third row of seats, for a total of seven seats, the Rogue also offers a longer wheelbase and wider-opening rear doors to provide easier access to the second and third rows.

The second row is now limousine-comfortable, with nine inches of fore and aft sliding capability, and a deep recline adjuster. A third row in a crossover and a starting price of just $22,490 is quite an achievement.

The exterior style is also virtually unrecognizable versus the last Rogue, which started strong as one of the first compact crossover launches. The current Rogue’s styling is not quite distinctive enough in the face of huge competition from all over the automotive world: so this redesign will inject some concept-car emotion into the surfaces and high-tech options to the exterior, including available LED headlights.

Standard automatic transmissions and a choice of front- or all-wheel-drive puts the Rogue right at the cool bull’s-eye of the crossover market. It is also much more distinctive than the RAV4or CR-V, and is the first Nissan to wear the company’s new V-bar grille — a look that will be soon be rolling out across the globe on Nissan cars and trucks.

Click past the jump for all the details on the brand new, seven-passenger 2014 Nissan Rogue, including its pricing, features and options information.

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Nissan teases five redesigned models

Nissan teases five redesigned models

After debuting the new Altima at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Nissan is moving on to its next project by presenting a teaser image showing five redesigned models that will be launched in the next 15 months. During the Altima’s official debut in New York, Nissan also presented a short promo video that showed five new models hidden under a white cover.

Rumors say that the list of redesigned models will begin with the production version of the 2013 Pathfinder and a new Sentra. From left to right in the teaser images, the cars are: the hatchback version of the latest Versa set to be unveiled by the end of the year, the 2013 Pathfinder, the new Altima, the redesigned Rogue compact crossover, and the next Sentra that will adopt the same design language as the new Altima.

We haven’t received any confirmations for any of the models listed, but these are the best speculated vehicles in terms of Nissan’s history. Nissan has confirmed, however, that the new Sentra will be the next model unveiled.

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2011 Nissan Rogue

2011 Nissan Rogue

America is unlike any other country on the planet, larger than most and with the most diversified population. Why do you think they call us the “melting pot”? This diversity is for certain, but another thing that makes America unique is their taste in vehicles. Unlike many countries around the world, the United States seems to enjoy riding high, while having the luxury of a car-like ride. Seems counter-intuitive, as those that like riding high go for trucks and those that want a smooth and cushy ride opt for sedans. Yet, the crossover, or CUV, has become a bigger hit than the Whopper and that’s mighty impressive.

Nissan has come to the table a tad late, but they have made up for their tardiness with a pleasant all-rounder: the Rogue. It blended Murano style with smaller proportions and, for some, it worked. Now, three years later, Nissan has revamped the Rogue in the hopes of garnering strong sales before a major refresh is in order.

More details on the 2011 Nissan Rogue after the jump.

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Nissan Rogue Gets Host Of Changes For 2011

Nissan Rogue Gets Host Of Changes For 2011

The Nissan Rogue might have flown below the radar, but that hasn’t stopped Nissan from giving the SUV a refresh for 2011. On the exterior, the Nissan gets the unusual egg crate grille, similar to what we find on the Murano. The foglamps get new surroundings that help the front get a more stylistic look.

On the SL and S Krom Edition, you can choose 18-inch wheels for the first time. With those massive wheels and the chrome grille, this is one shiny machine. Not to mention it looks far better than the old models.

There are also other changes that nobody will likely notice. There are new spats in front of the wheels and a new underbody tray that will cut aerodynamic drag and give a 1-mile per gallon fuel increase. That increase helps the front-wheel drive Rogue get 22/28 mpg, while the all-wheel drive version will manage 22/26.

We will get our first glimpse of the new 2011 Rogue at the Z Car Convention in Nashville, TN which started on the 28th and will continue until August 1.

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2010 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition prices announced

2010 Nissan Rogue S Krom Edition prices announced

The Japanese automaker Nissan has just announced pricing for the special edition 2010 Rogue S Krom, a supped up CUV that gets a few cosmetic upgrades to set itself apart from ordinary crossovers and is now available in dealer’s showrooms across the country with prices starting at $23,940 for the base model Rogue S FWD Krom Edition and climbs all the way up to $25,140 for the Rogue S AWD Krom Edition.

The new Nissan Krom edition is based on the 2010 Rogue S and adds a set of brilliantly finished aluminum alloys wrapped in 225/60 Continental Conti 4x4 Contact tires before adding a unique grille to match the rims along with an aggressive front fascia complete with integrated fog lights. In the back, the Nissan Rogue Krom edition includes a boldly styled rear sport fascia with integrated center exit exhaust down low and a color matched rear spoiler up top. The body colored theme continues with the power side mirrors on the exterior while on the inside a Krom emblem and steering wheel mounted audio controls complete the Krom equipment modifications.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Nissan Rogue Krom Edition

2010 Nissan Rogue Krom Edition

The Japanese automaker Nissan has launched a special edition version of the 2010 model year Rogue crossover utility vehicle. Called the Rogue Krom, the new package is all about appearance with its aggressive sport styling, exclusive 17-inch wheels and a center-exit sport-tuned exhaust.

The all new Krom edition is based on the 2010 Rogue S, and adds a brilliant finish to the aluminum-alloy wheels and then wraps them with a set of 225/60 Continental Conti 4x4 Contact tires and a unique grille to match the rims embedded in the aggressive front fascia with integrated fog lights. In the rear, the Rogue Krom edition includes a boldly styled sport fascia with integrated center-exit exhaust, a body-colored rear spoiler and rear privacy glass. Body-colored power outside mirrors, a Krom emblem and steering wheel-mounted audio controls complete the Krom equipment modifications.

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2010 Nissan Rogue

2010 Nissan Rogue

Nissan revealed details on the 2010 Rogue SUV once again offering a unique combination of sporty styling, engaging performance, versatility, safety and traditional Nissan value – including a new high-content 360° Value Package.

The 2010 Rogue is available in two models, Rogue S and Rogue SL, each with a standard 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Both S and SL models are available with an intuitive All-Wheel Drive system. Rogue SL models include standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

For 2010, the Rogue SUV is priced as follows: Rogue S FWD $20,340; Rogue SL FWD $21,930; Rogue S AWD $21,540; Rogue SL AWD $23,130. The 360° Value Package is priced at $1,040.

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2010 Nissan Rogue prices announced

2010 Nissan Rogue prices announced

Nissan announced prices for the 2010 Rogue SUV which is now on sale. For 2010 the Rogue SUV is being offered in four high mileage models, each equipped with a standard 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Prices will start from $20,340 for the S version and from $21,930 for the SL version.

For 2010, Rogue S models are available with a new 360° Value Package, which includes 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, privacy glass, integrated rearview mirror rearview monitor, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear spoiler and chrome grille. The 360° Value Package is priced at $1,040, a $1,000 savings compared to purchasing items separately.

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2009 Nissan Rogue

2009 Nissan Rogue

Nissan announced 2009 updates for its Rogue crossover that was introduced as an all-new model for 2008. Updates include: new auto speed-sensing door locks; fold-down front passenger seat, driver seatback pocket, dual-level center console tray and mood lighting for SL models; drive computer and outside temperature display added to SL models; two luggage side cargo hooks and dual visor vanity mirror illumination for SL models; the Leather Package option is now available for Rogue FWD SL models; and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and Nissan Intelligent Key added to the Rogue FWD Premium Package.

The 2009 Nissan Rogue is available in two models, Rogue S and Rogue SL, each with a standard 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

Both S and SL models are available with an intuitive all-wheel drive system with yaw moment control. Rogue also offers a long list of standard safety features – including front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.

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2008 Nissan Rogue pricing announced

2008 Nissan Rogue pricing announced

Nissan announced pricing on the all-new 2008 Nissan Rogue, which goes on sale September 18 at Nissan dealers nationwide. Rogue is Nissan’s first entry into the small crossover SUV segment. It is available in two well-equipped, high-value models, Rogue S and Rogue SL.
The starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the well-equipped 2008 Rogue S is $19,250 for the 2WD model and $20,450 for Rogue S AWD. Pricing for Rogue SL is $20,670 for 2WD and $21,870 for AWD.
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2007 Nissan Rogue

2007 Nissan Rogue

The new 2008 Nissan Rogue, which makes its world debut at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is designed to add a new dimension to the small crossover utility segment – satisfying both the functional needs of the buyer and their emotional needs.

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