Inside the 2017 Nissan Rogue

Sporty and compact crossovers have taken over the car industry today as the demand for crossovers has become hotter than ever. While the Honda CR-V has bumped the Civic and Accord — Honda’s best-selling cars — behind, the all-new 2017 Nissan Rogue has done the same to the Nissan Altima. People now prefer crossovers over sedans.

2017 has been a good year for Rogue buyers as Nissan has made the new Rogue much better than its 2014 model. Moreover, Nissan has added a little something to its best-selling car line, an extremely fuel efficient and luxurious hybrid model. The Nissan Rogue offers front-wheel-drive as well as all-wheel-drive in both the hybrid and gas-only model. While the extremely luxurious crossover excels in its everyday driving excellence, it fails to offer some features and performance specs that most of its rival crossovers do.

The 2017 Nissan Rogue comes packed with a number of features and is designed to be an extremely practical crossover. Apart from the modern and futuristic look, the car offers you a great driving experience and makes your daily drives more than relaxing and enjoyable. Nissan has not entirely redesigned the Rogue, but added various hidden features that allow you to relax while you drive. Also, the Rouge is fuel efficient, so you can get in and drive off without worrying about the gas every now and then.

If you want to learn about the 2017 Nissan Rogue or are planning to buy one, here is everything you need to know.

Interior

The 2017 Nissan Rogue comes with a simple yet highly functional interior. The Rogue’s interior is one of the best interiors one can find not only in all crossovers, but also in all the cars Nissan has to offer. It is only when one gets inside the Rogue that they realize how much attention Nissan has paid to each detail to make it practical and highly comfortable. Along with the sufficient head and legroom for all passengers, all the keys and buttons are placed exactly where one would expect them.

The 2017 Nissan Rogue has pretty much everything you can expect from a high-end crossover. The hybrid model can only seat five people since the space for an additional third row is acquired by the lithium-ion batteries. On the other hand, the gas-powered model offers a third row, which means up to seven people can sit comfortably in the car.

If you go for the higher-end trims, you can enjoy the premium leather seats with high tech and advanced built-in features, including heated seats and automatic seat adjusters. However, the seats in the lower-end trims are no less comfortable and good looking.

The cargo space the Rogue offers you is a bit more than what most of its competitors offer. You can store almost all the essentials you would need to take with you on a long road trip in the back of this “compact” crossover. However, the hybrid model offers a bit less cargo space than the gas model, but is still quite practical.

When it comes to the infotainment system, the Rogue has it all, especially in the higher-end trims. It comes with a base infotainment system that you can integrate with your smartphone to play your favorite songs, make phone calls and what not. The 5-inch display is connected to a high-quality parking camera and makes navigation easy for you. Other features like climate control and music volume can be controlled with the keys on the steering wheel. Moreover, the thick sound-deadening glass makes your drive quiet and calm as they block most of the external noises.

Exterior

The 2017 Nissan Rogue looks pretty much the same as the 2014 model. However, there are some changes made to make the new model more aerodynamic and eye-catching. You can choose from a range of exotic body colors, including Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, Midnight Jade, Magnetic Black, Monarch Orange, Palatial Ruby, and Caspian Blue.

The front is changed a bit as it has a deeper v-neck grille with chrome on the sides and a huge Nissan logo in the center. Apart from that, the wide body gives the Rogue a great deal of road grip.

The standard wheels come with decent yet sporty-looking alloy rims. The daytime running LED lights add to the modern look of the car. Higher-end trims come with chrome handles and chrome linings on the windows giving the car an executive look. The beautifully designed 2017 Nissan Rogue surely makes a bold entrance on the roads.

Features

  • 5-inch color display
  • EZ-Flex seating
  • High quality sound system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6-speaker audio system (SV model)
  • Heated seats and outside mirrors (SV model)
  • Tinted glass for privacy and roof rails (SV model)
  • Leather seating (SL model)
  • NissanConnect with 7-inch touch-screen display (SL model)
  • Bose Audio (SL model)
  • Heated steering wheel (SL model)

Nissan has also added motion-activated power rear lift-gate to the Rogue. So, whenever you need to open or close the trunk, you can just slide your foot beneath the rear bumper. This feature is standard in the SL models but optional in SV models.

Engine Specs

Nissan Rogue Hybrid

The hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a 30kW electric motor connected to a lithium-ion battery. The hybrid packs a total of 170 Horsepower at 6000 rpm and produces 175 lb-ft of torque. The car is astonishingly fuel-efficient as it gives 35 MPG on highway and 33 MPG in the city.

Nissan Rogue

The gasoline powered Rogue gets its power from a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine. The car delivers 170 Horsepower and produces 175 lb-ft of torque. The gas-only models are extremely powerful and still deliver quite a decent mileage. It offers 33 MPG on highway and 26 MPG in the city.

Both versions of the Rogue 2017 come with Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission and offer the three different driving modes – Normal, Eco, and Sport.

Price

Model MSRP
S $24,760
SV $28,530
SV Hybrid $29, 530
SL $30,900
SL Hybrid $32,100

You can add all-wheel-drive to any model for an additional $1,350.

Pros

  • Excellent dashboard features
  • Great interior and exterior styling
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Spacious
  • Exotic colors
  • Unmatched cargo space
  • Competitive pricing
  • Ideal for off-road driving
  • Silent
  • Practical

Cons

  • A bit underpowered than most of its competitors
  • Not suitable for towing
  • Visibility problems in S and SV models
  • Not fast
  • Most of the high-tech features are exclusive to higher-end trims
  • Loud transmission under heavy acceleration

Conclusion

The 2017 Nissan Rogue offers a smooth and quiet ride with a high level of comfort. While it lacks power as compared to its competitors, there are many other features and factors where the Rogue puts all of its rivals in the back seat. It is economical, sporty, spacious, and luxurious. So, if you are looking for a car that is not as bulky as a minivan or SUV, and not as small as a mid-size sedan, you should go for the 2017 Nissan Rogue.