Handsome styling; competitive pricing; a lot of available technology; third-row option is nice; new hybrid model available with all-wheel drive
Could do with more power under the hood; not as sporty as a Mazda CX-5 or Ford Escape; advanced driver-assist features only offered on most expensive trim
For 2017, the Rogue gets a significant makeover both inside and out. Improvements are made to the Rogue's body structure to help quiet the cabin, while the optional equipment list is expanded to include such items as a motion-activated lift gate, a heated steering wheel and adaptive cruise control. The Rogue Hybrid is introduced, featuring a 2.0-liter gas engine paired with a 30 kW electric motor. In a nod to the Star Wars franchise, a limited-production (5,000 units) Rogue One Edition is being offered with a special exterior color treatment, "Star Wars" illuminated kick plates and various Star Wars logos peppered throughout the vehicle.See the 2017Nissan Rogue models for sale near you
The Rogue is an excellent compact SUV, and it's hard to go wrong with any of its appealing trim levels. Our favorite is a Rogue SV with some options. The upscale SL includes a few too many features that aren't necessary, and with those features comes a huge jump in price. However, the SL is the only way to get things like adaptive cruise control and forward emergency braking.Find a Nissan Rogue for sale
The Rogue is offered in three trim levels. There's a base-level model called the Rogue S, a midlevel Rogue SV and an upscale Rogue SL. Hybrid models are offered in SV and SL grades.
Shoppers who pick the Rogue S ($24,760, FWD), ($26,110, AWD) will have a 5-inch touchscreen display, power accessories, Bluetooth, steering-wheel audio controls, NissanConnect with mobile apps, cruise control, air conditioning, a rearview camera, and an AM/FM stereo with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and a USB port for music.
Next up is the Rogue SV ($26,180, FWD), ($27,530, AWD) which adds dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-in alloy wheels, keyless access with push-button start, a power driver's seat with power lumbar support, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, remote start satellite radio, an improved sound system, automatic headlights and tinted windows. Hybrid models are offered in SV and SL trims and feature the same equipment as their nonhybrid counterparts, plus gauges for hybrid readouts, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, additional storage space and a sound generator for when driving in EV mode.
Finally, there's the Rogue SL ($30,900, FWD), ($32,250, AWD) which adds a Bose sound system, leather upholstery, Nissan's NissanConnect infotainment system with navigation, Siri Eyes Free, NissanConnect emergency services, a motion-activated power lift gate, auto high-beam headlights, a larger touchscreen, heated seats, 18-in wheels, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel and Nissan's Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, which provides a full image around the vehicle when reversing.
Major options are bundled into packages. The S trim offers the Family package (3-row seating, privacy glass and run-flat tires) and the Appearance package (roof rails, privacy glass, body-colored heated outside mirrors and chrome door handles).
The SV trim offers a number of upgrades, including the third-row seat option. The SV Sun and Sound package adds a panoramic power sunroof and 9-speaker Bose audio, while the SV Premium package adds navigation with a 7-in touchscreen, the Around View monitor with Moving Object Detection, a motion-activated liftgate and a heated steering wheel. Only the SL trim offers features like forward emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning and prevention.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 Ford Escape -- Among the Rogue's best rivals, the Escape boasts a version for everyone. There's a standard model, a fuel-saving model and a more powerful model. The Escape's interior is among the nicer in the segment, though the Rogue boasts the all-important third row.
2017 Honda CR-V -- The CR-V remains the gold standard for compact SUVs and offers more horsepower than the Rogue, plus standard safety features such as collision-mitigation braking. However, the CR-V doesn't offer a high-end audio option or panoramic sunroof.
2017 Toyota RAV4 -- The RAV4 comes standard with a number of driver-assist systems optional on the Rogue, and it offers about the same power and fuel economy as well as a hybrid model. But the RAV4 isn't as nice inside, nor does it offer a third-row seat.
Used Subaru Outback -- A used 2010-2015 Subaru Outback provides a larger rear seat, standard all-wheel drive and a choice between a 4- or 6-cylinder engine. Later models also offer Subaru's EyeSight collision-mitigation system.