The Nissan Rogue has been the brand’s compact crossover offering since 2008, when its soft-edged first-generation design replaced the boxy X-Trail. Since then, the Rogue has reverted to a more practical, squared-off design that, in some model years, included three-row seating. Nissan rolled out a third-gen, five-seat-only Rogue in 2021.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2023, the Rogue gains a new Midnight Edition trim level.
This year, the Rogue’s trim offerings are S, SV, Midnight Edition, SL, and Platinum. S models use a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with front- or all-wheel drive; SV trim and up get a turbo 1.5L three-cylinder with standard AWD. Both engines funnel their power into a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
Rogue S comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights/taillights, heated side mirrors, heated front seats/steering wheel, dual-zone A/C, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration, and four-speaker audio.
S also comes with a basic suite of driver assists comprising forward collision mitigation, rear automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, a driver alertness monitor, rear parking sensors, and rear door alert.
SV adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure/blind spot collision prevention, ProPilot assist, 18-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, a power driver’s seat, passive keyless entry, wi-fi hotspot, a six-speaker stereo, and a security system.
Midnight addition gains a power tailgate, heated rear seats, rear door sunshades, black exterior trim elements, and leatherette upholstery.
SL trim brings front/side/rear sonar, 19-inch wheels, a power front passenger seat, an auto-dimming mirror, driver’s seat memory, leather upholstery, reverse tilt-down side mirrors, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, and Amazon Alexa integration.
Finally, Platinum models get front LED turn signals, quilted leather seating, remote-folding rear seats, ambient cabin lighting, wireless phone charging, digital gauges, a head-up display, an upgraded stereo, and front-centre driver’s seat airbags.
Nissan’s fuel consumption estimates for the Rogue start at 9.0/7.1 L/100 km (city/highway) for S FWD, and 9.2/7.2 L/100 km in S AWD. The three-cylinder engine is rated for 8.4/6.7 L/100 km in SV trim, and 8.4/6.8 L/100 km for SL and Platinum trims.
The Rogue competes in the busy compact crossover class against the Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Outlander, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, GMC Terrain, Mazda CX-5 and CX-50, and Chevrolet Equinox.
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