Specs & Tech
This compact may have an attractive price point, but what does it offer drivers behind the wheel?
The Rogue is powered by a 170 hp four-cylinder engine paired with front or all-wheel drive and a CVT transmission. It’s pretty standard for the class, and certainly isn’t going to draw in the asphalt thrill seekers.
What the powertrain does provide is a responsive yet docile handling profile with adequate acceleration for daily tasks. While it may not get the heart pumping on winding back-roads, it stands out as a reliable and comfortable drive that will suit many commuters.
One thing drivers will love is its fuel efficiency. With an estimated 26 city/33 highway fuel economy, lessees will save even more money at the pump. Compared to other class offerings, these estimates are outstanding.
This is where the Rogue shines. The 2018 model year brought with it a host of new standard safety features while maintaining the vehicles low price point.
The base model includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, emergency braking, and a rearview camera. Notably, few competitors have a comparable suite of safety technology on board, especially not at the price that Nissan is offering.
With the SL Trim, the ProPILOT Assist system makes its debut. The system gives the car the ability to accelerate, brake, and steer autonomously when certain highway conditions are met.
The 2018 model’s emphasis on technology reaches beyond safety systems. The newly added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto give drivers better smartphone integration, features usually reserved for higher-end trims and models. Nissan has also outfitted it with a new 7-inch touchscreen and two USB ports giving users more convenience and utility out of their tech.
Through the touchscreen interface, drivers have access to Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and navigation. The addition of physical buttons to complement the system makes for a simple, user-friendly experience.