Although the new 2017 Nissan Rogue suffers from a subpar performance relative to its competitors, it still remains a pleasant enough small crossover SUV. Some of its strengths include a versatile interior storage, user-friendly tech options, a smooth highway ride, and an optional third-row seating. Its release date, although speculative at the moment due to the scanty data available, should be expected sometime in the 2nd Q of 2017.
The redesigned 2017 Nissan Rogue comes with likable aspects in this increasingly crowded compact crossover segment. Some of the most notable aspects available on this family-oriented model include upscale interior materials, keyless ignition and entry, a practical passenger and cargo space, and, quite uncommon among compact models, its ability to offer a seven-passenger seating capacity.
Nevertheless, the model comes with a fair share downsides including a noisy and tepid acceleration, a compromised visibility, a forgettable driving experience, and a lackluster CVT. Additionally, we have found its lofty EPA fuel economy ratings are rather hard to be replicated in real-world driving.
In overall, Nissan hasn’t done much to invigorate the 2017 Nissan Rogue and make it stand out in its category, but it’s still worth a look if comfort and space are priorities. Some of the Rogue’s competitors in the segment include the fun-to-drive 2017 Mazda CX-5, while the 2017 Honda CR-V is for those who want a superior all-round competence.
Offered Trims – Nissan Rogue
Three trim levels are offered for the 2017 Nissan Rogue: S, SV, and SL. Two row seating is standard, and with the exception of the SL, the rest have an option of getting a third row-seat. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is covered separately.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Nissan Rogue Interior Review
Although more are expected on its release date, the existing exterior color palette includes Magnetic Black, Glacier White, Arctic Blue Metallic, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, and Midnight Jade.
Standard accessories and features available on the Rogue S include a rearview camera, a tilt-and telescopic steering wheel, a height-adjustable steering wheel, LED running lights and taillights, 17” steel wheels, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, folding and reclining 40/20/40-split rear seats, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, a 5” central display, a trip computer, an auxiliary audio jack, dual USB ports, adaptive cruise control, air-conditioning with rear vents, and an upgraded cloth upholstery.
Options bundled on the Appearance package includes chrome exterior door handles, integrated turn signals, roof rails, and a rear privacy glass.
Stepping up to the Rogue SV gets you an upgraded six-speaker sound system, smartphone app connectivity, automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, 17” alloy wheels, a driver powered six-way seat, and automatic headlights.
The Rogue SL gets a leather upholstery, Siri Eyes Free, a 7” touchscreen display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, a navigation system, NissanConnect emergency services, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, and a 360-degree parking camera.
The Premium package optionally available for the SL trim includes automatic emergency braking, a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, a forward collision mitigation system, and heated front seats.
2017 Nissan Rogue Engine Specs
Under the hood of every 2017 Nissan Rogue model is a four-cylinder 2.5L engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission system. The system then directs the power generated – 170 hp and 175 lbs. ft. of torque to the standard FWD or the optional AWD system.
An unremarkable time of 9.3 seconds is needed to get past 60 mph with the Rogue SL AWD model.
It is estimated by EPA the FWD models should be able to return 33/26/28 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 32/25/28 mpg with the AWD version. Although they are solid figures, it has been claimed they are difficult for real-world replication.
2017 Nissan Rogue Release & Price
We should expect the 2017 Nissan Rogue’s release date sometime during the second half of 2017, at least according to latest reports. An MSRP starting from $23,290 shouldn’t be surprise when it finally ends up at your preferred dealer. No reports have surfaced about the Nissan Rogue Select model but we’re keenly following new leads.
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