The 2021 Nissan Rogue has made its official debut ahead of its arrival at American Nissan dealerships this fall.
The next-generation Nissan Rogue focuses on “on delivering functionality, flexibility, technology and safety aimed at simply making life easier,” and is described by the Japanese automaker as a “true family hub.” Power comes from a 2.5L four-cylinder gasoline engine good for 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, which is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available as an option. All-wheel-drive models will also feature a drive-mode selector mounted on the center console with five modes: Off-road, Snow, Standard, Eco and Sport.
Inside, the Nissan Rogue has stepped into 2020 with a 9.0-inch NissanConnect infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Google AI assistant. An abundance of advanced safety technology is available, as well, including Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist system, which combines steering assist with adaptive cruise control to take the stress out of stop-and-go highway driving. On higher trim levels, ProPilot Assist can pair with Nissan’s navigation system so it knows when to slow down for curves in the road or for highway exits.
Nissan also claims the Rogue has more standard safety equipment than any vehicle in its class thanks to the standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 safety suite. Safety Shield 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue will be offered in base-level S, mid-grade SV and top-tier SL trim levels. A new Platinum trim has also been added to the crossover’s lineup for 2021, which features high-end appointments like semi-aniline leather upholstery, a digital 12.3-inch dashboard display, a 10.3 inch head-up display, heated rear seats, additional ambient lighting, a wireless mobile phone charging pad, a Bose premium audio system and navigation. The crossover will be offered in a “wide range of color combinations” the automaker says, including five two-tone combinations, which offer a contrasting white or black painted roof. Interior colors offered will be charcoal, gray or tan.
Pricing for the 2021 Nissan Rogue will be announced closer to its arrival at dealerships this fall. The crossover is a compact, two-row vehicle that will compete directly with the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. Nissan also offers a slightly smaller crossover called the Rogue Sport (marketed as the Qashqai in Canada) that is more budget-friendly than the Rogue.