The 2017 Nissan Rogue has a lot of promising features to certainly catch the fancy of those who are on the look-out for a well-rounded compact SUV to drive home next year. Nissan has of late launched an extensive range these vehicles from compact and mid-size crossovers to large SUVs – to almost radically occupy the segment worldwide. But in recent years there has been a mad race for the compact SUV crossover segment, and Nissan has correspondingly responded by launching several models of compact SUVs to compete with rival brands like BMW, Audi, Mazda and others. Naturally, you’d expect a brand like Nissan, for whom these kind of cars seem to be a means of livelihood, to step up their game and deliver.
2017 Nissan Rogue: Exterior Changes
The 2017 Nissan Rogue will not be receiving too many changes to its chassis, which should remain much the same as it did in its previous version. 2016 Rogue’s body-frame, its front and rear fascia, contours and muscular built remains much as it were.The reason for the minimal changes to Rogue’s chassis is because of the success of 2014 Rogue’s design, meaning Nissan wants to stick with the current chassis. Only a few minor changes to its dimensions, like a wider and lower body which contrasts its 18’’ or 19’’ wheels look perfect on a compact SUV. Sleek horizontal lines meet the front bumper and V shaped grille with trademark Nissan LED headlights. The edges have been rounded with less pronounced bumps, giving it a curvier contour. Overall the car makes a good impression of rugged sporting nature that works great for the 2017 Rogue.
2017 Nissan Rogue: Interior and Infotainment
Interior of 2017 Nissan Rogue is impressive. Unlike the chassis, its interiors have got significant upgrades. Seating has been fitted with top quality leather with heating pads under the seats and the driver’s seat being power controlled. Front passenger seat folds down to add more space, while the second row has sliding and reclining seats that adjusts along a 9 inch long track to allow for added comfort to those in the third row.
Base model comes with tons of features like power windows, power-locking, and power-mirrors; an infotainment system with advanced navigation system, a CD changer and USB port, Siri-Eye free with voice recognition, Bluetooth with audio streaming, blind-spot monitoring, and a rear-view camera. The mid-range model comes with satellite radio, Nissan Connect apps such as Pandora and Sirius XM and dual-zone automatic climate control. The top model is offered with added power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof and Bose audio-system.
2017 Nissan Rogue: Engine and Price
The 2017 Nissan Rogue should come fitted with a same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that was used previously, which puts forth 170 HP and 175 lb-ft of torque. Continuous variable transmission will be added to this setup like in its previous version, which gives 2017 Rogue a better fuel efficiency of 26 miles/gallon on city roads, 33 miles/gallon on highways and 28 miles/gallon of combined economy. The All-Wheel-Drive reduces the economy for city roads and highway by 1 mile/gallon each, but the figure remains unchanged for combined efficiency.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue is expected to launch before spring-summer of 2016. Price lists are also subject to changes and are yet to be confirmed but can be expected to start from $23,740 for the base model and up to $27,600 for the top model.