New for 2017

For 2017, the Rogue gets updated exterior styling, new safety features, and a first-ever hybrid model.

Going Rogue

The compact crossover segment is a crowded one, but the 2017 Nissan Rogue manages to stand out. Previous versions of the Rogue already had a solid list of credentials, including a flexible interior design, refined driving dynamics, and an array of available convenience features. The updated 2017 model adds a more stylish exterior and a first-ever hybrid model to that resume, making the Rogue more competitive than ever.

Performance

The 2017 Nissan Rogue offers buyers even more choices than before. A new hybrid model joins the lineup alongside the standard gasoline model. The Rogue is one of only a handful of hybrid utility vehicles available, offering a no-compromise combination of fuel efficiency and practicality.

The standard Rogue powertrain consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT automatic transmission with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The engine produces 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. With front-wheel drive, the Rogue gets an EPA-rated 29 mpg combined (26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway), while all-wheel-drive versions get 27 mpg combined (25 mpg city, 32 mpg highway).*

The new-for-2017 Rogue Hybrid model combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a single electric motor through Nissan’s Intelligent Dual Clutch system. Total system output is 176 hp. The Rogue Hybrid gets an EPA-rated 34 mpg combined (33 mpg city, 35 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive, and 33 mpg combined (31 mpg city, 34 mpg highway) with all-wheel drive.*

The 2017 Rogue features independent front and rear suspension as well as electric power steering to provide car-like handling and agility. The Rogue Hybrid model also includes an engine start-stop system and regenerative braking to further improve efficiency without impacting your everyday driving experience.

Features

The 2017 Nissan Rogue is a five-door compact crossover available in either five-seat or seven-seat configurations. In addition to those seating options, Nissan offers three trim levels priced starting from $23,820.**

Even the base Rogue S comes generously equipped with standard features like LED daytime running lights and taillights, rear spoiler, roof rails, Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, audio system with 5.0-inch display screen, USB port, and more.

In addition to the applicable standard features from the Rogue S, the Rogue SV adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, pushbutton ignition, power driver’s seat, automatic headlights, heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, and remote engine start.

The Rogue SL builds on the Rogue S and SV models, adding heated leather front seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bose® nine-speaker audio system, NissanConnectSM infotainment system with navigation and apps, 7.0-inch touchscreen display, 18-inch wheels, motion-activated tailgate, and a memory system for the driver’s seat and mirrors.

Design

The 2017 Nissan Rogue gets updated exterior styling that gives it a bolder look than previous versions. A new front fascia incorporates fog lights, a larger version of Nissan’s signature “V-Motion” grille, and revised headlights with an LED daytime running-light signature.

 At the back, the Rogue gets a new rear bumper, as well as revised rear combination lamps. The lamps incorporate a “boomerang” LED taillight signature. Under the skin, Nissan also added more damping and sound-absorption materials in the floor and body pillars, thicker seals and rear door glass, and other tweaks to reduce noise.

Besides being quieter than before, the 2017 Rogue interior benefits from a few more notable changes. A new D-shaped steering wheel, shifter design, door and instrument panel finishers, and seat fabric are all meant to give the Rogue cabin a more premium feel. As before, the front seats feature a “Zero Gravity” design that provides more support than conventional seats, according to Nissan.

The standard Rogue is available in two-row/five-seat or three-row/seven seat configurations (though the Rogue Hybrid is only available as a five-seater). All seats except the driver’s seat fold flat, allowing the Rogue to easily convert from carrying passengers to cargo. Two-row models also get the Drive-N-Hide® cargo system with 18 adjustable variations between the cargo and passenger areas.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2017 Nissan Rogue includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls, rearview camera, and a full array of airbags. Optional features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, and lane departure prevention. Two new features—adaptive cruise control and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection—are newly available for 2017.

Verdict

Upgrades like a new hybrid model and more dynamic styling make the 2017 Nissan Rogue a top compact crossover contender.

For more information or to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Nissan Rogue, contact us online or visit Tischer Nissan at 3510 Laurel Ft. Meade Rd, Laurel, MD 20724.

*EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary depending on driving habits and conditions.

**Prices listed are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the vehicle and options chosen by you. These prices do not include transportation, taxes, title, other options, dealer installation costs, or other dealer charges.

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