Introduced in 2014, Nissan Rogue marked the company’s crossover SUV prominence. Recently, the automakers launched the 2017 Nissan Rogue as a part of this model’s annual life cycle refreshment. By the looks of several light upgrades of this 2017 Rogue combined with its price tag, it steps in direct competition with the likes of Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Ford Escape.
The new 2017 Nissan Rogue retains the previously used 2.5-liter DOHC 16 valve 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain’s output figures have been increased to 170 HP at 6,000 RPM and 175 lb-ft at 4,400 RPM. Power is transferred to front wheel drive via a Xtronic CVT and all-wheel drive comes as optional.
Fuel economy has seen a tad bit of increment as the figures go 26 mpg in city, 33 mpg on highways and 27 mpg on a combined scale. These numbers decrease to 25 mpg city/ 32 mpg highway/ 26 mpg combined with AWD layout.
2017 Nissan Rogue is a stunner as it wears an aggressively redesigned exterior styling. New aerodynamic creases (body lines) create a streamlined flow in the hood which gently sweeps back towards the rest of the body. Other notable exterior features include:
Nissan’s signature V-shaped grille sparks out life in 2017 Rogue’s front fascia. This grille even casts a dedicated section for the headlights which matches with the front bumper’s design. Apart from a great layout, this grille is functional too as it incorporates active shutters that adjust automatically. The headlights integrate jewel-style LED daytime running lights.
This new Nissan Rogue wears beefed up front fender sand the wheel arches protrude from the body to create a muscular profile. The side body incorporates subtle bulges which fade away to the rear wheel arches.
Nissan Rogue 2017 gets newly redesigned aluminum alloy wheels. The base model comes standard with 18-inch wheels and 19-inch units as optional.
Two sporty roof rails allow easy access to cargo. Buyers even have the option to personalize this roof rails with cargo rack available as an optional package.
Striking impressions are set by this model’s rear fascia too. The taillights have sharp edges which create a robust design.
2017 Nissan Rogue Interior and Technology
This model’s interior cabin boasts plenty of space which includes generous head room and leg space. The seats are quilted, leather-upholstered and incorporate heating and power reclining function. 3rd row seats come as an optional package which adds up seating for 2 people further.
Higher trims get Piano Black trims with metallic accents on the dashboard, instrument cluster, AC vents and door panels. Power panoramic moonroof comes as an option, the central armrests stretch and end just in front of the rear seats and integrate secondary AC vents.
With the availability of NissanConnect, drivers can now access mobile apps like online Google search, Facebook, Pandora and several others. This cabin doesn’t miss out on entertainment as Nissan has used Bose premium audio that syncs with the infotainment system.
2017 Nissan Rogue price varies with trims – S starts at $23,000, 2017 Nissan Rogue SV starts at $25,000 and 2017 Nissan Rogue SL starts at almost $29,000.