2021 Nissan Rogue
The 2021 Nissan Rogue delivers the quality that that has earned the Japanese auto maker so much appreciation and it also brings styling and tech features that guarantee success in the immensely competitive compact SUV segment. The new Nissan Rogue is true to the Rogue tradition in terms of safety, comfort and reliability and it is very similar to its predecessors in terms of size (though slightly smaller than previous versions), but it runs on a brand-new platform and it features many great, new solutions. Here is what to expect of the new Rogue SUV line-up coming in 2021.
Trim Versions of the 2021 Nissan Rogue
When it becomes available, the 2021 Rogue will come in four trim levels, the S, the SV, the SL and the all-new Platinum trim that used to be a package and is now a trim in its own right. All will run on Nissan’s excellent, 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine, capable of 181 HP and 181 lbs-feet of torque – 11 HP more than the engine used by current Rogue models – and a great, responsive and reliable CVT. The standard version of each trim will be front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive will be available too, allowing buyers to select from five drive modes (Off-road, Snow, Standard, Eco and Sport). According to fuel consumption estimates, the 2021 Rogue will run 27 miles on the gallon in the city, 35 miles on the highway, which means a combined mpg of 30, 1 mile more than the 2020 Rogue version.
A Bold and Classy Exterior
The 2021 Nissan Rogue is 1.5 inches shorter and 0.2 inches lower than the previous model version, but that slight decrease in size only makes the new line-up easier to navigate. From the exterior, the 2021 Rogue features a sporty boldness that makes it stand out wherever it goes – the most conspicuous design components include the already well-known and much appreciated floating roof line, the V-motion grille that impresses on first sight and the multi-level LED headlights that are split and feature automatic high beams. Other distinctive exterior features include a wider D-pillar and a front that is more squared off than previous versions. The active grille and the air curtain intakes are not only functional – they also add to the classy look of the 2021 Rogue.
The Interior of the 2021 Nissan Rogue – Ingenious Solutions and Superb Tech
If the previous Rogue cabins were praised for their comfort and ample tech, the new, 2021 Nissan Rogue version is even more abundant and even more streamlined after the major overhaul – the slightly smaller size of the platform strangely translates into a roomier interior, partly due to the ingenious packing solutions. The entire cabin is made up from premium materials and elements, such as the Zero Gravity seats that are now standard across the line-up, in the front as well as in the rear.
The entire cabin exudes attention to detail and an eye on comfort – leg room is more ample than in any previous Rogue variants, the central console replaces the hinge with a butterfly opening and it offers plenty of space to eliminate cabin clutter. Tri-zone climate control and sunshades on the rear windows are available options with the higher trims.
The standard instrument cluster comes with a 7.0-inch screen and analog gauges, while optional features include a 9.0-inch infotainment display, a 12.3-inch screen with a fully digital system or a color head-up display. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, wireless charging being available.
The Highest Level of Safety is the Norm with the 2021 Nissan Rogue
The 2021 Nissan Rogue boasts an incredibly wide range of safety features and systems offered as standard on all trim versions. Nissan’s highly regarded Safety Shield 360 system includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist – many of them features that are provided as optional with other competitors in the segment.
Nissan also offers a wide range of other safety features, in the form of the semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist, standard on the highest trim, the Platinum, and available as optional with the others. The system is able to drive the car on a single lane and it is connected to a navigation system to adjust the speed to the actual conditions, slowing it before junctions, in curves and at exists. The system is very useful, but it is still an aid, it still requires the driver’s permanent attention.
The Platinum Trim – Only the Best Features
Many of the great features offered as optional with the lower trims are packed into the Platinum as standard, and the trim also features optional elements of its own. Two-tone exterior coloring, the quilted leather upholstery and the wireless CarPlay are just a few of the features that make the premium trim of the 2021 Nissan Rogue stand out.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue will be available this fall in the Rhode Island area at Anchor Nissan in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.