Nissan has unveiled the third-generation Rogue today and given Nissan’s recent struggles, the 2021 Rogue is one of the brand’s more important debuts.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue is now based on Nissan’s Common Module Family (CMF) platform and features a more commanding presence with its blocky exterior. Compared to the last generation Rogue, the new Rogue is 1.5-inches shorter and 0.2-inches shorter. It also features Nissan’s latest design elements, like the floating roof and a new take on the V-motion grille.
Overall the 2021 Rogue’s exterior is an improvement with its bolder design.
Inside Nissan describes the Rogue’s new interior as a “family hub” which is designed to be comfortable for each passenger. Nissan’s NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats are standard for the front and rear passengers and there’s an optional tri-zone climate control system. Plus the Intelligent Climate Control lets the driver heat or cool the cabin before getting in the Rogue.
There are also now up to three screens in the Rogue. In front of the driver there’s the optional 10.8-inch head-up display and either a 7-inch multi-information display or a better 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. A 9-inch NissanConnect infotainment screen sits on the top of the dashboard.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, while wireless Apple CarPlay is coming later. To charge your phone there’s also an optional 15-watt wireless phone charging pad and four USB ports.
Nissan has also updated its ProPilot Assist driver assistance tech. The system has been upgraded using next-generation radar and camera technology to provide smoother braking, better steering assist feel and to detect other vehicles cutting in front better. ProPilot Assist with Navi-link is standard on Rogue Platinum and available on Rogue SL. It uses the navigation map data to proactively reduce speed for upcoming freeway curves or junctions and also help the driver slow for freeway exits.
The 2021 Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The engine now has 11 more hp and 6 more pound-feet. The engine is mated to an updated version of Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission.
The front-wheel drive 2021 Rogue S is rated at 27 city, 35 highway and 30 mpg combined, while the all-wheel drive Rogue is rated at 25 city, 32 highway and 28 mpg combined.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue is slated to arrive this fall.