The Nissan Rogue, following three straight years of sales growth since the introduction of the completely redesigned second generation for the 2014 model year, takes another major step forward for 2017 with a new look, enhanced utility and an expanded suite of Nissan Safety Shield technologies. And, in an expansion of the Rogue lineup, a new gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain – available in two grade levels and a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive – is offered for the first time in Rogue history. Rogue Hybrid will join the lineup by the end of 2016.
"There are so many enhancements to Rogue for 2017, with every one of them designed to enhance its appeal with the fastest growing segment of buyers in the industry," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "The crowning achievement is the addition of the new Rogue Hybrid, which increases fuel efficiency without compromising passenger roominess or cargo utility."
As in previous years, the 2017 Rogue offers optional 3-row/7-passenger seating, along with exceptional passenger and cargo flexibility with its innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ and Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System (not available with Rogue Hybrid).
Refined Exterior Design for 2017
The new Rogue offers updated exterior styling – which includes a new front fascia with integrated fog lamps, bumper, Nissan signature "V-Motion" grille and revised headlights with LED signature Daytime Running Lights –designed to enhance Rogue's robust, dynamic presence. In the rear, a new bumper and revised rear combination lamps with LED boomerang signature taillights have been added, while new chrome-trim side door moldings complete the freshened appearance. New, aggressive 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels are also available on SL models, rounding out the upscale look of 2017 Rogue.
Rogue again offers a desirable combination of compact overall size and ample interior roominess. Details such as wide opening (77 degrees) rear doors for easier entry and exit to the rear passenger space add to its utility – along with one of the major additions for 2017, a new Motion-Activated Liftgate. Standard on Rogue SL and available on Rogue SV as part of the SV Premium Package, it uses a kick sensor system to provide easy, comfortable and secure operation – both opening and closing of the tailgate.
Other Rogue exterior highlights include body-color heated outside mirrors with available integrated turn signals, a rear spoiler, privacy glass and roof rails. Rogue's available power panoramic moonroof offers a wide view of the outside world through its extended length. The front glass panel slides and tilts, while the rear glass panel is fixed. When in the open position, the front panel slides under the fixed second panel.
For a more refined drive experience, a series of changes were made in the body structure to minimize road, wind and mechanical noise. These enhancements include the fitment of additional damping material and sound absorption materials in areas of the floor and body pillars, to thicker seals, to increasing rear door glass thickness by 33 percent, as well as optimizing sealing, sound baffling and more.
The 2017 Rogue is offered in nine exterior colors: Midnight Jade, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black, Pearl White, Glacier White and new Monarch Orange, Caspian Blue and Palatial Ruby.
Refined Interior for 2017
Among the interior enhancements found in the 2017 Rogue are a new D-shaped steering wheel and leather-booted sport-mode shifter, available heated steering wheel, memory for driver's seats and mirror, and remote engine start2. Enhanced design features include new door and instrument panel finishers, new shift knob design, revised center console and console lid and new seat fabric. The result is a more premium look and feel. Also new is a Platinum Reserve Interior Package (available on Rogue SL) highlighted by premium tan leather-appointed seats with special quilted leather inserts.
The 2017 Rogue is offered with standard 2-row/5-passenger seating and optional 3-row/7-passenger seating (not available with Rogue Hybrid), which is possible thanks to its interior packaging efficiency. With its innovative EZ Flex Seating System™, every seat except the driver's easily folds down. The front passenger seat folds rearwards, allowing transport of long items such as an 8-foot ladder when combined with the flat folding 40/20/40-split 2nd row seat.
Rogue also offers an innovative Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System that provides 18 adjustable variations (two-row models only, not available with Rogue Hybrid) between the cargo and occupant areas.
The front bucket seats are a special Zero Gravity design. The driver's seat is 6-way adjustable, with available power adjustment including lumbar support, while the front passenger seat is 4-way adjustable. The available (SV, SL) Quick Comfort™ heated front seats are designed to immediately begin warming the body parts most sensitive to heat, such as the thighs and hips. Leather-appointed seats are standard on SL models. In addition, the optional stadium-style, flat-fold 3rd row 50/50-split bench seat (not available with Rogue Hybrid) enhances Rogue's outstanding passenger versatility.
Standard interior features include SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), 5.0-inch center meter color display (Advanced Driver Assist™ Display), 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary audio input jack, USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, RearView Monitor, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant (compatible smartphone required). Also available are dual-zone automatic air conditioning and Bose® audio system with nine speakers. The new Remote Engine Start (RES) system2 provides flexibility to start the Rogue remotely using the keyless entry fob.
Three interior colors are offered: Charcoal and Almond, along with the special Premium Tan with the Platinum Reserve Interior Package.
Advanced Safety and Security, Connectivity and Driving Aid Features
The 2017 Rogue has a number of available connected technology and smartphone integration features, including NissanConnectSM with Navigation, Mobile Apps and Services. It offers a 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).
NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM® (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) is standard on Rogue SL models. Also available is Siri® Eyes Free3 and Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD)4.
Rogue Safety Shield technologies include radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), both now available on Rogue SV grade (in addition to Rogue SL). The 2017 Rogue is also available for the first time with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP). Two Safety Shield technologies are new to Rogue for 2017 – Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)5 and Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection6. Both are optional for Rogue SL as part of the new Platinum Package.
Choice of Two Powertrains, Including First-Ever Rogue Hybrid
The Rogue model lineup expands for the 2017 model year with the addition of a second powertrain – a new gasoline-electric hybrid – to the standard 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine.
The new Rogue Hybrid utilizes Nissan's advanced Intelligent Dual Clutch system. It uses a compact Lithium-ion battery and electric motor to provide supplementary power through its one-motor/two-clutch system. The advanced 2.0-liter gasoline engine is rated at 141 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor is rated at 40 horsepower, with net system horsepower estimated at 176 hp. The system also includes an Idle Start/Stop system and an Intelligent Regenerative Braking system.
Its 2.0-liter engine and 30kW electric motor, connected to the advanced Xtronic transmission, produces projected fuel economy1 of 33 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined (estimated) for the front-wheel drive model. Rogue Hybrid all-wheel drive models are projected at 31 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined (estimated)1.
"The new, first-ever Rogue Hybrid combines an outstanding, direct acceleration feel in city driving – along with fuel economy that is among the leaders in the compact SUV segment," said Bunce.
Non-hybrid 2017 Rogue models are equipped with a responsive 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft or torque. The engine is matched with an advanced Xtronic transmission with standard Sport Mode and Eco switches. Non-hybrid fuel economy7 is projected at 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined for front-wheel drive models. Rogue AWD models are estimated at 25 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined7.
The 2017 Rogue features Nissan's suite of confidence-inspiring dynamic technologies with Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking and Active Ride Control. Rogue also offers standard 4-wheel independent suspension, Electric Power-assisted Steering, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and Hill Start Assist. Rogue is available with a choice of front-wheel drive or an intuitive All-Wheel Drive.
Every Rogue also offers a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with position monitoring and Nissan's innovative Easy Fill Tire Alert.
A Range of Well-Equipped Rogue Models
The 2017 Nissan Rogue comes in three well-equipped models – S, SV and SL, each in a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Rogue Hybrid is offered in two grade levels – SV and SL, in FWD or AWD (late availability).
Along with the long list of standard features found on Rogue S, the Rogue SV adds 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, privacy glass, Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition, 6-way power driver's seat and power driver's seat lumbar support. The Rogue SV also includes two additional audio system speakers, roof rails and Smart Auto on/off headlights. New items added to the SV grade for 2017 include Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, heated outside mirrors, heated cloth-appointed front seats and remote engine start.
Rogue SL models include Quick Comfort™ heated leather-appointed front seats, Bose® audio system with nine speakers, NissanConnect with Navigation, Mobile Apps and Services, 7.0-inch QVGA color touchscreen display, and NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM® (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).
Rogue SL models also include standard Siri® Eyes Free, power liftgate, Around View® Monitor (AVM), 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, fog lights, heated outside mirrors, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob. New features for 2017 include the Motion-Activated Liftgate, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, High Beam Assist headlights and memory driver's seat and mirrors.
Rogue Hybrid SV and SL models features several differences from their non-hybrid counterparts. An HEV gauge is added to the Advanced Drive Assist Display, the 2nd row seat is a 60/40 split folding design, a storage space is added under the rear cargo area and Pure Drive HEV badging is added to the exterior. Other additions include an HEV badge on the engine cover and the dual horn includes a Vehicle Sound Generator for driving in the electric mode.
For 2017, the available optional equipment packages have been revised with new content and three new ones – Sun and Sound Touring, Platinum and Platinum Reserve interior. In addition, other available packages include the Family Package (S, SV), Appearance Package (S) and Premium Package (SV, SL). Two options are available with the new Rogue Hybrid – the SV Hybrid Premium Package and the SL Hybrid Premium Package.