2018 Nissan Rogue

Pros: Availability of Hybrid version; respectable fuel-economy; broad range of standard and available equipment; generously sized, versatile rear cargo area

Cons: Mediocre acceleration; transmission isn’t as responsive as some class competitors; engine is noisy during acceleration

CG Says: The 2018 Nissan Rogue gains available ProPILOT Assist, a “semi-autonomous” driver-assist system that pairs adaptive cruise control functionality with automatic lane-centering steering assist (the driver must keep their hands on the steering wheel). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is now standard on all Rogues. A third-row seat is no longer available. The Rogue Hybrid combines an electric motor with a 2.0-liter engine to produce a total of 176 horsepower; non-hybrid models have a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter four. All Rogues have a CVT transmission and are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Available safety features include forward-collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. Other available features include heated steering wheel and hands-free power liftgate. The Nissan Rogue’s numerous enhancements for 2017 made it an even more compelling choice in its highly competitive segment, and the addition of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability and Nissan’s ProPILOT system for 2018 make it that much more appealing. Rogue’s acceleration is a bit sluggish, but its classy interior trimmings and outstanding cargo versatility rank among the best in its class. The Rogue Hybrid is a fine alternative to the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Kia Niro.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices S: $26,655
AWD S: $27,005
SV: $26,875
AWD SV: $28,125
SL: $31,935
AWD SL: $33,285
SV Hybrid: $27,995
AWD SV Hybrid: $29,345
SL Hybrid: $33,355
AWD SL Hybrid: $34,705

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
170
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32-33

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric motor
Horsepower
176
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
31-33
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34-35

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
2018 Nissan Rogue
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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