2018 Nissan Rogue

Pros: Availability of Hybrid version; respectable fuel-economy; broad range of standard and available equipment; availability of 3rd-row seat; generously sized, versatile rear cargo area

Cons: Mediocre acceleration; transmission isn’t as responsive as some class competitors; engine is noisy during acceleration; the 3rd-row seat is sized mainly for children

CG Says: The 2018 Nissan Rogue gains available ProPILOT Assist: a semi-autonomous driving system that can assist steering, braking, and acceleration while driving on a single-lane highway. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is now standard on all Rogues. Otherwise, Rogue is relatively unchanged after last year’s refresh. Rogue is compact crossover SUV that offers a hybrid option. The 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 all-wheel drive is available on all models. 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. The Rogue and the Mitsubishi Outlander are the only vehicles in the compact SUV class to offer a 3rd-row seat, but that seat is too small for most adults to sit in comfort. Rogue’s acceleration is also 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 7
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: NA
AWD SV Hybrid: NA
SL Hybrid: NA
AWD SL Hybrid: NA

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 Nisan 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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