2018 Nissan Rogue

Pros: Availability of Hybrid version; respectable fuel-economy; broad range of standard and available equipment; availability of third-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 third-row seat is sized mainly for children

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. Otherwise, this compact crossover SUV is mostly unchanged after last year’s refresh. 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. The Rogue is one of just three vehicles in the compact SUV class to offer a third-row seat (the others are the Mitsubishi Outlander and VW Tiguan), 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 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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