The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue has arrived with premium looks and loads of tech.
After redesigning the Altima, Versa, Sentra, and Titan, Nissan is now ready to lift the wraps off the all-new 2021 Rogue. Built on an all-new platform, the 2021 Nissan Rogue boasts improved driving dynamics, more upscale styling, and a suite of new driver assists, which should help it retain its position as one of the best-selling midsize crossovers on the market.
"The all-new Rogue was purposefully designed to meet all of the needs of today's young families," said Mike Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan USS Marketing and Sales. "Rogue is playing to win in the midsize crossover game with the ideal mix of expressive design, advanced technology, safety, comfort and versatility."
As we saw in recently leaked images, the 2021 Nissan Rogue's design has received some evolutionary enhancements that give the popular crossover a more premium look. A floating roof and a larger V-motion grille reflect Nissan's current design language.
All trim levels now come with sleek split LED headlights as standard separating the daytime running lights and high beams. LED fog lights are also offered as standard on SL and Platinum grades. In terms of dimensions, the 2021 Nissan Rogue is 1.5 inches shorter and 0.2 inches lower than the previous model. For the first time, the Rogue will be available with five two-tone exterior color combinations.
Inside, the 2021 model features a raft of technical upgrades including a 10.8-inch head-up display, which Nissan claims is one of the largest head-up displays in the segment, an available 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, and an available floating nine-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system mounted to the dashboard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Wireless Apple CarPlay will be available shortly after launch. The interior can also be equipped with heated front and rear seats, heated outside mirrors, and a heated steering wheel.
Leather seats are standard on the Rogue SL trim, while quilted semi-aniline leather seats are standard on the range-topping Platinum trim. Three interior color choices are offered: Charcoal, Gray and Tan.
To make the crossover more practical for families, the 2021 Rogue features wider rear doors that open nearly 90 degrees, child seat installation in all three seating positions in the back, expanded Intelligent Key support for the rear doors, and an available motion-activated tailgate.
As standard, the new crossover includes the 'Nissan Safety Shield 360' suite of safety assists, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high beam assist and rear automatic braking. Ten standard supplemental air bags and extended crumple zones offer further protection. Nissan's intelligent driver alertness technology and rear door alert also come as standard equipment on all trims. Available assists include blind spot intervention, traffic sign recognition, and Nissan's semi-autonomous ProPilot technology.
Debuting in the 2021 Nissan Rogue is an all-new 'Vehicle Motion Control' system that monitors steering, acceleration, and braking and works with the all-wheel-drive system and drive mode selector for smoother cornering. Five driving modes are available, including: Off-road, Snow, Standard, Eco and Sport. The AWD system also features a new electro-hydraulic controlled clutch that controls torque more accurately. A new suspension design with a rigid mount and a new multi-link rear also refine the handling.
Under the hood, every trim is powered by a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine producing 181 horsepower, an increase of 11 hp. Torque has also increased by 6 lb-ft to 181 lb-ft. Power is sent to either the front or all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission.
Sales of the 2021 Nissan Rogue will begin in fall 2020, with pricing to be confirmed closer to the on-sale date.