A Look at the 2021 Nissan Rogue Redesign
Why We Can’t Wait To Ride The New Nissan Rogue
The new Nissan Rogue has undergone a complete makeover for 2021, making it one of the most attractive compact SUVs on the market. Upgrades include a more attractive interior and exterior design, a small but mighty engine, and top-of-the-market safety features. We cannot wait for this specimen to arrive at Nissan dealerships this fall so consumers everywhere can take her for a spin!
Engine Power And Fuel Economy
Standard on all trim levels is a continuously variable automatic transmission which allows the Rogue to accelerate quickly, drive smooth, and keep fuel efficiency high. Also standard is front-wheel drive with the option to upgrade to all wheel drive for those who live in snowy or tend to traverse uneven terrain. An updated iteration of the 2.5L four cylinder inline engine that has been used in previous years now has a boosted horsepower of 181 and 181 lb-ft of torque. The lowest trim model has a combined fuel economy of 28-30 mpg, with slightly more efficient mileage at higher trim levels.
Safety And Cutting Edge Tech
Nissan is known for taking safety seriously, and the Rogue is no exception to this rule. The Safety Shield 360 suite will be included on every trim level so no buyer has to sacrifice top-notch safety specs in the name of a price cut. Features afforded with the Safety Shield are pedestrian detection, blind spot warnings, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure assistance, adaptive high beams, rear automatic braking and driver alertness monitoring. The Rogue’s Vehicle Motion Control is able to independently brake each wheel to give you better traction and handling when rounding corners. Another nifty perk with the Rogue is Intelligent Climate Control, which allows you to pre-heat or cool your vehicle at the touch of a button. Say goodbye to wasting time sitting in the car because you are too hot or cold to drive, now your Rogue will be the perfect temperature whenever you are ready to go.
On all trim levels, an 8 inch infotainment system is featured on the dash, with a slightly larger 9 inch display on SL and Platinum trim models. The Rogue is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, so you can bring your maps and favorite music wherever you go. Charging on the go has never been easier with four USB ports split between the front and rear seats. The option to upgrade to a wireless 15-watt charging pad is available as well. The Rogue Platinum even offers a head-up display to showcase your speed, GPS navigation and more on the windshield so you can keep your eyes on the road while staying fully informed.
On higher trim levels, Nissan ProPilot combines adaptive cruise control with lane centering assistance. This system can be integrated with NaviLink data so your Rogue can actively slow speeds when rounding highway corners, or suggest cruising speeds according to speed limit changes. This kind of highly intelligent cruise control is normally limited to luxury vehicles, so it is a serious perk included in the 2021 Rogue. The Platinum model also comes with a 12.3 inch digital gauge cluster that you can reorganize as you wish.
The new Rogue has a more aerodynamic design to subdue turbulent air and reduce wind noise while you drive. Active grille shutters respond to the engine’s needs by opening to maintain adequate engine operating temperatures, and automatically closing when possible to lessen drag and improve gas mileage. A side view showcases the “floating roof” design on the new Rogue which blacks out the A, B, and C pillars to give a sportier look. The two-tone color combinations, along with the Rogue’s horizontal stretching tail lights lead to a more striking exterior, reminiscent of Toyota’s RAV4.
The interior design has been updated to provide more comfort to passengers, and seamlessly integrated tech for the driver. Back seat riders can enjoy more headroom and legroom, as well as optional rear window sunshades and tri-zone climate control on higher trim levels to keep all passengers comfortable. The 2021 Rogue has two rows of seating instead of the three that were included on some older models, but ultimately were deemed unnecessary. The back row of seats can easily be folded down to grant even more trunk space when needed. High-quality cloth is the standard material for seating, or with an upgrade to higher trim levels you can choose from faux-leather or real leather. Nissan aimed to make the interior of the Rogue classy, with high functionality, which is why they included a butterfly console, and spacious door pockets for every passenger.
See The New Rogue Yourself!
If you want to see up close and personal all that the new 2021 Rogue has to offer, be sure to stop by Graff Nissan of Okemos. We’re sure we aren’t the only ones counting down the days.
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