According to spy images, the new 2017 Nissan Rogue has received some mild updates that Nissan hopes will help catapult its position higher in the highly competitive SUV market. The changes are expected to offer it great value by meeting both the functional and emotional needs of buyers.
Recent news say the new Nissan Rogue release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. We wouldn’t be surprised if the new Rogue comes out as a 2018 year model.
What Does It Have In offer?
With a slight redesign knocking and teaser photos keeping its name alive in the hot-rod competition, buyers should expect the new model to come with a wide selection of available technologies in its cabin, and a bold emotive styling. Well, the new Rogue is well-known for offering interesting features such as user-friendly tech options, an optional third-row seating, a smooth highway ride quality, a versatile interior storage, and an upscale look and feel. However, it continues to receive the short end of the stick because of its subpar performance.
Roomy And Full With Gadgets
Although we don’t have the full performance details yet, word has it that the department is headed for a major reshuffle. This will be welcome news considering the compact crossover segment is highly competitive. One of the major things that continue to make it appealing is perhaps the seven-passenger accommodation it offers. The availability of the third-row bench is quite a rarity in this segment. Also, its variety of upscale technologies make it very appealing.
Some of the standard accessories include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, a dual-zone automatic climate control, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, a height-adjustable driver seat, a trip computer, a six-speaker sound system, and a cloth upholstery. Chrome exterior door handles, a rear privacy glass, and roof rails should also be available with the optional Appearance package.
Let’s face it, the Rogue is quite disappointing in terms of the driver engagement. The base four-cylinder engine is noisy. The rearward visibility is poor. The real-world driving put the lofty EPA ratings to shame. And the Continuously Variable Transmission system is rather un-engaging, unresponsive and noisy. Although the aforementioned shortcomings are for the outgoing model, they’ve significantly weighed down on its reputation. While it might be a long way until that clears out, Nissan seems to have it all figured out.
Before making your mind up, here’re some alternatives to consider as well. Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sorento, and the Honda CR-V.
2017 Nissan Rogue Unknown Release Date And A Price?
Rumors allege the facelifts will cost you a price starting from around $33,000. Leasing should be an option too. While its release date is unknown, speculation is rife it should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
Change For Better 2017 Nissan Rogue Exterior Review
Just like before, the new model returns with a premium, high-quality feel and look that gives it a high aesthetic value without compromising the functional aspect. Rumors allege the dimensions have changed slightly, with the length being slightly increased over the existing model. If such rumors are confirmed, we should therefore expect the interior room to increase marginally. This should help solve the inadequate third-row space.
The large wheel-arches, the available 18-inch wheels, and the sharp bodylines help it offer a confident and sharp appearance, balancing its aggressive stance with sleek designs. Credible reports also say the drag coefficient has improved slightly. This will help it achieve even better fuel and handling efficiency over the exiting model.
Some of the standard equipment to expect on the exterior include 17-inch steel wheels, LED running lights, a rear privacy glass, roof rails, chrome exterior door handles, side mirrors, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels (Rogue SV), a power liftgate, foglights, and 18-inch wheels (Rogue SL). Addition colors should also be expected.
2017 Nissan Rogue Interior Pictures
According to the pics, the interior boasts of an elegant dashboard layout, padded armrests, and soft-touch materials. Details of the available accessories will be much clearer some few weeks to its release date.
What Are The Available Trims?
Three trims for the new 2017 Rogue should be available – S, SV, and SL. The Nissan Rogue Hybrid review is covered elsewhere.
An update to the 170 horsepower, 2.5L four-cylinder base engine is expected. However, the details of the facelifts are yet to be shared by Nissan. 28 mpg was the figure offered by the EPA, but are hard to be replicated in real-world testing.
Safety Is A Big Issue?
Safety is a major concern for the existing buyers of the Nissan Rogue with nearly 3.5 million vehicles already recalled over various issues including air bag defects. We’re however hopeful the new model will be devoid of such issues and will offer impressive crash impact protection.