When the Nissan Rogue was refreshed and refined for the 2014 model year, it became a more competitive player in the compact crossover class to take on top sellers like the Honda-CRV and the Toyota RAV4. With other companies constantly updating their vehicles to keep up with the competition, it was time for Nissan to redesign the Rogue after just a few years.
While the Rogue is scheduled for a complete redesign in 2020, the 2017 changes keep up with the competition. Check out what’s new in the 2017 Nissan Rogue.
New Exterior Design
The 2017 Rogue comes with a slew of changes which Nissan hopes to make the model elevated all around. The Rogue sports a redesigned front fascia that includes a bold V-motion grille, new headlights, and fog lights.
The rear of the model sports new LED taillights, and the sides gain chrome trim and new wheel designs. It also has available Power Panoramic Moonroof, 19 inch alloy wheels, and comes in 3 new eye-catching colors.
Interior Design Changes
New interior design changes make the 2017 Nissan Rogue easier and more fun to drive. You will now be able to start your 2017 Nissan Rogue engine from outside the vehicle. It also sports a motion activated liftgate to allow you to open the back without touching a button or opening the gate yourself.
The 2017 Rogue comes with nicer interior materials, including more sound-deadening features and thicker rear glass to help keep out noise. The seats are designed with space-age comfort to help reduce fatigue. The Rogue also sports a Divide-N-Hide cargo system that allows you to conceal your gear, stack it and keep it in place.
The Rogue comes in three trim lines: S, SV and SL Even the base S offers rearview monitor and daytime LED running lights and taillights as standard featured.
The Driving Experience
The 2017 model introduces a Hybrid engine option, with 176 horsepower which gets 33/35 city/highway mpg. The hybrid is a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine that sports Xtronic CVT with a sport mode shifter. The other trims featured a 2.0-liter 170 horsepower gas engine.
Starting with the SL version in both the regular and hybrid, you gain an Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection as well as the NissanConnect System with navigation and mobile apps. The SL also comes with a premium Bose audio system. The Intelligent Cruise Control system available with the Platinum Package allows the Rogue to slow with traffic and speed up as traffic resumes speed.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue is a competent and comfortable choice. With many options including the new hybrid engine, you’re sure to find more appealing options in this competitive compact crossover.