The 2018 Nissan Rogue is one contender that sits somewhere in the middle of the batch above smaller sibling Juke and below the larger Pathfinder. It has been quite popular since its debut but you won’t buy it if buying the best compact crossover is on your agenda. To improve prospects of the Rogue, Nissan is giving it a makeover for 2018. It may give the Rogue some prospects to stave off the competition from rivals like Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.
2018 Nissan Rogue – Comfort and Elegance
The 2018 Nissan Rogue does not deviate from exterior styling of its predecessors much. The funky and sleek design language is there and from an angle, you will see more sharp creases compared to curvature. The v type grille is slightly modified. LED lamps are sleeker now and so is the bumper design. There are three main trims- S, SV and SL and a special midnight edition. It also has a hybrid version.
The cabin of Nissan Rogue 2018 contains more signs of revamping than the exterior, as it is. The plastics are not cheap looking and seat upholstery has got a boost as well. The S and SV models get the third row of seats but space is just enough for kids, as expected. The front seats are quite nice, though. Clever cargo management does help to pack in oddly shaped bags and stuff but overall cargo space is not great. Nissan also succeeds in making the cabin quieter than the predecessor.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue scores moderately well in both safety and entertainment segments. All trims get stability control, airbags and as tire pressure monitors. Top trim gets forward-collision warning system, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitors as standard. The surround-view camera, available on SV and SL is excellent in functionality.
All trims get power windows, Bluetooth, rearview camera along with 17-inch steel wheels. SV trim adds satellite radio, automatic headlights, alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, NissanConnect infotainment setup and keyless ignition. SL trim gets Bose sound system, 18-inch wheels, 7-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, and navigation and heated front seats. The trims can be equipped with panoramic sunroof too.
2018 Nissan Rogue – Powertrains
New Nissan Rogue is likely to be powered by the 2.5-liter inline-4 engine with 170 hp and mated with a CVT unit. The Hybrid edition has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with and electric motor with 30 KW capacity.
2018 Nissan Rogue – Price and Expected Release Date
The 2018 Nissan Rogue pricing may start at $24,000 and it will be unveiled in late 2017.
Upcoming Nissan Rogue offers some interesting features and styling is also decent but it also has some downsides. The interior is not very spacious and same is true about cargo space. The hybrid models will appeal to niche buyers for sure. However, the base trims lack some desired safety features. The interior material quality is good but ride quality falls short of rivals from stables of Honda and Ford. However, those looking for sporty compact SUV crossovers with good value for money can still go for it.