In the compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment, the Nissan Rogue has been a top contender for a while now. Of course, Nissan is not one to sit on its laurels, just content to keep pushing out the same old, same old. Last Friday, the evening before the 2016 Miami International Auto Show in Florida, Nissan unveiled the new 2017 Nissan Rogue. I was pretty excited to witness the reveal in person! With a full redesign and upgraded features, this is one hot car!
Along with a 2.0L gas engine, a hybrid version is due out later this year. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid will average about 35 miles per gallon. An all-wheel drive (AWD) hybrid will also be available. To me, that sounds like the best of everything – convenience, performance, and good fuel consumption.
Getting to Know the 2017 Nissan Rogue
The 2017 Nissan Rogue comes in an array of gorgeous colors. These compliment the new front fascia, grill, tail lights, chrome-trim side door moldings, and 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels. On the interior, you’ll find premium leather and polished touches. These include a new D-shaped steering wheel, heated steering wheel, memory for driver’s seats and mirror, new door and instrument panel finishers, and more.
This model is full of the latest tech as well. Just a few of the features available on the Rogue are Bluetooth connectivity, handsfree messaging, Bose system with nine speakers, Remote Engine Start, and dual climate control. Along with connected technologies, safety has been upgraded as well.
- Blind Spot Warning
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Departure Prevention
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
2017 Nissan Rogue — Interior
There’s plenty of legroom in both the front and rear seating areas and a third row is optional. Of course, this model still includes the rear doors that open crazy wide. Opening at 77 degrees allows easy in and out access for car seats and elderly passengers.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue has a Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System (not available on the hybrid version). Two panels, in conjunction with the rear cover, can be arranged in several ways to best transport your cargo.
2017 Nissan Rogue — Motion-Activated Liftgate
Another new feature is the Motion-Activated Liftgate. To activate the liftgate, make sure you have the key nearby and simply place your foot below the bumper. After a slight delay, you’ll hear an audible beep and then the back will open. There’s no need to wave your foot around trying to find the sensor (it’s somewhere near the center). In fact, doing so will not activate the liftgate. This is a safety feature to prevent accidents if a child or object happens to get under the car. What’s interesting is that a putting your foot there a second time can also close the liftgate. So after you take everything out of the back and have your hands full, you can just kick below the bumper to close it up.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue will soon be at a dealer near you. As mentioned earlier, the hybrid will be following shortly after. The exact date of when the hybrid will be available was not given. I didn’t get the opportunity to ride or drive in the 2017 Nissan Rogue yet but at least it looks good from the outside and on paper. What do you like about this new release from Nissan?
I was invited to attend an all-expense paid media trip. All opinions are my own.