2021 Nissan Rogue Gets Redesign Better Performance And New Tech - Roadshow

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Meet the new Nissan Rogue.


[/roadshow/make/nissan/ Nissan] debuted its all-new third-generation Rogue on Monday, and for a number of reasons, it's a really big deal. [/news/nissan-turnaround-plan-models-global-production/ Nissan is overhauling and consolidating] its lineup, transforming into a much [/news/nissan-restructuring-sales-smaller-automaker/ smaller beast], while also ambitiously updating and redesigning nearly its entire remaining stable. We're all waiting with bated breath for what will [/news/nissan-z-confirmed-official-video-teaser-240z-design/ become of the Z-car], but the humble [/roadshow/make/nissan/model/rogue/ Rogue] is Nissan's best-selling model and, outside of the brand, one of the best-selling in its class. 
This compact SUV is probably our earliest and best look at how this Nissanaissance will play out, so getting it right is more important than ever. 
Rogue redesign has a chunky new look
We think Nissan nailed the Rogue's redesign. The new model is an inch and a half shorter than before, at about 183 inches from nose to tail, yet manages to appear more imposing in photographs thanks to its more vertical fascia, more upright stance and chunkier proportions. The new Rogue looks solid, but it'll be interesting to see if this trick of the eye stands up in person.

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2021 Nissan Rogue ramps up the style and creature comforts


Up front, the double V-Motion grille returns, now flanked by a split headlamp design. The new configuration puts the daytime running light signature up top, separating the standard LED headlamps into their own pod below. The new design is bold, and sure to be a bit divisive, but the more we look at it, the more we like it. At the very least, it's almost subdued next to the [/roadshow/make/toyota/model/rav4/ Toyota RAV4's] gaping maw.

Integrated into the new face are aerodynamic design details such as active grille shutters and air curtain intakes that smooth turbulent air around the sides of the vehicle. Other aero tweaks include reshaped A-pillars and underbody cladding, all of which aim to improve efficiency and reduce wind noise at speed.

The SUV's profile, with its "floating" roof design and thick D-pillar, reminds us of the RAV4's flanks, but toned down a tad. The resemblance becomes more striking when presented in one of the five new two-tone color combinations. The Nissan's wheel-to-body ratio and shorter rear overhangs give it a tidier, more purposeful appearance, too.

Out back, the Rogue's rear end sharpens up with taillamps that stretch horizontally and a larger opening for the motion-activated liftgate. Pop the hatch and you'll find rear seats that fold at the flick of a lever and http://10timing.com/?document_srl=4303606 a redesigned version of the Nissan's Divide-n-Hide cargo area -- which I enjoyed in the previous generation -- with improved stowage flexibility and more usefully sized cubbies.

2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

2021 Nissan Rogue

2020 Nissan Rogue


2.5-liter I4

2.5-liter I4


181 hp

170 hp


181 lb-ft

175 lb-ft




City fuel economy

27 mpg

26 mpg

Highway fuel economy

35 mpg

33 mpg

Combined fuel economy

30 mpg

29 mpg


106.5 in

106.5 in


183.0 in

184.5 in


72.4 in

72.4 in


66.9 in

68.5 in

Cargo capacity

39.3 / 74.1 cu-ft

39.3 / 70.0 cu-ft