The Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV made its debut in October 2007 for the 2008 model year. Through 2018, it sold 2.3 million units in the USA alone. It is currently Nissan's best-selling vehicle in America. Rogue has received the Consumer Guide’s Automotive Best Buy Award five years in a row.
The Rogue received an electric powertrain and debuted as a Hybrid in January 2017. It is the 3rd smallest SUV in the automaker's lineup. The crossover is larger and more expensive than the Juke and new Rogue Sport but smaller and more affordable than the Murano, Pathfinder, and Armada.
The 2019 Rogue Hybrid FWD has an EPA-estimated Fuel Economy of 33/35/34 for city/highway/combined. It has a Total Range of 493 miles. Rogue Hybrid drivers will save $1,750 in fuel costs over 5 years compared to driving a comparable new fossil fuel car.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue comes in four trims: SV Hybrid with Front Wheel Drive ($27,700 MSRP), SV Hybrid with All Wheel Drive ($29,050 MSRP), SL Hybrid with Front Wheel Drive ($31,640 MSRP), and SL Hybrid with All Wheel Drive ($32,990 MSRP).
All trims are powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine and electric motor utilizing an Intelligent Dual Clutch System and a lithium-ion battery. Standard on both trims are Engine Idle Start/Stop, an Energy Flow Screen, under-floor cargo storage and 60/40 2nd-row split-folding seats.
Standard on the SV are: an Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an Energy Flow Screen, a NissanConnect 7” Touch-Screen Display, a Hands-Free text Messaging Assistant, Bluetooth, a Rearview Monitor, a Rear Sonar System, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, an In-Cabin Microfilter, Rear Door Alert, Power Door Locks and Power Windows, Nissan Intelligent Key With Push Button Ignition, Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control, High Beam Assist headlights, a Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column, Cruise Control with steering wheel-mounted switches, three 12-Volt DC Power Outlets, a Divide-N-Hide Cargo System and Under-Floor Cargo Storage.
Standard safety features include: the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors, Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all rows, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS), Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for driver), Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones and reinforced passenger compartment, Hood buckling creases and safety stops, Break-away engine mounts, an Energy-absorbing steering column, a Slide-away brake pedal assembly, Knee bolsters, a Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display and Easy-Fill Tire Alert.
Key features added to the SL trim are LED headlights, Nissan Door to Door Navigation with Premium Traffic, an Intelligent Around View Monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control and Leather-appointed seats.
Rogue’s 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine provides 70 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 175 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm. The small lithium-ion battery packs 0.8 kWh of energy and only curtails cargo carrying capacity behind the rear seat by 1.1 cubic feet, occupying the space where the optional third-row child seats would go in the regular Rogue.
The Rogue Hybrid differs from its non-hybrid counterpart in these ways: it includes a hybrid gauge added to the driver display screen, the second-row seat is a 60/40 split-folding design, it adds a storage space under the rear cargo area, and Pure Drive HEV badging is added to the engine cover and exterior.
Regarding the Rogue Hybrid, autotrader.com says: “You'll find a compact crossover with sporty good looks, a versatile interior, loads of cool tech and safety features, along with some of the best fuel economy numbers in its class. From its EZ Flex seating to its hybrid engine option, the Rogue is all about satisfying specific needs unique to each buyer.”
Edmunds reviewers say: "Best-in-class front seat comfort; ride quality remains comfortable over varying terrain; user-friendly tech options; versatile cargo storage."
US News and World Report reviewers say: " The Rogue Hybrid is a good compact SUV. It gets the best fuel economy in the segment, especially on the highway. That’s unusual, as hybrids tend to get better fuel economy in the city where they can make full use of their battery power. The 176 horsepower from the Rogue Hybrid’s combined gas/electric motor is respectable, but more importantly, the engine is quieter than its competitors’. Combine that with a good predicted reliability score and the strong warranty for hybrids, and you have an SUV that is not only hushed on the road but relatively worry-free, too."
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