Here comes the gen-next variant of one of the most popular SUVs in America.
The Japanese automaker Nissan is one of the leading players in the American automobile sector. One of its most popular models is the Nissan Rogue. It topped Nissan’s annual sales chart for the third time in a row in 2019. The grapevine is abuzz with talks of the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue . Let us take a look at what this much-talked-about car has in store for us.
What can we expect from the 2021 Nissan Rogue?
The second-generation Nissan Rogue debuted in 2014. The third generation starts with the 2021 Nissan Rogue. It’s a bit bigger than the Rogue 2020. A 170-hp four-cylinder engine with CVT transmission is to be the most likely setup. There will be both the front and the all-wheel-drive variants to choose from. Bigger space and soft suspensions make the Nissan Rogue 2021 a relaxing ride. Previous models of Nissan Rogue had below-par driving dynamics. Another flaw was the poor performance of the power-train. Let’s hope the new 2021 Nissan Rogue overcomes these drawbacks.
What are users saying about the 2021 Nissan Rogue
The 2021 Nissan Rogue is a favorite among buyers. They praise its stylish design and fuel economy. Tech features like ProPilot Assist and blind-spot feature make it very easy to handle. It has a good MPG both in the city and on the highway. Its four-wheel drive will help you traverse any terrain comfortably. Some users complained of smaller boot space. Overall, it provides you good value for your money.
Nissan Rogue Rumors
Although nothing can be said for sure until official news arrives, rumors have it that Nissan may reintroduce the hybrid variant with the 2021 model. That would be a good strategy to take on the stiff competition it faces in its class.
Rogue versus its competitors
Operating in a saturated segment of the market, Nissan Rogue 2021 has many competitors. The Honda CR-V, with a similar external design and more second-row legroom, gives the Nissan Rogue 2021 a tough fight. It also has a higher safety and reliability score than that of the Rogue 2021. Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Elantra GT, Subaru Outback and Chevrolet Bolt are some other SUVs competing in the same space. Despite the competition, the car has a loyal fan base of its own.
Safety: It has an overall safety score of 9.5 as per USNews.com. The score was based on safety ratings of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Fuel economy: 2021 Nissan rogue is a very fuel-efficient car. Most of its users report an MPG of about 26 (City) and 32 (Highway) in FWD. The AWD variant has a slightly lesser MPG. The hybrid was discontinued in 2019. As of now, CVT remains the only option.
Interior: The interior of the car is designed to impress. It has a power driver’s seat with memory. There are three variants of leather and two variants of cloth wrapped seats to choose from. The impressive front headroom and second-row vents ensure comfort to all the occupants. Navigation couldn’t have been easier with a 7” inch touchscreen display.
External look: The 2021 Nissan has a more muscular design than the older versions. It comes in six color options to choose from. A flowing Nissan logo on a wider V motion grille with horizontal slats makes the front look very majestic. Its side windows are bordered by shiny metal trim.
Driving comfort: The car offers a relaxing drive. The top-notch suspensions will make your ride very comfortable. Also, its Zero Gravity front bucket seats make sure the driver is left wishing for nothing.
Engine options: It features a 2.5 liter four-cylinder QR25DE engine with a CVT powertrain. A hybrid option was also available until it was discontinued in 2019.
Reliability: The car is averagely reliable. As per J.D. Power, it has a reliability of 3.5/5.
Type of car: It is a compact crossover SUV available in FWD and AWD variants.
2021 Nissan Rogue expected price and release date
The new Rogue is expected to be priced a bit higher than the 2020 model. It comes in three variants and starts at about USD 28000. Nissan may release the 2021 model sometime in the latter half of 2020.
Do let us know what you think of the 2021 Nissan Rogue. Is it a car you would count on? Our score (3.5 / 5)