2021 Nissan Rogue: Release Date, Features, Specs, & Design.
Photo Gallery: 2021 Nissan Rogue
On sale: in 2021
Price from: start at at $25,650
The Rogue is an incredibly important vehicle for Nissan. It’s Nissan North America’s best-selling model, and it competes in the hyper-competitive compact crossover SUV segment with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape. For this reason, a tremendous amount of development has gone into crafting this all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue. It benefits from a stiffer structure, added safety systems, a bit more power, and improved technology. It goes on sale in the fall of 2020
All it takes is one look to see that the 2021 Nissan Rogue is an all-new vehicle, about the same size as before but with blocky, more expressive styling that draws inspiration from the X-Motion Concept shown in Detroit in 2018. It has an upright grille and a floating roof, and the flatter hood, along with the front fenders and door skins, is made of aluminum to save weight.
A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder is the sole available powerplant, and Nissan says it has massaged the engine to put out 181 horsepower, an improvement of 10 percent. Peak torque has been upped by 3 percent to 181 lb-ft. That power goes to the wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) tweaked for better acceleration and fuel economy. Front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) models will continue to be available, the latter benefitting from a central hydraulic clutch that sends power more quickly to the rear wheels when needed.