The 2018 Nissan Rogue proves to be one of the top family vehicles on the market. Drivers love this small crossover’s roomy design and easy-to-use features. Fuel-saving engineering makes the Rogue an even more rewarding vehicle for everyday commuting. According to the Salinas Nissan dealership, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are now available for 2018.
Under the hood of the new Rogue sits a reliable 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out a healthy 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. Nissan’s cutting-edge Xtronic CVT transmission helps ensure a remarkably smooth performance. Fuel economy definitely remains a bright spot for the Rogue. Front-wheel-drive models return an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. With all-wheel drive, the Rogue proves to be nearly as efficient, with ratings of 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
On the road, the 2018 Nissan Rogue is extremely easy to drive. A well-tuned suspension helps inspire drivers with a great deal of confidence. You can also take advantage of the crossover’s optional AWD system. Not only does the intelligent AWD system ensure predictable handling in snowy weather, it also transforms the Rogue into a capable off-road machine. A locking center differential and 8.2 inches of ground clearance enable the Rogue to tackle muddy trails with confidence.
Many drivers are drawn to the Rogue’s aerodynamic styling. Highlighted by a revised V-Motion grille, the Rogue easily stands out from its competition. Boomerang-style taillights add to the crossover’s curb appeal. Available on the mid-level SV trim, the Midnight Edition appearance package really makes a bold statement. You also have several exciting paint finishes to choose from, including Cayenne Red and Magnetic Black.
Nissan designed the Rogue to be a remarkably relaxing family vehicle. Edmunds gives Nissan’s Zero Gravity front seats a perfect rating for comfort. Meanwhile, the crossover’s second-row seats can be pushed back to provide the maximum amount of legroom. A third-row seat is also available on the base Rogue S and the Rogue SL, which allows up to seven people to climb aboard. When traveling, a Divide-n-Hide cargo system enables you to stow your family’s valuables.
Even the base Rogue S comes loaded with useful features, such as a backup camera and Bluetooth integration. Meanwhile, heated front seats and remote ignition highlight the more luxurious SL model. Atop the lineup sits the leather-trimmed Rogue SL. While the Rogue SL’s thunderous Bose sound system will impress music fans, a power tailgate makes loading groceries less of a chore.
Chosen as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, the Nissan Rogue excels at keeping families safe. You now have access to even more advanced safety features than before. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert come standard on the higher trim levels. Meanwhile, available Forward Emergency Braking can detect a crash before it actually happens. Featuring Moving Object Detection, Nissan’s innovative Around View Monitor camera system ensures hassle-free parking. Intelligent Cruise Control and lane-keep assist are available as well.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.