The Rogue is not only the most popular Nissan model at dealers like the Salinas Nissan dealership, but it’s also one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment. As the Rogue enters 2021, this compact crossover gets a complete redesign that continues to provide drivers with outstanding utility, a comfortable and quiet ride, and great value.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue gets more attractive, boxier exterior styling. According to the Nissan dealer near Salinas, the Rogue’s interior gets the most significant change, with higher-quality materials and styling cues from the Nissan Altima and Sentra. The top-line Platinum trim features upscale amenities that include quilted leather seats, a digital instrument panel and ambient lighting.
Nissan’s ProPilot Assist suite of driver assistance features now comes with an adaptive cruise control system linked to the navigation system. The engine picks up a bit more horses, and the transmission gets a retune, which helps to provide the Rogue with agile handling.
The automotive media gives the 2021 Nissan Rogue high marks, with Autoblog writing: “The improved driving dynamics are a big win, and the interior styling on its more expensive trims helps it stand out. However, nearly every entry in this segment is damn good at being a small family runabout.”
The 2021 Nissan Rogue seats five passengers and comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Premium. The Rogue employs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, connected to a CVT. All trims get standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel economy checks in at 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.* With all-wheel drive, the Rogue returns 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway.
The base S trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 safety suite, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Most buyers are likely to choose the SV trim, which includes 18-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar, ProPilot Assist and NissanConnect. The SV gets an optional Premium package that adds faux leather seats, a panoramic moonroof, roof rails and a hands-free power liftgate.
Move up to the SL trim, and you’ll get 19-inch alloy wheels, driver’s seat and steering wheel memory, a power front passenger seat, tri-zone climate control, a motion-activated liftgate and a panoramic moonroof. The SL gets its own available Premium package that includes a 9-inch center display, navigation, a premium Bose audio system, and ProPilot Assist with Navi-link.
The top-of-the-line Platinum trim comes with leather seats, a 10.8-inch head-up display, a 12.3-inch digital gauge package, a premium Bose audio system, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless device charging.