Nissan’s New Rogue Exceeds Expectations In First Drive Test


The first drive is a critical test for a new or redesigned car. Each year various review sites and blogs are provided with a little sneak peek and test drive in order to prepare their first impressions of the car. These early evaluations when published are the first thing people will see when looking online for a new car. Many of the 2017 models have undergone this test, and the reception of the Nissan Rogue has been overwhelmingly positive.


The #2017Rogue has been long due for a refresh since its last one in 2014, and now it has returned with a great new look and the latest features. The grille has high power LED lights and a more fitting hood, along with classy lenses for the front and back lights. Additional chrome around the rocker panels and a sculpted bumper add to the stylish and sporty look. During the first drive, reviews praised the car for improved noise reduction for a smooth and quiet ride, along with the stunning new interior featuring a redesigned wheel, leather seats and great cargo flexibility. Nissan’s one of a kind Divide’N Hide system even has 18 different ways to store or hide belongings and baggage to keep valuables protected.


The most enticing aspect of the new Rogue is the optional hybrid engine. While it restricts the car to only two rows of seating rather than three, the engine provides top-of-the-line fuel economy and money saved on gasoline. Ultimately, the first test drivers at commented, “…there’s almost nothing to deter us from recommending the Rogue wholesale, thanks to its all-around proficiency at doing things that crossover shoppers love.”


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