2017 Nissan Rogue Review: An Amazing SUV Story?

Jan 09, 2017 10:05 AM EST | JP Olvido

For someone who is looking for an affordable crossover SUV, the 2017 Nissan Rogue is the best bet. Nissan's Rogue has a lot to offer for a very reasonable price.

The 2017 Nissan Rogue. The 2017 Nissan Rogue comes with a re-tuned front-end and an updated front bumper that now includes fog lamps along with many other features. With a starting price of US$23,820 and packed with a lot of features, the 2017 Nissan Rogue holds its ground against other crossover SUVs such as the Honda's CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Anyone can opt for more with the 2017 Nissan Rogue SL Premium for a reasonable US$31,310.

Sales for the Rogue have increased since its launch. It is now considered an emerging "threat" in the Japanese-dominated crossover SUV market. It was Nissan's top-selling vehicle last year, thanks to a marketing campaign tie-up with the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie. Currently, it is the running top-selling vehicle for this year, too.

What does the 2017 Nissan Rogue have to offer? The answer to that question is the technology packed inside of it. The driver's seat, for example, has memory technology that automatically positions the driver as soon as the car is turned on. The steering wheel has standard auxiliary controls and at the center stack is Nissan's navigation system, NissanConnect.

Although considered to be a great navigation system, the NissanConnect is also lacking in many other ways. For one, it is better at providing directions such as turning left or right rather than giving out actual street names.

The 2017 Nissan Rogue comes with rear traffic alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, intelligent cruise control, and forward collision warning. All these systems are extremely easy to use and interactive as well as intuitive.

Its engine is the standard 2.5-liter four cylinders with 170 horsepower and 175-pound foot of torque. The Rogue's engine is paired with continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

Driving on the 2017 Nissan Rogue is quite mundane. It takes 9.1 seconds to get from 0 to 60 miles per hour. Although it offers a smooth driving experience, it is not responsive as one would expect, probably caused by a sluggish CVT.

Driving-performance aside, the 2017 Nissan Rogue's fuel economy is a lot better than other SUVs such as the Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, and the Honda CR-V. The 2017 Nissan Rogue takes pride in its EPA-rated fuel economy at 25 miles in the city and 32 on the highway, way higher than its competitors.

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