The upcoming 2017 Nissan Rogue is widely considered to be a strong contender in the compact wagon segment of the market. The hype surrounding this particular model have been steadily buzzing, especially with the introduction of the gasoline-electric model.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid packs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated with a 30-kilowatt electric motor. The compact wagon is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack to provide the juice to the electric motor. Together, the electric motor and the conventional engine produce 176 horsepower, according to Boston.com.
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In terms of power alone, the Hybrid model packs six more horsepower compared to the conventional gas-powered Rogue model. Nevertheless, both models sport a continuously variable transmission with an optional Sport mode. Both models come in front-drive configuration, although they can be configured for an optional all-wheel drive, according to Richmond.com.
The Nissan Rogue Hybrid boasts one of the most spacious cabins in this particular segment. Although the car does falter when it comes to off-road duties, it is more than capable of conventional uses like driving to work or school. It is also a solid SUV for long driving as it packs a decent infotainment system.
In terms of fuel economy, the Nissan Rogue Hybrid is rated at 35mpg for highway, 33mpg for city, and 34mpg combined for the front-wheel drive model. The all-wheel drive model has is rated at 34mpg for highway, 31mpg for city, and 33mpg combined.
In terms of on-road performance, the Rogue Hybrid has a decent acceleration, but not really remarkable enough to stand on top of the competition. Nevertheless, it has a solid cornering performance and steering is very responsive.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid SV costs $26,240. The Rogue Hybrid SL model costs $31,310.