Compact SUVs are great options for those who like the feel of an SUV without having to deal with the large size. They’re still roomy for passengers and have plentiful cargo space like larger SUVs, but come in a smaller overall package. They come with the benefits of cars, such as great handling, yet they avoid the negatives of cars, like a lower seat and cramped quarters. That's why companies are creating more and more compact SUVs, like Nissan with the 2021 Nissan Rogue. The 2021 Rogue is redesigned with safety, style, and functionality in mind.
Like most Nissans, the 2021 Rogue comes with technological advances, driver assist features, excellent gas mileage, many aesthetic choices, and multiple safety features. It’s proof that compact SUVs really can carry several benefits in one little package. To fully understand its features and performance levels, we are going to help you dive a little deeper into what this compact model has to offer you and your family. We’re excited to tell you about all that the 2021 Nissan Rogue has to offer.
Horsepower (hp): 181
Torque (lb-ft): 181
Max Cargo Space (cu.ft.): 74.1
The 2021 Nissan Rogue comes in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. However, the all-wheel drive variant is unique in its ability to switch between all-wheel and front-wheel drive when needed. This makes it great for handling when doing off-roading adventures and in poor weather conditions, while the ability to switch to front-wheel drive when you don't need all of the wheels will have you maximize your fuel economy and efficiency. It's the best of both worlds.
Speaking of fuel economy, the Rogue lives up to its compact namesake by offering excellent fuel economy. When in front-wheel drive, you will enjoy getting 27 miles per gallon in the city and an outstanding 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Even all-wheel drive fuel economy ratings are great. You can expect to see 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway when using the intelligent all-wheel drive system.
The Nissan Rogue also includes five driving modes to help you tackle any road conditions. The first mode is Sport Mode, which does exactly what it sounds like. When using Sport Mode, the Rogue gets a little extra pep in its step. Second, there’s Off-Road Mode, which is great for gravel, dirt, mud, and other non-pavement areas. Third, the Rogue comes with Snow Mode, which is to help maximize traction when driving in snow and ice. Auto Mode is great for daily commutes because it balances out the performance of your car. Finally, Eco Mode is the best option if you’re looking for an eco-friendly and efficient driving experience.
Now, let’s take a look at some dynamic driving technologies that enhance the 2021 Nissan Rogue’s performance. First, Intelligent Trace Control can brake each wheel separately during turns, creating a nice, smooth turning experience. Second, Active Ride Control makes the Rogue ride much smoother by working with the torque and brakes in a way that prevents shakiness and jerking, particularly when going over bumps. Then, Hill Start Assist uses sensors and helps hold brake pressure to prevent rollback on hills. Finally, Automatic Brake Hold is a convenient feature that kicks in at red lights, automatically holding the brake for drivers. Overall, the 2021 Nissan Rogue’s performance provides a nice balance between great mileage and off-roading capabilities.
Nissan offers several safety features, and the 2021 Rogue is no exception. First, let’s look at ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link. This Nissan feature offers automatic detection, speed adjustment, and braking without the driver needing to initiate any of it. Thanks to AI, ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link can detect speed limits and automatically adjust the driver’s speed to match the current speed limit. It has the power to accelerate or decelerate depending on the need, and it can use its GPS to predict future roadways and curves, adjusting the speed accordingly. This feature alone is impressive, but there’s much more to say about the Rogue’s safety.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue also comes with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, high beam assist, and blind spot warning. Let’s look closer at each driver assist feature to gain a better understanding of what these features mean. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection uses a monitoring system to alert drivers of objects and pedestrians, and when needed, it can automatically apply brakes. Then, rear cross traffic alert and rear automatic braking work together to help drivers avoid collisions when backing up out of parking spaces or driveways. Lane departure warning prevents drivers from unintentionally drifting out of lanes, and blind spot warning lets drivers know when a vehicle is approaching its blind spot, just in case mirrors fail to spot any hidden vehicles.
In addition to these driver assist features, Nissan’s Intelligent Driving suit offers even more detailed assist assets. These include Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, and Intelligent Driver Alertness. The Intelligent Forward Collision Warning can monitor up to two cars ahead of the Rogue, checking for unexpected stops or turns. Blind Spot Intervention works even harder than Blind Spot Warning, using braking and guidance to keep drivers from changing lanes when a car is there. Intelligent Driver Alertness is especially helpful for long, early, or late commutes, using alerts and visual warnings to bring the driver’s attention back to the road.
In addition to all these features, the 2021 Nissan Rogue also comes with front, side, and rear sonar detectors to let drivers know when they’re too close to objects and traffic sign recognition. Traffic Sign Recognition helps inform drivers of road signs as they are driving. Overall, the 2021 Nissan Rogue’s safety features are among its most impressive assets.
There’s a lot to say about the 2021 Nissan Rogue’s interior, but let’s start with its spacious features. The 2021 Rogue comes with up to 74.1 cubic feet of cargo space. This is thanks to rear folding seats and six Divide-N-Hide hidden compartments. Finally, the under-shifter storage space holds smaller items that the driver may need with them. It even comes with a butterfly armrest that holds even more items. This is all accessible via a motion-activated liftgate.
Now let’s discuss convenience. The 2021 Rogue comes with a remote engine start-up system that works from up to 195 feet away, a tri-zone automatic temperature control so that each passenger can choose their own temperature, and heated seats along with a heated steering wheel. The Rogue’s dual-panel panoramic moonroof brightens up the leather interior, and the driver memory system ensures that your settings don’t need to be reset after changing drivers.
Now, let’s look at the Rogue’s entertainment features. The 8-inch touchscreen comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which drivers can use with their cellphones. This pairs nicely with the Rogue’s Bose audio system. Speaking of cellphones, the Rogue also offers wireless phone charging. This model is NissanConnect compatible, meaning that drivers can start their Rogue, turn the heat or AC on, or even turn the lights off on and right from their NissanConnect phone app. Lastly, the Rogue also comes with a head-up display, which projects important information such as speed and mileage onto the windshield. As a whole, the Rogue’s interior design is packed with tech and convenience features that make it easier to use and safer to navigate.