2017-nissan-rogue-reviewThe 2017 Nissan Rogue is a Star Wars inspired small SUV with a starting price of $23,820. There are 3 trims to choose from, the S, SV and SL. All trims use the same 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower.

The 2017 model of the Nissan Rogue has undergone some minor aesthetic changes including a restyled front end, interior design upgrades and new driver assist features. The upgraded features should make the 2017 Nissan Rogue more competitive in the compact SUV class. It generally ranks about middle of the class this year it may move up the ranks closer to the top end.

The Rogue is a small SUV but it feel spacious inside and can even seat an optional third row of passengers. The front end of the Rogue has received larger vents and now comes with LED Daytime Running Lights. The Rogue looks more upscale than previous years and Nissan have done a good job keeping it in line with current trends.

Specs

The 2017 Nissan Rogue uses a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower. It comes either as front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and uses a continuously variable transmission. The Rogue has a few driving modes including Sport mode and Eco Mode. Fuel economy for all models is 26 mpg in the city and 3 mpg on the highway.

Nissan describe their all-wheel drive system as being ‘intuitive’, meaning that it can detect when you’re cornering, cruising, or on or off-road. The power will be diverted to the front or rear wheels as needed and giving you maximum efficiency.

The Eco Mode of the Rogue will ensure you drive more efficiently and reduce fuel consumption. The Sport Mode if for high performance and will enhance the throttle response. The Rogue also comes with Hill Start Assist to prevent you rolling backwards when starting on a slope and Active Trace Control which adjusts the brakes on the inside and outside of wheels when cornering to provide you with the best line through the turns.

Active Ride Control is used to reduce bumps and give you a smoother ride. In effect it reduces the pitch and roll inside the cabin, even as you drive over bumps. All-in-all the Rogue performs well and has an updated and upscale feel to it.

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Interior

The 2017 Rogue has had a redesigned interior including the addition of a flat-bottomed steering wheel. The instrument panel and the center console have also had some upgrades. New safety features have been included in the the 2017 Rogue, including forward emergency braking, lane departure warning and intelligent cruise control.

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Price

The Nissan Rogue comes in three trims with a starting price of $23,820 for the Rogue S. The Rogue SV with push button ignition, blind spot warning and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels has a starting price of $25,240. The top model, the Rogue SL, with motion activated liftgate and leather-appointed seats has a starting price of $29,960.

Alternatives

The 2017 Nissan Rogue is comparable in price to some of the other compact SUVs. It has impressive fuel economy although generally ranks a little below some of the other SUVs such as the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2016 Honda CR-V.