The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is a compact Eco-friendly SUV. It has a large cargo room and spacious interiors compared to the standard rogue. Since the introduction of the first model in 2007, it has undergone many improvements. The 2017 Nissan rogue hybrid gives more user-friendly tech options. It comes with a family oriented usability and improved performance. Also, it has a mild face-lift and more safety technology. It competes well with rivals like; Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid and Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Exterior and Interior Redesign
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid has updated body panels which give the car an aggressive fascia. It also comes with 19-inch wheels. The headlights have been made longer and thinner. Further, the fog lights are round unlike the usual square shape. Compared to the previous model, the V-Motion grille has a wide band of polished chrome. In addition, the bumper has been lowered. Buyers will have up to 9 different paint options to choose from.
The interior has undergone several changes compared to the standard rogue. First, the cabin is spacious and is full of comfort. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid has a sitting capacity of 5 passengers instead of seven so that it can be able to accommodate the lithium-ion battery. When the rear seats are folded, they create a cargo space of 61.4 cubic feet. Compared to the standard rogue, it’s only less by 0.2 cubic foot. It also comes with an improved entertainment system. The hybrid has a 7.0-inch color touch LCD compared to the usual 5.0-inch in a standard Rogue.
It also gives more entertainment options like Bluetooth connectivity. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is fitted with driver assist feature due to the presence of an advanced navigation system and a hill-start assist. It also comes with a three-spoke unit steering wheel which has a flat bottom. Further, there are more convenience and safety features like; an adaptive cruise control improved the braking system, airbags, blind spot warning system, cruise control, motion-activated liftgate and a pedestrian detection system.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Engine and Performance
It is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 141 horsepower and 144 lb- ft of torque. The Nissan Rogue hybrid also has a 30-kw electric motor and a lithium-ion battery which helps in efficiency. Individually, the electric motor produces 40 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. When the engine and the electric motor are working together, they produce 176 hp and 175 lb-ft in the torque. This is higher compared to the standard rogue that is powered by a 2.5 –liter four-cylinder engine producing 170 hp.
Further, the Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2017 has a Xtronic CVT transmission. It has an eco mode and sports switches. The car offers 35 mpg on the highway, 33 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on average when in FWD. The hybrid has a two-clutch control system; the first one is between the electric motor and the combustion engine while the second one is between the transmission and the electric motor. If you keep the start or stop system idle, it will be fuel efficient. It is available as an all-wheel-drive or a forward-wheel-drive.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Price and Release Date
It is expected to hit the dealerships towards the end of the year; 2016. The retail price is estimated to be around $30,000.