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Nissan's best-selling vehicle, Rogue, enters its third-generation this model year with a complete redesign and major technology upgrades.

The all-new 2021 Rogue aims to make your family life easier with innovations that span from the vehicle platform to interior capabilities to intelligent driver assistance. Just about everything has been reimagined to satisfy the ever-growing needs of today's young and active families.

There's a lot to cover, so let's dive right into all of the class-leading features that 702-horsepower TRX has packed into the 2021 Rogue.


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2021 Nissan Rogue Trims

The newly redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue has a starting MSRP of $26,050, and offers four distinct trims, all of which are available in either FWD or Intelligent AWD:

  • Rogue 
  • SRogue
  • SVRogue 
  • SLRogue 
  • Platinum

A new Platinum trim joins the family as the flagship model, offering the best in luxury appointments as well as leading edge technology. With a starting MSRP of $35,830, the Rogue Platinum goes above and beyond thanks to premium features like quilted semi-aniline leather-appointed seats, tri-zone temperature control, a head-up display, ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, and more.

There are also a lot of choices to further tailor your Rogue in the areas of body protection, styling, storage, and lighting. For the SV and SL trims, a unique Premium Package is available to easily upgrade capabilities and performance.

The SV Premium Package adds the following to the SV trim:

  • Roof rails
  • Power liftgate
  • Dual panel panoramic moonroof
  • Rear sun shades
  • Leatherette seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel

The SL Premium Package adds the following to the SL trim:

  • ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link
  • Front and rear sonar system
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • NissanConnect 9" touch-screen display
  • Nissan door to door navigation with premium traffic
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay integration
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link w/ 3-month trial subscription
  • Bose premium audio system including dual-driver woofer

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2021 Nissan Rogue Exterior

The essence of Rogue has always been fun and adventurous, and the redesigned exterior for the 2021 model year continues to emphasize this spirit while adding even more athleticism and refinement.

Nissan's signature design elements--floating roof, V-motion grille--are reinterpreted for the 3rd-generation Rogue, while new styling cues make their debut, like sleek multi-level LED headlights and "U-shape" bodyside highlights.

Dimensionally, the 2021 Rogue is 1.5 inches shorter and 0.2 inches lower than its predecessor, improving on its driving dynamics as well as its sporty appearance. There are also many functional components that aid in aerodynamic performance, like an active grille shutter, tire deflectors, underbody covers, and a unique "air curtain" that directs air around the sides of the vehicle.

To help you stand out from the crowd, the 2021 Rogue is offered in up to 13 exciting colors, including five two-tone colorways--a first for the Rogue.

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2021 Nissan Rogue Interior

On the inside, the Rogue provides thoughtful versatility and maximum comfort for everyone with a concept that Nissan is dubbing "Family hub".

Every seat is a good seat, and it all starts with the Nissan Intelligent Key, which now allows you to unlock the rear doors with a touch of a button on the rear door handles. The standard rear seats can recline, and feature NASA-inspired Zero Gravity low-fatigue spinal support with available heating. And for the first time ever, available Tri-Zone Climate Control means rear passengers can set a different temperature than the front of the cabin.
For the driver and front passenger, a ton of technology upgrades have been made, beginning with an available 10.8-inch head-up display, a 12.3-inch "Digital Dashboard" instrument cluster, and gorgeous 9-inch touch screen display. These customizable information hubs work together to provide the most pertinent vehicle data while minimizing distractions. This system also features wireless Apple CarPlay integration, and comes pre-installed with Google Maps and Waze, which can be operated with voice commands.

And for daily errands, the ingenious Divide-n-Hide system provides hidden and secure storage inside the spacious rear cargo area. There's even a special section designed specifically to hold larger items that you don't want tipping over, like a gallon of milk.
Additional quality of life enhancements include a 15-watt wireless phone charger, USB-C and USB-A ports, premium surface materials, and an available remote fold down split rear seat.

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2021 Nissan Rogue Performance

No matter what model of Rogue you choose, you'll get the same proven performance from Nissan's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with continuously variable valve timing control system.

Producing 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, this peppy engine delivers up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg hwy with the FWD configuration. Plus, its pairing with the standard Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) means you'll get quick and smooth acceleration while always being in the best power band.

The all-wheel drive models of Rogue feature five drive modes--Off-road, Snow, Standard, Eco and Sport--and utilize the enhanced Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system to proactively predict traction loss. It then responds quickly by sending torque to the rear wheels, making sure you always have the most confident driving experience.

All of this is part of Rogue's new Vehicle Motion Control system, which continuously analyzes vehicle behavior and then smooths things out when necessary. It can provide individual control of each wheel--including applying a single brake--so that cornering and maneuvers are safe and effortless.


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2021 Nissan Rogue Safety

When it comes to advanced safety technologies, Nissan's ProPILOT Assist is one of the best and most comprehensive feature suites available today. Once you experience it, you'll be spoiled forever.

Standard on Rogue Platinum and available on Rogue SL, ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link uses various techniques to help you stay out of dangerous situations, and also greatly reduces the stresses of daily stop-and-go highway driving. And for the new model year, this system has been upgraded with next-gen camera and radar tech for better vehicle detection, more accurate steering assistance, and smoother braking.

The newest generation of ProPILOT Assist now uses navigation map data to make advanced decisions, like lowering your speed on tight highway curves and automatically adjusting to posted speed limits. It can also hold the brake for up to 30 seconds in stop-and-go traffic and automatically resumes when the vehicle ahead moves.
Standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 provides additional benefits including a 360-degree exterior view camera, rear automatic braking, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

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2021 Nissan Rogue Overall

The all-new 2021 Rogue kicks off Nissan's next era of new vehicles, and it's a great example to lead the charge.

With thoughtful innovations like "Family hub" and the more capable ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, Rogue has all the bases covered as your family's fun and versatile home on the road.

And according to Nissan, this is one of the most comprehensive model redesigns in the company's history, so visit your local AutoNation dealership to experience all of the enhancements in person.

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Andrew Chen | Oct 26, 2021
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