2019 Nissan Rogue – High Tech with Low Costs


Looking for a feature-packed SUV for a low price? The answer is the 2019 Nissan Rogue. Find out why Cars.com loved the Rogue's tech and affordability


Nissan Goes Rogue in the SUV Market 


Look around you on the road, and chances are you’ll spot a few SUVs at any given time. If there is one thing Americans love, it is SUVs. With such high-demand, the SUV market is saturated with so many choices these days. It can be hard to decide which one is worth your hard-earned cash. It can almost feel like Russian Roulette trying to decide which of buy. Yet, there’s only one contender that brings maximum bang for your buck: the 2019 Nissan Rogue. 

With over 175,000 units sold this year so far, hundreds of thousands of Americans have pulled the trigger on the 2019 Nissan Rogue. As the seventh best-selling vehicle of the year so far, the Rogue continues to attract customers. 

It isn’t a surprise when you consider just how much technology and features Nissan packed into their highest-demand vehicle this year. The fact that the Rogue continues to be one of the most affordable options around, despite all those toys and tricks, makes it even easier to understand. 

Cars.com recently took the time to rundown some of the virtues of the amazingly-affordable, feature-filled 2019 Nissan Rogue. Here’s a look at why you should take aim at a Rogue today.


2019 Nissan Rogue - Multimedia on the Go 2019 Nissan Rogue - Multimedia on the Go

Providing Plentiful Technology


Multimedia technology is another area that car manufacturers tend to make you pay a premium for, but the 2019 Nissan Rogue has more than its share of standard features. An impressive infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports and satellite radio all come with no extra price. 

You can use the USB ports to charge your phone as it sits connected to the Rogue’s computers, no matter which of the two phone frameworks you’re sporting. While some vehicles only support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay (and some offer neither at all,) Nissan has synced up rare support for both. 


Packing ProPilot Assist


Nissan is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to driving aid systems, and the 2019 Rogue is one beneficiary of that advanced technology. ProPilot Assist comes standard on the SL trim and is an available upgrade for the SV trim. 

When traveling on highways with clearly-visible lanes, the system manages acceleration, braking and steering for better control with less work for the driver. Cars.com reviewer Fred Meier made a note in his larger review that while other SUVs have similar systems, Nissan’s ProPilot Assist is easier to use than most and much more reliable.


Getting Great Value

2019 Nissan Rogue - Capable in all Conditions 2019 Nissan Rogue - Capable in all Conditions


Packing plenty of features is fantastic, but if doing so pushing the price past the point of affordability for most drivers, what’s the point? Thankfully, the 2019 Nissan Rogue maintains a great value even with all the added aspects and features. 

When pitted against the Rogue’s two biggest rivals, the price-point-to-feature ratio becomes even more clearly tilted in Nissan’s favor. As Cars.com noted, the entry-level CR-V is slightly cheaper, but runs pretty light on standard features. The Rogue’s collection of base-level amenities far out-value the increased cost. On the other hand, the Rogue is $600 dollars less than a base level RAV4 for essentially the same features, giving the Rogue a dominating lead in this area. 


Finding Fuel Efficiency


Affordable upfront costs are great, but fuel costs from gas-guzzling SUVs can add up quickly. The 2019 Nissan Rogue fights back against such concerns with respectable efficiency. Cars.com highlighted the Rogue’s EPA-estimated mileage of 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined for the front-wheel-drive version. The Rogue continues to save your hard-earned cash long past pulling out of the dealership. 


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Self-Driving Cars: Nissan Goes Hands-Free


Until now, ProPilot Assist has only lent a hand while driving, but Nissan is bringing self-driving cars to the streets of Tokyo this fall.


Search for Self-Driving


The dream of robotic drivers taking over traffic may seem like science fiction, but Nissan is poised to make it a reality sooner than you think.

The ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system, which went wide in 2016, has until now only offered limited assistance with control with features such as lane keeping and emergency braking. Indeed, Nissan added “Assist” to the name in the United States to make it clear just how limited the system was.

Yet now Nissan is ready to roll out the red carpet for their next generation of the system which will be among the first in the world to offer truly self-driving cars.


Driving Hands-Free


Nissan has long promised to release a self-driving system by the end of the decade, and it appears they’re ahead of schedule. The automaker recently announced that the next generation of ProPilot will be released this fall, and with it comes fully autonomous driving and navigation on highways. ProPilot 2.0 will hit Japanese markets first as the company continues to advance the system.

According to an Automotive News report, ProPilot 2.0 will be much more advanced than its predecessor, featuring capabilities such as lane switching, car passing and lane exiting assistance.

Self-Driving Cars ProPilot 2.0This next generation will incorporate data from seven cameras, five radar sensors and 12 sonar sensors to create an advanced image of the world around the car to power the AI’s decision-making. It will also include a futuristic 3D high-definition navigation system. Surprisingly, Nissan opted not to include lidar, a popular laser-based radar-like technology, as they say the combination of sensors and mapping can handle everything on their own.

This new and improved system is just one piece of Nissan’s self-driving cars projects as they pave the way for future improvements. Nissan believes that ProPilot 2.0 will help them maintain their lead in autonomous driving, which has become instrumental to their larger business strategy.

"All of the functions are the world's highest level," said Tetsuya Iijima, general manager of Nissan's autonomous driving development department. "It is going to be very difficult for others to top this and overtake us. We have integrated the most advanced-level technologies."


Don’t Nap Just Yet


This isn’t to say ProPilot 2.0 allows for the perfect self-driving cars of science fiction futures just yet. Some limitations still remain in the technology, despite the big advancements.

While the system is capable of handling lane changes completely autonomously, Japanese law will require drivers to maintain hand contact with the wheel when ProPilot 2.0 wants to initiate such a change. Despite this, drivers will be able to let go as long as they stick to one lane.

The system depends heavily upon pre-existing mapping of highways and roads in high-definition 3D. Any unmapped roads or highways will be up to drivers to take control.

The system will also monitor drivers to ensure they don’t doze off, as they will still need to be awake and alert enough to take control during unexpected emergencies.


Surpassing the Past


This first generation of ProPilot, known as ProPilot Assist here in the United States, has been a big success. Nissan sold over 350,000 vehicles equipped with the driving assist system worldwide since it debuted it 2016.

This first generation, though offering many conveniences, is incapable of some of the advanced feats the new edition will bring to the table, such as lane changing or driving itself with navigation support. These limitations are part of the reason Nissan added “Assist” to the moniker in the United States, as some confusion was present over the capabilities of the system.

When ProPilot 2.0 makes it across the pond to American markets, it looks like Nissan will be able to drop Assist from the name and embrace these now truly self-driving cars.


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