The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV that has been an integral part of Nissan’s lineup since it first debuted on the mainstream auto market in 2007 for the 2008 model year.
This compact crossover SUV has risen to become hugely popular over the past 12 years in which it has been on the market. In fact, the Nissan Rogue is Nissan’s number-one top-selling model—and it’s one of the best-selling crossover SUVs within its vehicle class worldwide.
For the 2021 model year, Nissan unveiled an all-new, third-generation Rogue model. A redesign was much-needed for the wildly popular Rogue—especially considering how many serious changes Nissan has made to its vehicle lineup over the past few model years—and Nissan did not disappoint with their release of the 2021 Rogue.
Inside and out, the 2021 Nissan Rogue is as stylish, high-performing, and reliable as ever. Plus, it comes in an all-new redesigned package with a host of updated, upgraded, and brand-new features.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue is slightly more compact than its predecessors. However, this compact crossover SUV somehow has a bolder presence than past Rogue models.
For 2021, the Rogue features a more vertical faschia and a chunkier build. These features help give the Rogue its own distinct exterior character and allow it to stand out on the road without sacrificing its lightweight, compact build.
Nissan’s 2021 Rogue model offers slightly more power than past Rogue models of the past. Both the 2020 and the 2021 Rogue models are equipped with a 2.5-L I4 engine. However, the 2021 model offers 181 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque whereas the 2020 model delivers only 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque.
Many drivers appreciate compact crossover SUVs like the Nissan Rogue because these vehicles are powerful and larger than a hatchback or classic sedan but they still tend to be fairly fuel efficient—which is great for commuters and families alike. The 2021 Nissan Rogue is more fuel-efficient than its predecessors. The 2020 Rogue model offers an average of 26 MPG on city streets and 33 MPG on the highway for a combined average gas mileage of 29 MPG, whereas the 2021 Rogue model gets up to 27 MPG on city street and 35 MPG on the highway with a combined average mileage of 30 MPG.
At the end of the day, the Nissan Rogue is an ideal family car. That’s why Nissan opted to upgrade the 2021 Rogue’s interior with a variety of family-friendly features that make every ride more comfortable and convenient for everyone in your family. First off, the 2021 Rogue offers more knee and headroom for both front and back passengers. The Rogue now features ultra-comfortable Zero Gravity seats in the front and in the back, reclining seatbacks come as a standard feature, and seated heats are an optional add-on.
The 2021 Rogue’s Intelligent Climate Control system features optional tri-zone climate control that ensures a comfortably controlled climate for drivers and passengers alike. The center console of the 2021 Rogue is also designed with a special butterfly opening that makes it easier for backseat passengers to access. While they might seem somewhat minor, the many family-friendly features of the 2021 Rogue are part of what makes this all-new compact crossover SUV such a catch for families as well as anyone who values the comfort of their passengers.
Improved Driver Assistance
The Nissan Rogue earns consistently high safety ratings across the board and is equipped with a host of active safety and driver assistance features. All 2021 Nissan Rogue models are equipped with Nissan’s latest Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced and active safety features—which include rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, pedestrian detection, high-beam assist, driver alertness monitoring, and much more.
Nissan’s ProPilot Assist—which is this compact crossover SUV’s driver-assistance system—underwent multiple notable improvements for the 2021 Rogue. This advanced driver-assistance system features adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts in accordance with changing speed limits on your route or when approaching busy intersections or freeway exits. Its advanced sensors make keeping your Rogue moving smoothly and staying on-center while driving in sensitive situations like stop-and-go traffic very user-friendly for drivers.
ProPilot Assist comes as an available option for all upper trim levels of the 2021 Nissan Rogue—which means you can get it for your model as long as you don’t opt for the base-level S trim level.
Overall, the 2021 Nissan Rogue is a top-quality family car that offers high reliability, safety, and features plenty of amenities for the whole family to enjoy.