The Nissan Roque isn’t among the best compact crossover SUVs in the class, rather class-average, but it boasts several appealing characteristics. The model has the ability to seat up to seven passengers and also rates well regarding seat comfort, utility, and cargo capacity. The Rogue also rides well and the hybrid option is also worth considering. Nissan’s well-selling crossover is even better thanks to the recent tech upgrade and all versions come with the Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The model even offers an optional ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system.
Nissan refreshed this model for the 2017 model year when also added the hybrid option. The 2018 model brought upgraded infotainment and ProPilot Assist tech. As for the 2019 Nissan Rogue, there are no signs that Nissan is preparing big changes. The upcoming version will live on the recent upgrades and bigger changes will come in a year or two.
2019 Nissan Rogue: Design
The Nissan Rogue is the handsome and modern crossover. Nissan made some styling changes for the 2017 model year and the 2019 Nissan Roque is expected to return in the same form.
The front of the model will bear brand’s V-motion grille and angular headlights that slightly sweep back. The model will also have high beltline and well-balanced rear side design. In the upper trims, the Rogue will add more chrome and upscale touches. The base models will ride on the 17-inch wheels and options will include 18- and 19-inch designs.
The interior is the bright side of the Rogue and the seat comfort and utility are above the class average. The model is also available with the handsome and high-quality materials but the tech level is also the better side of the model. The Rogue also offers up to 70 cubes of the cargo capacity and also respectable 39.3 cubes with the middle seats upright.
The upcoming Rogue will offer the 7-inch touchscreen and Apple Car Play and Android Auto on all versions including also the satellite radio, and some advanced safety systems. An automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring with the rear cross-traffic alert will also be standard. Nissan will also offer lane departure warning and intervention, adaptive cruise control, and pedestrian detection. The ProPilot semi-autonomous system will also be available and it can accelerate, steer and brake in some highway and other conditions.
2019 Nissan Rogue: Powertrains
The powertrain options will likely remain the same for the 2019 Nissan Rogue. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine can produce 170 hp and torque of 175 pound-feet. Nissan will combine this engine with the continuously variable transmission and standard rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive will be optional.
The hybrid powertrain will combine a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a 30kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The total output will again be 176 hp and the fuel economy 34 mpg combined.
The conventionally powered Rogue should return the same EPA scores as the current version, 29 and 27 mpg combined with the FWD and AWD respectively.
2019 Nissan Rogue: Arrival, Price
The arrival of the 2019 Nissan Rogue is expected in the last part of 2018. The price range will again start at around $25, 000.