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2021 Nissan Rogue Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: November 4, 2020

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Nissan Rogue recieves a much-needed redesign for the 2021 model year and offers better styling, plusher and modern interiors, improved performance and handling, and upgraded safety technology. The 2021 Rogue gets a minor price bump of $160 on the 2020 model's prices, all these moves are to pick more sales. The starting MSRP of the 2021 Nissan Rogue is $25,650 for the entry-level S with FWD and goes upto $36, 830 for the new-for-2021 Platinum trim with Intelligent AWD configuration.

2021 Nissan Rogue Review and Prices
2021 Nissan Rogue reflects the spirit of the vehicle – versatile, edgy, and adventurous, and always rogue.

Styling has significantly improved, as the new Rogue adorns its rugged new look from the X-Motion concept, and for the first time, five two-tone color combinations are available. Behind the wheels, the re-tuned 2.5L four-cylinder has been massaged to put out 181 horsepower, an improvement of 10 percent while the peak torque sees an improvement of 3% only to 181 lb-ft. The standard continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) has also been tweaked for better acceleration and fuel economy

Nissan's best-selling compact SUV, the Rogue pushes the competitors on sale to the edge, including Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Volkswagen Tiguan. Earlier Nissan's big-discounts and fleet sales strategy was the savior but the comeback story is making the buzz now. Evident from the new Nissan Sentra and even more on the 2021 Nissan Rogue that goes on sale in October.

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Pros

Quieter and Upscale cabin

Improved ProPilot Assist

Handsome and sharp new styling

Good fuel economy and handling

Comfortable Zero Gravity Seats

Cons

Not the quickest crossover in the segment

No Hybrid model

What's New?

The 2021 Rogue is a fully redesigned model

New unibody chassis

2.5-liter engine gets a power bump

Improved CVT

Improved ProPilot Assist

New Platinum grade is added


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25650

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

2.5L

horsepower

181 hp @6,000 rpm

torque

181 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm

transmission

CVT

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

106.5 in.

length

183.0 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

66.5 in.

curb weight

3371 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

105.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

74.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

1350 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

17.0 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

124 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/30/35 mpg

highway range

525 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited


Pictures & Videos

Videos
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Styles

2021 Nissan Rogue in Caspian Blue Metallic color
Caspian Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.4

Engine And Performance

6.9

Fuel Economy

7.8

Interior

7.6

Exterior

7.5

Safety

8.1

Competition

6.5

7.5

OVERALL RATING

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Nissan Rogue S

S

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$25,650 - $27,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,650 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
1-speed CVT front wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $27,050 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
1-speed CVT all wheel drive 5

2021 Nissan Rogue SV

SV

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$27,340 - $28,740


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $27,340 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
1-speed CVT front wheel drive 5
SV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $28,740 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
1-speed CVT all wheel drive 5

2021 Nissan Rogue SL

SL

power
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$32,000 - $33,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $32,000 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
1-speed CVT front wheel drive 5
SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $33,400 MSRP (25/27/32) 170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
1-speed CVT all wheel drive 5

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum

Platinum

power
N/A
fuel
N/A
mpg
combined

$35,430 - $36,830


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $35,430 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A
Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $36,830 MSRP TBD TBD
N/A N/A N/A

Expert Review

7.5

Overall Rating


The Nissan Rogue is pretty much unbeatable in the segment with all it has to offer to its customers like an ample variety of engine and transmission options, a long list of features, a good amount of space, practical yet elegant design, and perfect ride quality with good driving dynamics as well.

Thankfully 2020 marks the end of the second generation model, Nissan is now expected to bring in a lot of changes with the 2021 Nissan Rogue in terms of design, features, and performance. The rivals for the Nissan Rogue in this segment have also been very competitive over the years. These include the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V, and the Mazda CX-5.

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Nissan's best-seller ups the ante in Compact segment

8.4/10
Features

6.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

7.6/10
Interior

7.5/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

6.5/10
Competition


2021 Nissan Rogue Features

8.4/10

The 2021 Nissan Rogue is a five-passenger compact SUV sold in four trim levels: SSVSL, and Platinum. All Rogue models come equipped with a 181 hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on all trims.

Priced at $25,650, the entry-level 2021 Nissan Rogue S costs only $160 more than the outgoing model. The SV trim is the most popular Rogue model, starts at an MSRP of $27,340. Rogue SL trims start at $32,000, and the top-of-the-line Platinum is $35,430. Adding all-wheel drive costs a reasonable $1,400. A $1,095 destination charges are extra.

Trim S SV SL Platinum
MSRP (FWD) $25,650  $27,340  $32,000 $35,430
MSRP (AWD) $27,050  $28,740  $33,400  $36,830
Key Features 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system Adds to S trim features: Adds to SV trim features: Adds to Platinum trim features:
  4 Speaker Audio System 6 Speaker Audio System 9 Speaker Bose® Premium Audio System Semi-aniline leather-appointed seating with Heated rear seats
  SiriusXM Satellite Radio and USB connectivity 17.0-inch alloy wheels 19.0-inch Aluminium alloy wheels Head-up display
  LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) Remote engine start and stop system Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel 12.3-inch Digital Dashboard meter display
  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration Rear privacy glass Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof Wireless Apple CarPlay and Charging Pad
  Advanced Drive-Assist Display Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link
  Powered outside rearview mirrors Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control  

The 2021 Rogue lineup starts from the S trim priced at $25,650. It gets standard LED headlights and taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, the Safety Shield 360 safety suite, and an 8-inch display screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Rogue SV, anticipated best-seller, builds over the base S and comes with ProPilot Assist, 18-inch alloy wheels, NissanConnect, and an 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar.

All-new Nissan Rogue engineered to make family life easier!

The SL adds Leather interior trim and 19-inch alloy wheels as standard on the 2021 Nissan Rogue for a starting price of $32,000. That's not it, standard features include a panoramic moonroof, a motion-activated liftgate, tri-zone climate control, a power front passenger seat, and memory for the driver’s seat and steering wheel position.

At the top of the 2021 Nissan Rogue's lineup is the Platinum trim. With MSRP starting from $35,430, it adds a 12.3-inch digital gauge package, a 10.8-inch head-up display, and seats upholstered with a diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather. The upgraded tech features in the Rogue Platinum include wireless Apple CarPlay, plus wireless smartphone charging, and a premium Bose audio system.

2021 Nissan Rogue Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Nissan being a Japanese manufacturer, needs no introduction in terms of dependability. Nissan has been very popular for its reliability with its cars in the United States market, and the Nissan Rogue is no exception either. The 2020 Nissan Rogue has fared exceedingly well in the J.D. Power report all thanks to its meticulous and reliable engineering.

According to trusted online resources, the 2020 Nissan Rogue gets an overall score of 75 out of 100, ranking it at 6th position out of the 16 Subcompact Sport Utility Vehicles tested. Ranked above the Nissan Rogue with higher overall scores are the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and Honda CR-V. 

What's the 2021 Nissan Rogue's Reliability ratings and Ownership costs?

The 2020 Nissan Rogue gets an overall score of 82 out of 100, which is quite good, which points towards great performance across the individual parameters. Generally speaking, any score above 80 is a big thumbs-up in the case of the J.D. Report. In terms of Quality and Reliability, the Rogue gets a score of 84 out of 100.

In the case of the new 2021 Nissan Rogue, Consumer Reports gives it a good predicted reliability rating of four (out of five). The current 2020 Nissan Rogue receives the same predicted reliability score, with both model years using past data to determine potential trouble areas for new buyers. The 2021 Rogue's starting price is $25,200, which is above average for the class. Affordability and availability are the 2020 Nissan Rogue's most endearing qualities.

Nissan Rogue has proven reliability, high build quality, improved performance, and upscale interiors!

According to the National Highway Travel Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been zero recalls recorded for the new 2020 Nissan Rogue. For a vehicle to have zero recalls, significant efforts have to be put in by the automotive manufacturer to boost the reliability quotient of the vehicle. For the 2021 Rogue, Nissan has certainly done the needful.

ear

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total

Tax Credit

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Insurance

$791

$819

$847

$877

$908

$4,242

Maintenance

$410

$806

$636

$1,864

$2,178

$5,894

Repairs

$0

$0

$87

$209

$305

$601

Taxes & Fees

$1,381

$93

$93

$93

$93

$1,753

Financing

$1,293

$1,040

$769

$482

$174

$3,758

Depreciation

$5,350

$1,404

$1,328

$1,558

$1,476

$11,116

Fuel

$1,339

$1,379

$1,421

$1,463

$1,507

$7,109

The real cost of ownership

$10,564

$5,541

$5,181

$6,546

$6,641

$34,473

The real cost of ownership for the Nissan Rogue over five years adds up to be $34,473. This amount is reasonable because you will spend this for over five years. It is also one of the lowest in the segment. Also, the 2020 Rogue was the most expensive in Florida at $25,483 and the cheapest in Arizona at $23,487.

What is the Warranty Coverage on the 2021 Nissan Rogue?

Nissan offers the 2021 Rogue with a good warranty package which is adequate and sufficient for an average customer but it is not the best in class warranty figures when compared to the warranty offered by both Honda and Hyundai.

Criteria

Period

Basic Warranty

3 years/ 36,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain Warranty

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

The 2021 Nissan Rogue gets a basic warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Sadly, it loses out on roadside assistance, something which some of its rivals in the segment even offer.

What the Miles per Dollar cost of the 2021 Nissan Rogue?

We had put an estimate of $25,600 for 5 years, 15,000 miles each year. This equates to $60,392 for 75000 miles, that is, a running cost of $0.402 per mile! This calculation includes many factors like depreciation, fuel costs, and insurance. This is also a very subjective parameter as many of the factors depend on how the car is driven and maintained.

2021 Nissan Rogue Buying Advice

The base S trim has loads of features and is a good option for many shoppers. But if you want desirable features like heated seats and rear parking sensors, you’ll have to step up to the SV trim, which also makes the Pro Pilot Assist driving system available as an option.

Best-selling compact SUV, Nissan Rogue is even better for 2021MY!

The top-of-the-line SL trim comes standard with nearly all the bells and whistles available in the Rogue. This is also the only trim that has the option to add the LED headlights to the Rogue. All-wheel drive is an additional $1,350 in all trims.

Is buying a used Nissan Rogue a good idea?

The 2021 Rogue is part of a generation that debuted for the 2014 model year, and there have been many changes throughout the years. With a 2019 Rogue, you’ll save money and get a very similar vehicle to the 2021 model. If the 2019 model's added safety tech isn’t that important to you, consider opting for a 2018 model to save a bit more money.

The Nissan Rogue makes for a great choice in the used car segment, A used Nissan Rogue offers great value to the buyer in the used car market. Take the 2020 Nissan Rogue which has just been launched a year ago. The depreciation for the same in the first year is given at $7,856 but then drastically drops to $1,694 for the second year model. 

2021 Nissan Rogue Engine and Performance

6.9/10

All the 2021 Rogues are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, just like the previous-generation model. The new Rogue's engine gets a slight bump in power ratings from the 2020 model, now producing 181 horsepower at 6,000 rpm up from 170 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm up from 175 lb-ft. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard. All-wheel drive is optional at a reasonable price. 

2021 Nissan Rogue SUV has upgraded 181 hp 2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder Engine

Improving the drivability of the 2021 Rogue, Nissan has worked to improve the 2021 model's acceleration and handling. The throttle response is decent and the CVT is refined most of the time unless pushed too hard where it starts droning. The engine features Nissan's Direct Injection Gasoline system.

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue 

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

MSRP

$25,650

$24,945

$26,000

$25,270

Engine

2.5L NA Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

1.5L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.5L NA Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD/AWD

FWD/AWD

FWD/AWD

FWD/AWD

Transmission

Continuously variable transmission (CVT)

8-speed automatic 

Continuously variable transmission (CVT)

6-speed automatic 

Power

181 hp @ 6,000 RPM

184 hp @ 4,400 RPM

190 hp @ 5,600 RPM

187 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

181 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

179 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

All these small SUVs have very similar power and torque figures but the Honda CRV has the most ponies while the Tiguan packs a better punch with class-leading torque. In the Volkswagen Tiguan, the turbocharged engine offers a powerful acceleration so low in the rev band, making sure that there is enough grunt lower down. The 2021 Nissan Rogue has plenty of power for zipping around town, merging onto freeways, and overtaking slow traffic.

What is the 2021 Nissan Rogue's 0-60 MPH Acceleration and Braking Performance?

Nissan's 181-hp four-cylinder naturally aspirated power plant for the 2021 Rogue offers acceptable rather than class-leading performance. The 2021 Rouge goes from 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds, which is quicker than before still uninspired. The Xtronic continuously variable transmission comes with paddle shifters and a manual shift mode. At 3372 lbs, the new-gen Rogue is fairly light in front of the rivals.

2021 Nissan Rogue SUV Accelerate 0-60 MPH in 8.2 sec!

The brakes stop the Rogue smoothly, but there's a squishiness to the pedal that makes real-world panic stops a bit stressful. The 2021 Rogue is specced with front and rear ventilated disc brakes complemented by ABS, EBD, and brake assist. The 2021 Rogue is rated to tow a maximum of 1,350 lbs, marking an improvement over its outgoing model. However, it's still not class-leading as some of the competition manages up to 3,500 lbs. 

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue 

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

0-60 mph

8.2 sec

8.2 sec

9.3 sec

8.3 sec

Quarter-Mile

17.0 sec

16.9 sec

16.0 sec

16.4 sec

Top Speed

120 MPH

124 MPH

127 MPH

130 MPH

60-0 mph

124 ft.

124 ft.

128 ft.

125 ft.

The Honda CR-V has a better driving engagement and lap timings. In terms of braking performance, it is the VW Tiguan which performs the best by stopping in just 120 ft from a speed of 60 mph.

Has the Ride and Handling of the 2021 Nissan Rogue improved?

The redesigned 2021 Rogue offers improved ride quality and handling as it has been re-engineered with upgraded specs. The family-focussed compact SUV rides on a new platform that underpins the Altima, and, matched with a new multi-link rear suspension system. The ride is smoother, quieter, and the crossover feels more planted on the road. 

The all-new Rogue is its best driving to date and is especially for those who prioritize plushness and practicality. The changes to the 2021 model make Rogue feel a bit more athletic but it does not ask to be thrown around the corners. However, the improved dynamics inspire more confidence when maneuvering at speed.

New Platform & Underpinnings offers improves ride and handling in the 2021 Rogue!

The power is competent while the CVT works fine within limits. You can change the behavior of the powertrain through driver-selectable modes: Standard, Eco, and Sport. The All-wheel-drive Rogue also gets Off-Road and Snow Modes. Another advantage is the driver's seat. Nissan's Zero Gravity seats proved comfortable, while the outward visibility is on the better side of good.

2021 Nissan Rogue Fuel Economy

7.8/10

A plus-point of the 2021 Rogue's powertrain is an excellent fuel economy. The EPA fuel economy estimates have not yet released but Nissan claims gas mileage of the 2021 Rogue has improved slightly to 27/35/30 mpg across the city/highway/combined for the front-wheel-drive model. The AWD Rogue models get 25/32/28 mpg. 

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue 

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

MPG (City)

27

22

28

25

MPG (Highway)

35

29

34

31

MPG (Combined)

30

25

30

28

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

15.0

15.3 

14.0 

14.8 

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

377/525/420 Miles

377/444/382 Miles

364/448/392 Miles

370/459/414 Miles

With improved miles per gallon, Nissan Rogue's 15.0 gallons fuel tank delivers a highway range of 525 miles. By comparison, the most efficient Honda CR-V matches the combined mpg in 30 with the 2021 Rogue. So for those who want the most fuel-efficient compact SUV, the 2021 Nissan Rogue should be under consideration.

2021 Nissan Rogue Interior

7.6/10

The redesigned 2021 Rogue boasts an upgraded interior that borrows its styling from the Altima and recently-updated Sentra. With the plusher cabin, Rouge offers versatile materials and high-tech features such as the expansive head-up display, bigger infotainment display, and more. The logical layout offers ample storage options, a bi-level dashboard, and accessible shift knobs. Nissan has designed the Rogue's interior with a modern flair and a better build quality than before.

2021 Nissan Rogue's Cabin is Quieter and Plusher than before!

The noise-vibration and harshness (NVH) quotient are as low as possible with a quieter cabin, thanks to materials like Acoustic glass in the windshield, a thicker dash insulator, and a multi-link rear suspension. When it comes to seating, The 2021 Rogue is a compact SUV with seating space for 5 with comparable passenger space as the outgoing model. The most enticing part is Nissan's Zero Gravity seats that stand out in terms of comfort. Three interior color choices are offered: Charcoal, Gray, and Tan.

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue 

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

Seating Capacity

5

7

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.1/57.1/43.3

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.2/55.9/38.5

39.1/55.9/36.5

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

The quality of the interior materials used is very good, with plenty of soft-touch materials also present all over the cabin. Apart from standard cloth upholstery on the base trim, if you opt for the mid-range SV model, optional faux-leather upholstery is offered while the upscale SL and Platinum Rogues get genuine leather. Tech and comfort features include three-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

How's the 2021 Nissan Rogue infotainment system?

The New 2021 Rogue combines three digital displays for an exquisite experience inside. The combination of a full-color 10.8-inch head-up display, a 12.3-inch "Digital Dashboard" gauge cluster, and a large, floating 9.0-inch touch screen display completes the digital transformation of the car. Speaking of the infotainment, an 8.0-inch unit is standard on the 2021 Rogue, while the larger 9.0-inch screen is available on SL and Platinum models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standards, and Nissan offers many high-tech features for the price, such as in-dash navigation or a Bose stereo system.

Three digital displays modernize the interior of the 2021 Nissan Rogue!

Other infotainment features on the 2021 Nissan Rogue include SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB connectivity, HD Radio, NissanConnect with a Navigation system, Travel Link, and Bluetooth connectivity.

How much Cargo Capacity does the 2021 Nissan Rogue offers?

The 2021 Nissan Rogue offers one of the most expansive cargo space in the segment with upto 74.1 cu-ft of space when the rear seats are folded. With the rear seats stowed, you get slightly less cargo volume than the predecessor, rated at 31.6 cubic feet. 

2021 Rogue offers class-leading cargo capacity!

If you go for the SL and Platinum models, they come with the Divide-N-Hide configurable cargo floor, which manages more cargo space behind the second row, measuring 36.5 cubic feet. To add to the convinience, Nissan Rogue has a wide hatch which makes it easier to load bulky items.

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue 

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5

Cargo Capacity

36.8 cu.ft.

12.0 cu.ft.

39.2 cu.ft.

30.9 cu.ft.

In comparison to the rivals, only Honda CR-V offers more cargo space behind the rear seats. Ride heights are also comparable for all the cars with similar pricing. Thus the Nissan packs the 2021 Rogue with practicality and comfort for a family at such low prices.

2021 Nissan Rogue basic SUV cockpit area
2021 Nissan Rogue basic SUV cockpit area
2021 Nissan Rogue basic SUV steering wheel
2021 Nissan Rogue basic SUV cup holder
2021 Nissan Rogue basic SUV center console
2021 Nissan Rogue basic SUV front seats

2021 Nissan Rogue Exterior

7.5/10

Nissan has designed the 2021 Rogue with bold and refined looks, that comes with its trademark V-Motion grille and a “floating” roof. The new LED headlights, "U-shaped" sides, and LED taillights complete the redesign. Functionally, the new Rogue is slightly more aerodynamic than the outgoing model. 

2021 Nissan Rogue's Styling looks rugged and bold, plus offers dual-tone paint options!

Lower trim levels ride on 17-inch alloy wheels, but these increase to 18- and 19-inch as you go higher in the range. Available features include a power panoramic moonroof and a motion-activated liftgate. Also, the new "3D" tire deflectors complement an air curtain system while an active grille shutter and underbody covers help control airflow into the engine compartment.

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue 

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Mazda CX-5

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,371

3,757 

3,473 

3,541 

Length (inches)

183.0 

185.1 

182.1

179.1

Width (inches)

72.4 

72.4 

73.0 

72.5 

Height (inches)

66.5

66.3 

66.1 

66.2 

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.2

7.9 

7.8 

7.5 

Wheelbase (inches)

106.5

109.8 

104.7

106.2 

When it comes to the dimensions of the redesigned Rogue, it is bigger than the one it replaces. Though the new model is 1.5 inches shorter and sits lower. Key dimensions such as length and wheelbase have increased slightly.  The 2021 Rogue crossover has a minimum ground clearance of 8.2 inches, which allows you to take the car on an off-road adventure occasionally. The curb weight varies from 3,371 pounds for Rogue S in FWD guise to 3,633 lbs for Platinum with AWD configuration.

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2021 Nissan Rogue Safety

8.1/10

The 2021 Nissan Rogue gets a host of upgraded safety features and driver-assist technology under the sage of standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite, which makes it competitive in front of well-equipped rivals. The Rogue comes with an upgraded ProPILOT autonomous-driving Assist with Navi-link is available on Rogue SL and standard on the Platinum.

The 2021 Rogue has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS, so we will have to wait for the safety scores. Least to say, Nissan has a good safety history, and the brand's family-oriented cars are symbolic of their concern for safety. The 2020 Nissan Rogue was a very safe SUV in its segment and it even got a 4-star rating from the crash tests conducted by NHTSA. The 2021 Nissan Rogue, thus, is expected to follow in the same way by being an even safer car.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue's advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) features include:

  • Forward-collision warning
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist detection system
  • Automatic front and rear emergency braking
  • Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

2021 Nissan Rogue Competition

6.5/10

2021 Nissan Rogue vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a great offering from Volkswagen in the SUV segment. The Tiguan is a perfect example of the finest German engineering as it offers great quality and performance expected from Volkswagen. 

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tiguan also packs the latest technology even in the engine department with its 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine. The Volkswagen Tiguan is also the only other SUV in the segment to come in 7 seat configuration. It is equally powerful to the Nissan Rogue and has a great amount of space on the interior along with a long list of features.

2021 Nissan Rogue vs 2021 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is one of the two Japanese rivals to the Nissan Rogue and is the one that offers tough competition. The CR-V has good amounts of space on the interior along with great cargo capacity but loses out on practicality as it is just a 5 seater SUV, unlike the Nissan Rogue which is a 7 seater. 

2021 Honda CR-V

The one aspect where the CR-V excels and beats the Rogue is in terms of driving dynamics as it is far better in handling the corners. The CR-V also offers more engine and transmission options providing more flexibility to its customers.

2021 Nissan Rogue vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is an SUV with an entirely different focus compared to the Nissan Rogue. The Rogue is a practical all round SUV which should be the default choice for those who need a family SUV in the segment. 

2021 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5, on the other hand, is a more sporty SUV in the segment with its main focus laid out on fun driving rather than practicality. This makes the CX-5 a very unique SUV in its segment and this is the main reason for it being more popular among the auto enthusiasts in the segment.


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2021 Nissan Rogue Final Verdict

The Rogue is Nissan's best-selling compact SUVs in the United States, beating out even the popular Sentra and Altima sedan. The 2021 Rogue ups the ante with the latest re-design. The performance has improved, the interior is plusher and the technology is modern. The powerful engine, along with the long list of standard features and a good amount of space, makes sure that the 2021 Nissan Rogue is a great buy for the customers who want a Crossover SUV in the segment under $30,000.

2021 Nissan Rogue is a family-oriented SUV that offers immense value for money!

 


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2021 Nissan Rogue Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Much Does the 2021 Nissan Rogue Cost?

The 2021 Nissan Rogue has an MSRP starting at $25,650, which is only $160 more than the outgoing model. The most popular Rogue SV starts at $27,340. Rogue SL trims start at $32,000, and the top-range Rogue Platinum is $35,430. For All-wheel drive, $1,400 is extra.

When can I buy a 2021 Nissan Rogue?

Nissan announced that the 2021 Rogue is set to go on sale in late October which will be available in S, SV, SL, and Platinum trims. Visit Nissan USA to place an online order or visit your nearest dealership today.

Does Nissan Rogue have a good resale value?

A Nissan Rogue will depreciate 50% after 5 years and have a 5-year resale value of around $14,465. The current trend highlights that the Nissan Rogue's value falls rapidly in the first two years but flattens out nicely after that. SO if you don't mind a used Rogue, a model that is 2 years old or older will hold its value fairly well, versus its crossover competitors.

What does the 2021 Nissan Rogue look like?

The 2021 Rogue is a big improvement over the outgoing model. Starting with proportions, the 2021 Rogue has the same wheelbase but overall length shrinks by 1.5-inch and it still offers two-rows of seats.

Should I buy a 2021 Nissan Rogue or 2020 Nissan Rogue?

2021 Nissan Rogue is a fully-redesigned model that offers attractive styling, modern tech, and better performance over the 2020 model. Though with Nissan's good reliability credentials, the 2020 Rogue will save you money.

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2021 Nissan Rogue Overall Reviews


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Richard R. Tyler

2020 Nissan Rogue

SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Nissan Rogue

Pros - Mileage, Bluetooth, cargo space

Cons - Rearview camera, Infotainment

Overall Review

7 /10 Overall Rating

I choose Rogue over the competition because of how good it is on gas and its driver-assist features.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

JC

Jeffrey E. Chavez

2020 Nissan Rogue

SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Lacks power

Pros - AWD, interior is spacious, stylish

Cons - Power

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

It is very smooth and easy to drive. Handling is pretty impressive and having an AWD does come handy. Overall a great SUV for the family.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

RV

Ronnie B. Vela

2020 Nissan Rogue

SV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Good drive

Pros - Handles well, headlights

Cons - Cheap materials, noisy, seats

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

It is very comfortable to drive. Runs great on gas and doesn't need frequent visits to fillings stations.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
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User Overall Rating

Nissan Rogue

I choose Rogue over the competition because of how good it is on gas and its driver-assist features.

by Richard R. Tyler

9

User Overall Rating

Lacks power

It is very smooth and easy to drive. Handling is pretty impressive and having an AWD does come handy. Overall a great SUV for the family.

by Jeffrey E. Chavez

9

User Overall Rating

Good drive

It is very comfortable to drive. Runs great on gas and doesn't need frequent visits to fillings stations.

by Ronnie B. Vela

5

User Overall Rating

Nissan Rogue S AWD best engine performance

AWD is doing good on the offroads roads and then FWD is contributing to the mileage.

by Sam K. Cole

5

User Overall Rating

My new Rogue has leather seats

It is very comfortable to drive. Runs great on gas and doesn't need frequent visits to fillings stations.

by Dennis Y. Laughter

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