2021 Nissan Rogue First Look: Going Rogue Gets Safer, Swankier
The Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle, ranking # 3 in the sales charts in the compact white-hot SUV segment behind the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 and (new 2017) Honda CR-V. It’s an incredibly strong performance given that the current Rogue came out in 2013, is less powerful and has a smaller rear seat than almost all of its competitors. For 2021, Nissan is finally ready to correct these wrongs and try to increase sales.
The third generation Rogue is based on a considerably revised version of the current CMF-C / D architecture which now shares certain bases with the new Sentra, less with the Altima. He is dressed in an adventurous style that was previewed by the X-Motion concept at the 2018 Detroit auto show.
Design features include the “floating” roof (now available in contrasting black), a double V-Motion grille that comes closer to meet a taller, more robust hood. In a refreshing change from the norm for most SUVs, it doesn’t increase – in fact, the bumpers are closer together by 1.7 inches on a shorter wheelbase by 0.1 inches and the roof s lowered by 2.1 inches.
According to Nissan product planning veep Jared Haslam, the team’s main goal was to make the Rogue more ambitious for Generation Y families: “These families are really about safety. With young children and a family, it is no longer just the driver. It’s about improving the second-best experience for kids. “
A lower focus on the driver can help explain the very modest output bump of the 170 hp and 175 lb-ft engine at 181 each, roughly nailing the class average. The engine is however overhauled 95%. The CVT is essentially a carryover.
Some chassis modifications may also appeal to drivers. These include replacing four insulated rubber mounts for the powertrain / suspension cradle with six rigid ones, then rigid mounting of the steering rack thereon. This change, combined with the acceleration of the management relationship, promises to significantly improve overall responsiveness. And by switching to more sophisticated hydraulic powertrain mounts, we are assured that vibrations and hardness will not suffer. The new Tokico double tube shock absorbers use two pistons, one to provide high damping rates at low frequency inputs (bumps, maneuvers) and the other with low damping for high frequencies (washing board, rumble). The multi-link rear suspension is revised from a simple semi-trailing arm and side arm configuration to a truly multi-link configuration like that of Pathfinder, and the basic 16-inch steel wheels have been upgraded to much more alloys ambitious 17 inch.
To reinforce the Rogue’s good faith, standard equipment on all models now includes the Safety Shield 360 assistance system suite (automatic rear braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning based on radar, rear transverse traffic alert, high beam assistance) and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection). Additionally, there is driver alert monitoring, rear seat belt pretensioners and load limiters (one segment first), rear door alert (to warn of something / someone left on rear seat) and 10 airbags (including front knees and rear side bags). An 11th airbag to separate the occupants from the front seats is standard on Platinum top trim models. The Rogue also adopts standard full LED front lighting to achieve a good rating with the IIHS (a prerequisite for Top Safety Pick + status).
A safety-related modification to the body structure involves redirection of the collision load paths. Previously, the front chassis rails went straight back to meet a car cross beam well inside where the rear chassis rails joined it. With the new “smarter crash monohull”, the front rails bend outward to align with the rear rails. It also improves resistance to side impact and increases the overall torsional rigidity by 27%.
The Rogue 2021 is expected to weigh around 100 pounds less than a similarly equipped 2020 model. Half of these savings come from changes to the body structure in white, including the increased use of aluminum for the hood and four doors and the increased use of high-strength steel (from 19 to 35% ). A resin composite tailgate helps shave more pounds. Improvements to make children want to sit in the back seat include proximity key unlocking of the rear doors (instead of just the front doors) and doors that open at 85 degrees. (We used the RAV4 for its narrow rear door openings.) Once inside, young children in a space camp will appreciate the design of the zero-gravity low-fatigue vertebral support seat that was previously reserved for occupants before. The LATCH child seat mounting hardware is now provided in the three rear seats so that two adults or older children can frame a child seat. The SL and Platinum trim features liftable sun visors on the side windows, seat heaters and a third segment-exclusive air conditioning zone.
Despite the shorter wheelbase, the Rogue is more spacious at the rear, with a noticeable improvement in legroom by 0.6 inches and additional headroom by 0.7 inches. No more second-row sliding seat function, no need now that the Rogue no longer offers a third row of seats.
Part of this rear seat space has a cost for cargo space, which has been reduced from 39.3 to 36.5 cubic feet. But the space available with the rear seats folded ranges from 70.0 to 74.1 cubic, and the tailgate opening is larger and more square than before, measuring 45.6 by 31.2 inches. The Divide-N-Hide floor panel system has been redesigned to eliminate the position of the top shelf (few have used it and its supports have consumed the width of the cargo space); Now the panels are mounted flush with the bumper lift, they come out or rest on the sub-floor, and the rear can be mounted vertically to divide the area.
A lot of effort has been made to make moms and dads want to sit in the first row as much as the kids dig the second row. The basic infotainment screen goes from 7.0 to 8.0 inches – still with standard CarPlay and Android Auto – while a higher resolution 9.0 inch screen brings integrated navigation to the SL package Premium and with Platinum trim.
Likewise, the driver information screen in the instrument cluster has been increased from 5.0 to 7.0 inches, and a fully digital 12.3-inch diagonal cockpit is used for Platinum models with a color head-up display. 10.8 inches. An electronic gear lever frees up lighted storage space between the front feet, and the two central opening covers on the main console allow the two rows to access the premium stored inside more easily or to share the twin USB-A and USB-C ports inside.
Of course, Gen Yers midshipmen with enough stripes to swing the new high-end Rogue Platinum will be treated for unrivaled sybaritic pleasures in the CR-V Touring or RAV4 Limited models, including full semi-aniline leather with patterns of quilting and perforation in fancy diamond and an exclusive beige color option, ProPilot Assist with Navi-Link and Apple CarPlay wireless. There’s also charging for a Qi wireless device, a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system, ambient lighting, and more.
A notch lower, the SL category still has 19-inch wheels, leather seats, a panoramic roof, a hands-free tailgate and an electrically operated seat and steering wheel memory with the possibility of ” add the Platinum cruise and audio. SV level buyers get 18 inch wheels, a more basic version of ProPilot Assist and a Premium option to pick up some of the SL accessories. Ten colors are available, five of which can be two-tone with a black roof.
Fuel economy may not seem so great given today’s gas prices, but Nissan has gone to great lengths to boost EPA ratings by a few miles per gallon. All Rogues have underbody covers, active grille shutters, air curtain inlets through fog lights that promote gentle air circulation on the rotating front wheels, baffles to route air running under the bumper around the front tires and rear drag reduction features, including the shape of the taillight and the spoilers at the top and side of the rear window.
These improvements work in concert with the nearly 100-pound weight reduction, improved efficiency of the PR25DD engine, and a slightly higher axle ratio (5.69: 1 vs. 6.39: 1 previously) for slightly improve EPA city / highway / combined fuel economy, from 26/33/29 mpg for front drivers and 25/32/27 mpg with all-wheel drive at 26–27 / 34–35 / 29–30 and 25–26 / 32–33 / 28–29 (the lowest specification The S models reach the highest number in all these ranges).
For the time being, Nissan is selling the aggressive all-terrain market to the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and Toyota RAV4 Adventure. Likewise, this leaves the hybrid sector to Honda and Toyota. But if sales prove strong enough, Nissan’s hybrid system will get carried away easily. Speaking of suitable powertrains, Nissan could win the market with a 2.0-liter, 268-horsepower, 280 lb-ft Rogue NISMO Rogue. But don’t hold your breath. Creating such a vehicle would violate Rogue’s “Families First, Drivers Next” design brief.
New PR25DD engine
While this 2.5-liter engine is also new to the 2019 Altima, we were so distracted by the premium 2.0-liter VC-Turbo shredder replacing the V-6 in this car that we overlooked them. interesting new features of the basic engine. This is a world first in particular: the thermally insulated resin intake ports, which are inserted into the cast iron intake channel, leaving an air space for the cylinder head material. This helps keep the intake charge cooler, thereby improving shock absorption performance.
The intake and exhaust cams are exchanged and the exhaust manifold is integrated into the rear (as mounted in the vehicle) of the cylinder head. There is a variable displacement oil pump, and the Mirror Bore manufacturing process used on the GT-R and some NISMO engines is applied here. An electrically charged wire sprays molten iron onto the walls of the cylinder to a depth of about 0.2 mm thick, and this surface is then sharpened with a diamond-encrusted drill bit to obtain a very low friction surface.
Adjusted for a wider torque curve, the Rogue’s engine develops 181 hp and 181 lb-ft with front or all-wheel drive; the Altima application develops 188 hp and 180 lb-ft with front-wheel drive or 182 hp and 178 lb-ft with all-wheel drive.
Rogue Gets Latest ProPilot Support
Nissan’s smartest cruise control system takes the Rogue app to the next level by integrating with the integrated door-to-door navigation system. It uses information from the navigation database on speed limits and radius of curves to provide automatic adherence to the speed limit (no offset can be defined at the moment), to automatically reduce speed in sharper curves. When an increase or a decrease in the speed limit is detected, it warns and offers the driver the possibility of adjusting to the new speed displayed.
It will also understand when you go to an exit ramp, in which case, instead of seeing no car in front of you and trying to resume a set road speed, the system will target a determined speed of 35 mph or less by the curvature of the ramp exit as gleaned from navigation. The time it will take to resume driving in traffic jams from 3 seconds to 30, after which the driver must always touch the accelerator or the “resume” button.
The system is equipped with a longer-range radar and a camera with a wider field of vision, to better predict and therefore smooth braking events. It can also more easily detect and adjust people entering your lane. And the steering assist setting on the track is improved for a better feeling in the center.
Optimization of Aero for 1-2 Extra MPG
|Nissan Rogue 2021|
|PRICE||$ 26,500 – $ 37,000 (east)|
|DISPOSITION||Front engine, FWD / AWD, 4-pass, 4-door SUV|
|ENGINE||2.5 L / 181 horsepower / 181 lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4|
|TRANSMISSION||Automatic variable counter|
|EDGE WEIGHT||3.350-3.650 lb (east)|
|L x W x H||182.8 x 72.4 x 65.9-66.4 inch|
|0-60 MPH||7.5-8.7 s (MT is)|
|EPA FUEL ECON||26-27 / 33-34 / 29-30 mpg (east)|
|ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY / HIGHWAY||125-130 / 99-102 kW-h / 100 miles (east)|
|CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB||0.65-0.67 lb / mile (east)|
|ON SALE||Fall 2020|
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