The 2021 Nissan Rogue is available in four trims: S, SV, SL and the top-of-the-line Platinum. Nissan keeps things pretty simple with powertrain options for the Rogue. Power comes from a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine making 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, which Nissan claims is top in its class. Nissan mates that engine to an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Rogue comes standard with front-wheel drive, however all-wheel drive is optional on all models.
The base model Rogue S is more basic than other versions, but is still equipped with plenty of nice features. Air conditioning, cruise control, power door locks and power windows are all generally expected and all are present. However, more upscale items that come standard on the S include NissanConnect 8-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rearview camera, LED daytime running lights and illuminated audio controls on the steering wheel.
The mid-grade SV adds to the S with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, remote start, push-button ignition and intelligent key, automatic dual-zone climate control, 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, rear sonar system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and automatic headlights.
The SL trim comes with everything from the SV plus 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED fog lamps, heated outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, heated leather seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen and a 6-speaker sound system, a power rear liftgate, intelligent cruise control and Nissan's ProPILOT assist.
The top Platinum trim adds a navigation system, real-time weather and traffic display, valet function, wireless device charging, 10-speaker sound system and a 9-inch touchscreen display.
Numerous safety systems come standard on the Rogue, including anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control. Nissan Intelligent Mobility with Safety Shield 360 is standard and includes features such as lane departure warnings, forward and rear collision mitigation, pedestrian detection and a driver attention alert.
Available All-wheel Drive
Available Hybrid Powertrain
Active Safety Technology
The Nissan Rogue crossover SUV is completely redesigned for the 2021 model year.
The Nissan Rogue is one of the leaders in the small SUV/crossover market. Offering a car-like driving experience, roomy interior and various powertrain options, the Rogue stands out among competition such as the Toyota RAV4 or Mazda CX-5. To remain competitive, Nissan has equipped the Rogue with a bevy of features, high tech active safety assists and a very reasonable base price. The Rogue is possibly one of the most versatile crossovers available at its price point.