The 2018 Nissan Rogue is the brand’s best-selling vehicle. With 2017 sales of 403,465, it was the second best-selling SUV in the U.S., narrowly trailing Toyota’s RAV4 last year.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue is updated from the previous model with a host of standard and available safety and driver-assist features. The most notable is ProPilot Assist, a system that uses sensors and software to maintain vehicle speed and help automate driving in stop-and-go traffic.
Built in Smyrna, Tenn., the Rogue is now five years deep into its second generation, which means a total redesign is due soon.
Here’s a rundown of the Rogue’s specifications.
- The 2018 Rogue S will start at $25,775 including a $975 destination charge.
- SL models with all-wheel drive start at $33,505 with destination.
- Last year’s model started at $24,795 with $975 destination charge.
- The 2018 Nissan Rogue is available in S, SV and SL trims.
- The SV is also available in a Midnight Edition.
- The SV and SL trims are available with a hybrid powertrain.
- The 2018 Rogue has a wheelbase of 106.5 inches, length of 184.5 inches and width of 72.4 inches.
- Front-wheel drive models are 68 inches tall, while all-wheel drive models are raised to 68.5 inches.
- Every gas-powered 2018 Rogue comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.
- Hybrid models move to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a lithium-ion battery that combine to make 176 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque.
- The XTronic CVT transmission is standard. Nissan claims it is quieter and more durable than other CVTs on the market.
- The Rogue is rated to tow up to 1,102 pounds when properly equipped.
- With front-wheel drive, the EPA estimates 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined for the Rogue. Those numbers change to 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway/27 mpg combined when all-wheel drive is added.
- Hybrid models achieve 33 mpg city/35 mpg highway/34 mpg combined with FWD and 31 mpg city/34 mpg highway/33 mpg combined when equipped with AWD.
- The Rogue comes standard with several advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts and occupant classification sensors that help tailor airbag response.
- SL models add pedestrian detection, lane-departure warnings and a lane-intervention system as standard equipment.
- New for 2018, ProPilot assist is available on SL models. The system uses cameras and other technologies to deliver speed limit information, automate vehicle movement in stop and go traffic and provides lane-keeping assistance to reduce the number of small steering adjustments needed.
- The Rogue’s standard entertainment equipment includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, Bluetooth Hands-free, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and two USB ports.
- Top-of-the-line SV models add navigation, SiriusXM traffic services and a Bose Premium Audio system.
Comfort & Convenience
- The Rogue offers flexible seating with easy access, front and rear air vents and a stowing system that allows valuable items to be hidden under other cargo.
- SL models add leather seating with heated front seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and a surround-view camera system to assist with parking.
- The Rogue can be ordered in a Midnight Edition, which blacks out portions of the exterior trim and wheels and adds popular options like remote start and heated seats.
Editor’s note: All photos courtesy of Nissan.