The 2017 Nissan Rogue hybrid car, unveiled last month, will have a starting price of $24,760, announced yesterday by the Japanese conglomerate, according to an article published by Car and Driver.
The price mentioned above, however, belongs specifically to the Model S, with its Model SV costing about $26,180, and the Model SL about $32,250. These amounts are for front-wheel-drive editions of the SUV, also available in all-wheel-drive, or AWD.
An AWD variant will cost about $1350 more for all models, and upgrading the vehicle to top-tier specifications raises all amounts to more than $30,000. The option pricing, however, has not been released yet, neither has the price for the hybrid model, says C&D.
2017 Nissan Rogue review and release date
Nissan’s official website for the Rogue advertises a special edition relating to the latest upcoming Star Wars installment, appropriately named ‘Rogue One,’ which will open in cinemas in December of this year.
The available palette of the Rogue crossover currently spans nine different colors, covering all tastes, and features state-of-the-art rear LED lights and 19″ alloy wheels. The hybrid will include new features like a Motion Activated Liftgate for the rear hatch and Intelligent Cruise Control for the road.
The vehicle’s functions also comprise some significant safety improvements, with sensors that will allow the truck to perform forward emergency brakes (including pedestrian detection), lane departure warnings and rear cross traffic alerts.
Nissan announced the new 2017 Rogue hybrid SUV would be hitting the retailers in fall this year. Star Wars: Rogue One will debut in December, so it would be safe to assume the Limited Edition 2017 Rogue will have a similar release date.
2017 Nissan Rogue interior and specs
The automatic SUV comes in three interior colors. All of its models register 170 horsepower, with the hybrid models allegedly reaching 176, says their official website. They all have five seats and four doors.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue has a 2.5 liter, four cylinder engine with a fuel economy reaching 28 mpg. The official homepage does not show its internal specifications, but several sources have already leaked them.
An article from CNET’s Road Show, which reviews the testing of a Model SL, notes the improvements on noise suppression brought by a thicker glass on the rear door, a comfortable interior with lots of room, and a quality Bose audio system accompanied by a 7-inch touchscreen for navigation.
The piece also praises the truck for its driveability, its improved continuously variable transmission (or CVT), and better wheels (also an improvement in the noise department). It criticizes, however, the Rogue’s electric power steering system, claiming lack of weight and feedback.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue will be available for purchase on late 2016, prices for the hybrid models will come out near this date as well, according to C&D.
Source: Car and Driver