According to the latest reports, the redesign of this compact crossover has been scheduled for the 2021 model year, which clearly indicates that the 2020 Nissan Rogue will be the final production model of the current generation. This means we won’t see any particular change. This isn’t a bad thing at all, considering that we saw a couple of updates in the past few years.
Moreover, the current Rogue is still extremely popular. It is the second best-selling crossover on the U.S. market, behind undisputed RAV4. We presume that the same trend will continue, despite the fact that the all-new model will come soon. The 2020 Nissan Rogue will carry on with familiar design characteristics. Possibly, we could see a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment, but things should generally remain the same. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes.
2020 Nissan Rogue Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan Rogue definitely won’t change. The current generation has been around since 2014 and it rides on a familiar CMF platform. It is a well-rounded vehicle, which still has a lot of things to offer. It may not be the most dynamic model in the class but on the other side, overall functionality and practicality are at an impressive level. This crossover offers spacious cabin, generous cargo volume and pretty good fuel economy – pretty much all essential things for a compact crossover.
Styling-wise, the 2020 Nissan Rogue will remain quite attractive, despite the age. We saw a mid-cycle refresh a couple of years ago, which has brought a lot of interesting novelties, particularly at the front end. There are new headlights, front fascia, bumper etc. On the other end, you can notice refreshed taillights. All in all, the upcoming model shouldn’t have any trouble to remain competitive.
Great interior quality has always been a strong point of this crossover. Through the whole cabin, you can see hi-grade materials. Most surfaces are soft to the touch, while plastic surfaces are hidden pretty well. Also, color schemes are quite attractive, so the overall impression is very good. The other thing we like about this cabin very much is a great amount of legroom in both rows. Front seats are particularly comfortable, arguably some of the bests in the class.
On the other side, rear seats can slide, which creates additional legroom. The cargo area is another strong point of the Rogue. You can count on about 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 70 cubic feet with the second row folded, which are some of the highest ratings in the class.
When it comes to things we don’t like about this interior, the first thing that comes to mind is the infotainment system. It may be easy to use, but graphics are a little bit outdated, while some essential functions are missing as well.
We don’t expect to see many novelties for the final production year. Therefore, the list of standard equipment should remain pretty much the same as in the current model. That would mean standard tech goodies like a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a four-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. Additionally, you can get a premium audio system, navigation, satellite radio etc.
When it comes to safety features, this crossover is absolutely amazing. All models come standard with a full batch of advanced systems, which includes pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, intelligent lane intervention, high-beam assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a rearview camera. Additionally, you can get things like parking sensors, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, rear automatic braking etc.
2020 Nissan Rogue Engine
Probably the biggest drawback of the current generation is the engine, so we count that the upcoming redesign will bring some notable improvements. All models come with a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter unit, which is good for about 170 horsepower. It’s a decent amount of power for daily ride, but weak acceleration is easily notable on the highway. Also, the engine can be pretty noisy, probably because of a CVT gearbox.
This CVT gearbox may not be the most exciting in terms of driving experience but definitely has a positive impact on fuel economy. The 2020 Nissan Rogue will continue with above-average ratings for the class, which go around 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
2020 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
Besides gasoline version, this crossover is also available as a hybrid. In this case, you get a powertrain that features a familiar 2.0-liter gasoline engine and one electric motor. Total output goes up to 176 horsepower and the system feels a little bit outdated compared to rivals. The ride isn’t as smooth as in RAV4, for example, though the fuel economy is pretty good. You can count on about 33 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
2020 Nissan Rogue Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Nissan Rogue sometime late in the year, with the base price of around 25.000 dollars. Hybrid models are available at 27.700 dollars.