Whereas Nissan shared very few details about the new 2014 X-Trail SUV during its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, it did the exact opposite with the crossover’s North American twin, the 2014 Rogue, even going as far as releasing prices and accepting orders with first deliveries scheduled for November.
The two crossover are identical in looks from the front to the rear end (is that a previous generation Lexus RX we see at the back?) and to the interior, sans some miniscule details.
Built at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant in the U.S., the new Rogue will offer optional 3-row, 7-passenger seating for the first time ever. The seating system includes a reclining 40/20/40-split 2nd row seat and 2nd row legroom of 37.9 inches and 9.0 inches of fore/aft adjustability.
Powering all 2014 Rogues is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170-horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, paired to a standard Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), and a choice of an All-Wheel Drive system or front-wheel drive for better fuel economy. Talking about the latter, Nissan said it expects the new Rogue to return 33 mpg highway for front-wheel drive models (2014 EPA ratings have not yet been released) representing an 18 percent improvement in highway fuel economy over the outgoing 2013 model.
Nissan said that the 2014 Rogue offers a more premium look and feel compared to its predecessor and will come with optional LED headlights and standard LED daytime running lights. Other available features include a power panoramic moonroof, power rear liftgate, NssanConnect with Navigation, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Warning systems.
Prices start from of $22,490 for the Rogue S front-wheel drive model and top out at $29,420 for the SL AWD, excluding an $860 destination and handling fee.