2017 Nissan Rogue Comes With A New Face And Hybrid Variant [42 Pics & Video]

Here is the 2017 Nissan Rogue that arrives just in time for the crossover’s three-year mark since its introduction in the fall of 2013. It brings mild cosmetic updates, content enhancements, but more importantly, the addition of a hybrid model.

Available for the first time as a hybrid in both front- and all-wheel drive applications, the 2017 Rogue Hybrid pairs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine to an electric motor and Xtronic transmission, with a compact Lithium-ion battery located under the boot, which Nissan claims “maintains its flat rear floor for easy passenger access to the rear seat and little reduction of cargo room”.

The hybrid system delivers a combined 176hp from the 141hp and 144 lb-ft 2.0-liter unit and 40hp and 118 lb-ft of torque from the 30kW electric motor. The front-wheel drive hybrid model is said to return an EPA estimated 33 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined, while the AWD version drops to 31 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined.

The regular 2017 Rogue carries over the previous 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline lump unchanged at 170hp and 175 lb-ft.

Exterior revisions for the mid-cycle update focus on the two ends, with the front gaining new headlamps and a more pronounced, Murano-like ‘V-motion’ grille together with a redesigned bumper sporting rectangular fog lights, and the rear, revised taillights with boomerang-styled LEDs. There are also new chrome side moldings, three additional exterior colors and redesigned 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch wheels.

On the inside, Nissan gave the 2017 Rogue a sportier looking steering wheel and sport-mode shifter, a subtly revised front center console, new trim pieces and upholstery (both cloth and leather), plus additional optional and standard kit.

The Japanese carmaker also improved the Rogue’s safety equipment with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), adaptive cruise control (ICC), and Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

Pricing will be announced closer to the 2017 Rogue’s market launch later in the year.

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  • Matt

    They’ve made it look more like the Pathfinder which is NOT a good thing. I wish Nissan would design something appealing, there’s absolutely nothing in their range I’d consider buying.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Not even the GT-R or 370Z?

      • SteersUright

        The 370z and GTR are not lookers. They are impressive performance machines without a doubt. But both their interiors and exteriors leave much to be desired from a design standpoint. The GTR, at about $150k for the Nismo, is up against some very pretty cars including the AMG GT, etc. The being said, the GTR’s insane performance is undeniable.

        • Honda NSX-R

          Plus the 370Z is getting old

          • BGM

            So very much.

      • Matt

        Nope! The headlights and tail lights on the Z look ridiculous and the GT-R is a monstrosity. Every single Nissan is hideous. I don’t consider 3 brands when looking to upgrade, they are Nissan, Honda and VW.

    • Nordschleife

      I think the Maxima and the Murano who facia was created with the entire car look much more appealing then the rest of the vehicles who new face have been grafted on to the old bodies.

  • Kash

    I like the Murano’s face, I like the Maxima’s face, I like the GT-R’s new face, I even like the Altima and Sentra, this however is a terrible adaptation of the Nissan face, it just doesn’t fit the rest of the car’s design.

    • Six_Tymes

      I completely agree.

    • BGM

      It’s not the ugliest thing I’ve seen in my life. Subtle, progressive change though, not badly done.

      BTW, starting at pic 14 that’s in Matheson Hammock, close to my house. Love the pictures, I wonder if they’d let me take my car there for a photo shoot.

  • HotnCool


  • Honda NSX-R

    The interior is nice

  • EM1

    They did a good job, and now that the Rogue Select is gone, most new Rogues will be imported from Japan once again.

    • Jason Miller

      Rogue is assembled in Tennessee.

      • EM1

        Yes and Japan. Take a look at the vin numbers of the 2016 and 17 models.

  • Evo45

    Now I wonder how European-spec (X-Trail) going to look like, probably same as this I guess. Also I find weird new grille design but I think it’s not too bad

  • smartacus

    ya see??
    even this has a flat-bottom steering wheel.
    Meanwhile the new AUDI A5 article shows them still farting around with round-bottom wheels.

    flat-bottom wheels, you make the racing world go round

    • smartacus

      **the leather choice looks a bit too Chevy Cruze-ish, but i still like it

    • BGM

      Come on man! Putting a flat bottom wheel on this is like putting huge cross drilled and ventilated Brembos with 6 calipers on a Tata Nano: completely useless and therefore ridiculous.

  • bgf

    Eye has big penis envy

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