Say hello to the 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum, born in Smyrna, Tennessee.
This third-generation Rogue SUV rides atop a new platform and includes more advanced safety and convenience tech as standard than its predecessors.
All-wheel-drive Platinum models like this one can expect to get 25 miles per gallon in the city, 32 highway and 28 combined. Roadshow's real-world testing suggests these are realistic fuel economy estimates.
Nissan says the Rogue is 5% more aerodynamic than last year's model, thanks in part to features like active grille shutters, underbody cladding and tire deflectors.
While base, front-wheel drive Rogue S models start at $26,745 delivered (including $1,095 destination fee), this top-rung Platinum AWD starts at $37,925 delivered. While that's quite a bit of money for a nonluxury compact SUV, it's something of a value price versus comparable models from Toyota and Honda.
Platinum-specific creature comforts include Bose premium audio and a larger 9-inch touchscreen, plus there's wireless charging and wireless Apple CarPlay.
The Rogue Platinum also includes a 12.3-inch reconfigurable, fully digital gauge cluster along with a head-up display.
The Platinum gains a more capable version of Nissan's ProPilot Assist intelligent cruise control with lane centering. Known as ProPilot Assist with Navi-link, this system uses mapping data to proactively reduce speeds in curves, as well as at junctions and exits.
The Platinum trim features quilted semianiline leather, a higher-quality hide than what's offered on lesser trims.
Rear seats are plenty capacious and there's separate HVAC controls, USB-A and USB-C charge ports and deployable sunshades.
The Rogue's brash new split headlamps are the model's defining visual feature.
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