Updates for the 2017 Nissan Rogue bring small improvements to a solid compact crossover
Freshened exterior looks include new fascias, V-motion grille, headlights, fog lights and additional chrome side trim.
There are new 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch wheel designs across the entire lineup. The 19-inchers are a new size and are included with a new optional Platinum package.
The Rogue's gas drivetrain is carryover for 2017 with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine connected to a continuously variable transmisison.
The four-cylinder engine is good for 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.
Like the drivetrain, the 2017 Rogue's suspension is unchanged for vehicles riding on 17-inch and 18-inch wheels. For cars with the 19-inch wheels, there are slight changes to the suspension to optimally work with the bigger tires.
The Rogue's available technology menu gets a little bigger with the addition of intelligent cruise control, pedestrian detection being added to the forward emergency braking system, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention and rear cross traffic alert.
The biggest news to the 2017 Rogue lineup is the addition of a new hybrid drivetrain that will be available on both front- and all-wheel drive vehicles. The hybrid will reach Nissan dealers in December.
The new optional Platinum package adds 19-inch wheels, intelligent cruise control, land departure warning, lane departure prevention and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection to Rogue SL models.
The 2017 Rogue continues to be offered with optional third-row seating.
The updated 2017 Nissan Rogue will arrive in dealerships in November.