2021 Nissan Rogue
- $26,000-$36,000 (estimated)
- Fall 2020
What to expect
- A full redesign of the Nissan Rogue is expected for 2021
- The Rogue will likely receive a new look, a new interior and new powertrains
- The 2021 Nissan Rogue will likely kick off the Rogue's third generation
What is the Rogue?
The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover with two rows of seating and a spacious, comfortable interior. The Rogue has soldiered on since its last redesign in 2014 with a number of significant updates, but the time has come for a full overhaul. We expect that the 2021 Nissan Rogue will be fully redesigned with new sheet metal, new powertrains under the hood, and a thoroughly updated interior.
Currently, the Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower. To make it worse, that engine is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission that responds sluggishly when you attempt to accelerate from a standstill or when passing on the highway. We expect this engine to be replaced or, at the very least, updated in the 2021 model.
For 2021, we also expect that the Rogue will get a new interior, highlighted by a large infotainment screen powered by Nissan's latest software. The current Rogue's screen is a bit underwhelming, so this will be a welcome upgrade. And last but not least, we expect a new look for the Rogue, with a larger grille, redesigned headlights, and new sheet metal all around.
The current Nissan Rogue has been on the market for nearly seven years, but it has remained competitive. Despite the lack of power and the underwhelming materials quality on the interior, the current Rogue is still a formidable opponent to vehicles such as the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Why? The Rogue offers plenty of standard safety aids, a comfortable ride and a roomy interior, all at a reasonable price. If Nissan can pull off the same tricks for 2021 while adding a bit of power and style, the new Rogue will be a seriously tough competitor.