2018 Nissan Rogue Adds ProPilot Assist, Brand's First Semi-Autonomous Driving Aid

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, Automotive Editor - October 19, 2017

Nissan has been adamant about the fact that the new Leaf will be the first vehicle fitted with their semi-autonomous driving system, ProPilot Assist. While that may be the case for the majority of countries, the 2018 Nissan Rogue will be the first model in the U.S. to come with the system.

ProPilot Assist handles braking and accelerating, and provides assisted steering on highways. The system uses a suite of cameras, sensors, and radar to keep the vehicle in the center of its lane, maintain a set distance to the car ahead, retain a set speed, and help take the frustration out of stop-and-go traffic. The semi-autonomous system will be available on the 2018 Rogue SL, which starts at $33,205 (all prices include a $975 destination fee), as part of the Platinum Package.

In addition to announcing the new Rogue will come with the ProPilot Assist system, Nissan revealed the SUV's pricing. The entry-level Rogue S FWD starts at $25,475, the Rogue SV FWD costs $26,695, and the Rogue SL FWD carries a $31,855 price tag. Opting for the all-wheel drive variants will cost an additional $1,350.

Pricing for the Rogue has gone up for all trims. Both variants of the Rogue S are $860 more than last year, the Rogue SV FWD and AWD has increased by $660, and the Rogue SL FWD and AWD are $1,100 more than last year’s model. While ProPilot Assist is the most noticeable change for 2018, Nissan's made other, smaller changes as well.

NissanConnect now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and brings an additional USB port to all trims. SV trims get a standard Motion-Activated Liftgate, while SL trims get adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection as part of its list of standard features.

Nissan Rogue

The Midnight Edition Package, which is available on SV trims, gets a few revisions, including new black front and rear fascia accents, a black grille, a black license plate finisher, and black emblems. The SV Sun and Sound Touring Package now gets all the goodies from the Premium Package, which includes adaptive cruise control and a memory function for the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors. Lastly, the Rogue's lineup adds two new colors: Scarlet Ember and Midnight Pine.

The new additions, especially ProPilot Assist, should help the Rogue maintain its position at the top of the charts as the top-selling non-pickup in the country.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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