2021 Nissan Rogue Pricing Starts At $26,745

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Usually, when a vehicle gets redesigned, especially a popular vehicle, pricing goes up drastically to justify all of the major changes. While that’s the case the majority of the time, it’s certainly not the case with the 2021 Nissan Rogue. Despite getting a major overhaul for the new model year, pricing only goes up by $160 from last year. The 2021 Rogue will start at $26,745 including destination, which is impressive considering all of the changes.

Going down the lineup, the SV trim starts at $28,435, the SL costs $33,095, and the new Platinum trim, which slots in as the range-topping model, costs $36,525. All-wheel drive is available throughout the entire Rogue lineup for an additional $1,400. The SV trim sees the largest jump in pricing, going up by $470 for the front-wheel-drive trim and $520 for the all-wheel-drive model. Even that doesn’t seem like a large jump for what the 2021 model brings over last year.

Compared to the competition, the 2021 Rogue is toward the higher end of the spectrum. The Hyundai Tucson ($23,700), Kia Sportage ($25,110), Subaru Forester ($25,845), Ford Escape ($26,130), Mazda CX-5 ($26,290), and Honda CR-V ($26,270) are all more affordable than the Rogue. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the few options that’s actually more expensive ($27,225).

Nissan Rogue

What the all-new Rogue brings is a more striking design that features active grille shutters and air curtain intakes to increase efficiency on the highway. Underneath the hood, there’s an updated version of last year’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Output is rated at 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, increases of 11 hp and 6 lb-ft of torque over last year’s engine. Fuel economy figures haven’t been announced yet by the EPA, but we’re expecting to see a similar number to the 2020 Rogue’s 29 mpg combined rating.

On the inside, the Rogue gets a massive overhaul. Zero Gravity seats are now standard for all passengers, while riders in the back get more knee- and headroom. Additionally, getting into the back should be easier now, as the rear doors open roughly 90 degrees for easier egress and ingress. Then, there are new features like available tri-zone automatic climate control, pull-up sun shades, and remote keyless entry for all four doors.

On the tech front, the 2021 Rogue can be fitted with an available 10.8-inch head-up display, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 9-inch infotainment screen on the dashboard. That’s a lot more tech than before and smartphone compatibility is standard. Wireless Apple CarPlay is expected to join the list of available features down the road. All of this tech is surrounded by a more handsome design.

Overall, the 2021 Rogue is a massive improvement over last year’s model, which came off as boring. Despite our opinion on the compact SUV, it was incredibly popular. With all of the changes and the minimal increase in pricing, we expect the 2021 Rogue to continue to be one of the more popular options in the class.

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, 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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