New 2022 Nissan Rogue Compact SUV AWD
2022 Nissan Rogue – The Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle, and also one of the most popular small SUVs on the market. comfort and value of its passengers, although in the end, we found rival SUVs did a better job of emphasizing performance and quality. Now Nissan wants to further attract you with the introduction of the completely redesigned Nissan Rogue 2022.
As Nissan streamlines its lineup of players to become more competitive in the U.S., key vehicles like rogue get the resources they need. The small family crossover is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. against the powerful Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Rogue was built in Japan and in Smyrna, Tennessee.
New 2022 Nissan Rogue Compact SUV AWD
Redesigned for 2022 with running lights high above the headlights – a display popularized by the old Juke and, now, a smattering of Hyundai models – the Nissan Rogue comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. Each offers a front-drive or all wheels.
Don’t confuse it with Rogue Sport, a smaller model based on a separate platform. All trim levels pair a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an automatic transmission that constantly varies. We evaluate the AWD Rogue SV.
The basic S trim starts at $26,745 and has a long list of standard equipment with only a $160 running price from the outgoing model. The addition of range-topping Platinum trim, with AWD, starts at $37,925 and feels more expensive than a suggested sticker.
there are several standard equipment throughout the model line, including a raft of collision prevention technologies billed as Safety Shield 360. Every 2022 Rogue gets lane departure alerts, front and rear automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear traffic alerts.
The higher trim adds ProPilot Assist, Nissan’s semi-autonomous driving aid that combines adaptive cruise control, lane center, and traffic congestion assistance. ProPilot is introduced at SV trim level. Very easy to use: Press the blue button on the steering wheel to activate and then click both adjust adaptive cruise speeds.
ProPilot keeps the vehicle between the lines — never crossing or even approaching — but it makes constant corrections when reading the road that feels jerky at times. The best system keeps the vehicle centered without pinging from side to side. Although some of my California colleagues are experiencing a deactivated system if the upcoming turn is too tight, I am not experiencing this.
Nissan Rogue Exterior
The new Rogue has a more distinctive exterior design, punctuate by boxier front ends more squared and signature recognizable LED lighting. Small changes are coming to the cabin, especially in the new range-topping Platinum trim level. Rogue previously used acres of cheap plastic, hard, and piano-black. In contrast, Rogue Platinum 2022 has high-end elements such as digital instrument panels, leather upholstery blankets, and surrounding illuminations.
Nissan Rogue Features
ProPilot Assist — Nissan’s name for the full range of driver assistance features — now includes adaptive cruise controls associated with navigation, which can slow down future road curves. The retuned transmission, slightly more powerful engine and lighter weight make the Rogue 2021 feel a little more alive to drive as well.
By all sizes, the Nissan Rogue 2021 is better than the outgoing model. While not claiming the top spot in our small SUV rankings, the new Rogue is much more competitive with class leaders that include the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Hyundai Tucson.
2022 Nissan Rogue AWD Interior
Platinum has a wow factor with its diamond-sn rounded leather seats. The top trim also boasts that you can toss your cable: charging and connecting to Apple CarPlay is wireless. SV buyers need to keep their cables a little longer, but the front and center USB ports, are easily accessible and usable.
You don’t even need to open the butterfly door from the center console storage to connect your device. And below the outlet is a rubber tray to store your cell phone. Or you can hide your phone in the lower center console area.
the black-brown color on the dashboard is the same on the bottom trim as on the Platinum, but the more expensive model has a nice wood trim while the SV has a glossier textured trim which is a step-down. Sv has more black plastic in the cabin. But it doesn’t look cheap.
The Platinum trim comes with a 12.3-inch digital display in front of the driver, a 10.8-inch head-up display, and a 9.0-inch center stack touchscreen. With SV, the driver display is a nice mix of modern and throwback, with familiar-style gauges and enough information to help but not overdo it.
The basic center stack screen is 8.0 inches. Personal quibble: I’m not a fan of the center screen that’s basically propped up on the dashboard (like the one in Rogue); I appreciate the extra effort to integrate it. In this case, it looks very striking with a minimalist dashboard view.
The highest Rogue has a navigation system and introduces ProPilot Assist with Navi-Link, a first for Nissan, which uses map and GPS data to slow the approaching curve. That makes it easier to keep the vehicle centered in the lane, so the driver doesn’t have to brake (which releases the system). The middle-class SV trim relies on navigation apps on the phone, connected and projected onto the infotainment screen. Both Google Maps and Waze work well on my drive.
2022 Nissan Rogue Engine
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is essentially new to the rogue. Nissan took the previous 2.5-liter I-4 and almost completely repeated it — 80 percent of its new parts — to put in the Nissan Altima. Rogue gets an improved version, with just a few tweaks to the crossover.
It produced 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, up from 170 hp and 175 lb-ft before the engine was overhauled. It is mated to the CVT carryover, which has been engineered to mimic traditional gear shifts. Personally, I would drop an artificial sensation.
It’s all too obvious when you step on the pedal, and the naturally envisioned four-banger becomes harder as it struggles to provide enough power. Once at speed, the engine sound fades, CVT operation is smooth, and the car is happier.
Will the Nissan Rogue get a hybrid?
As for adding a turbocharger to the four-banger, we’re told Nissan is looking at it in the new Rogue life cycle, so take heart. We think the more likely option is the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo that replaces the V-6 in the Altima, but we expect them to improve its calibration. There are no plans to add hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery-electric versions.
Fun: The E-shifter slides forward and back to put the vehicle in gear. Although some California colleagues complained it tasted a bit plasticky, it felt solid and really cool on the SV I was driving. Turn signals also feel weighty and substantial—essential for stalks that are used around the clock.
The steering wheel can’t be adjusted as high as I’d like, so I appreciate its flat bottom provides more room to raise the seat without scratching the thighs. It is also a thin steering wheel with a large opening to see the gauge perfectly in front of the driver.
Improves Rogue All Wheel Drive (AWD)
My evaluation vehicle is a front-wheel drive, so I can’t experience a new AWD Vehicle Motion Control system that is supposed to respond to poor conditions, rather than waiting to detect slippage. All-wheel drive is available on all trims and carries two additional drive modes: off-road and snow.
Fuel economy improved by 1-2 mpg across the board.
Stylistically, the third-generation Rogue is based on the X-Motion concept displayed at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with a floating roof, dual V-Motion grille, and a new look for headlights.
The difference from the outgoing model is quite striking, especially the back end. Platinum has a chrome lining, then black cladding, then body-color panels, and just below the greenhouse, the tops with the Nissan and NISSAN logos are written in capital letters between the taillights.
Models come out looking smaller and funnier but also more everywhere. The greenhouse in the new Rogue almost looks disproportionately small above the quadratic wide hips of the new model. This makes the rear opening great for loading cargo — 45.6 inches wide at max and 31.2 inches high.
Nissan also ensures the second-row doors swing wide to make it easier to get car seats and children in and out. After all, Rogue is aimed at young families. And it serves their comfort, especially with Platinum adding three-zone heating and air conditioning, sunlight, and heated rear seats.
For safety, rear seat belts have a pretense of tightening them to secure occupants on the spot when the car senses a collision. There are two more USB outlets for rear-seat passengers and cargo bags at the back of the seat in front of them.
2022 Nissan Rogue Sport Previewed
The Nissan Rogue Sport will follow in the footsteps of its larger sibling redesign, with a new version likely to arrive for the 2022 model year. We have now got our first look at the new Rogue Sports thanks to Nissan’s European arm, which has begun teasing the exterior and interior of the closely related Qashqai SUV.
Nissan is talking about the Qashqai e-Power and 12-volt hybrid drivetrain for the European market, but we anticipate the Rogue Sport will continue with the more conventional gasoline engine in the U.S. Naturally envisioned a 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter inline-four engine is the most likely option, paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-drive or all wheels — nothing revolutionary under the skin here.
The interior is likely to be much changed, showing a modern-looking dashboard with a cluster of digital instruments and a large tablet-style touchscreen infotainment system. impressed with the better interior materials in the latest Rogue as well, so we would expect the same upgrade for rogue sport.