2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: A New Addition to the Rogue Lineup

Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 7:33 PM

2017nissanroguehybrid475New for 2017 is the Hybrid option for the Nissan Rogue making Nissan’s stylish compact SUV even more attractive. I’ve got to say I loved the color of my test model. Called Monarch Orange, it was a kind of rusty orange color. I liked it so much I tried to find a nail polish color to match! The Hybrid version of the Rogue gives it extra miles, but I found the regenerative breaking to be a bit sticky.

The Nissan Rogue Hybrid is a five-passenger compact crossover the comes in two trims SL and SV. This review will focus on the SL trim.

The top-of-the-line SL gets the driver a myriad of extras including: 18-inch wheels, automatic high beams, foglights, hands-free power liftgate, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory functions, universal garage door opener, 7-inch touchscreen, surround-view camera system, navigation system, Siri Eyes Free iPhone control, Nissan Connect emergency and convenience telematics, and nine-speaker Bose audio system.

A few of the extras that can be had and were included on my test vehicle were the panoramic moonroof and forward emergency breaking.

2017nissanroguehybridintA 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine combines with a 30-kW electric motor powers the Rogue Hybrid delivering 170 horses and 175 pound-feet of torque. The continuously variable transmission sends power to the all the wheels in the all-wheel drive version I tested. Mileage ratings are 31/city, 34/highway, and 33/combines mpg. These mileage estimates are interesting because hybrids usually do better in stop and go driving.

On the inside the Rogue Hybrid is remarkably stylish with high quality soft material. Even plastic surfaces are soft to the touch. Technology is easy to use and has logical controls and there is plenty of cargo space.

A smooth quiet ride awaits you when driving the Rogue Hybrid. Acceleration is not the best, but it will get you there without a pain in your back.

Need a small crossover SUV? Want a lower gasoline bill? Give the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid a test drive.