The 2017 Nissan Rogue is an SUV capable of providing you with plenty of cargo space, whether it’s for the family or for your business. It’s got a lot of bells and whistles that are sure to pique anyone’s interest. There are also several trim levels to choose from, including the S, SV, and SL. Star Wars fans will also appreciate that there is a Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition on the Rogue since the movie that shares the same name as the model comes out in December 2016.
Knowing the differences between the three trim levels in all areas will make it easier to choose appropriately. The S is the base model beginning at $23,820, the SV provides more features and costs around $26,00, and the SL is the premium trim level, priced at $29,960.
- High-End Driving Components
- Lavish Interior
- Premium Technology
What’s Under the Hood
The Nissan Rogue impresses with a powerful 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower, and this is the same engine found in all three trim levels. It’s great at handling and turning, and the 175 lb-ft of torque helps to improve the performance of the SUV. The eco/sport model comes standard, as does the FWD. In any trim level, you also have the chance to upgrade to the All-Wheel Drive drivetrain.
Safety is a priority with the 2017 Nissan Rogue. The S, SV, and SL all have 4-wheel disc brakes, ABS, brake assist, and acting engine braking. Drivers will also love the vehicle speed-sensitive power steering as well as the independent strut front suspension, making it possible to handle virtually every terrain, whether it’s gravel, cobblestone, or pavement.
- 170 hp engine
- Eco/Sport mode
- Xtronic CVT with sport mode shifter
The Interior of the Rogue
It’s the interior of the Rogue that starts to change up within the various trim levels. Drivers will see that the Drive-Assist display is present in all three, as is Bluetooth and hands-free text messaging. The S has air conditioning while the two higher trim levels have dual-zone automatic air conditioning. Cloth seats are found in the S and SV while the SL has leather-appointed eats. The SV also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel while the SL offers a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Plenty of other features vary within the trim levels as well, including intelligent cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, and the presence of remote start.
Regardless of trim level, however, you can count on intermittent rear window wipers, sun visors, overhead LED map lights, mood lighting, and cup holders.
- Comfortable EZ Flex seating system in cloth or leather
- Lighting found throughout with map lights and mood lighting
- Nissan integrated key with remote keyless entry or the Intelligent Key
The Techie Bells & Whistles
Nissan spared no expense when it came to outfitting the Nissan Rogue with a lot of bells and whistles that the most hardcore techie would appreciate. All models offer a USB port for connecting various devices, as well as Bluetooth technology for making hands-free calls and listening to music. All trim levels can also control audio easily with illuminated controls mounted to the steering wheel.
The trim levels offer different forms of audio. Four speakers are in the S, 6 speakers are in the SV, and the SL offers a Bose Premium audio system with nine speakers along with two subwoofers. NissanConnect, which is unique to the manufacturer, is found within several trim levels as well. The Navigation and Mobile apps come standard with the SL and optional with the SV. The services powered by SiriusXM are also standard in the SL and unavailable in the other trim levels.
- Varying number of speakers based on trim level
- USB and Bluetooth technology
- NissanConnect featuring various services
In the end, the Rogue is an affordable SUV that has a lot under the hood and throughout the interior in order to provide a great driving experience, whether drives the S, SV, or the SL trim packages.