2017 Nissan Rogue First Drive Review [Video]

What’s new with the 2017 Nissan Rogue and why is it now the Japanese auto maker’s best-selling car?

TFL’s Roman Mica found out recently after test driving the new Rogue and seeing what new features it offers in 2017.

The Rogue isn’t completely new in 2017, but instead Nissan gave it a mid-cycle refresh, which means that the changes are mostly cosmetic. The new Rogue now looks more inline with the rest of Nissan’s vehicles with a more modern and sculpted design that’s become a Nissan trademark.

2017 nissan rogue hybrid
2017 Nissan Rogue

Under the hood, the Rogue is the same as in previous years, offering drivers a 2.5-liter inline four that produces 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque through a continuously variable transmission. Buyers can still pick from a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive version.

The Rogue model Roman drove gets about 29 mpg combined for the front-wheel drive version and 28 mpg for the all-wheel drive version.

Although the Rogue competes with other midsize crossovers, Roman said Nissan will also introduce a hybrid version of the vehicle, which means that it will be a direct competitor of the Toyota RAV4.

As for pricing, Nissan hasn’t said how much the new Rogue will cost.

What are some specific new features in the 2017 Rogue? Why is there only a mile per gallon difference between the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions? And, what does Roman think of the refresh? Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.