2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid First Drive Review [Video]

Buyers looking for a sport utility vehicle that can get better gas mileage now have the option of getting a 2017 Nissan Rogue hybrid.

But is the new hybrid Rogue better than the regular Rogue, which is Nissan’s best selling vehicle? TFL’s Roman Mica test drove the new Rogue hybrid recently to find out.

One of the first differences Roman noticed was the hybrid Rogue doesn’t have the third row seating. That’s because Nissan needed the room in the back for the 0.8-kilowatt battery.

Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Under the hood there are some differences, too. The regular Rogue has a 2.5-liter engine that puts out 170 horsepower. The hybrid has a 2-liter engine that puts out a combined 176 horsepower when the electric motor is added in.

The hybrid has the ability to drive in EV mode solely, but it can only go about 2 miles at 25 mph if the vehicle is fully charged.

The hybrid Rogue is expected to get between 3 to 8 mpg better than the regular Rogue.

The hybrid is also expected to go head-to-head against the Toyota RAV4 hybrid, but are they similar vehicles or do they offer something completely different?

What differences do the hybrid Rogue and the RAV4 have? How did the hybrid Rogue perform on a test drive for Roman? And, does Roman like the hybrid Rogue or regular Rogue better? Find out by watching the complete TFL video.