2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Review

The approaching 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is a compact SUV that comes with great performances and ample interior and cargo room. Moreover, the exterior is beautifully designed and the safety rating is superb. Since the 2013 and Rogue’s last generation, a four-cylinder gasoline engine sits under the hood. Now, the time has come for the 2019 Rogue Hybrid that will run on a combination of gasoline unit and a single electric motor.

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid will see some changes and improvements for sure. Sadly, the current generation of Rogue is present since 2013, and perhaps, the time has come for a total revamp. Whatsoever, this small SUV is available in three trim levels and the price is affordable. Rogue will use a front-wheel-drive setup as a standard, and new hybrid drivetrain will provide better mileage and it will additionally boost the performance.

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid side

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid facelift

Yes, we believe that the exterior is looking kinda old and aging. But on the other hand, the design is really beautiful. For that reason, the 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid will get a minor facelift that should provide a more modern appeal. The front end gets a new and more aggressive fascia and the large V-Motion grille will remain. The grille, however, adds more polished chrome and the headlights are slightly longer now. Furthermore, headlights are thinner too so the grille inserts are reaching deeper below into the bumper. As a result, we can see a bowtie effect and the bumper will also get a new insert. In the corners, squared-off fog lights are present and are no longer rounded units as before.

The profile is generally identical to the current model. 19-inch wheels are standard but you can opt for optional 20-inches. The rear now offers a chrome strip that runs across the lower bumper that is similar to the front bumper, if not the same. A motion-tailgate comes as standard and power liftgate is on the list of optional equipment. New Rogue Hybrid is available in nine different exterior paints, but we’ll have to wait and see the exact color palette.

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid interior

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid interior changes

We must say, Nissan did a great job by adding a more upscale feel inside the cabin. The 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid offers one very pleasing and inviting interior. The layout is literally the same, however, the materials and finishes are more premium. Plenty of soft-touch surfaces especially on and around the dashboard and the contrast stitching looks brilliant.

The shift knob gets some further polishing and a steering wheel is now a three-spoke unit. The flat bottom is present, along with the thumb controls at the 3 and 9 o’clock. An optional feature is a heating steering wheel and there is a new hybrid gauge inside the gauge cluster. When it comes to interior equipment, the new Rogue Hybrid adds a new navigation system and new 7.0-inch color touchscreen. This screen sits on the dash and is optional, while the 5.0-inch unit will be standard as before. Additionally, the voice recognition system is in the offer.

The space inside the cabin is ample, even that the battery pack sits under the rear cargo area. This SUV offers around 106 cubic feet of passenger volume and cargo space is rated at 70 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. The seats are comfortable and cloth upholstery can be found in the base model. Higher trims are offering leather seats. While the regular Rogue offers 3-row/7-seat configuration, the hybrid model comes with two rows for five passengers.

Safety

Safety is great and the rating will be even better thanks to the all-new adaptive cruise control, around view monitor and blind spot warning.

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid powertrain

The forthcoming 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid will ride on a standard 2.0-liter gasoline engine. On top of that, the lithium-ion battery pack will provide better efficiency, along with the 30-kW electric motor. Singlehandedly, gasoline engine generates 141 HP and 144 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor will add up to 40 horses and 120 lb-ft of twists. Front-wheel-drive setup is standard but the customers can opt for the optional all-wheel-drive system.

According to the Japanese carmaker, 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid will provide 33 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. An AWD configuration offers a slightly lower fuel economy. With that in mind, it is a huge jump for the Rogue SUV as the regular model offers 26 mpg in the city. As before, an Xtronic CVT transmission is available.

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid rear

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid price and release date

The starting price of the all-new 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid will be around $28,000. The SL trim level costs up to $33,000. According to the latest rumors, this SUV will go on sale later in 2019. The biggest rival is for sure Toyota RAV4, but we can add new Ford C-Max to that rivalry. Of course, you can still opt for Honda CR-V or Kia Niro.

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