The forthcoming 2020 Nissan Rogue is a compact SUV that comes with modern characteristics both inside and outside. The interior is really comfortable and upscale while the exterior design looks premium. Rogue comes in three trim levels, the price is affordable and this SUV offers all-wheel-drive setup. On top of that, Rogue Hybrid is available and it brings greater efficiency.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue will suffer a slight redesign and the complete redesign could happen in 2021. Whatsoever, this SUV comes with great features and the new model will see more standard safety systems. Interior is even more practical thanks to the Nissan’s latest systems. Rogue is likely to borrow some styling cues from the new Nissan Altima sedan. Moreover, Rogue could borrow a drivetrain too. Sadly, third-row is not available anymore, but Asian version under the name “X-Trail” will offer seating for seven.
2020 Nissan Rogue exterior is refreshed and looks more aggressive
The 2020 Nissan Rogue will get some refreshments and upgrades. This compact SUV sports very dynamic design and that will improve additionally. Up front, a recognizable V-motion grille remains and the headlights are edgier. Latest X-Motion concept had a great impact on the design of Nissan Rogue. The design of the concept is really revolutionary and Rogue will borrow a thing or two. For the start, the front end is much bolder and the overall styling is more aggressive.
Plenty of horizontal lines and accents are visible, just like on the Altima model. Upper trims will get black carbon materials. The standard model will get boomerang-shaped taillights and motion tailgate will be standard. On the other hand, the power liftgate is optional. You can open the liftgate by swiping your foot under the rear bumper. Nissan also offers a Premium package so you can equip your Rogue with more upscale features. That includes a new LED lighting system and a panoramic sunroof.
2020 Nissan Rogue will use its new “EZ Flex Seating System”
The interior of the upcoming 2020 Nissan Rogue will now include more upscale materials. Technology features will get all of the important updates as well. The rest of the cabin will remain the same. Generally, comfort is great and the interior is stylish. Leather upholstery provides a luxurious feel, and that includes the steering wheel with the flat bottom. The seats are extremely comfortable and are inspired by NASA’s “Zero-Gravity” seats. However, the base model provides cloth upholstery so if you want leather upholstery, it’s optional.
The room is also great, especially the legroom. Even the second row offers ample legroom, and the third row is not available anymore. With that in mind, there is room for five persons across the two rows of seats.
Cargo area is generous for this segment and the hybrid model will provide slightly less cargo space. Nissan will use its new “EZ Flex Seating System”. The system allows the customers to fold the seats flat, both front and rear. With that in mind, you can accommodate longer items such as a surfboard or even leader.
Just like in the years before, the 2020 Nissan Rogue will also come with a five-star safety rating. Rogue is using latest advanced safety systems that are part of the “Safety Shield” technology. That includes rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, and lane departure warning. On top of that, Rogue offers automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and intelligent cruise control.
2020 Nissan Rogue powertrain
Under the hood, the 2020 Nissan Rogue still hides the current 2.5-liter drivetrain. This unit delivers 188 horses and 180 lb-ft of torque. However, latest speculations are saying that this SUV could borrow a 2.0-liter engine from the Nissan Altima. This turbocharged engine can produce up to 248 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque.
We are yet to find out more about this possibility. The standard engine delivers 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with the front-wheel-drive. An all-wheel-drive fuel economy is rated at 25/32 mpg. A CVT automatic transmission is available.
2020 Nissan Rogue Hybrid model
The upcoming model will get its hybrid variant. A hybrid drivetrain combines a smaller 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with the single electric motor. This version generates up to 176 horses and the fuel economy will be astonishing for the compact SUV segment.
Moreover, you can switch through driving modes such as Normal, Sport and Eco. Just like the standard engine, the hybrid drivetrain will also use a CVT transmission. When it comes to hybrid option, full details will become available next year.
2020 Nissan Rogue price and release date
Nissan’s latest compact SUV will hit the markets with a slightly higher price. The 2020 Nissan Rogue will cost $27,000. SL trims will cost over $30,000 and the Rogue Hybrid will be slightly higher, around $32,000.
An all-wheel-drive is optional and it will cost you an additional $1,350. Those prices are in line with the rest of the competition such as Honda CR-V. The new Rogue will go on sale later in 2019 as the model for 2020.