The 2021 Nissan Rogue impresses buyers at the Santa Maria area Nissan dealership, thanks to its exceptional ride quality, quiet and comfortable interior, ample room for cargo, and great safety scores. Excellent fuel economy makes buying this compact SUV a no-brainer, which is why the Rogue remains Nissan’s best-selling model, as well as one of the most popular models in this competitive segment.
Nissan redesigned the Rogue from the ground up for 2021. The Rogue’s boxier exterior styling wins it more fans at dealers like the Nissan dealer near Santa Maria. Step inside, and you’ll be impressed with the attractive design that features touches borrowed from the Nissan Altima and Sentra. The cabin is replete with high-quality materials. Step up to the top-level Platinum trim, and you’ll get upmarket amenities such as quilted leather upholstery, a digital instrument panel, and ambient lighting. Nissan’s ProPilot Assist system gets adaptive cruise control that’s linked to the navigation system. The powerplant gets a slight power boost, and the transmission has been retuned to provide even more agile driving dynamics.
Motor Trend is among the fans of the 2021 Nissan Rogue, writing:
“The newly redesigned Rogue is a marked improvement over the car it’s replacing; the 2021 model impressed us enough to earn a finalist spot in our 2021 SUV of the Year evaluations. We appreciated its spacious cargo area and that Nissan managed to shorten overall length for easy maneuverability while improving maximum cargo volume. Interior design and material quality are improved, too, especially in the case of the Rogue Platinum and its quilted leather upholstery.”
The 2021 Nissan Rogue was named a Top Safety Pick+ model by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with the highest rating of Good in all crash tests.
Buyers can get the 2021 Nissan Rogue in one of four trims: S, SV, SL and Premium. All models employ a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) sends power to the front wheels, but buyers can select the optional all-wheel-drive system. The Rogue gets up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway for models with front-wheel drive.*The base Rogue S comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, the Safety Shield 360 safety suite, an 8-inch infotainment display, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Rogue SV includes 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar, ProPilot Assist and NissanConnect.Move up to the Rogue SL, and you’ll get 19-inch alloy wheels, leather interior trim, a panoramic moonroof, a power front passenger seat, driver’s seat and steering wheel memory, tri-zone climate control, and a motion-activated liftgate.
The range-topping Rogue Platinum includes diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery, a 10.8-inch head-up display, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge package. Also standard are wireless Apple CarPlay, a premium Bose audio system, and wireless smartphone charging.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.