What’s New in the 2020 Nissan Rogue?

Starting at $25,300, the 2020 Nissan Rogue boasts plenty of features — mainly, the NissanConnect infotainment system and Zero Gravity front seats — to make anybody excited. Thanks to its exceptional fuel economy and solid towing capacity, the Rogue delivers an excellent combination of efficiency and light-duty handling.

Considering this is only a taste of what the new Nissan Rogue has to offer, let’s take a deeper dive into the performance and features of this five-seat crossover.

Performance Specs

The 2020 Rogue is powered by a 2.5L DOHC engine block, which generates 170 horsepower at 6,000 RPM. Engineered to burn regular unleaded fuel, this four-cylinder powertrain produces 175 lb-ft of peak torque at 4,400 RPM.

Front-wheel-drive is standard on this compact crossover, but you may upgrade to the optional Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system. When the wheels slip or skid, the patented AWD system changes the torque in the front and rear axles. Under normal driving conditions, the Intelligent AWD system only engages the front wheels.

Featuring the iconic Xtronic nameplate, the Rogue’s continuously variable transmission system is tuned for dynamic driving. The Sport Mode Shifter optimizes the ratios in the signature gearbox. You’ll experience less delays when cycling through shifting points on the highway. This versatile Nissan crossover has a Sport Mode, which calibrates the drivetrain, powertrain, steering system, and brakes. Speaking of the braking system, this vehicle is equipped with vented discs on all wheels.

The Electronic Brake Force Distribution significantly decreases the 2020 Rogue’s stopping distance on a wet road. All wheels are controlled by a conventional anti-lock braking system with highly sensitive electronics. Additionally, the Brake Assist generates good leverage for emergency stopping on the highway. An electronic parking brake can be used to secure the vehicle on a hill. When you attempt to drive against a steep gradient, the Hill Start Assist generates good leverage.

Designed to monitor the readings on the speedometer, an electronic power steering system helps you handle the Rogue with extra caution. Thanks to the rear suspension system with a multi-link connection, you won’t feel too many bumps on rough roads. Rated for all-season performance, the tires on the Rogue are available in a diameter of 17 or 18 inches. Having the P225 width rating, these durable tires are paired with aluminum alloy wheels.

Fuel Efficiency

When rolling on a FWD system, the 2020 Rogue base trim has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The Intelligent AWD system reduces the city and highway gas mileage by one mpg.

Integrated into the Xtronic CVT, the Eco Mode plays a vital role in optimizing the fuel efficiency of this Nissan crossover. A drag coefficient of 0.33 is another parameter that’s closely related to the vehicle’s impressive fuel economy.

Safety Features

Many of the 2020 Rogue’s safety technologies are powered by the Intelligent Mobility Safety Shield 360. As you approach an intersection, the Automatic Emergency Braking might help you avoid a collision with a crossing pedestrian. This innovative braking function responds to a sudden stop by another vehicle that is ahead of you. Additionally, the High Beam Assist will help you see pedestrians and cyclists on dark roads.

This crossover offers the Rear Automatic Braking, which prevents you from slamming into static obstacles. Additionally, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert elevates your confidence for backing up.

Want a bird’s eye view of the perimeter? Turn on the Intelligent Around View Monitor, which is smoothly integrated into the seven-inch infotainment display. Split views will appear on this signature monitor that generates composite graphics from multiple camera lenses.

Engineered to analyze real-time traffic movement, the Intelligent Cruise Control puts you at ease behind the steering wheel. If the ICC detects a sudden interruption in traffic flow, you’ll automatically slow down or speed up. Navigating narrow lanes can be a challenge, so the Intelligent Lane Intervention is readily available to provide assistance. On top of all this, the Rogue offers the Lane Departure Warning, which comes on when the wheels cross into a neighboring lane.

The ProPILOT ASSIST is arguably the most sophisticated active safety technology available in the 2020 Rogue. You can turn on this function by pressing a marked electronic button on the steering wheel. The Intelligent Driver Alertness is another state-of-the-art safety amenity installed in this updated crossover SUV.

Entertainment Features

The Rogue has plenty of entertainment features. A seven-inch touchscreen with a tablet-like menu is standard in the 2020 Nissan Rogue. With a gentle tap or swipe, you can navigate the signature NissanConnect multimedia platform. You may ask Siri to play your favorite songs and other digital content through the Apple CarPlay interface. Want to retrieve your personalized online content from an Android smartphone? Access the Android Auto portal in the infotainment system. Thanks to the all-new SiriusXM package, Amazon Alexa comes to life in the NissanConnect suite.

The Services Skill function in the 2020 Rogue allows you to interact with Google Assistant, one of the world’s leading virtual concierges. This innovative technology is integrated into the Services Action portal. Additionally, the NissanConnect system supports remote services, roadside assistance, and custom curfews. Heading out of town? Let the Nissan Door to Door Navigation guide you to your destination.

An audio system with four speakers is standard in the 2020 Rogue. However, you can enjoy better acoustics on the optional Bose Premium Audio System. The patented sound system includes nine speakers that reproduce digital music in amazing quality. Dual subwoofers with powerful drivers further enhance the acoustics inside this Nissan crossover. In order to take full advantage of this spectacular audio system, all trims come with a complimentary three-month subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The Radio Data System is another standard entertainment amenity inside the 2020 Rogue. With it, you can listen to an array of channels on universal AM/FM radio. Additionally, the wireless Bluetooth system can import music from a compatible mobile device to the audio system. You can also connect an MP3 player into a conventional auxiliary jack in the center console.

Pros

  • NissanConnect Infotainment with Mobile Connectivity
  • Premium Bose Sound System
  • More than 10 Active Safety Features
  • Ergonomic Zero Gravity Seats
  • Good All-Weather Performance

Cons

  • Low Towing Capacity
  • Mediocre Horsepower and Torque Ratings
  • Sluggish Acceleration
  • Only Five Seats
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