2022 Nissan Rogue

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2022 Nissan Rogue Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer

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The Nissan Rogue is perhaps the most underrated car in the compact-crossover segment. The Rogue has been in the market for quite some time but never really had good sales numbers like the Honda CR-V or the Hyundai Tucson. However, Nissan decided to turn things around and redesigned the Rogue entirely for the 2021 model. The 3rdgeneration Rogue now looks great on the outside, offers a good amount of space on the inside, and comes equipped with a list of new-age tech equipment. Plus, it is priced really well and it undercuts the segment by quite a good margin. All these factors make the Rogue a very attractive proposition.

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Pros

Best-in-class fuel economy

Excellent safety ratings

The plush and upscale cabin design

Large cargo volume

Cons

Limited to powertrain option

Hit or miss exterior styling

What's New?

No major or minor changes announced by Nissan due to the upgrades received the previous model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25800

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

181 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $25,800 Est. onwards

181 hp @ 6000 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Nissan Rogue in Gun Metallic color 2022 Nissan Rogue in Scarlet Ember color 2022 Nissan Rogue in Super Black color
Gun Metallic

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For the 2022 model, the Rogue doesn’t get any major tweaks since it was only upgraded last year. The 2022 Rogue looks to give other cars in the segment a tough time and has all the potential to earn a big share in the segment. It ticks all the boxes right and offers all that you would want from a crossover SUV. In this review of the Nissan Rogue, we shall find out everything that the Rogue has got on offer, compare it to its rivals and decide whether the Rogue is really worth the money.

2022 Nissan Rogue Features

Having gotten this far down the page, you must know by now that the Rogue is expected to essentially be the same for 2022. Hence, we aren’t expecting any changes in the trim levels or structure for that matter. The Rogue will carry its S, SV, SL, and Platinum trims into the model year 2022, and Nissan hasn’t announced any limited edition variants for the near future, or at all for that matter.

Trims

S

SV

SL

Platinum

MSRP 

$26,500

$27,430

$32,675

$36,750

Features

Cloth seats

In addition to/replacing features in the S trim:

In addition to/replacing features in the SV trim:

In addition to/replacing features in the SL trim:

 

4-speaker audio system

6-speaker audio system

Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror

19” alloys

 

7” touchscreen

Rear Privacy Glass

Leather Wrapped Heated Steering Wheel

Panoramic Sun/moonroof

 

LED headlights with DRLs

Heated, electronically folding outside mirrors

Premium 9-Speaker Audio System


 

Gesture controlled power liftgate

 

Rearview Monitor

Remote Engine Start System

Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

Leather seats

 

Keyless entry

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Heated Front Seats

3-zone automatic climate control

*expected

We Recommend

The Nissan Rogue is priced competitively, and the Japanese manufacturer has refrained from hybridizing the SUV in order to keep costs low and the prices more accessible. The Rogue is an excellent example of offering true value for money, as seen in the higher trims with many features but a justifiable difference in the price tag. The Rogue will definitely give you more than you pay for, in all its trims. We recommend the Platinum trim for a little more premium quality all around. For a modern bareboned SUV to satisfy the daily commute, the SV trim should suffice.

Price:

Nissan is yet to declare the pricing of the 2022 Rogue but we do not expect it to differ all that much from the 2021 model. The 2022 Rogue will be offered in 4 trim levels with prices starting from about $26,500 for the base-spec S trim and going all the way up to $36,750 for the top-spec Platinum trim.

Release Date:

Nissan hasn’t yet announced the release date for the 2022 Rogue but we expect it to hit the showrooms in the last quarter of 2021.

2022 Nissan Rogue Engine and Performance

The powertrain department doesn’t get any changes for the 2022 model and you’ll have the same engine and gearbox as the 2021 model. The 2022 Rogue will be powered by a 2.5L, naturally aspirated 4 pot unit that churns out about 181 horses and 181 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes mated to a continuously variable transmission and power as standard is sent to the front wheels only. All the trims of the Rogue are offered with an all-wheel-drive configuration, at an additional cost.

The redesign last year has improved the driving dynamics and ride quality of the Rogue. The engine is a peppy unit and picks up the pace well. The CVT is surprisingly quick and you never really feel the typical CVT sluggishness when you step hard on the gas. The engine and CVT blend really well with each other and make the whole driving experience fun. Behind the wheel, the Rogue feels quite nimble and disciplined.

The steering responds to your inputs precisely and offers a good amount of feedback which is very confidence-inspiring. The suspension setup is also well balanced and the car absorbs bumps and pots well. The body tends to roll a little bit when you throw it around the corners but that’s alright and it doesn’t quite dent your confidence.

Models

2022 Nissan Rogue*

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Mazda CX-5

2022 Hyundai Tucson

MSRP

$25,750

$26,440

$26,545

$26,135

Engine

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

181 hp @ 6,000 RPM

184 hp @ 4,400 RPM

184 hp @ 6,000 RPM

187 hp @ 6,100 RPM

Torque

181 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

178 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

*2021 MY data used for reference

This an SUV for the urban jungle and not many owners of the Rogue will be taking off-road. It has a good amount of ground clearance and it certainly can handle bad roads well but this isn’t exactly meant for off-roading. So keep it limited to the city roads and the highways and it will do a tidy job.

The Rogue is also pretty fast on the straight line. Step on the gas and the SUV will shoot itself from a standstill to 60 MPH in just 8.2 seconds and do the quarter-mile run in about 16.3 seconds which is pretty impressive. On paper, the Rogue has the lowest power and torque numbers but then it is just as quick as all other cars in the competition. The Tiguan, the CX-5, and the Tucson all have similar acceleration figures, and the Rogue is in fact better than a few of them by at least a couple of tenths of a second.

2022 Nissan Rogue Fuel Economy

The most impressive aspect of the Nissan Rogue is its fuel economy. Since the 2022 Rogue is just a carryover from the 2021 model, the fuel economy numbers won’t change at all. In the city, the Rogue runs for about 27 miles on a single gallon while on the highway it can haul for 35 miles. It gets a combined EPA rating of 30 MPG which is simply amazing.

Models

2022 Nissan Rogue*

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Mazda CX-5

2022 Hyundai Tucson

MPG (City)

27

23

25

26

MPG (Highway)

35

29

31

33

MPG (Combined)

30

25

28

29

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

15.3

14.8

14.3

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

392/508/435

352/444/383

370/459/414

372/472/415

*2021 MY data used for reference

Nissan has the best fuel economy numbers in the competition. The Volkswagen Tiguan on the other hand delivers the lowest fuel economy numbers and delivers just 25 MPG combined. The Mazda CX-5 delivers about 28 MPG combined while the Tucson delivers 29 MPG combined which is the second-best in the competition.

2022 Nissan Rogue Interior

The interiors of the 2022 Nissan Rogue look surprisingly plush for a car in this segment. The cabin of the Rogue is well laid out; it looks quite upmarket. Nissan offers 8 different interior colors and trims to choose from and no other car in the segment offers such privilege. Jump on to the driver’s seat and you’ll see a rather large yet sporty flat-bottom heated steering wheel that is wrapped in leather. Behind the steering wheel, there’s a 12” customizable digital gauge cluster which is pretty slick and displays all the necessary information. In the center of the dash, sits an 8'' floating touch screen infotainment system display. The infotainment screen is of good quality and is quite intuitive and easy to use.

Features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are offered as standard along with AM/FM radio and Sirius XM radio. The top trim level of the Rogue gets a premium 10-speaker Bose audio system including a dual subwoofer which simply is the best in the segment. The lower trim levels get a 6-speaker audio system which is average and not all that really great.

Another good bit about the infotainment system and the overall accessibility is that Nissan has kept the physical buttons to control the infotainment system and it also has dials for volume and radio settings. Nissan has also used dials and buttons for adjusting the HVAC settings. These days, many automakers are getting rid of physical buttons and dials and integrating them all into the touch screen to cut costs. However, that just makes adjusting the settings and operating the system a bit too complex and confusing, and straightforward buttons make it much simpler to use and access the infotainment and vehicle settings.

The Rogue is also quite spacious on the inside and 5 adults can fit in quite comfortably in the car. The head, shoulder, and legroom at the front and the back are good, and even tall people will not have any problems fitting in whatsoever. At the front, you get heated seats, power-adjustable in 8 different positions. The zero-gravity front seats offer good support and are very snug. The front seats also have side bolsters on them as you would find on seats in a sports car and those bolsters just hold you firmly in place. The seats at the back also offer good support and are pretty comfortable. The back seat is inclined just the right amount and offers the passengers a very comfy seating posture.

You get fabric covers on the seats as standard with the base trim level but as you climb the trim levels you get high-quality leather-wrapped seats that feel much more upscale. Also, dual-zone automatic climate control is offered as standard with the top trim levels while the base spec trims only get manual climate control.On the whole, Nissan has nailed it when it comes to the interiors and this is easily one of the most opulent, practical, and feature-rich interiors in the segment.

Models

2022 Nissan Rogue*

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Mazda CX-5

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Seating Capacity

5

7

5

5

Front Row

(Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.1/57.1/41.5

39.6/57/40.2

39.7/57.1/41

40.1/57.6/41.4

Second Row

(Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.2/55.9/38.5

39.1/55.9/36.5

39/54.8/39.6

39.5/56/41.3

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

N/A

33.8/47.8/27.9

N/A

N/A

Standard Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

36.5

12

30.9

38.7

*2021 MY data used for reference

The Rogue does really well when it comes to practicality as well. Along with a large boot, the Rogue also has lots of storage spaces on the inside. At the front, there are two cupholders in the center console and there’s also a wireless mobile charging pad. There’s also a small storage area below the floating center console and also below the front armrest. There’s also a fairly normal-sized illuminated glove box at the front where you can store some other bits.

At the back, there’s the center armrest that has cup holders to hold your drink and there’s also a parcel shelf behind the seats. Behind the second row, the Rogue offers about 36.5 cubic feet of cargo area which is decent for a car in this segment. Fold the second row down and then you open up to about 73 cubic feet of cargo area which is pretty large and you can stuff in all that you want. Interior features include:

  • Optional 9-speaker premium audio system
  • Dual-panel moonroof
  • Dual or 3-zone ACC for convenience 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and upholstery (optional)

2022 Nissan Rogue Exterior

The 2022 Nissan Rogue looks beefy and brawny on the outside. These days, automakers design their SUVs with lots of curves and angles and lines and make the whole design very complicated. Nissan, on the other hand, has adopted a rather simpler approach and the Rogue isn’t all that curvaceous and it has a boxy shape and a truck-like appearance.

The simplistic design philosophy might not help the Rogue grab many eyeballs but has helped it retain that tough, robust character that every SUV should have. It has a nice tall stance and a very commanding presence. At the front, there’s that large signature Nissan V-Motion grille which looks cool and unique. Then there are those multi-level, split headlights that add flair and drama to the car's front face. Then you have a fake silver skid plate at the bottom that makes the car look more SUVish and ‘off-road’ from the front.

On the side, there are those blacked-out wheel arches that further help it look SUV-ish. The chiseled fenders and the rather simple side profile make the car look rugged and sturdy. There’s nothing all that interesting at the back though. It almost feels like the back end was designed in a hurry and it just looks very boring and ordinary.

Models

2022 Nissan Rogue*

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Mazda CX-5

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,369

3,735

3,552

3,329

Length (inches)

183

185.1

179.1

182.3

Width (inches)

72.4

72.4

72.5

73.4

Height (inches)

66.5

66.3

65.4

65.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.4

7.9

7.5

7.1

Wheelbase (inches)

106.5

109.8

106.2

108.5

*2021 MY data used for reference

You just get those odd-shaped taillights and a blacked-out bumper with silver trim that again looks like a skid plate. Overall, we think that Rogue is a handsome car and while it might not attract as much attention, it still has got lots of attitudes. The list of exterior features of the Rogue can be extensive. We’ve shortlisted a few important and interesting features offered in the 2022 Nissan Rogue and listed them down below.:

  • 19” aluminum-alloy wheels.
  • Power liftgate.
  • Intelligent auto headlights.
  • LED brake lights.
  • Rear integrated spoiler.
  • Chrome door handles.
  • Heated mirrors with turn signal indicators.
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent wipers.
  • Perimeter/approach lights.
  • UV-reducing solar glass.

2022 Nissan Rogue Safety

The 2022 Rogue is just a carryover from the 2021 model and hence its safety ratings won’t change. The 2021 Rogue gets an impressive 4-star overall rating from the NHTSA and an overall ‘Good’ rating from the IIHS. It scored 4 and 5 stars in almost all the NHTSA and also gets ‘Good’ and ‘Acceptable’ ratings in all the IIHS tests.

Moreover, the Rogue is also the IIHS’ ‘2021 TOP SAFETY PICK +’ which simply implies that this is one of the safest cars in the segment. Nissan clearly hasn’t compromised in terms of safety and the ratings and scores in the crash tests prove that. On top of all this, Nissan has equipped the Rogue with some advanced safety and driver assistance features and we’ve listed down a few standouts features below:

  • Nissan ProPILOT assist
  • Intelligent emergency braking
  • Intelligent lane intervention with lane-keeping assist and lane departure warning
  • Intelligent blind spot monitoring system
  • Side-impact beams
  • 360-degree surround-view camera
  • Driver and passenger knee airbags and rear side-impact airbags
  • Breakaway engine mounts

2022 Nissan Rogue Competition

2022 Nissan Rogue vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Nissan Rogue and the VW Tiguan compete closely with each other. In terms of price, the Nissan is slightly cheaper than the Tiguan. On the other hand, the VW gets a turbocharged engine and has more power and torque on offer than the Rogue.

However, those extra power numbers do not quite translate into better acceleration numbers and both cars deliver similar 0-60 MPH and quarter-mile acceleration numbers. The Rogue gets the upper hand in terms of fuel economy and delivers way better fuel economy than the Tiguan. But then, the Tiguan has 7 seats and can carry 2 more passengers than the Rogue.

Now, if you badly need those 2 extra seats and if you often have to haul 7 people around, then the VW Tiguan makes sense over the Nissan Rogue. However, if you’re never going to use those third-row seats then the Tiguan makes no sense at all and you should totally opt for the Rogue.

2022 Nissan Rogue vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is yet another hot-selling crossover SUV. Just like the Rogue, the CX-5 too ticks all the boxes right and has pretty much everything on offer that you would expect from a car in this segment. However, if you compare the numbers, you’ll notice the Rogue has a slight edge over the CX-5.

The Rogue is slightly bigger than the CX-5 and hence offers better passenger space and cargo volume. Moreover, the Rogue also offers better fuel economy than the Mazda. In our honest opinion, the Nissan Rogue is the better car of the two. It’s not that the CX-5 is a bad car, but the Rogue is just a bit more superior.

2022 Nissan Rogue vs 2022 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson has always been one of the most sought-after cars in the segment and with the 2022 model, the Tucson has just got better than it ever was. The Tucson now looks bolder, gets a very refined engine under the hood, offers better passenger space, and comes with lots of tech features.

The competition between the Rogue and Tucson is tough and it is very difficult to choose a clear winner. Both the cars are equally good but we’ll put our money on the Tucson. Brownie points to the Tucson for the futuristic design and extra bit of passenger and cargo space.

2022 Nissan Rogue Final Verdict

The Nissan Rogue pretty much aces in all the departments. It looks great on the outside and has a very plush cabin on the inside. It comes loaded with tech features and gizmos and has a long list of standard safety features on offer. The car also offers a great amount of passenger and cargo space and scores big in terms of practicality.

Plus, it delivers the best fuel economy numbers in the segment and you’ll end up saving a lot on fuel expenses. All-in-all, the Rogue is a very attractive package and if you happen to be in the market looking for a crossover SUV, then the 2022 Nissan Rogue should be on top of your list and you should seriously consider it.

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