Nissan is really stepping up their game with the newest 2022 Nissan Rogue. After years of keeping the same powertrain, Nissan is adding a new engine to the list. Built at Nissan's Decherd, Tennessee location, the turbocharged 1.5-liter variable compression engine provides a bump up in power compared to the previous 2.5-liter I4 engine, with best-in-class torque ratings and higher horsepower than ever before. Despite this power increase, the Rogue still offers best-in-class fuel economy, making it a well-rounded commuter model.
One of the Rogue's biggest selling points continues to be its value. This model includes a lot for such a low price tag, including multiple dynamic driving features, a family-friendly interior thanks to Nissan's "Family Hub," and high-tech driver-assist features. In regard to design, the new Rogue carries over its appealing good looks from the 2021 model redesign. The only changes made to the 2022 Rogue are positive additions that enhance driveability, comfort, and safety. Thanks to these updates, the new Rogue provides more value than ever before, making it a top contender on the compact SUV market.
Nissan is a brand that focuses on fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness, so offering best-in-class fuel economy is nothing new. However, this model's 201 horsepower rating combined with its 225 pound-feet of torque is what makes the 2022 Nissan Rogue so appealing. Thanks to the new 1.5-liter variable compression engine and retuned transmission, the Rogue performs better than ever. To put this in perspective, the 2021 Rogue only produced 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque with the old 2.5-liter I4 engine.
Despite its higher horsepower and torque ratings, the 2022 model's estimated fuel economy is 33 MPG combined. Thanks to Nissan's exclusive variable compression engine technology, the brand has found a way to still pull off a best-in-class fuel economy rating while increasing the Rogue's power, making the model more fun and efficient.
Whether you choose front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, you'll gain access to multiple drive modes. These modes are used to help fuel efficiency, improve performance, and even tackle specific weather and road conditions. Front-wheel drive Rogues include Sport, Standard, and Eco mode. You'll reach maximum fuel efficiency when using Eco Mode, while Sport Mode provides a peppier drive but uses more fuel. Standard Mode falls in between these two extremes.
The all-wheel drive Rogue includes the same three drive modes, with additional Off-Road and Snow modes. These terrain modes pair with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive to better tackle wintery roads, sand, gravel, and dust. Nissan's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive distributes torque more efficiently than traditional all-wheel drive. This is because the electro-hydraulic controlled clutch better predicts front-wheel slippage. In short, this means you maintain better road grip than you would with traditional all-wheel drive.
No one wants to think about car accidents, but it's better to plan ahead just in case. Aside from careful driving, the next best way to protect yourself on the road is through driver-assist technologies. Luckily, Nissan delivers by adding standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 to the 2022 Rogue, while also offering available ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link.
In the vehicle world, "standard" features are included at no additional cost, even on the lowest available trim. Essentially, even the most affordable 2022 Rogue available includes at least six driver-assist safety features. These include the following:
There are two additional standard safety features on the Rogue outside of Safety Shield360, including Intelligent Driver Alertness and Rear Door Alert. Intelligent Driver Alertness monitors the driver and can detect when distraction or sleepiness occurs. If detected, the system sends an alert to the driver, encouraging a driving break. Further, Rear Door Alert is there to remind drivers to make sure their kids or pets aren't left alone.
This available driving assistance technology uses Steering Assist and Intelligent Cruise Control to remove the "stop-and-go" aspect of driving. When used, the Rogue will automatically adjust speed and braking based on traffic. Navi-Link kicks this up a notch by using map integration to further "perfect" the Pro-PILOT technology. Using map data, Navi-Link makes each twist and turn smoother, adjusting speeds accordingly. Pro-PILOT Assist with Navi-Link is standard on the Rogue Platinum and available on the 2022 Rogue SL.
It comes as no surprise that the Rogue is tech-packed, given that it's a Nissan. The brand's philosophy is based on the idea that tech should make things better, not more difficult. The Rogue does a great job of executing this statement, bringing forth the latest and most beneficial tech features available.
The first tech perk to owning the 2022 Rogue is its implementation of wireless technology. You can access wireless Apple CarPlay for music and podcast streaming. You can also wirelessly charge smart devices and use voice commands to access maps and additional app-based information. That said, not everything is entirely wireless. When cords are beneficial, Nissan makes room for them. For example, when more than one device needs charging, there are available USB-C and USB-A ports to accommodate all passengers.
The Rogue is also loaded up with multiple, easy-to-navigate displays. The base-trim Rogues now come with a standard 7-inch driver screen, upgraded from the older 5-inch version. There's also an available 12.3-inch Head-Up display, which broadcasts important stats directly onto the windshield. The Head-Up Display is both a safety and convenience feature, designed to help keep eyes on the road. It will display important stats such as fuel economy and oil temperature. They can also display directions and signify where the next turn is. Finally, drivers can add on a 9-inch floating touchscreen as a replacement for the standard 8-inch screen. This is where you'll view your navigation information, app connectivity, and vehicle camera monitors.
New to the 2022 Nissan Rogue model, the Family Hub is a collection of features that help make everyone in the family comfortable. Firstly, the Rogue is now designed specifically with kid accessibility in mind. As a result, the Rogue offers extra-wide doors that open up to 90 degrees, providing more space to enter and exit.
There's also an available butterfly center console. This grants easy access to the second row from the front row, even when the center console is open. Plus, the Rogue offers Tri-Zone Temperature Control, meaning that there are three different climate zones. The driver and front passenger get their own climate control options, while the rear seaters get their own temperature options as well.
While Nissan is known for its NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seating, the Rogue's Family Hub includes this seating for rear passengers, too. Rear passengers also get their own pull-up sunshades on each side. Thanks to the Rogue, the kids get to feel like grown-ups, getting equal treatment 𑁋 aside from the gas, brake, and steering wheel, of course.
Nissan keeps families in mind when it comes to cargo access as well. The Divide-n-Hide system located in the Rogue's cargo area provides room for hidden cargo. This can be accessed through an available motion-activated back hatch. Overall, between comfort, convenience, and cargo space, the Rogue manages to make the best of its compact design.