With a starting MSRP of $22,310, the new Nissan Rogues are a bit more expensive than the models last year. The Rogue is available in two trims and with three option packages. The base model of the 2013 Rogue will not be changed. Meanwhile, the Special Edition package and Premium Edition package will receive several new upgrades.
2013 Special Edition package will have the following new features: a Bluetooth hands-free phone system and two more speakers for a total of six. The Special Edition Package will also come with a 4.3-inch color display with USB connectivity, steering wheel audio controls, satellite radio, a backup camera, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, front fog lights and privacy glass.
It is priced $1,200 higher than the base model. The 2013 Premium Edition will have fog lights and a Bose audio system, which includes seven speakers and a subwoofer. The Premium Edition package will have a five-inch color touch screen, which displays navigation and live traffic updates, automatic temperature control, a power sliding moonroof and auto on/off headlights.
The Premium Edition has a price tag of $2,550. Each Rogue gets a 170 hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, mated with a CVT. To get the base Rogues in S trim, the buyer will have to pay $22,310. Meanwhile, the base Rogue in the upgraded SV trim has a starting price of $24,750. If the buyer opts for all-wheel drive, the price will go up to $23,610 on the S, and $26,050 on the SV trim.
The huge news for the latest model year is that a string of new attributes, not formerly offered for Nissan Rogue, are available for 2011, including the 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, RearView Monitor, USB port for iPod and other gadgets, Nissan Navigation System, automatic climate control and auto on/off headlamps - to cite just a few. Many of the latest features are now a basic setup on Nissan Rogue S, like the iPod connectivity, illuminated vanity mirrors and the 6-way manual driver's seat.
Vice President and General Manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North American, Inc. Al Castignetti said that there a lot of ways to look at quality in a car these days and the latest Nissan Rogue meets every requirement - quality, affordability, versatility, and fuel efficiency. What is commonly overlooked are design and elegance, which have been improved immensely in the reimagined 2011 Rogue - proving yet again that Nissan Rogue is still the perfect combination of functionality and excitement.
For 2011, Rogue is available in two loaded models, Rogue SV and Rogue S, together with an exclusive Rogue S Krom Edition built to contribute unique dimensions to common compact SUVs with its strong athletic design, special 18-inch wheels and a sport-tuned, center-exit exhaust. All Rogue variants are offered in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive setups.
One of the many improvements of the 4th batch of Nissan Rogue includes a reimagined body showcasing a new grille and front fascia, new back and front spoilers, new back and front tire deflectors, new side door guard molding trim accents in chrome, and a new license plate finisher also in chrome. Additional features include 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels specifically made for the Rogue SL Package and the Rogue S Krom Edition, new under-body cover and new low rolling resistance tires (offered with the 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels).