2015 Nissan Rogue gets more expensive, starts at $22,790

Article by Christian A., on August 30, 2014

The 2015 Nissan Rogue promises to have the lowest starting price in its segment as the new SUV will start at $22,790 in the United States. This means a $300 increase over the 2014MY. Each model will be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that will deliver 170 hp and will be botled to an advanced Xtronic transmission with Sport and Eco Mode switches.

The front-wheel drive Xtronic-equipped models will return a fuel economy of 33 mpg on the highway, 26 mpg in the city and 28 mpg combined. As standard, the 2015 Rogue comes with the 5.0-inch center meter Advanced Driver Assist Display, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone system, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth and Hands-free Text messaging assistant.

As an option, the 2015 Rogues is available with Quick Comfort heated front seats, leather-wrapped seats, heated cloth front seats and Bose audio system with nine speakers.

Other available features include NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, NavTraffic and NavWeather, SiriusXM Travel Link (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately); class-exclusive Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD); Blind Spot Warning (BSW); Lane Departure Warning (LDW); and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

2015 Rogue SV FWD will start at $24,490, while the Rogue SL FWD is priced at $28,280. The AWD models start at $24,140, while the 2015 Rogue SV AWD is priced at $25,840.

The most expensive model is the 2015 Nissan Rogue SL AWD, which is priced at $29,630. Prices do not include the destination and handling charge of $860.

The redesigned exterior of the new 2014 Nissan Rogue delivers a premium, high-quality appearance without sacrificing the functionalities the customers expect from a vehicle from its class. Despite its compact overall size, the new Rogue offers a spacious interior made possible by its long wheelbase as well as by its short front and rear overhangs.

Compared to the previous generation of the Rogue, the length and the wheelbase of the new model were expanded by 1.2 inches and 0.6 inches, respectively, while its height is increased by 1.2 inches. Furthermore, the front overhang of the new Rogue was trimmed by 1.5 inches. Nissan also redesigned the rear doors of the 2014 Rogue to deliver a wider opening (77 degrees), allowing for ingress and egress to the rear passenger cabin.

Meanwhile, the new Nissan Rogue oozes with sportiness and confidence thanks to its sharp bodylines, while its large wheel wells and available 18-inch wheels and tires give the vehicle an assertive stance and sleek styling. By optimizing the A-pillar section and the shapes of the exterior mirror shapes, Nissan was able to reduce wind noise while lowering the Rogue’s coefficient of drag value by around 10 percent to a best-in-class 0.33 Cd.

Nissan likewise managed to reduce turbulence behind the body by optimizing the rear roof spoiler, rear side spoiler and the rear combination lights. The Japanese carmaker also provided the new Rogue with a host of underbody aerodynamic devices like a muffler spoiler, a fuel tank deflector, a rear bumper closing panel, a rear bumper closing panel, rear suspension cover, front tire deflectors and engine under cover.

The new 2014 Nissan Rogue is provided with standard halogen headlights with signature LED daytime running lights as well as a rear spoiler and body-colored exterior mirrors with standard integrated turn signals. The headlights could be specified as LED units with auto levelizer. Further exterior details include fog lights, roof rails, heated exterior mirrors, privacy glass and power liftgate.

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