2019 Nissan Rogue Redesign, Release Date, Sport, Price. The Nissan Rogue performs well on all fronts despite the lack of power will not deliver the excitement some may want. Nissan also delivers advanced safety tech in all Rogues.
Nissan updated the Rogue for the 2017 model year while this generation arrived in 2014. The 2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid and non-hybrid version won’t be the subject of the big upgrades. Nissan and its partners Renault and Mitsubishi will build the next Rogue on the new CMF platform and offer two hybrid forms, as per the latest reports.
What changes will make the 2019 Nissan Rogue different?
(That crown comes with a caveat: Nissan combines Rogue sales figures with those of the related but smaller Rogue Sports subcompact crossover. Rogue outsells the Rogue Sport by a large margin, but benefits from the padded numbers nonetheless.).
Rogue was last fully redesigned for model-year 2014 although Nissan has added features each year since. For ’18, the automaker dropped Rogue’s available third-row seat, made autonomous emergency braking standard across the line, and introduced its ProPilot Assist semi-self-driving technology.
The ’19 Rogue will again slot into Nissan’s crossover lineup between the subcompact Rogue Sport and the midsize, five-passenger Murano. The latter scenario would stretch this Rogue generation into an unusually long life cycle but would also open the possibility of another major refresh before a complete redesign.
Why should I wait for 2019 Nissan Rogue?
Suffice to say, every top rival offers a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s livelier and more technically up-to-date than Rogue’s course, naturally aspirated four. And while Rogue is among the few entries in the segment available as a gas-electric hybrid, the variant is expensive, represents less than 10 percent of sales, and is no more rewarding to drive than the gas-only model.
Obviously, strong sales suggest buyers find Rogue’s primary powertrain perfectly satisfactory. Baring a major engine upgrade, though, Nissan will likely ask you to pay higher prices for fundamentally the same vehicle as the 2018 Rogue.
Should I buy a 2018 Nissan Rogue model instead?
If it fits your compact-crossover needs and you’re indifferent to a possible 2019 engine upgrade, there’s little reason to put off a purchase. Rogue offers three gas-engine models: entry-level S, volume-selling SV, and upscale SL. The Hybrid comes in SV and SL trim.
All Rogues now benefit from Nissan’s laudable decision to expand the safety features standard for 2018. Most important, Nissan now equips every Rouge with autonomous emergency braking. Along with the RAV4 and Mazda CX-5, the Rogue was one of only three model-year-2018 compact crossovers with autonomous emergency braking standard on every trim level.
Will the styling be different for 2019 Nissan Rogue?
Nissan could introduce a specialty model, such as the Star Wars-themed Rogue One of a couple of years ago. It could create a new flagship, perhaps by expanding on the impressive Platinum Reserve Interior option that dresses up the SL’s standard leather upholstery with premium tan hides and quilted inserts. Rogue’s shape, dimensions, and basic look won’t change for 2019.
All models will continue with LED daytime running lamps, with visual differentiators again running to items like wheels: 17-inch steel rims for on the S, 17-inch alloys for the SV, 18-inch alloys– with 19s optional– for the SL. Expect details like rear privacy glass, chrome door handles and LED integrated turn-signal mirrors to remain optional on S and standard on SV and SL. Certain to return is the popular Midnight Edition option for the SL that blacks out exterior trim and wheels.
Remaining a 2019 Rogue selling point will be its smartly packaged cabin. At 39.3 cubic feet behind the rear seat, and 70 with it folded, cargo volume is at the upper end of the competitive set and versatility is enhanced by Nissan’s nifty Divide-N-Hide panels that compartmentalize the luggage bay; it should remain standard on every ’19 Rogue.
Any mechanical changes for 2019 Nissan Rogue?
Most Rogue buyers will again stay with the gas-only engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that should return at 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Nissan has improved the behavior of CVTs in many of its other vehicles, and the ’19 Rogue would benefit from similar attention.
The 2019 Rogue Hybrid will again feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder assisted by an electric motor. With uninspired acceleration Rogue’s main dynamic fault, we ‘d urge Nissan to consider a turbocharged engine, perhaps the 1.6-liter four available in its Sentra compact sedan (188 horsepower, 177 pound-feet of torque), or even the 250-plus 2.0-liter four slated for its redesigned 2019 Altima midsize sedan.
Rogue should again deliver a praiseworthy if the conservative blend of consistency and composure. Ride comfort will likely remain a hallmark, as well, so long as you stay away from the 19-inch wheels and tires, which transmit too much impact harshness and road noise to the cabin to make them worth any aesthetic gains. About 55 percent of Rogue buyers will again spend some $1,350 for AWD.
Will fuel economy improve for 2019 Nissan Rogue?
With no planned aerodynamic tweaks or powertrain changes, the 2019 Rogue’s EPA ratings should repeat those of 2018. For 2019, the gas-only Rogue should repeat at 26/33/29 mpg city/highway/combined with front-wheel drive and 25/33/27 with AWD.
The 2019 Rogue Hybrid ought to repeat at 33/35/34 mpg with front-drive and 31/34/33 with AWD. The Rogue Hybrid is not a plug-in hybrid, recharging instead by converting energy otherwise lost during braking and coasting. Gas or hybrid, any ’18 Rogue should again be among the most fuel-efficient vehicles in this class, with the Rogue Hybrid rivaled for efficiency only by the 34/32/30-mpg rating of the RAV4 Hybrid, which comes only with AWD.
Will it have new features for 2019 Nissan Rogue?
Already offering most every comfort and convenience item a compact-crossover buyer might desire, the 2019 Rogue isn’t apt to gain any new features per se. And with the top-of-the-line SL and its available Platinum Reserve Interior already accounting for a quarter of Rogue sales, the automaker may well decide an even more opulent trim level could find an audience.
Otherwise, expect all ’19 Rogues to again come with the aforementioned safety features, with adaptive cruise control that can maintain a set distance from traffic ahead optional on the SV and standard on the SL. ProPilot Assist debuted as an exclusive option for the SL and could be extended to the SV for 2019. Sensors calculate the distance between the two-lane markings and steer the Rogue automatically to keep it centered in the lane, even around curves.
Again standard across the board will be a remote keyless entry, second-row heating and air conditioning vents, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and iPod-compatible USB linking. A 7-inch dashboard screen for audio and basic vehicle info is also included, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with embedded navigation system, optional for the SV and standard on the SL. Same for Nissan’s Around View Monitor, which projects a 360-degree view to aid close-quarters maneuvering.
Every 2019 Rogue will again have a rearview camera and the SV and SL should return with remote engine start and dual-zone automatic climate control as standard. Expect heated front seats to again be standard on the SV and SL and, in a welcome departure for this class, optional on the bottom-rung S model. On SV and SL models, expect a hands-free power liftgate to again be standard with a panoramic moonroof again included in option packages.
How will 2019 Nissan Rogue prices be different?
They’ll almost certainly increase, and a new SL-topping flagship could start above $35,000. Returning models should not be drastically more expensive. (Note that estimated base prices here include Nissan’s destination fee, which was $975 for the 2018 Rogue.).
Among gas-only models with front-wheel drive, estimated 2019 base prices are $27,200 for the SV, $32,350 for the SL. To those prices, expect to add around $1,350 for AWD. Look for the 2019 SV Hybrid to be priced from around $28,700 and the SL Hybrid from around $34,700, with AWD another $1,350 or so.
Among prominent options, expect the Midnight Edition for the SV to again cost around $1,095. Figure the SV Sun And Sound Touring Package to return at some $3,220 and include the panoramic roof, upgraded Bose audio with nine speakers, embedded navigation, around-view monitor, heated steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control. For the 2019 Rogue SL, expect the Platinum Package to again cost around $790 and include 19-inch wheels and ProPilot Assist; the SL Premium Package to list for around $1,820 and include the panoramic roof and LED headlamps, and the Platinum Reserve Interior to again add around $350.
When will 2019 Nissan Rogue come out?
Expect a fall 2018 release date for the 2019 Rogue.
2019 Nissan Rogue Best competitors.
Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan.