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Overview (Final Score: B)
The 2017carries on with the current generation of this compact crossover. Now a best-seller in the segment, the 2017 Rogue has seen some styling upgrades for the new model year, but is otherwise unchanged from 2016. New to the Rogue lineup this year is a hybrid model with excellent fuel economy for a relatively low premium.
The Nissan Rogue is best known for its family-oriented design and high value proposition. There are several Rogue models to choose from, ranging from the generational carryover Select base model to the range-topping Platinum Reserve.
There are many high points to the 2017 Rogue, but in this competitive segment it can pay to shop around since most manufacturers are bringing their A game to market here. Among the excellent choices, the Rogue remains the number one choice of many buyers and there are plenty of good reasons for that.
What We Love About the 2017 Nissan Rogue:
- Class-leading interior comfort
- Good fuel economy for the segment
- Cargo and third-row options are second to none
What We Don’t Love About the 2017 Nissan Rogue:
- Lackluster performance and drive quality
- Reliability is barely average compared to others in segment
- Exterior design updates are underwhelming
Pricing and Value (9/10)
The Rogue has one of the better pricing structures in its segment, thanks to the previous-generation Rogue still being available as the Rogue Select. Even above that mark into the standard and more common trim levels, the price points for the 2017 Nissan rogue are excellent. Only the most uppity trim is priced above $30k, with nearly all purchases more likely to fall in the mid-20k’s. That’s superb given the value returned with this family crossover.
Resale values for the Rogue are not traditionally very high, but the vehicle is experiencing a continued sales surge that started early last year and has held through until now. Nissan is aggressively acquiring market share with the Rogue and it’s now the best-selling crossover in any segment in the US.
Number crunching will show most buyers that the best bang for the buck is in the SV and SL trim levels.
Total Score and Competitive Comparison (66/80, 83%)
The compact crossover segment is extremely competitive and is the fastest-growing vehicle market in North America. The Nissan Rogue sells very well in the segment, but shoppers should also look at the well-executedfor its value proposition, and the very excellent and fun to drive . Shoppers should also make sure to consider the with its fun engine lineup and sporty nature.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue is a best-seller in the compact crossover segment because of its family oriented design and well-rounded build. It’s not too sporty, not too plain and not too unusual. The Rogue is priced right for most budgets and has options that make it configurable for most people’s needs when buying in this segment. The new fuel-sipping hybrid option only adds to those benefits.
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