2017 Nissan Rogue & Nissan Rogue Hybrid WORLD PREMIERE & FIRST TECH REVIEW

MotoMan heads to Miami see the 2017 Nissan Rogue before it’s WORLD DEBUT in advance of the Miami International Auto Show. Once there, he finds more than a mid cycle refresh – he finds a new propulsion system – the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid. Putting aside the refreshed 170 HP Nissan Rogue he focuses on the key engineering and packaging aspects of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid but then dives back into the traditional internal combustion version to pose the question about a trend . . .

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ArJuN Mangal says:

CVT is reliable ???

Henry Ford says:

Looking at buying one of these Rogues here (in Canada) in less than a year. Won’t be getting the SL trim as I don’t care much for leather (though it’s nice) and the SV trim is more in my range.

Matthew Padilla says:

I would buy it its nice we have 4 people in our family and we drive a 2012 Nissan Rogue.

tahjo7 says:

I would buy it for the rear reclining seats, rear arm rest, Panaramic Sunroof, rear vents, 33hwy mpg, and standard LED DRL’s. Honda offers these features overseas on the crv and hrv (#Vezel overseas). But here in the states, they seem super reluctant to implement or even offer a Panaramic Sunroof, LED Head and taillights, or a hybrid option. and nissan is doing it at a lower price point. BUT, the people who have bought a 2014-2016 rogue have openly complained online that nissan doesn’t back their product and there have been numerous issues and they wouldn’t buy another nissan. so, buyer beware, do your research!

Roman Peter says:

In EUROPE is the Name Murano

buildmorefarms100 says:

Looks great, Id consider buying one. I currently own a Mini Cooper and a Focus ST.

Naveed Chaudhry says:


Hello Moto Man, I want to start by saying I have subscribed to your channel for quite some time now and love your reviews and insight on the vehicles!

Now I want to answer your question and ask you a question,

Answer: I purchased the Nissan Rogue when it was first redesigned in 2014 and thought the car was pretty well built, just thought it could benefit from a more powerful engine either a V6 or turbo 4, losing the CVT and opting for a traditional transmission, and lastly a better interior. I am very glad to see that addressed at least on of my grips. All and all I would consider paying more for these improvements. Considering I paid 26k at the time I would not mind paying between 30k to 35k if all that was corrected.

My Question: So I sold the car about a year later with only 15k miles, I couldn’t stand this annoying vibration when car was in drive and my foot was on the brake, like at a stop light. You can slightly feel the vibrartion at the steering wheel and passenger seat would also vibrate, if you put your hand on the passenger seat you would feel it ratliting. I was told this was normal since when the passenger seat was empty. I think it was a drive train issue since it would not happen when it was in park. Has this been fixed?

exxonvaldeezy says:

I bought a 2014 Rogue because it is one of the only few crossovers that is 3rd row, AWD, and gets over 30 mpg. We love ours for our family of 4, kids still in car chairs.

P. B. says:

A crummy commercial?

moshe josephy says:

which is the best crossover cuv with the best power to lease now

Ian Clarke says:

I currently have the 2016 SV AWD with a family of five. Drives smooth and my best mpg so far was 32.4, but i wish i would have waited for the 2017 model since the styling is new.

Hobbyandtech says:

Finally nissan catching up , the new turbo sentra and this

Joe Puffenbarger II says:

Why does he keep saying “baby yummy mommy”?

Brayden Warren says:

Nice review maybe you could try a review of the new GMC Acadia or the Dodge Durango?

OJDUDE says:

We have an Audi A4 and Acura MDX. I would not by a CVT regardless.

josemmorales65 says:

yea i would buy i actually have a 2016 rogue s and 3 kids fits the family’s need and ride is good had a tahoe with 3rd row.and trade for something newer and more modern tech

Najee Jackson says:

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Mr Niceguy says:

Ugly shoes dude….

August Bisson says:

Compared to a RAV4 and CR-V, the Rogue, to me, has more comfortable ergonomics and a more attractive style. And I don’t see it as primarily a family vehicle.

Manuel Rabelo says:

Yes I would buy it, it is cheaper than an European car and has more features in it. My wife and my dogs love this vehicle

Blake Swan says:

weak powertrain options and horrible infotainment. Not interested. Mazda CX5 is superior in every single way including interior. Especially now that the CX9 red wood trim trickled down to it. Nissan’s vehicles and powertrains are so dated. The exteriors also have way too much unpainted trim and the grills are confusing.

Steven Taylor says:

I definitely want to see the crossovers get more classy on the inside and out! Keep up the good work. I currently drive a Nissan Leaf when it was just my wife and I. But, the family is growing so I need to look at expanding a little bit and this could be an option. I don’t care about CVT…. I main concerns are high MPG, looks, comfort, and some extra space for the beloved Home Depot/West Elm trips that I constantly have to make to update my house!

Beneve Balingit says:

really don’t like the infotainment it’s circa 2010. I drive a 2016 Accord with 3 people in my family

TruthFLA says:

did i miss the MPG numbers for the Hybrid?

dkeberhardt home page says:

I’ve had my new Rogue (2016) for a year and one half. Its very comfortable, handles bumps better than my wife’s CRV, gets good gas mileage, and accelerates well when merging onto busy I95. The CVT performs well – you don’t notice gear shifting at all. Cruise control is rock steady when handling inclines. My only criticism is that my SV model does not have heaters for the side mirrors. I’m happy with my purchase.

Robo Droid says:

Glad to see the upgrades to this vehicle. Why not? Why does luxury features have to live in a 50K plus vehicle. I don’t need all of the bells, but just things that would make me a little more comfy. Which may only cost $10-30(depending on options) additional dollars per month finance. Right? Why not? The reality is that owning a luxury car (50k+) has other down falls, such as premium gas prices, higher insurance, taxes, repairs and blah blah blah 😉

BTW. I have kidssssss and own the current Rogue. I see nothing wrong with the CVT. Don’t know why folks are so against it and I honestly enjoy the smooth gear changing. Who cares about the sounds from the engine. Most likely I’m talking on my phones via Bluetooth speakers or at least listening to my music. In my case with the kids, I usually hear their latest soundtracks(crying/whining).

At the time of purchasing the Rogue. It made sense for me due to the third row seats(usable for kids) with AWD and could get 32 mpg(real driving), high second row seat, a very comfortable driver seat and decent high interior space.

Osvaldo Pagan says:

I ask every one that talks crap about CVT, has you driven one? I own a 2015 Nissan Rogue SL AWD fully loaded. To your question, yes I’ll buy another one. They are the right size for a family of one, that occasionally goes out with 3 adult friends. It’s easier to park and maneuver, and is pretty decent with the fuel economy. And yes I would like more luxurious or fancy trimmings. What’s wrong with having a small or sensible sized vehicle that is also luxurious and well appointed? If you can’t afford it then buy a lower trim (Nissan offers 3 levels starting mid twenties, and I’m sure they will offer that again).

babyboomer713 says:

Just purchased a 2016 Nissan Rogue SV with added navigation, moonroof, fog lights – everything the SL has except leather seats and fancier alloy rims. I woulda love the extra luxury but I do have a range to spend on any small crossover SUV. Just me and my chihuahua!

praco Praco says:

frontier next generation???

Jamie Llewellyn says:

I would buy. Looks really nice.

1ahmedaw says:

Bruh this is an X-Trail

noobkosh says:

Your question should specify what would we buy this over? I’d puta few grands more and buy a Murano SV. Doesn’t have leather and some other amenities but it’s larger.

AJ Caneja says:

The hybrid caught my attention.But CVT…is the downside.I currently drive a 2015 Tiguan R-Line.Stronger powerplant and solid driving dynamics – stiff suspension for better handling.If Nissan cross-overs shifted to dual clutch or auto tranny, AND higher HP, I will consider.Then again, the Nissan dealerships where I am from, don’t have a good reputation of “keeping their word”

Ride Free says:

Im ready to buy it just because the front seat folds back and you can put your feet up and catch some zZzZzZz! Im in my car alot and I’m looking for a SUV and this one is starting to look like my best option.

iitz Mariah says:

I think it’s a great idea because at the end of the day it is a lower price a Range Rover … murano…and many more that i dnt know the names of loll I have no kids and 1 dog. but i think…. no i know this is somthing i want because its a 10+ type of vehicle. I can have 2 kids from 3 yrs from now and i dont have to change cars because of car seats. i do carry alot of big loads back and forth from home to work. so the space is great. AND i wont lose my “fancy” because i want to be prepared for life changing moments

Craig Francis says:

My god this guy talks about the far end of a fart. What the hell’s he going on about. Just ask the questions stop waffling. At one point I thought he was having a stroke all his words mumbled into one long slur.
Decent car though

tahjo7 says:

I’m anxiously awaiting the 2017 HR-V, hoping for a more powerful engine maybe the new Di-2.0 engine in the new Civic, Panaramic Sunroof, LED DRL/Head&Tail lights, 8″ infotainment screen. These are options on the overseas HR-V the Honda #Vezel

Calvin Chann says:

So, no spare tyre in the hybrid? As for luxury in a crossover? Why not. Porsche Macan S Diesel and 2007 Mini Cooper S. Just me.

Rafael Romero says:

I have a 2016 Rogue SL with Tech and Im super happy. came from an A6 to a TSX to a Passat tsi Sel. this has all the space you need, wonderful tech and a clean interior. we are a fam of 4 and we fit perfect. The gas mileage is great and I shopped around. Considered the q3, cx9, cx5, nx200t and a few others. This was the best value hands down. steep discounts on MSRP and 0% interest. Led lights everywhere and my kids love the pano roof.

Jenson Forsyth says:

We are a family of 3. boy is 5. We drive a 2015 Nissan Rogue SL (New $31,560/ 28k miles) & (used $15,500/ 36k miles) 2013 Altima 3.5 SL. We bought the Rogue because it was stylish & very affordable in it class & very easy to work with. We looked at many in it’s class like (small size) CRV, BMW x3, Mazda, Ford escape, Toyota… pretty much every small SUV/cross over . And for the price & options. like (panoramic roof, BPW, LDW,FCW, round view camera, power lift gate, full xenon head lamp & 28/33MPG/ current 27.5 averaged) (Cons: cheap sound horn, no auto windows & no power seat on passenger side.

I bought the Altima because I just wanted it.

Dustin Morris says:

It looks great but that horrid CVT and weak engine are a deal breaker for sure. Otherwise it’d be perfect for me to haul the kayak around.
If Nissan put a real transmission in it. A turbo or V6 it’d be about perfect.

AugustRushDesigns says:

I’m a single, 23 year old male, usually its just me on my commute to work each day. Often on the weekends i’ll bring along friends or family members. I drive a 2013 Nissan Cube S. Given my commute to work and the many road trips I take, i average around 3,600 miles/month. Since I am a tall guy, I love the ample headroom in my Cube. The power isn’t great, but its a sub-compact car. To address your question concerning Nissan upgrading interior materials and thus raising the cost of the new Rogue, I would say it’s a great decision (in my opinion). As you may know, the Nissan Cube is a very basic and boring car on the interior. I purchased expensive leather seat covers and a new touchscreen stereo to make up for the lack-luster interior. After my Cube, i’m planning on getting a Nissan Rogue. It’s a very classy-looking car- the AWD, sunroof, leather, and ample interior room is very appealing. I’ve never had issues with Nissan CVT’s, either in my 2010 Sentra Sl or my 2013 Cube. Anways, great review and thanks for sharing!

Jose Manuel Ruiz says:

I would buy it. That’s a very practical car with a beautiful design, good reliability, great fuel economy and high resale value. We are a family of 4 and I drive a 2013 Accord EX-L, wife has a 2015 Camry XLE V6 and daughter a 2009 Highlander.

David Wright says:

We have a Nissan J11 Qashqai 1.5L diesel 6 speed manual and a Nissan Pulsar 1.2L turbo petrol 6 speed manual. I looked at the X-Trail (Rogue in the US), but decided to go with the slightly smaller Qashqai. Shame we didn’t have the hybrid option. I did try the 1.6L Qashqai diesel with CVT, it wasn’t bad, but the fuel economy was not as good (about 2L / 100KM more than the 1.5L).
I’m getting around 3.8L/100 out of the diesel at the moment, which equates to around 74mpg, with more city driving, it drops to around 67mpg / 4.2L/100)



Zelin Li says:

To answer your question, I dislike the trend. If Rougue, RAV4 or CRV is getting more expensive, I guess people would pick a BMW X1

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