2018 Nissan Rogue: Popular Compact SUV Is Nissan’s Best Seller















The Nissan Rogue is Nissan’s entry in the compact SUV segment. It was introduced to the company’s lineup for the 2008 model year. The 2018 Rogue is the fifth model year of the second generation, which was released as a 2014 model, and then facelifted for the 2017 model year.

The Rogue is the best-selling Nissan vehicle in the US. It is also in second place in sales for compact SUVs for 2017 year-to-date through October, behind the leader Toyota RAV4 and ahead of the third-place Honda CR-V.

What’s New For 2018 On The Nissan Rogue

The big Rogue news for 2018 is the availability of ProPILOT Assist technology, which provides assisted steering, braking and accelerating during single-lane highway driving. ProPILOT helps drivers stay centered in the lane, navigate stop-and-go traffic, maintain a set vehicle speed and maintain a set distance to the vehicle ahead. It is all done with a simple two-button operation. Nissan sees this system as the foundation for the fully autonomous vehicles of the future.

Other improvements include NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, standard on every 2018 Rogue. The SL trim level adds standard Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. Two new exterior colors are also available: Scarlet Ember and Midnight Pine.

2018 Nissan Rogue Trim Levels And Pricing

The 2018 Rogue is available in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. All trim levels are available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Pricing for the Nissan Rogue begins at $24,680 for the Rogue S with front-wheel drive, and goes up to $32,410 for the Rogue SL with all-wheel drive.

A Powerful Rogue Engine To Move You Forward

All 2018 Nissan Rogue models are equipped with a responsive 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is matched with an Xtronic CVT transmission with Sport Mode and Eco switches.

For A Blacked-Out Rogue, Select The Midnight Edition

The Midnight Edition Package was introduced in mid-2017, and is upgraded this year with additional “blackout” features. The list of special equipment now includes black outside mirror caps, black front and rear fascia accents, a black V-motion grille, black roof rails, a black rear license plate finisher, a black “ROGUE” rear emblem, a black “SV” rear emblem, a “Midnight Edition” badge, black 17” SV aluminum-alloy wheels, black cross bars, splash guards, Midnight Edition floor mats and illuminated kickplates. The Midnight Edition Package is offered on the Rogue SV trim level, in these exterior colors: Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic, and Pearl White.

The 2018 Nissan Rogue Has What Most Buyers Are Looking For

The 2018 Rogue brings together all of the most desirable aspects to the compact SUV segment. It looks good, it has lots of space inside, it offers plenty of technology, and offers Nissan’s state-of-the-art semi-autonomous driving system. It is affordably priced and provides the option of all-wheel drive if you live where it is needed. It is a very good overall package, and should be on your shopping list when searching for an SUV in this class.

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