The current generation of Nissan’s popular SUV still looks pretty fresh but the Japanese manufacturer already works on a mid-cycle refresh. That’s not a surprise once you realize that it’s been around since 2021 and that the 2024 Nissan Rogue will actually represent the fourth production year, which seems like perfect timing for major updates. The test mule has already been spotted on the road and judging by the camouflage, it looks like the update would be rather subtle than radical.
We expect to see a decent portion of subtle but nice styling updates. On the other hand, details about the interior changes are still unavailable. As for the powertrain, various sources suggest that the hybrid version is finally about to hit the U.S. market. So far, that version has been offered in Europe and it turned out to be a pretty good mix of performance and efficiency.
2024 Nissan Rogue Design
So, the test mule has been around for a while and it wears a decent portion of camouflage. Of course, most of the changes should happen at the front. Interestingly, the camo doesn’t cover the headlights. The split-light design is the same, while the inner design seems identical as well. On the other hand, the camouflage indicates some changes in the V-motion grille, as well as in the lower part of the fascia. The bumper could receive some treatment as well.
The rear end also keeps old headlights, while the cover is only on the lower fascia. All in all, changes should be quite subtle in this area. Of course, things like new color options and wheels should come as well. On the other hand, we are pretty sure there will be no mechanical updates. For that reason, the ride quality should remain unchanged, offering a good level of comfort but particularly engaging handling.
2024 Nissan Rogue Powertrain
As mentioned, there is a good number of reports that suggest the arrival of the hybrid version to North America. That model, of course, would come with the company’s new ePower system, which works in a little bit different way than most hybrids on the market. The gasoline engine works as a power generator, while electric motors are the ones that spin the wheels. Both FWD and AWD versions should be offered. The former would offer around 210 horsepower, while the all-wheel-drive model would offer a few horses more. The AWD model would ensure 0-60 time in about 7 seconds, which would turn the Roque into a quite zippy small SUV.
On the other hand, the base 2024 Nissan Rogue will continue in the same way. There is the new 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine, which offers around 201 horsepower. The engine comes coupled with a CVT and offers pretty decent performance. More importantly, it offers impressive fuel economy, which goes around 30 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway in the FWD model. For comparison, that’s better efficiency than you get from gas-powered rivals like RAV4 and CR-V.
The test mule may be spotted but Nissan managed to keep cabin design hidden from spy photographers. Therefore, it’s hard to tell whether the 2024 Nissan Rogue interior is about to get updated or not. Considering that the current model already looks pretty impressive from the insider, we think that there is no need for more important changes. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see minor tweaks, such as new color schemes.
The overall cabin layout will certainly remain the same, and that refers to the seating configuration as well. This SUV features a pretty long wheelbase for the class. That’s one of the key reasons for the generous amount of space in both rows of seats. Also, we really like the front seats, which are some of the best in the class.
Novelties in this aspect are a certain thing, though it’s still early for details. We presume that some of the options could become part of the standard equipment after this refresh. For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like an 8-inch touchscreen, wired Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, a four-speaker stereo, satellite radio, Bluetooth and two USB ports
Among options, you can currently find goodies like wireless Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa Auto, a six-speaker stereo, two rear-seat USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 9-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker Bose audio system and navigation. The list of options also includes a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, remote start, push-button start, adaptive cruise control and a panoramic moonroof. We presume that some of these things could become part of the standard equipment.
2024 Nissan Rogue Release Date and Price
The 2024 Nissan Rogue will get a mid-cycle refresh and, therefore, it will arrive a little bit earlier than usual. We don’t expect bigger changes in terms of the price, so base versions should cost around 28.000 dollars.