Nissan’s Rogue has been huge hit for the automaker.
Buyers in the United States snapped up 287,190 examples last year, making the compact SUV the second most popular model after the Altima in Nissan’s fleet, and this year’s tally is on track to be even higher.
The roomier, more stylish current generation was introduced for the 2014 model year and has now been updated for 2017. The design hasn’t changed much but there’s a new hybrid option on offer.
The powertrain in the new Rogue Hybrid pairs a 2.0-liter inline-4 with an electric motor integrated with the transmission, in this case a CVT. Peak output is a reasonable 176 horsepower.
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EPA-rated fuel economy hasn’t been released but is estimated to come in at 33 mpg city, 35 highway and 34 combined for the front-wheel-drive Rogue Hybrid and 31 mpg city, 34 highway and 33 combined for the all-wheel-drive model.
The regular Rogue continues with its 2.5-liter inline-4 good for 170 hp. It also features a CVT and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.
The 2017 Rogue made its world debut on Friday at the 2016 Miami auto show. Nissan used the event to also premiere a new Sentra SR Turbo sports sedan.
For more on the Nissan Rogue, read the in-depth reviews over at The Car Connection.