The Nissan Rogue is getting a refresh for next year and, among other things, a brand new engine too. Despite the car’s rather hefty size, Nissan decided that a 3-cylinder will do. Admittedly, it’s a 201-hp unit but still, it may be a bit underpowered overall.
To be more precise, the refreshed Nissan Rogue will be getting a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged mill good for 201 HP and 225 lb-ft of torque. As incredible as it may seem, that makes it more powerful than the old, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated mill that it will be replacing. That old one used to make 181 HP and 181 lb-ft of torque, for a better comparison. Apart from bringing more power and torque to the table, the new engine is also supposed to improve the mpg numbers of the car, from 30 to 33 combined.
The transmission has also been revised, apparently, the Xtronic system now featuring a new, twin-oil pump system, made up of a mechanical and an electric pump. This way, Nissan claims that the transmission will have 17 percent wider gear ratio coverage.
All that new tech will come with a price increase though. The smallest increase will be on the Platinum trim models, only $400. The biggest increase will be on the SV Premium version, a whopping $2,660, compared to the pricing of the 2021 model.
The starting price for the 2022 Rogue will be $26,700, for the Rogue S, front-wheel drive version. That’s a bump of $650. If you want all-wheel drive, the bare minimum you’ll have to pay will be $28,200, a price hike of $750, for a Rogue S AWD model. The best bang/buck version remains the Rogue SL, be that in FWD or AWD guise. Pricing for the SL starts at $33,050 for the former and $34,550 for the latter. All prices are excluding the $1,175 destination charge.