Nissan's refresh brings a bounty of upgrades to the already popular model.

The face of the refreshed 2017 Nissan Rogue recently had a surreptitious reveal in a commercial, and now Nissan has finally decided to tell us about the rest of the updated crossover’s improvements. The updates include a new hybrid powertrain option and more available safety tech.

The Rogue is still available with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder producing 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, but customers can now also choose a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with hybrid assistance. It produces a total system output of 176 hp and comes with stop-start functionality and regenerative braking.

Nissan estimates the hybrid powertrain gets 33 miles per gallon city, 35 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined with front-wheel drive or 31/34/33 with all-wheel drive (Canadian figures are not yet available). Both figures are about five mpg more in the combined rating than their naturally aspirated counterparts. The automaker doesn’t have pricing for the hybrid yet, but the company only offers the system on the five-seat model and in the SV and SL trims – not the S level.

2017 Nissan Rogue

The 2017 Rogue has a bold version of Nissan’s V-Motion grille that gives the crossover a strong family resemblance to the latest Murano. Not only is the design wider, it also dips lower into the fascia. To match the tweaks, there are sharper-edged headlights with LEDs that accentuate the wider sides of the V. At the rear, new taillights feature LED boomerangs, and getting into the cargo area is easier thanks to an available motion-activated power liftgate.

The interior updates aren’t quite as extensive. There’s a new D-shaped steering wheel and minor tweaks to the center stack’s layout. The updated trim around the door panels and instrument cluster provides a slightly more luxurious cabin, though.

2017 Nissan Rogue
2017 Nissan Rogue
2017 Nissan Rogue

Despite impressive updates last year, Nissan has even more safety tech for the Rogue. Intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning, and lane departure prevention are new additions. The Forward Emergency Braking system also now includes Pedestrian Detection. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available.

Nissan expects the 2017 Rogue to become the brand’s bestselling model thanks to its improved looks, expanded powertrain options, and additional safety tech.

Source: Nissan

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