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Going Rogue Never Looked So Good: The 2022 Nissan Rogue

Do you know what it means to “go rogue?” A person who goes rogue defies or ignores the rules, exhibiting their independence with maverick-like behavior as if the rules or societal norms don’t apply. The 2022 Nissan Rogue lives up to its name as Nissan’s best-selling model that sets a new standard in the compact crossover segment. It’s rugged yet sophisticated, opulent yet affordable. It’s everything you wouldn’t expect to find in a compact crossover until now, and that means putting it at the top of your must-drive/must-have list.

Go Rogue With Power

For decades, Nissan worked tirelessly to design an engine that would seamlessly balance performance and efficiency without one sacrificing the other. After two decades, the automaker unveiled the revolutionary 2.0-liter variable compression turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood of the 2019 Altima. As the first of its kind, the VC engine delivered faster acceleration, better fuel economy, and lower emissions, making it one of the most attractive, advanced, and innovative engines in the industry.

Living up to its name, the 2022 Rogue ditches its meek 2.5-liter engine from the previous year in exchange for an all-new 1.5-liter VC turbocharged three-cylinder engine and a next-generation Xtronic transmission. This combination proves to be an exceptional move for the compact crossover as it churns out 201 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque. As Nissan intended with its pioneering design, this level of power doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency, with the Rogue delivering a best-in-class combined fuel economy of 33 MPG.

The black interior of a 2022 Nissan Rogue shows the steering wheel and center console.

Go Rogue With Tech

How many times a day do you look at your smartphone? If you’re like most, your smartphone is your lifeline to not only your friends and family but to your hobbies and your work. Nissan realizes this and makes it easier for you to stay connected and focused when you’re behind the wheel of the 2022 Rogue.

The Rogue delivers an innovative suite of intuitive technology from the 12.3-inch digital dashboard gauge cluster to the available 10.8-inch head-up display, both of which give you vital information like speed, mileage, and fuel level within eyesight. The floating 9-inch color touchscreen display in the center of the dashboard offers an array of features like wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay that, along with the available wireless smartphone charging station, keeps the cabin clutter-free by eliminating the need for charging cables. Beyond having access to your favorite apps, you’ll find the display is also home to navigation, the standard RearView Monitor or the available Intelligent Around View Monitor and apps like Waze and Google Maps.

Go Rogue in Comfort

Just as Nissan ensures you won’t miss a beat of your busy life when you’re on the road, the automaker is also committed to delivering the ultimate experience whether you’re in the driver’s seat or riding as a passenger. The Rogue’s “family hub” design philosophy delivers the ultimate comfort to you and your passengers. This makes everything from navigating your morning commute and picking up the kids from school to heading out of town for a weekend getaway an enjoyable experience.

The Rogue’s NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats reduce fatigue and offer extra comfort with the addition of the reclining second-row that gives your passengers a chance to kick back and relax. Tri-zone climate control makes relaxing easier since everyone in the cabin can control the temperature in their area. It’s also easy to pass things like chargers, snacks, and other items between the first and second rows with the Rogue’s unique front center console that opens in a butterfly design.

You can ensure the Rogue is always at the ideal temperature before you or your passengers get in, thanks to Remote Engine Control with Intelligent Climate Control that allows you to start the engine and set the temperature long before you get inside. Loading kids and cargo is also made easy with the Rogue’s wide passenger doors that open nearly 90 degrees. The rear tailgate is motion-activated and allows you to open the rear hatch even when your hands are full. Inside, you’ll find plenty of functional cargo-specific features like the Divide-n-Hide system that adds secure storage for your valuables.

A silver 2022 Nissan Rogue is shown parked at a remote campsite.

Go Rogue With Confidence

You deserve to have confidence behind the wheel–confidence that you and your passengers are safe wherever your journey leads. To engineer that confidence, Nissan equips the 2022 Rogue with the most standard safety technology in its class, courtesy of Nissan Safety Shield 360. The suite includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection that actively monitors the road ahead for vehicles and pedestrians, notifies you of potential collisions, enhances your emergency braking, or automatically brakes to bring the Rogue to a controlled stop. The suite’s Blind Spot Warning makes changing lanes easier while Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Automatic Braking minimize the potential for a rear collision. Lane Departure Warning helps you keep the Rogue centered in its lane, and High Beam Assist enhances your visibility by automatically brightening and dimming the high beams.

The Safety Shield 360 is only the beginning of the 2022 Rogue’s impressive suite of features. The Rogue is one of the first vehicles in the Nissan lineup to offer ProPILOT Assist, a hands-on driver-assist system that makes your time behind the wheel less stressful. With your hands on the wheel, the system works with Intelligent Cruise Control and steering assist to help you navigate the road ahead by accelerating, braking, and steering as needed. You’ll find top-tier Rogue trims offer ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, which equips the SUV with Nissan’s Door-to-Door Navigation System that tells the tool to reduce the Rogue’s speed for upcoming curves, intersections, and exits.

The Rogue also offers a host of advanced tools like Intelligent Driver Alertness, Rear Door Alert, Blind Spot Intervention, and Traffic Sign Recognition. Knowing that long drives increase driver fatigue, Intelligent Driver Alertness constantly monitors your steering and position in the lane, which is a telltale sign of your alertness. If your steering becomes erratic, the tool alerts you that it might be time for a break. Features like this actively minimize the potential for a collision to keep you and your passengers safe at all times.

It’s Time to Go Rogue

Are you ready to go rogue? The 2022 Nissan Rogue is an outstanding compact crossover that proves you can have it all in an SUV. It’s large enough to comfortably haul passengers and cargo, but its size doesn’t diminish its maneuverability, agility, or efficiency. This is, in part, thanks to Nissan’s innovative variable compression turbocharged engine that delivers more power than you would ever expect from a crossover of this size.

Nissan makes the 2022 Rogue even sweeter by offering premium driving dynamics, more versatility, and greater control. You’ll find this in Nissan’s intelligent all-wheel drive system that delivers torque to the tire or tires that need it most to maximize traction and mitigate slippage to give you more control in wet or slippery conditions. The Rogue’s Drive Mode Selector adds to this control with unique drive modes like Sport, Standard, and Eco that customize how the Rogue performs for the condition at hand.

Do you see a theme with the 2022 Rogue? Living up to its name by setting new standards in the segment, the Rogue gives you more control and confidence behind the wheel. This confidence means the freedom to truly enjoy the road ahead, knowing that the Rogue can easily handle itself and match your sophistication and your sense of wanderlust for every mile ahead.