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Exciting news, the 2022 Nissan Rogue received an incredible update. Say goodbye to the old engine and hello to the Nissan Rogue’s new turbocharged option. Now rivals such as the Toyota RAV4 should be worried. 

The 2022 Nissan Rogue gains a new turbo engine 

The 2022 Nissan Rogue on the road
2022 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

There have always been plenty of great things to say about the Nissan Rogue, but the outgoing naturally aspirated, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine isn’t the best hit with critics, especially because it’s paired with an older, continuously variable transmission. 

But the 2022 Nissan Rogue solves this issue with the introduction of the new turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with 201 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Rogue features a 2.5-liter inline-four engine with 181 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. 

What is the new Rogue engine better? 

Aside from having more power, the 2022 Nissan Rogue is more fuel-efficient. The 2022 Rogue gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined. This is an increase of three mpg compared to the 2021 model. 

This engine was first introduced in the Infiniti QX60 and the Nissan Altima. Only it has one less cylinder. The engine is paired with an updated CVT that includes lower and higher gear ratios and friction improvements. It has roller-bearing camshafts and textured valve lifters for reduced engine friction too. 

As a result, the new Rogue engine delivers a smooth experience, especially when moving through the gear ratios. The turbo quickly provides down-low torque for a peppy acceleration in the city. 

However, it reacts a bit slow when you push the pedal to the metal on the onramp or for passing people. On another positive note, the engine is also quieter and sounds smoother. It’s more relaxing and pleasing to listen to. 

Best of all, the new engine doesn’t increase the price by much. You can get started in a Nissan Rogue for about $27,875. This is only a $650 price increase over the 2021 model. Adding all-wheel drive to the base model raises the price to $29,375, which is a $750 price increase. 

What features does the 2022 Rogue have? 

2022 Nissan Rogue Platinum interior
2022 Nissan Rogue Platinum interior | Nissan

The 2022 Nissan Rogue can tow up to 1,350 lbs, which is a little disappointing. Rivals such as the Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 lbs. But the Rogue can still pull smaller campers and trailers. 

Because the Rogue was recently redesigned for 2021, it doesn’t need fresh updates. The interior is still plush and modern. The base model has cloth seating, but higher trims get genuine leather, a heated steering wheel, and tree-zone automatic climate control. 

An 8.0-inch infotainment system is standard, but you can upgrade to a 9.0-inch unit. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. You can opt for the 10.8-inch head-up display, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and wireless phone charger. 

Standard safety features include automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert. You can add adaptive cruise control with the semi-autonomous driving mode. 

The Nissan Rogue was already an excellent SUV to consider, but now it’s even better. The new engine is faster, more powerful, smoother, and quieter. Plus, it provides a better fuel economy!


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