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Usually, when you buy a base model of any vehicle, it’s already understood that you’re probably getting the fewest amenities, the least amount of power, and the lowest price. It’s the basic version of the model in question. But automakers are making more and more features available, even at entry-level trims. Standard equipment lists are growing longer with better safety tech, more ingenious infotainment, and increased performance.

Nissan is one manufacturer that recognized that base model or entry-level shouldn’t equal compromise. The most affordable version of the 2021 Nissan Rogue, for example, is stuffed full of extras you normally don’t see on a base model. And this most affordable Rogue even comes standard with this really nifty feature.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue S standard equipment roster

Nissan has upped its game in the standard equipment department. According to Nissan’s website, every 2021 Rogue will come handsomely equipped with extras like Standard Safety Shield® 360 and Apple CarPlay® integration.

Every crossover will harness 181 horses with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The base model S trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, rear door alerts, rear air vents, an eight-inch touchscreen, and two USB ports.

Every 2021 Nissan Rogue comes with a robust menu of driver assistance features as part of the Nissan Standard Safety Shield®. When many other automakers only offer these aids at higher trims, Nissan ensures every Rogue driver has forward-collision warnings, lane-departure warnings, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, rear auto braking, and rear passenger safe exiting systems.

The nifty feature you can even get at the entry-level trim

The amenities list is already impressive, but one specific feature is really cool and really a must-have when it comes to safe driving. The intelligent automatic headlights serve two primary functions, according to the company.

There is Twilight Detection, which automatically illuminates the headlights based on the lighting in your surroundings. Your lights will also automatically come on with the use of your wipers during rainy conditions.

Making your vehicle visible during dark or inclement conditions is a safety must-have for Nissan. And every Rogue model will come with this nifty technology.

Other 2021 Nissan Rogue trims with even more to offer

If you get all of these extras and features with the 2021 Nissan Rogue S, imagine what else comes with the higher trims. At the next level SV trim, you can add ProPilot Assist systems.

The SL trim bumps you up to the leather interior, Bose sound system, navigation, and 19-inch wheels. And new for 2021 is the Platinum trim, which offers a heads-up display, a wireless device charging pad, and heated rear seats.

Proof that the most affordable doesn’t mean compromise

The 2021 Nissan Rogue proves you don’t have to compromise on equipment and features when you opt for the most affordable trim. Consumers can expect to spend anywhere from $25,650 to $36,830.

But at the entry-level, you’ll enjoy plenty of extras for the money. Cargo capacities are huge, the seats are comfortable, the ride quality is superb, and the style is all-new for 2021.

The driver aids and technology-based features that other automakers make you pay for with higher trim level pricing, Nissan makes sure you can enjoy at its most affordable configuration. And that kind of value might be even more impressive than the intelligent automatic headlights.

If you haven’t driven the new 2021 Nissan Rogue, you may want to carve out some free time to explore what it has to offer. It’s taking on a whole new look and jam-packed the amenities list into even the base model. When value matters, the Rogue is proving to offer more bang for the buck, just the way Nissan intended.


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