Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD is Worth the Upgrade

The Nissan Rogue is one of the most affordable and notoriously reliable family-friendly SUVs on the market. It isn’t the fanciest, the most luxurious vehicle you can find, but for the price, it gives you everything you need for your daily drive, long road trips, and weekend adventures. If you’re looking for something that offers just a tad more, the 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD might just be the affordable option you didn’t know existed — and it’s well worth the upgrade from the base model.

The best looking Nissan Rogue yet

Starting with appearances, the 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD is one of the best looking models yet. Its slightly aggressive front fascia is still familiar enough for us to easily recognizing the car while making it clear that it is the latest model year. The Platinum AWD option adds some satin chrome trim piece that accentuates the car’s body lines in all of the right ways, complete with slim, futuristic headlights

A front view of the dark gray 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD
2021 Nissan Rogue AWD | Nissan

Tech and safety features

The 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD is loaded with cool tech features and safety equipment, making it feel like a much more expensive vehicle without the budget-breaking monthly payment of high-end luxury SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus. A wireless charging port, updated displays on the dashboard and infotainment system, and a 12.3-inch dashboard that you can configure to your own personal taste are just some of the nice luxury touches that the car boasts.

The technology and safety features integrated into the car will undoubtedly leave you impressed. On the tip of the iceberg, you can enjoy the Nissan Rogue Platinum’s traffic sign recognition abilities, motion activated liftgate, and ProPILOT assist. Of course, you don’t miss out on all of the safety feature’s you would expect from a high trim level car, like automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and blind-spot warning. The difference? You get all of it for $36,900.

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Platinum FWD versus Platinum AWD

If you couldn’t care less about having an AWD SUV, you can still get the Platinum package with a front-wheel drivetrain and save a pretty penny. For some drivers, having all-wheel drive is a plus, and sometimes even a necessity, and along with everything the Nissan Rogue Platinum has to offer, you can get it as an AWD car, making an even better option for drivers needing to tow or who live in climates where the roads are easier to navigate with AWD.

A side view of a gray 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD sitting parked in front of a building
2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD | Nissan

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With a price tag sitting comfortably under what some higher-end luxury SUVs cost in their base model, you get quite a bargain with the 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD. Capable in any weather and with enough safety features and tech to operate a spaceship (figuratively), this spunky edition of the already popular SUV is definitely worth the money.