The base model of the 2020 Nissan Rogue won’t be packed with a lot of items. However, it will be one of the cheapest vehicles in its class. Also, all upper trim levels will come with modern features and connectivity services. Rogue is not a very powerful crossover, but a smooth ride and fuel economy are covering the lack of energy. The redesign of the Nissan Rogue 2020 will include new part, new features, and slightly better specs. Engines lineup is the same, with both petrol and hybrid drivetrain coming back again for the next season.
All in all, details about 2020 Nissan Rogue redesign are still not available. We assume the company could take a mid-cycle refresh to boost sales. The previous editions of the Rogue had a huge raise, reaching 400,000 units sold in the USA in 2017. In 2018 bosses expected higher numbers, so the redesign could refresh the interest for Rogue crossover.
Under the hood, we won’t see big changes. However, tuning of the drivetrain system and lighter body are going to improve a fuel economy. New engines are planned for the next generation, which won’t come in the next couple of years.
2020 Nissan Rogue Engine & Specs
So, the 2020 Nissan Rogue sticks to its 2.5-liter four-pot unit. It might not be one of the most powerful in the segment with 170 hp, but owners of the crossover can rely on its long-lasting life. The engine is very reliable, and atop of that, returns a good mileage. Well, it should be better for the next edition, thanks to lighter materials in the body of Nissan Rogue 2020.
The weight drop will make a vehicle raise its mileage to 30 mpg combined. This is the average in the compact crossover class. City/highway gas mileage is going to be 27/33 mpg. The engine also can develop 175 lb-ft of torque through a continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and AWD optional. In the other case, the fuel economy drops to 28 mpg.
2020 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
Buyers who look for an economical crossover will find 2020 Nissan Rogue Hybrid as a good alternative to the conventional petrol drivetrain. The last edition of this vehicle returned 34 mpg. It was among the best mileage in the class. With improvements, the 2020 Rogue Hybrid will offer even more miles per gallon. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder remains the base for this system. It combines the conventional engine with a 30-kW electric battery for a total output of 175 hp.
Driving 2020 Nissan Rogue
Ground clearance for the next 2020 Nissan Rogue and its hybrid model will remain the same as before. The crossover offers 8.5 inches under its body. It might sound like enough space for an off-road drive, but the Rogue performs better on the road. Long overhangs and setup are not making it a good all-terrain vehicle. On the other hand, the crossover will perform the same whether it is the sunny or rainy day. Also, the suspension soaks road bumps very nice, so the overall driving impression is at the highest level.
Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Rogue Sport (Qashqai)
You might also find a vehicle called Nissan Rogue Sport. It is not a specific trim level of a compact crossover, but a Qashqai for markets in the US and Canada. The crossover is smaller than 2020 Nissan Rogue and it offers less power from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Interesting, the company decided to pick up the familiar name for two reasons. The first one is to cash on the fast-growing Rogue name. The second one is the existing name. There were doubts about how people in North America would pronounce “Qashqai”.
2020 Nissan Rogue Mid-Cycle Redesign
The current generation of the compact crossover was launched in 2014 and it is still not the time for the next one. After a facelift and an update in 2017 and 2018, the 2020 Nissan Rogue will bring more radical changes. However, the vehicle is going to use the same architecture, meaning the dimensions remain identical as for the existing model. Changes will be cosmetic outside. Inside the cabin, we will see updates of the NissanConnect infotainment system and a few new features.
Interior and Safety
Although the 2020 Nissan Rogue belongs to compact market, the cabin is pretty spacious. The vehicle receives excellent feedback for the rear-seat comfort and storage area access and size. Another highlight of the crossover is headroom for passengers on back seats. These are also foldable, so owners can make a utility van from its crossover in few steps.
The base unit, S model, of the 2020 Nissan Rogue expects a big revisit. One of the downsides was the modest offer for the entry-level crossover. However, Nissan is making it up with plenty of modern features at higher trims. Popular accessories, safety equipment, and driver assist packages are available as standard. Also, there are many extra options buyers can pick.
The overall safety for the current Rogue is good. It needs improvements in some areas, but the vehicle still offers the highest grades in, for example, emergency braking. LED lights on the higher trim levels help it achieve top marks. But, models that don’t offer these are rated as not so safe. So, the 2020 Nissan Rogue could install LED lamps in headlights right from the entry-level model. The next edition is also about to improve the ProPilot Assist feature. The updated system will have traces of autonomous drive, with steering and braking added to the current offer. A rearview camera will help you park your 2020 Rogue, while the surround camera system remains one of the expensive options.
2020 Nissan Rogue Release Date
During next year we will hear more details about the 2020 Nissan Rogue. The release date is not set yet, but expect the first appearance in the second quarter of 2019. New York Auto Show seems to be a right place for the premiere. But, the 2020 Rogue could also arrive in the second half of next year, with all features and trim levels.
Improvement on the base trim level is not going to make the 2020 Nissan Rogue more expensive. On the other hand, hybrid and extra features, such as autonomous drive, will bump the price over $30,000. The base crossover is not going to cost more than $26,000.