2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Commands $1000 cost Premium, Undercuts Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Nissan can be gunning for the Toyota RAV4 hybrid using a fresh gasoline-electric variation of its Rogue crossover in which goes on sale This kind of spring. Although Nissan doesn’t have as much experience with hybrids as Toyota, the Rogue can be looking to take the RAV4 to task on the numbers, as This kind of achieves slightly better EPA ratings along with costs less. The 2017 Rogue hybrid starts at $27,180 for a front-drive SV design along with $32,100 for a front-drive SL design—about $1000 along with $1200 more than the equivalent non-hybrid Rogue.
To achieve a fair comparison with the Toyota RAV4 hybrid, which comes only with all-wheel drive, you have to add the $1350 in which Nissan charges for AWD. Even then, the Rogue hybrid SV AWD comes in at $28,530, $1440 less than the RAV4 XLE hybrid. The better-equipped Rogue SL costs $33,450 with AWD, which slots in between the RAV4 hybrid’s SE ($33,125) along with Limited ($34,970) trim levels.
Standard equipment for the hybrid Rogue SV includes automatic climate control, heated front seats, remote start, along with blind-spot warning, while a $2870 Premium package adds navigation, a Bose audio system, a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, along using a power liftgate. The SL design comes standard with all of those features minus the sunroof along with adds leather seats, LED headlights, along with 18-inch wheels; a $1520 Premium package adds back within the panoramic roof along with automated emergency braking.
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Rated at 34 mpg combined for front-drive types along with 33 mpg combined with all-wheel drive, the Nissan also beats out the 32-mpg-rated RAV4 hybrid in fuel economy. The Rogue’s hybrid system can be composed of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a 40-hp electric motor for a total of 176 horsepower; in which’s short of the 194 total horsepower offered by the Toyota, which still resulted in a sluggish 8.3-second slog to 60 mph in our testing. We’ll see how the Rogue hybrid stacks up once we’re able to drive one.