The 2021 Rogue joins other new vehicles in focusing design around drivers' lifestyles.
The interior of the 2021 Rogue is a true "family hub," designed to provide comfort and utility for everyone in both the front and rear seats.
For example, vehicle access with the Nissan Intelligent Key™ has been expanded to the rear doors, as well as the front. Now, a driver or passenger can unlock a rear door with a touch of a button on the rear door handle (or unlock all doors by pressing twice), rather than needing to unlock with buttons on the front door handles.
The rear doors themselves are extra-wide open nearly 90 degrees, making it easier to get a child seat in or out, and also easing ingress and egress. The rear seat offers flexible and convenient child seat installation in all three seating positions – so adults or older children can sit on either side of a center-positioned child seat.
The new Rogue "butterfly" opening front center console allows for easy "pass-back" access to the second row. And, with the available Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control, parents can heat or cool the interior before placing a young child in a cold or hot vehicle.
Rear seat comfort features include standard reclining NASA-inspired Zero Gravity low-fatigue spinal support seating and available heated seats. And, for the first time, Rogue is equipped with available class-exclusive Tri-Zone Climate Control – meaning rear seat occupants can control their temperature separate from the front driver and passenger control. Both rear doors also feature available class exclusive pull-up sunshades to remove unwanted direct sunlight.
The rear cargo area is accessible through the newly available motion-activated tailgate. Once inside, Rogue's redesigned Divide-n-Hide® system can provide hidden and secure storage for essential gear. Also, the inner right side of the cargo area (behind the wheel arch) is intended for securing wider items or groceries like a gallon of milk.
Available Advanced Infotainment Technologies
Drivers can enjoy the ease of connecting without cords. Rogue also offers available wireless Apple CarPlay®, which will be available shortly after launch, and allows the driver or passenger to initiate CarPlay® while leaving their iPhone ®in their pocket, purse or bag – so driver and passengers can seamlessly transfer their music from phone to Rogue.
A new wireless smartphone charger allows phones with a range of charge power applications (15-watt maximum) to be charged while driving. The charger platform is located on the center console, in front of the electronic shifter lever and twin cupholders. The console also houses both USB Type-C and Type-A charging ports.
Getting vehicle information is also easy, thanks to the 2021 Rogue's digital display integration featuring three high-tech displays.
The combination of a full-color 10.8-inch head-up display, 12.3-inch "Digital Dashboard" gauge cluster and large, floating 9.0-inch touch screen display allows Rogue drivers to customize and enhance the driving experience.
The head-up display, another first for Rogue, is designed to help reduce the driver's workload and stress – keeping surroundings and the road ahead in sight while accessing a range of vehicle information. At 10.8 inches, it is one of the largest head-up displays in the segment.
Below the head-up display in the instrument panel is an available advanced fully digital meter display, measuring 12.3 inches wide (a 7.0-inch center display replaces the previous 5.0-inch display on lower grades). Using specially designed background graphics, image quality and contrast has been greatly enhanced. Both the 12.3-inch and 7.0-inch meter displays are fully customizable, allowing drivers to personalize the information and appearance to their preferences.
The third of three Rogue digital displays is located in the center of the wide instrument panel. There, an available 9.0-inch "floating" touchscreen provides crisp, clear images for navigation, audio display, climate information, RearView Monitor and available enhanced Intelligent Around View® Monitor. The 9.0-inch screen is the largest infotainment screen in its class.
The all-new Rogue also offers both Google Maps and Waze, with voice commands to help the driver switch between apps to access their preferred view of route conditions or to avoid construction zones.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue is scheduled to be available at dealerships in fall of 2020.