2017.5 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Nissan Rogue
A year can feel like a long time, especially if you’re excited for something new. In the automotive world, a single year doesn’t often feel like a long time, as it can take a long time to integrate new features and ensure they are perfectly manufactured. Nissan is an automaker that plans for ahead, and sometimes finds itself making mid-year changes. Sure, the 2017.5 Nissan Rogue could have been held back until the 2018 model year, but why deny the people what they want?
You may be wondering what the main differences are between the 2017.5 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Nissan Rogue. After all, they look identical in appearance. What you’ll find is that key features, particularly when it comes to driver assistance, have been updated on the 2017.5 model. With some 2017 vehicles still lingering in dealerships, it’s an important distinction to watch for.
|2017.5 Nissan Rogue||vs||2017 Nissan Rogue|
|Standard||Siri Eyes Free||Available on SL trim|
|Standard||Blind Spot Warning||Available on SV & SL trims|
|Standard||Forward Emergency Braking||Not Available|
2017.5 Nissan Rogue leads the way for better things
When it comes to the meat and bones of the Nissan Rogue, the 2017.5 and 2017 model year vehicles are going to be mostly the same. The vast majority of features, like power windows and locks, remote keyless entry and Bluetooth, are the same. Likewise, the engine has not been upgraded from the 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which remains paired with a CVT. The new model, with more features, is naturally just a touch heavier, but its dimensions are the same.
So what are the differences? Primarily, it’s in the new driver assistance features. Blind Spot Warning and Forward Emergency Braking with Rear Cross Traffic Alert are now standard features for the model You’ll note that Blind Spot Warning was previously available on the two higher trim levels the SV and SL, but the Forward Emergency Braking was not available on any trim. This feature is a key improvement as it prevents accidents or lessens damage when a collision is unavoidable. Rear Cross Traffic Alert is also helpful in situations where it may be difficult to see behind your vehicle, such as a cramped parking spot.
Do you think the 2017.5 Nissan Rogue offers important upgrades? Come see for yourself when you stop by Glendale Nissan for a test drive.