Nissan gave its Rogue a thorough refresh for the 2021 model year, though the sole powertrain – a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder – was a bit underwhelming. However, that’s changing for 2022 as Nissan is announcing the crossover will receive an all-new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that makes more power than the outgoing engine while being more efficient, too.
The three-cylinder engine will deliver 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and 225 pound-feet (305 Newton-meters) of torque, and you can check out our first drive review of it here. That’s an 11 and 24 percent increase, respectively, compared to the 2.5-liter, which made 181 hp (134 kW) and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm) of torque. Nissan says the new, more potent engine increases the Rogue’s combined fuel-economy rating by 3 to 33 mpg over the 2021 model.
Gallery: 2022 Nissan Rogue
The engine uses Nissan’s VC-Turbo technology that allows for two different driving profiles, with the new engine focusing on improving dynamic performance and efficiency. The engine features a high-pressure fuel injection system, new textured valve lifters that reduce friction, a vacuum low-pressure die-cast cylinder head, and a stainless steel mirror-bore cylinder-wall coating.
The new powertrain comes with a slight bump in starting price across the Rogue’s range for 2022 (see the chart above, prices exclude the $1,175 destination charge). The front-wheel-drive models see a $650 increase, while the all-wheel-drive trims get a $750 increase. Nissan will offer the 2022 Rogue with three optional packages: SV Premium ($2,660), SL Premium ($1,320), and a 10.8-inch head-up display for the Platinum trim ($400). The 2022 Nissan Rouge will be available starting this winter, which begins on December 2
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