Nissan redesigned the Rogue back in 2014, so it’s no surprise that its changes for the 2016 model year are minor. Though they are not significant changes, some of the features Nissan is adding are ones that you would expect from a higher-end car, not a compact crossover from Nissan.
Looks-wise, the 2016 Rogue carries over almost unchanged. Fortunately, the redesign in 2014 put it ahead of the curve in terms of styling, so it can carry on with this look for a few more years. What’s more, the 2016 Rogue continues with its unique seven-person seating capacity, which is not easy to find in a crossover with this small of a footprint.
The changes for this new model year include tweaks to its safety equipment, infotainment system, and a few light exterior tweaks.
In the safety department, Nissan adds Forward Emergency Braking to the SL trim level. This feature uses radar technology to sense a vehicle ahead and adjust the speed or stop as needed, Also new on the safety side of things is the change from a camera-based to a radar-based Blind Sport Warning system.
The Rogue SL’s infotainment system will gain NissanConnect Services, while the SV trim with the Premium Package and SL trim will get Siri Eyes Free. Also new for the Rogue SL is a motion-activated power rear hatch, so there’s no fumbling around to find the hatch release with your arms full of groceries.
The final changes that Nissan announced today are minor tweaks to the exterior appearance. These include body-colored outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and chrome door handles on the Rogue S Appearance Package and a new Magnetic Black exterior color option.
In its press release, Nissan mentions that there will be more changes announced later in the model year, so stay tuned for all the details.