2022 Nissan Rogue Packs Turbo Power, Adds Updates For New Model Year

The Nissan Rogue recently received a radical refresh for the 2021 model year that saw many aspects of the popular SUV benefit from some much-welcomed attention. But while the bulk of the SUV won praise, the carryover 2.5 liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder had about as much oomph as a bag of moldy cheese and was not a Rouge strong suit. Nissan is out to change that though introducing an all-new turbocharged model into the Rogue lineup.


Smaller Is Indeed Better

At first glance, it might be hard to see where Nissan is going here with the new 1.5-liter three-cylinder having fewer cylinders and less size than the outgoing engine. However, look at the raw numbers, and you’ll discover that this engine does indeed produce more power, with Nissan reps claiming that the mill is good for 201 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque. That’s a significant increase over the outgoing motor, and it also adds three extra mpg to the Rogue’s combined fuel economy figure, with the revised total now sitting at 33 mpg. The three-cylinder comes with Nissan’s VC (Variable Compression) technology which we first met on the Infiniti QX50 back in 2019. Nissan claims that the system has received some updates since then and does a far better job of delivering excellent performance when drivers demand it and seamlessly transitioning to a fuel economy-focused experience in certain driving situations. 

An all-new version of Nissan’s Xtronic automatic transmission is paired to the engine, and it now incorporates a twin oil pump system to help it cope better with a wide range of driving demands. Oh, and did we forget to mention that Nissan managed to cram all of this into a compact three-cylinder engine? (well played Nissan, well played.)


When Can I Buy A 2022 Nissan Rogue?

If this performance injection was the spark, you needed to go to your local Nissan dealer and buy one? Buyers will be greeted with the same value-focused pricing that they have come to expect from the SUV. Pricing does go up slightly due to the addition of the new engine, but we have included a chart below to help you navigate the numbers. 

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP4) for the 2022 Nissan Rogue:

Rogue S FWD

$26,700 USD

Rogue SV FWD

$28,390 USD

Rogue SL FWD

$33,050 USD

Rogue Platinum FWD

$36,480 USD

Rogue S AWD

$28,200 USD

Rogue SV AWD

$29,890 USD

Rogue SL AWD

$34,550 USD

Rogue Platinum AWD

$37,980 USD



This winter, the 2022 Rogue will begin rolling out to dealerships and look for the full rollout to be completed nationwide in the first half of 2022.