2021 Nissan Rogue versus 2020 Nissan Rogue  

The Nissan Rogue has received a complete redesign for the 2021 model year. The next-generation of the SUV offers many highlights, including:

*Most Standard Safety Technologies in Its Class
*Nissan Safety Shield 360 Standard on All Trims
*Improved Acceleration & Handling
*Upgraded Exterior & Interior
*More Standard Features

While the 2020 Nissan Rogue is a strong option among crossover SUVs, the 2021 model builds on its success. We've covered some of the top areas in which the 2021 Nissan Rogue differs from the 2020 Nissan Rogue below.

Enhanced Appearance

Critics are praising the 2021 Nissan Rogue's new look. It's bolder and appears more truck-like with boxier angles, an updated V-Motion grille, redesigned lighting elements, and a floating roof design.

Premium & Refined Interior

Convenience and entertainment are emphasized in the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue thanks to its smart technologies.

  • Available Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 9-inch center display
  • Available 10.8-inch head-up display
  • Front, rear & side parking sensors
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor
  • USB-A & USB-C ports available
  • Available ProPILOT Assist

The 2021 Rogue also adds standard features that were previously only available as options on the 2020 model. The new Rogue includes a standard rear parking aid, universal garage door opener, MP3 player, and keyless start. Smart phone integration, via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remains standard.

2021 Nissan Rogue dashboard
“Without a doubt, the most impressive element of the new Rogue is its interior, which moves right up to the top of its class in both design and quality.” – Autoblog
  • NASA-inspired Zero Gravity Seats
  • Premium quilted semi-aniline leather
  • Bose® premium sound system
  • Heated rear seats
  • E-shifter w/electronic parking brake
  • Under-console illumination

The next-gen Rogue also offers a newly available motion-activated tailgate, as well as newly available class-exclusive tri-zone climate control. In addition, the rear doors now open wider, making it easier to enter and exit the vehicle. Plus, the Nissan Intelligent Key now works on the rear doors as well, so passengers can unlock a back door with the touch of a button or unlock all doors by pressing twice.

Most Safety Technologies in Its Class

For 2021, the Rogue now includes the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of technologies as standard on all trim levels. The package includes: Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking.


Thanks to an all-new platform, the 2021 Rogue offers enhanced driving dynamics. Reviewers say the crossover SUV now provides better handling, as well as better acceleration. Both the 2021 and 2020 Rogue use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but the 2021 powerplant delivers a bit more energy with 181 horsepower and 181 torque, compared to the previous 170 hp and 175 torque ratings. Even with a bump in power, Nissan says the 2021 Rogue will have a few more mpg than the 2020 model.

2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue: Which Is Right for You?

The 2021 Nissan Rogue offers a gorgeous new design, more tech and convenience features, and improved handling which helps enhance the crossover's driving feel. The 2020 Rogue remains a great value with a well-equipped cabin, spacious cargo area, and strong fuel economy. Since it is outgoing, the 2020 model will also offer some deeper pricing discounts. However, if you desire more bells and whistles along with an improved look, the 2021 Rogue may be just what you’re looking for.

Find both today at our Nissan dealership in McKinney, Texas and compare for yourself. Browse inventory on our website now to see what’s currently in stock and please reach out to us with any inquiries.

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