Nissan is blasting for the Toyota RAV4 hybrid with a brand-new gasoline-electric version of its Rogue crossover that goes on selling this spring. Although Nissan doesn’t have as much experience with hybrids as Toyota, the Rogue is looking to take the RAV4 to task on the figures, as it achieves slightly good EPA appraisals and costs less. The 2017 Rogue hybrid starts at $27,180 for a front-drive SV version and $32,100 for a front-drive SL version about $1000 and $1200 more than the cognition non-hybrid Rogue.
To gain an antimonopoly examination with the Toyota RAV4 hybrid, which comes only with all-wheel drive, you have to increase the $1350 that Nissan charges for AWD. Even then, the Rogue hybrid SV AWD comes in at $28,530, $1440 less than the RAV4 XLE hybrid. The good-equipped Rogue SL costs $33,450 with AWD, which positions in between the RAV4 hybrid’s SE ($33,125) and Limited ($34,970) trim stages.
Standard tool for the hybrid Rogue SV includes automatic climate regulate, heated front rooms, remote start, and blind-spot warning, while a $2870 Premium collection adds navigation, a Bose audio system, a wide sunroof, a heated steering wheel and an energy liftgate. The SL version comes standard with all of those features minus the roof and adds leather rooms, LED headlights, and 18-inch wheels, a $1520 Premium collection adds back in the wide roof and automated crisis braking.
Evaluated at 34 mpg had for front-drive versions and 33 mpg combined with all-wheel drive, the Nissan also beats out the 32-mpg-evaluated RAV4 hybrid in fuel system. The Rogue’s hybrid system is constituted of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder joined to a 40-hp electric engine for a whole of 176 horsepower, that’s abbreviated of the 194 whole horsepower supplied by the Toyota, which still proved in a slow 8.3-second work to 60 mph in our experimenting. We’ll see how the Rogue hybrid stacks up once we’re able to drive one.