The Price is Right

Next-gen 2021 Nissan Rogue to start at $25,650, just $160 more than the last-gen model

Redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue ups the ante but isn't revolutionary
Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue will have a starting price of $25,650, just $160 more than the 2020 Rogue. Traditionally, vehicles go up much more in price as part of a generational change. This price is higher than the starting MSRP of Rogue's top competitors, the 2020 Honda CR-V, 2020 Ford Escape, 2020 Mazda CX-5, 2021 Subaru Forester, and 2021 Toyota RAV4.

Nissan will sell the Rogue in four trim levels: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. All models come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is available across the lineup for an additional $1,400.

2021 Nissan RogueRemote technology keeps you and your family warm or cool, right away. Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

"Rogue is the first of six new vehicles that will be in Nissan showrooms by the end of 2021," said Mike Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales. "As Nissan looks toward the future with dramatic new models like the upcoming Ariya electric crossover and the just-announced Z Proto, we're updating our model lineup with fresh, exciting and innovative vehicles that will thrill our customers."

Pricing for each trim level is as follows:

  • 2021 Nissan Rogue S FWD - $25,650
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue S AWD - $27,050
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue SV FWD - $27,340
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue SV AWD - $28,740
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue SL FWD - $32,000
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - $33,400
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum FWD - $35,430
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum AWD - $36,830

Two optional packages are available: the SV Premium Package at $2,660 and the SL Premium Package at $1,320.

In addition to being more expensive at the onset, the Rogue tops out higher than most of its competition too. It doesn't have a focused off-road variant like the RAV4, nor a hybrid version (now available for CR-V, Escape, and RAV4).

The Rogue does have some class-leading and exclusive features. It is available with class-exclusive tri-zone climate control and pull-up sunshades, and has the most standard safety technologies in its class. Rogue's 9.0-inch infotainment screen is the largest infotainment screen in its class. It also has Nissan Zero Gravity seats in the front and back, which provided unparalleled comfort.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue will go on sale in late October.

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Updated EV

2023 Nissan Leaf pricing announced

The Leaf got a mild facelift for 2023.

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Nissan is nearing the release of the Ariya, its first new EV in several years. Even so, the brand hasn't forgotten about its first mass-market EV, the Leaf. It was an early entrant in the space, and has been an efficient, affordable, commuter car for over a decade. The car got a mild facelift for 2023, with updated wheels and exterior styling accents. Today, Nissan announced pricing for the Leaf, which starts at just under $29,000.

2023 Nissan LeafThe Leaf feels lively, despite middling power numbers.Nissan

The base Leaf comes with a 40-kWh battery capable of delivering a 149-mile range. Its 110-kW electric motor produces 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The Leaf SV Plus features a 60-kWh battery for a range of 212 miles. It comes with a 160-kW motor that makes 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. Nissan backs all Leaf models with an eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty.

ProPilot Assist comes standard for the Leaf SV Plus, and brings a full suite of advanced driver aids that include adaptive cruise control, driver alertness features, and a surround-view monitor. All Leaf models get Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warnings, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, automatic high beams, and rear automatic braking.

2023 Nissan LeafThe Leaf SV Plus offers up to 212 miles of range.Nissan

The new Leaf starts at $28,895, which includes a $1,095 destination charge. The Leaf SV Plus starts at $36,895. The 2023 Nissan Leaf is on sale now, and may be eligible for federal tax credits of up to $7,500. Depending on where you live, you may also be able to receive a state tax credit or other incentives.

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Comfortable midsize sedan

2022 Nissan Altima: Three things to know

The Nissan Altima is a good value and a comfortable car.

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The Nissan Altima may not get the attention or the praise that the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord get, but it's a solid entry in an ultra-competitive segment. It's also one of few options in its class with available all-wheel drive. We spent a week with the 2022 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition with AWD and came away from the experience impressed. Here are three things to know about the car.

The 2022 Nissan Altima is a Good Value

With a starting price in the mid-$20,000 range and available all-wheel drive, it's hard to complain about value here. The Altima is still reasonably priced at the top end, where it maxes out at around $35,000 before options and fees. That's a great value for a spacious, comfortable car like the Altima, and with all-wheel drive it's a great all-weather commuter.

2022 Nissan AltimaNissan offers the Altima in several configurations.Nissan

2022 Altima Interior Space and Comfort are Generous

It's easy to ignore Nissan's Zero Gravity seats as another marketing buzzword, but they are legitimately comfortable and supportive in a way that not many others are. Available leather upholstery and contrast stitching give the interior an upscale feel, but even lower trims' cloth upholstery feels nice and works well from a visual standpoint. Up front, there's room for both passengers to stretch out, and the driver won't feel cramped on leg or headroom. Back-seat passengers get a similar treatment, as there's plenty of space for adults and kids. Parents will find an easy time loading and unloading car seats as well.

2023 Nissan AltimaThe Altima gets an update for 2023 with fresh styling and more tech.Nissan

The 2023 Nissan Altima Gets an Update

Nissan is refreshing the Altima for 2023 with a facelift, new tech, and better safety features. The new car will go on sale in the fall of 2022 and will come in several trims, including one with Nissan's truck VC-Turbo engine. The Altima's most noticeable update will be its front fascia, which is all-new for 2023. Nissan gives the car a fresh grille design that varies depending on the trim, and LED headlights will be standard. Nissan Safety Shield 360 is standard, and the Altima is available with all-wheel drive, ProPilot Assist, and more.

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