The current Nissan Rogue was last redesigned for the 2014 model year, and when we tested a 2019 model in our 2019 Compact SUV Challenge, it showed its age and ended up finishing in last place. That Rogue’s driving manners were a sticking point, but they weren’t the only shortcomings. We recently saw the redesigned 2021 Rogue in person for the first time, and while we don’t yet know how the new model drives, some of our other complaints have been addressed.
The 2021 Rogue bears a resemblance to its predecessor, but its styling is more angular overall. It’s a tidy, well-proportioned compact SUV, and it wears a bigger and bolder version of Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille. All in all, the look is modern but familiar.