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Hey guys! New member here.

I made the mistake of reading some of these letters I've been getting in the mail from dealerships wanting me to trade in my current car and now I'm itching to get something new. The snow has got me thinking about a small to medium sized SUV with AWD this time around. I've been checking out the Rogues, as well as Mazda's CX5 and both the Santa Fe and Tucson from Hyundai.

I'd love to hear from anybody who's had a 2021 Rogue for a little while now and hear your likes and dislikes. Also any recommendations on trim levels and packages -- I've kind of been leaning towards either the SV with the Premium Package or the SL (with or without it's higher end package.) I've heard different things from a couple salesmen about which trim levels include wireless car play and charging.

I ended up going all out on my last car. I wanted navigation and to get that I had to get the rest of the bells and whistles that I really didn't need. That's not so much of a concern now that car play has come along a ways and I can use my phone to navigate most of the time. I don't think I really need to top of the line package this time around.
 

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I'm on day 4 with my SV Premium and I'm loving it. There's no wireless Car play/Android auto, but the interface is still really slick. (And I really hate cords)

I like that the SV Premium has most of the features of higher trims without the added chrome and other frills.
 

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I'm on day 4 with my SV Premium and I'm loving it. There's no wireless Car play/Android auto, but the interface is still really slick. (And I really hate cords)

I like that the SV Premium has most of the features of higher trims without the added chrome and other frills.
I took the SV Premium for a spin last week. I liked it and it had a nice amount of options for the price like you said without the frills. I don't think the Platinum is worth the extra cost to me. I tell ya I do wish these companies would offer a trim level that's got the tech goodies from the higher end models but keeps the price down by leaving out leather seats and sunroofs that I could care less about.
 

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I bought a 2021 Platinum and like it. A little annoyed that they decided to include paddle shifters but didn't think it prudent to include Homelink. Who needs paddle shifters with a CVT. Small bug with the HUD that I brought up with the dealership that they took up with Nissan that apparently is wide spread. The audio display doesn't function properly on the HUD and Nissan is apparently going to resolve it at some point with a software update. I previously had a 2015 and this one is better to drive, much quieter in my opinion . So far not disappointed although I was PO'd with Nissan and misleading information in thier n=brochures regarding interior accent lighting but won't get into that because it makes my blood boil.
 

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I took the SV Premium for a spin last week. I liked it and it had a nice amount of options for the price like you said without the frills. I don't think the Platinum is worth the extra cost to me. I tell ya I do wish these companies would offer a trim level that's got the tech goodies from the higher end models but keeps the price down by leaving out leather seats and sunroofs that I could care less about.
I recently purchased Rogue 2021 FWD Platinum with the following additional options (or add-ons):
  • 2021 Rogue Platinum FWD
  • Two Tone Champagne Silver Metallic / Super Black (Exterior Color)
  • Charcoal Quilted Semi-Aniline Leather (Interior Color)
  • Splash Guards (4-piece set)
  • Satin Chrome Rear Bumper Protector
  • Interior Protection Package with First-aid Kit (SL, Platinum)
  • All-Season Floor Mats (4-piece set)
  • Illuminated Kick Plates
  • Interior Accent Lighting
  • Exterior Ground Lighting
  • Frameless Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror with Universal Remote
  • Impact Sensor
  • Nissan Stainless Steel License Plate Frame and Valve Stem Caps Package
  • Nissan Security Plus Gold Preferred $0 Deductible 8 Years / 120,000 miles extended warranty
I have owned this vehicle for about a month now and can answer most of the questions you may have.

Before making this purchase, I compared Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and my reasons for selecting 2021 Rogue FWD Platinum are:
  • I don't drive much and we are not an off-road driving family hence was only looking for FWD models.
  • I do not like Hybrids due to their battery issues so my comparison is for non-hybrid models only.
  • Fuel economy along with horsepower or pickup is important and Rogue has the best fuel economy with a decent pickup that I can live with.
  • I like to keep my vehicles for as long as I can. I kept my one vehicle for 21 years and the other for 15 years so selecting the right technology is important for me.
  • I like HUD (Heads Up Display) and very few models and trims offered this piece of technology. This ruled out most of the vehicles and trims for me.
  • I wanted wireless Apple CarPlay and that reduced it down to 2021 Rogue Platinum.
  • On top of that, when you actually check all the features 2021 Rogue Platinum has with Hyundai Santa Fe which is the only other vehicle that has almost everything, Santa Fe is about $5K - $7K more expensive and is not as fuel efficient. I also did not like that Santa Fe has Micro Fiber cloth on the ceiling and pillars. I fear Micro Fiber cloth will collect dirt and will get dirty over a long period of time. I liked the cloth that most other vehicles have like the one you have in Rogue.
If I have to write about everything I like and what I would like to see improved, it will be take couple of posts here so ask me what specifically you have in mind and I share my opinion if you are interested.
 

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I bought a 2021 Platinum and like it. A little annoyed that they decided to include paddle shifters but didn't think it prudent to include Homelink. Who needs paddle shifters with a CVT. Small bug with the HUD that I brought up with the dealership that they took up with Nissan that apparently is wide spread. The audio display doesn't function properly on the HUD and Nissan is apparently going to resolve it at some point with a software update. I previously had a 2015 and this one is better to drive, much quieter in my opinion . So far not disappointed although I was PO'd with Nissan and misleading information in thier n=brochures regarding interior accent lighting but won't get into that because it makes my blood boil.
What's the issue with the Accent lighting? I have a Platinum as well.
 

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Hey guys! New member here.

I made the mistake of reading some of these letters I've been getting in the mail from dealerships wanting me to trade in my current car and now I'm itching to get something new. The snow has got me thinking about a small to medium sized SUV with AWD this time around. I've been checking out the Rogues, as well as Mazda's CX5 and both the Santa Fe and Tucson from Hyundai.

I'd love to hear from anybody who's had a 2021 Rogue for a little while now and hear your likes and dislikes. Also any recommendations on trim levels and packages -- I've kind of been leaning towards either the SV with the Premium Package or the SL (with or without it's higher end package.) I've heard different things from a couple salesmen about which trim levels include wireless car play and charging.

I ended up going all out on my last car. I wanted navigation and to get that I had to get the rest of the bells and whistles that I really didn't need. That's not so much of a concern now that car play has come along a ways and I can use my phone to navigate most of the time. I don't think I really need to top of the line package this time around.
I have a 2021 SV premium for about 3 months. Everything is great...except as noted no Homelink and paddle shifter who needs that, especially for a CVT. The space between the seat and the console is too wide a thickness of a hand, I have dropped my phone down there like 5 times, a ketch package, and today my lens cap off the camera took me an hour to get it out, very bad design there. Everything falls down there, almost impossible to get at some things, stupid I know. Actually today I bought a wedge-shaped thing to prevent stuff from falling down there like a credit card etc. It's only $23.00 for both sides but it sucks you have to do that I had 2 Muranos and they never were an issue. They need to fix that and Homeline, save paddle shifting for the Platinum package. Otherwise, the car is way better than the others.
 

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Hey guys! New member here.

I made the mistake of reading some of these letters I've been getting in the mail from dealerships wanting me to trade in my current car and now I'm itching to get something new. The snow has got me thinking about a small to medium sized SUV with AWD this time around. I've been checking out the Rogues, as well as Mazda's CX5 and both the Santa Fe and Tucson from Hyundai.

I'd love to hear from anybody who's had a 2021 Rogue for a little while now and hear your likes and dislikes. Also any recommendations on trim levels and packages -- I've kind of been leaning towards either the SV with the Premium Package or the SL (with or without it's higher end package.) I've heard different things from a couple salesmen about which trim levels include wireless car play and charging.

I ended up going all out on my last car. I wanted navigation and to get that I had to get the rest of the bells and whistles that I really didn't need. That's not so much of a concern now that car play has come along a ways and I can use my phone to navigate most of the time. I don't think I really need to top of the line package this time around.
We did a lot of research before buying our 2021 SL.
We decided that the SL with the premium package was the lowest trim we could live with. Main feature wife wanted was a red car. We searched the internet from Wisconsin to North Carolina to California and found only 3 that met our wants. Nonevifvthisexdekers was willing to negotiate. It ws MSRP pkusxdeler add-ons or no deal.
In frustration, we got a red bare bones SL from a local dealer at MSRP without paying for any add-ons.
So far, we are very impressed with everything about the Rogue. Note though that learning about all the features and technology will be a challenge.
Good luck in your search if you decide on the Rogue.
 

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What's the issue with the Accent lighting? I have a Platinum as well.
The issue is that the accent lighting that is shown in the list of accessories that one can purchase if not a Platinum is totally different then the accent lighting that is part of the features of the Platinum. On the Platinum you get a bit of accent lighting on the front door panels and around the phone charger. If you look at the one shown in the accessories, it is totally different. However they are both called the exact same thing.

Interior Accent Lighting | Genuine Nissan Accessories - YouTube
When I purchased my vehicle that is what I thought I was getting .
 

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I've had a 2021 SL with premium package since march, after owning a '16 and '19..I'll sum up my feelings about it:

Likes: 1) improved pro pilot assist does more than it used to and works faster and better...2) fuel economy is better even with the 10 horsepower increase...3) cupholders are in a better position(s)..4) steering, handling, and overall ride characteristics are much improved with the new suspension updates and firmer engine mounts..5) new capless fuel filler and push to open fuel tank door release are really nice, no more wire to freeze the gas tank filler door in the winter..6) tablet style infotainment screen is bigger and easier to access (9 inch screen on the sl)..7)headlights are better..8) new active front grill shutters below the hood may help cool the cvt better 9) the motion activated trunk release works better and now has a button to close the trunk which automatically locks the doors, also..great feature..I had to push 2 different buttons previously 9) all the technology, (lane keep assist, intelligent lane intervention, lane departure prevention,blind side monitors, pro pilot assist ,front and rear sonar, etc work flawlessly and as advertised

Dislikes:!) the Bose premium audio system sucks now..advertised as a 10 speaker system but 3 different Nissan dealers and I can only find 8 speakers total and all the sound is pushed to the front 6 speakers with a little from the 2 rear door speakers..cannot find the 2 that used to be in the cargo area and neither can anyone else..would have been a deal breaker for me if I took the time to check it out, I just trusted Nissan on this and am sorry I did 2) car defaults to "recirc" air intake mode when restarted and I have to manually push the "outside air' button every time I restart to keep that mode 3) this is just me, personally, but I do not like the new body style..I liked the 2nd generation style better, but, again, thats just me

Summary: the 2021 is a much improved vehicle now except for the audio system which got worse..if that's not an issue for you, and safety and technology is more important to you, then, by all means check it out...listen to the audio before you buy, it may very well be good enough for your taste..just not mine..best of luck
 

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I had 2 Muranos and they had Bose systems, which sounded no better than my Rogue basic stereo, very overrated.
I find the ride and seats harsh compared to the Murano, and the lack of a garage door opener sucks. Really who needs paddle shifting? A door opener would be more useful. Hip pockets on a nightshirt as the old saying goes. I ordered bolsters from Amazon that helped to stop dropping things between the seat and console.
 

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I've had a 2021 SL with premium package since march, after owning a '16 and '19..I'll sum up my feelings about it:

Likes: 1) improved pro pilot assist does more than it used to and works faster and better...2) fuel economy is better even with the 10 horsepower increase...3) cupholders are in a better position(s)..4) steering, handling, and overall ride characteristics are much improved with the new suspension updates and firmer engine mounts..5) new capless fuel filler and push to open fuel tank door release are really nice, no more wire to freeze the gas tank filler door in the winter..6) tablet style infotainment screen is bigger and easier to access (9 inch screen on the sl)..7)headlights are better..8) new active front grill shutters below the hood may help cool the cvt better 9) the motion activated trunk release works better and now has a button to close the trunk which automatically locks the doors, also..great feature..I had to push 2 different buttons previously 9) all the technology, (lane keep assist, intelligent lane intervention, lane departure prevention,blind side monitors, pro pilot assist ,front and rear sonar, etc work flawlessly and as advertised

Dislikes:!) the Bose premium audio system sucks now..advertised as a 10 speaker system but 3 different Nissan dealers and I can only find 8 speakers total and all the sound is pushed to the front 6 speakers with a little from the 2 rear door speakers..cannot find the 2 that used to be in the cargo area and neither can anyone else..would have been a deal breaker for me if I took the time to check it out, I just trusted Nissan on this and am sorry I did 2) car defaults to "recirc" air intake mode when restarted and I have to manually push the "outside air' button every time I restart to keep that mode 3) this is just me, personally, but I do not like the new body style..I liked the 2nd generation style better, but, again, thats just me

Summary: the 2021 is a much improved vehicle now except for the audio system which got worse..if that's not an issue for you, and safety and technology is more important to you, then, by all means check it out...listen to the audio before you buy, it may very well be good enough for your taste..just not mine..best of luck
The other 2 speakers are a dual subwoofer located above the spare tire I believe. I had a 2015 Rogue SL Premium and the sound on my 2021 is infinitely better in my opinion. As for the body style, I personally really like it because it so much different from Gen 2 and quite striking. I have had a lot of compliments on mine.
 

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thank you, that was one explanation I got today although I find it unacceptable...a subwoofer is a subwoofer and should not be confused as a speaker or speaker(s)..totally misleading by Nissan..

I'm curious...is the fact that the sound in the new rogue comes primarily from the front 6 speakers an issue for you?..there is no strong bass or supporting sound from the rear of the vehicle at all..a quick adjustment of the fade control will prove that
 

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to continue my reply, even if one could somehow consider a subwoofer as a speaker, what good is a speaker mounted underneath a spare tire which is underneath a cargo floor that is covered by a cargo floor cover?..lol, there is nowhere for the greatly muted sound to go that such a setup would provide...spoke to Nissan consumer affairs today about this, rep advised me that she would forward to a regional specialist to contact me this week..if this is his (or her) attempt at an explanation, I'm going to ask for assistance in getting out of this lease and purchase a different Nissan vehicle..maybe a Murano or another 2nd generation rogue...doubt I'll get anywhere, though, probably stuck with this for the next 3 years
 

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to continue my reply, even if one could somehow consider a subwoofer as a speaker, what good is a speaker mounted underneath a spare tire which is underneath a cargo floor that is covered by a cargo floor cover?..lol, there is nowhere for the greatly muted sound to go that such a setup would provide...spoke to Nissan consumer affairs today about this, rep advised me that she would forward to a regional specialist to contact me this week..if this is his (or her) attempt at an explanation, I'm going to ask for assistance in getting out of this lease and purchase a different Nissan vehicle..maybe a Murano or another 2nd generation rogue...doubt I'll get anywhere, though, probably stuck with this for the next 3 years
To answer your question, no it doesn't bother me that the sound comes primarily from the front 6. The second gen Rogue also has a sub located on the top of the spare.
 

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thank you for your replies and participating in this discussion...yes, the 2nd gen rogues did have a sub on top of the spare but also had 2 speakers mounted on either side of the cargo area that produced sound and were able to better balance the sound output between the front 5 and rear 4 speakers (was advertised as a bose 9 speaker audio system at the time)..the new 2021's however just have the front 6 and the 2 in the rear doors, (cargo area speakers are gone), and have a much weaker balance of sound between the front and rear of the vehicle..still, its a much improved vehicle in many respects other than the weaker stereo and the misleading marketing as a 10 speaker stereo which it clearly is not
 

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thank you for your replies and participating in this discussion...yes, the 2nd gen rogues did have a sub on top of the spare but also had 2 speakers mounted on either side of the cargo area that produced sound and were able to better balance the sound output between the front 5 and rear 4 speakers (was advertised as a bose 9 speaker audio system at the time)..the new 2021's however just have the front 6 and the 2 in the rear doors, (cargo area speakers are gone), and have a much weaker balance of sound between the front and rear of the vehicle..still, its a much improved vehicle in many respects other than the weaker stereo and the misleading marketing as a 10 speaker stereo which it clearly is not
I didn't want to come across as an ass in my previous post so I didn't say it but in the spirit of a good laugh in these trying times what I was going to add was that the reason I had no problem with the sound coming primarily from the front 6 was that I would find it hard to drive from the back seat :). You mentioned speakers in the rear cargo hold but I don't recall ever seeing them. Next time my daughter can visit I will have to check out the old vehicle to see if they were there. The one thing that bothers me most about this vehicle is the inclusion of paddle shifters and not a garage door opener in the mirror as previously mentioned above by another poster but they do offer one if you are willing to fork over another $300 for an accessory rimless mirror which I am not. It wasn't in my 2015 either and I could never understand why because my 2004 and now my 2013 Altima has one and I really like that feature. So many of the other cheaper models have it too so that exclusion makes me scratch my head.
 

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You mentioned speakers in the rear cargo hold but I don't recall ever seeing them. Next time my daughter can visit I will have to check out the old vehicle to see if they were there.
With Bose it should have a subwoofer in the spare tire well, just like the gen2. Dunno if it's a double, I'll have to look, but that might explain your missing pair.
 

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ty again for responding...you will find the cargo area speakers on either side of the rear cargo area in the older models...

I have seen other customers remark about the omission of garage door openers on the new rogues that were there on the older ones....never really used it on my older ones so the omission isn't bothering me like others but it surely would if I used a garage...like you said, the new rogues are nice but some of the changes/omissions from the prior models are head scratchers for sure

the paddle shifters are useless for me, too, as I would never manually shift the cvt, anyway...I wouldnt even care if that option was not there, to be honest...cvt is delicate enough without manually shifting which I dont think is good for any automatic transmission or cvt

pending the results of further communication with Nissan, I may go to an outside car stereo installer to see what options are available for me to improve the audio...or just live with it for the next 3 years, which I dont want to do..I dont expect any meaningful resolution from Nissan, just their typical whitewash responses to complaints about their vehicles
 

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I have a 2021 SV premium for about 3 months. Everything is great...except as noted no Homelink and paddle shifter who needs that, especially for a CVT. The space between the seat and the console is too wide a thickness of a hand, I have dropped my phone down there like 5 times, a ketch package, and today my lens cap off the camera took me an hour to get it out, very bad design there. Everything falls down there, almost impossible to get at some things, stupid I know. Actually today I bought a wedge-shaped thing to prevent stuff from falling down there like a credit card etc. It's only $23.00 for both sides but it sucks you have to do that I had 2 Muranos and they never were an issue. They need to fix that and Homeline, save paddle shifting for the Platinum package. Otherwise, the car is way better than the others.
Update, I had it with the no Homelink, and the dam shifter, getting through a carwash was a nightmare, they need to fix that, my dealer was good and took it off my hands after 6 months and I bought another Murano Platinum. The car is great other than the aforementioned items. Better than a RAV4 for sure.
 
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