Available in S or SV with three packages: Special Edition, Premium Edition and SL Package. For the new model year, the 2013 Nissan Rogue will start at $22,310 and offer two new optional packages with a wide variety of technology and luxury items. The design of the hot-selling Rogue changes little from last year, but Nissan is planning to cut into its Ford Escape and Toyota RAV-4 competition with competitive pricing and a bevy of options.
The base Rogue S FWD will start at $22,310 while the AWD version is priced at $23,610. Customers can opt for the Special Edition Package for S models, which comes with Bluetooth capability, an extra two speakers, a 4.3” display screen with rearview camera, fog lights and privacy glass. Nissan is extremely proud that the Special Edition Package is a $1,200 premium over the S model, but all of its features would cost an extra $1,500 if purchased separately.
The next step up is the 2013 Nissan Rogue SV, which starts at $24,750 for the FWD version and $26,050 for AWD. Stepping up to the SV will equip you with upgraded cloth seats, a six-way power driver’s seat, 17” alloy wheels, the rearview camera and Bluetooth capability. Also with the SV, you can tack on the goodies with the Premium Edition or the SL Package.
The Premium Edition replaces the Premium Package available on previous Rogues, and adds fog lights and a seven-speaker Bose sound system. The touchscreen monitor is upgraded to 5” and shows live NavTraffic, plus a power sliding moonroof shines overhead and auto on/off headlights complete the package.
The SL Package takes the 2013 Nissan Rogue to new heights. It includes the Around View Monitor system, which uses four cameras to provide a 360-degree view during parking. Xenon headlights illuminate the road, and 18” chrome aluminum-alloy wheels are wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport 7000 tires for better grip. The SL Package tops the 2013 Nissan Rogue range with starting prices of $28,650 for the FWD and $29,950 for AWD.
Still, with all of those options, the 2013 Nissan Rogue won’t close the deal based on luxury and technology. The car returns its innovative cargo storage system that includes rear 60/40 fold down seats and an optional fold down front passenger seat. Power comes from a 2.5L four-cylinder engine producing 170 hp and 22/27 mpg (23/28 AWD). Every model is equipped with an XTronic CVT transmission, four-wheel ABS disc brakes and Nissan Intelligent Key.