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Go Rogue, Between the Lines: 2018 Nissan Rogue Adds ProPilot Driver Assist

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 10/17/2017 Joseph Capparella

a car parked on the side of a road: Go Rogue, Between the Lines: 2018 Nissan Rogue Adds ProPilot Driver Assist© Joseph Capparella Go Rogue, Between the Lines: 2018 Nissan Rogue Adds ProPilot Driver Assist

Although Nissan is having no trouble selling it in its current form, the popular Rogue crossover still needs to stay fresh to keep up with the constantly evolving herd of compact-crossover competitors. So it's no surprise that the 2018 Rogue is adding several new standard and optional features, including better smartphone integration and more advanced driver-assistance systems. The updated kit is accompanied by a price hike ranging from $160 to $700, depending on trim level, compared with the 2017.5 Rogue.

All 2018 Rogues, including the $25,655 base S model, now come standard with an updated 7.0-inch infotainment screen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The mid-level SV, starting at $26,775, adds a standard motion-activated power liftgate, while the $32,035 Rogue SL gains standard adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning. The Midnight Edition package offered for the SV also gains a few more blacked-out accents, and a few option packages have been reorganized among the three trim levels.

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The other big news for the 2018 Rogue SL is the availability of Nissan's more advanced driving-assist system, labeled ProPilot Assist. Offered as part of the $790 SL Platinum package, ProPilot Assist is activated by a button on the steering wheel and combines lane-keeping assist with stop-and-go adaptive cruise control to assist with acceleration, braking, and steering on the highway. Nissan says the driver still must keep hands on the wheel at all times, and ProPilot Assist isn't able to make its own lane changes. The Rogue represents Nissan's first U.S.-market application of this technology; it also will be offered on the new 2018 Leaf later this year.

Two new exterior colors, Scarlet Ember and Midnight Pine, round out changes to the 2018 Rogue. Nissan hasn't released pricing for the Rogue hybrid, but it's expected to return for the new model year as well. Updated 2018 Rogues will start reaching dealerships October 24, with the hybrid model likely to follow within the next few months.

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