Here’s What The 2021 Nissan Rogue Trims Have To Offer

August 13th, 2021 by

A gold 2021 Nissan Rough is shown parked in a driveway after leaving a Nissan Rogue dealership.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue has undergone a major refresh for the model year, managing to maintain its position on the market as an affordable crossover SUV with a fresh new look. The redesign is more than just about an overhauled fascia and exterior; it’s about completely redefining what the SUV has to offer in the midsize market. In fact, the Nissan Rogue offers more than what your first impression of it might be, and this is all thanks to the multiple trims. This 2021 Rogue trim guide will walk you through the differences between the Nissan Rogue’s line-up and outline what the key features are as well as how it can change what you might expect from the MSRP. This way, when you feel it’s time to visit Thomas Nissan of Joliet, your Nissan Rogue dealership, you have a sound understanding of what will work best for you when it comes to buying the right Nissan Rogue trim.

What Are the 2021 Nissan Rogue Trims?

The four trims of the 2021 Nissan Rogue include the base S trim, the SV trim, the SL trim, and the Platinum trim. Each trim carries a different MSRP based on what they have to feature. All four trims are also available in two different drivetrain configurations. What this means is that you can get the Rogue either in front-wheel drive, or you can make use of Nissan’s patented Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.

Each trim adds additional features and amenities to the package, as well as optional upgrades to help increase the overall appeal of the SUV. The scaling can change the price depending on what you want from the Rogue or what sort of comfort and luxury features you want out of the SUV. If all you want is a stylish, midsize crossover SUV with seating for up to 5 people, then the base trim will suit you fine. Want some extra luxury and comfort features? Well, one of the upper trims might be better suited for you.

Here’s What You Get With the S Trim

Sometimes you may hear that a vehicle has a “base” trim and assume it means bare-bones. That couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to the 2021 Nissan Rogue since the S trim is a fully-featured midsize SUV. So what does it mean when we say fully-featured? Well, it comes with all of the standard mechanical, comfort, and safety features to make the 2021 Nissan Rogue a great affordable SUV right out of the gate.

The base S trim also features great fuel economy ratings for the Rogue. In fact, it tops out at 27 miles per gallon in the city and up to 35 miles per gallon on the highway with front-wheel drive. It makes for a great choice for those who value fuel economy above all else in a compact SUV.

Beyond that, the S trim comes standard with all of Nissan’s basic safety features via the Safety Shield 360, as well as a standard assortment of infotainment and interior comfort features too. This includes touchscreen support, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration. You also have access to 6-way manual driver seat functionality and 4-way manual front-passenger seat functionality.

An orange 2021 Nissan Rogue shows a close up of the front grille.

Here’s What You Get With the SV Trim

The SV trim features everything you get from the S trim but with a few added bonuses across the board, both for the exterior and the interior. This includes heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, as well as an available power liftgate and a dual panel panoramic moonroof. The SV also adds dual-zone automatic temperature control as well as the Nissan Intelligent Key with a remote engine start system as standard features.

Leatherette seats are also available for the SV trim, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats. On the infotainment front, the NissanConnect services come standard with the SV trim along with Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity and AM/FM radio with six speakers located throughout the cabin. The interior is topped off with the Intelligent All-Around View monitor and an 8-way power driver seat.

To really help set the SV trim apart from the S trim is the addition of the ProPILOT Assist feature. While the S trim comes with standard cruise control, the ProPILOT Assist takes adaptive cruise control to the next level, with near-autonomous driving. With the ProPILOT Assist aided by Intelligent Lane Intervention and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, it’s easy to see why the SV trim might be preferable for some shoppers over the S trim.

Here’s What You Get With the SL Trim

The SL trim takes everything that makes the SV trim special and then sprinkles a little extra sugar and spice on top. This includes making ProPILOT Assist a standard feature but then adding the availability of Navi-Link to the fold, which increases the adaptability of autonomous driving. The SL trim also makes the rear sonar system available, which provides feedback to the driver from every angle of the Nissan Rogue. There’s also the availability of Traffic Sign Recognition, which can help aid with visibility and navigation during travels.

When it comes to the exterior, while the S trim comes with standard 17-inch wheels and the SV trim comes standard with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, the SL and Platinum trims come standard with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. LED fog lights and roof rails for storing cargo up top are also standard features, along with a motion-activated liftgate, making it easy to get into the cargo area while your hands are occupied.

Back inside the cabin, you have a dual panoramic sunroof, along with leather-appointed seats. Tri-zone automatic climate control is also standard on the SL trim, great for those extra hot or cold days where some areas of the vehicle may be warmer or colder than others. The Divide-N-Hide cargo system is also standard, allowing you to easily store items across multiple levels of the rear storage compartment. The SL trim also has the availability of a NissanConnect 9-inch touchscreen with Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation. If you were also interested, wireless Apple CarPlay integration is made available as an optional feature.

Here’s What You Get With the Platinum Trim

For the Platinum trim, the 2021 Nissan Rogue pulls out all the stops. Almost every optional luxury or comfort feature from the other trims is a standard feature for the Platinum. This includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link functionality is also a standard feature, bringing the best available near-autonomous driving functionality to everyone who owns a Rogue Platinum.

The technology is also enhanced within the Rogue, with a full-on digital instrument cluster on the dashboard, in addition to a NissanConnect 9-inch touchscreen. The Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation system with Premium Traffic functionality is also standard, as well as a digital heads-up display for the driver. For the Platinum trim, you also get 6-months of premium NissanConnect services powered by SiriusXM technology, in addition to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link apps.

The premium infotainment features don’t end there, though. The Platinum also comes with a Bose premium audio system with a dual-driver subwoofer. You can also enjoy your quality surround-sound experience while your smart devices charge up without any cables. That’s right; the Platinum Rogue is equipped with a wireless charger for easy cord-free, charge-and-play access.

The Platinum also comes with additional seat-mounted airbags, quilted semi-Aniline leather upholstery, and power driver and passenger seats with a memory system for the driver seat and outside mirrors. Heated front and rear seats are also standard, along with interior ambient lighting.

The interior of a 2021 Nisan Rogue shows two rows of seating.

Which Trim Is Right for You?

Now that you have an idea of what each trim features, which one is right for you? Keep in mind that even if you want certain features available from the SL or Platinum trim, you can still outfit and customize the S and SV trims with additional accessories at an extra cost. Also, almost all of the optional upgrades for the SL and SV trims can be purchased via dedicated packages, and you can find out more about that by talking with someone from Thomas Nissan of Joliet. You can stop in, give us a call, or chat with a Thomas Nissan representative about the 2021 Rogue trims to help narrow down your choice if needed. We look forward to helping you choose the perfect 2021 Nissan Rogue model.