2024 Nissan Rogue Gets a Makeover, and Fresh New Tech

The Nissan Rogue just got a subtle makeover with new materials and a new front face. But the new Google multimedia system, larger screens and advanced safety tech is the real lure for 2024.

Front Seat 2024 Nissan Rogue
Materials have been updated in the 2024 Nissan Rogue for a subtle new look. Photo: Nissan

The Changes are Good, but it’s Best in the Top Trim

If you’re a Nissan Rogue fan for it’s sporty good looks and reputation for being a fairly reliable SUV, but love the latest in-car tech, then you’re in luck: for 2024 Nissan is updating the Rogue with Google’s multimedia system, the first Nissan to get this. 

We’ve loved the Google system in GMC, Chevrolet and Volvo. And now Nissan is adapting the system to its vehicles.

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The View Of The Front Cabin In The 2024 Nissan Rogue

The view of the front cabin in the 2024 Nissan Rogue. Photo: Nissan

“Hey, Google?”

I love this: just say “Hey Google” and the multimedia system comes to life, just like Google Home or Alexa. Ask for what you want and the system will assist. The Google system is available in top level SL and Platinum trims and allows you to use all the Google functionality without a phone.

I spent some time driving several Volvos with the Google system and can honestly say, it’s worth it. You don’t really need your phone, as it turns out. The Google multimedia system keeps you more focused on the road and reduces distraction from your phone, even though you do occasionally need to look at the touch screen.

For drivers who just really really need Apple CarPlay, that’s available too, but with a caveat: It’s wired only; there is no wireless access to CarPlay (yet; who knows what over the air updates may hold in the future). Android Auto users get a bit of a better deal: their phones can connect to the system wirelessly. 

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2024 Nissan Rogue 12.3 Touch Screen

The 2024 Nissan Rogue’s 12.3 touch screen. Photo: Nissan

A New Screen For the Google System

The models with Google’s operating system will also come with a 12.3” multimedia screen — larger and easier to see. Lower trim models will have an 8” screen to accommodate built in apps, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

And, for those who want or need to plug in their phones, the 2024 model will have USB-C ports — two of them in the front dash and in higher trim models, two for rear seat passengers.

The 12.3” screen will also accommodate the new Nissan HD hybrid radio system. This will hold on to an FM radio signal longer, even after you’re out of range, in a parking garage or in a tunnel, and will display song information and art. 

And, these top of the line systems will have the newest version of Sirius XM, 360L. This system offers more channels, personalized listening and more on-demand content.

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The New Front Face On The 2024 Nissan Rogue

The new front face on the 2024 Nissan Rogue. Photo: Nissan

More Standard and Advanced Safety Features

The top SL and Platinum models will also have ProPilot Assist, Nissan’s near-hands free highway driving system. This combines adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, steering assist and navigation assist. This system anticipates hills, curves and highway exits and adapts speed and steering for ultimate comfort and safety.

All models will have Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 as a standard set of safety systems; these include blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and automatic high beam headlights.

2024 Nissan Rogue Rear View

A rear view of the 2024 Nissan Rogue Rear with slightly updated tail lights. Photo: Nissan

A Fresh New Look Greets You — Inside and Out

Nissan has given the Rogue a bit of a makeover with new materials such as black gloss fenders, new tail lights, new 18” or 19” wheels and a new grille on the exterior; the interior features new materials and slight changes to the dashboard, door panels and center console design. And, there are three new exterior colors to choose from:  Everest White Pearl and Deep Ocean Blue Pearl and Baja Storm, shown here.

Nissan is keeping the engine it introduced in the last redesign, a 1.5L 4 cylinder turbo engine that generates 201HP and 255 lb.-ft . of torque. It gets an estimated 30 MPG city /37 MPG highway, slightly less for AWD models. It also has the same interior space, with about 36 cubic feet behind 2nd row and the divide-and-hide cargo management system that allows you to double up on what you haul and keep your milk from rolling around in the back. 

Nissan hasn’t announced pricing, but the current model starts at $29K, so expect a bit of a bump when it goes on sale in early 2024.

The changes are subtle and just a bit more modern, but the technology is a huge upgrade in the upper-trim models. Just what tech-focused Nissan fans need. 

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