The 2022 Nissan Rogue Gets Variable Compression

The variable compression engine loses a cylinder and finds a home in Nissan’s mainstay people mover.

Nissan’s Rogue sees a new 1.5-liter turbocharged, variable-compression engine for 2022.
The new engine is based on the 2.0-liter variable compression engines located in the Infiniti QX50 and also Nissan Altima but sports one less cylinder.
The brand-new engine makes 201 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque, besting the numbers from the outgoing 2.5-liter four-cylinder.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue ushered in the nameplate’s 3rd generation with new, fresh styling and also a carry-over powertrain, but also for the 2022 it obtains an all-new 1.5-liter variable compression engine. Based on the similarly constructed 2.0-liter variable-compression engine found in various other Infiniti as well as Nissan items, this 1.5-liter drops a cylinder however still sets up outstanding numbers.

The Rogue’s new engine sends 201 hp as well as 225 lb-ft of torque through the basic CVT prior to hitting either the front wheels or an all-wheel-drive system. Despite losing a cyndrical tube and a litre of variation, those numbers are still better than discovered in the outgoing 2.5-liter I4 powering current Rogues. Nissan approximates the new engine’s gas economic situation to climb up a little, to strike 33 mpg combined. Nissan additionally upgraded the CVT to better collaborate with the turbocharged engine, as well as provided it a bigger gear spread.

What’s this suggest? After obtaining a long time behind the wheel, the new engine feels like it breathes life into the Rogue and also is a huge enhancement over the aged 2.5-liter. In spite of the weird variety of cyndrical tubes as well as generally intricate turning assembly resting inside the engine block, the 1.5-liter variable compression engine is remarkably refined. The throttle is mapped fairly strongly, though, which suggests you might have to readjust your driving style to adjust to the delicate pedal, however that features time.

The development of this variable compression engine right into the Rogue makes good sense in a lot of ways, however the most obvious is to use this wild innovation Nissan has actually been playing with for a couple of years to give the vehicle’s computer a host of scenarios to manipulate the engine’s cylinder stress, in its ultimately pursuit to save you fuel.

The downside: electrification is coming. Different states as well as countries are promoting much more aggressive regulations surrounding inner combustion. That can indicate that this variable compression engine could be a swan song for innovative internal combustion innovation.

Nissan will provide this brand-new Rogue specifically with the new 1.5-liter three-cylinder mill, which will begin at $27,875 in front-wheel-drive S-badge versions. Tacking on all-wheel drive will certainly set you back one more $1500. For those that do not wish to bust out the calculator, that’s a $650 as well as $750 dive over the previous base version Rogues, specifically.