2021 Nissan Rogue review: Playing it down the middle

The Rogue is currently Nissan’s best-selling vehicle by a long shot, and consumer demand for compact crossovers shows no sign of slowing down. Needless to say, the “don’t screw it up” factor is pretty high with the redesigned 2021 Rogue, which rolls into dealerships later this year.


  • Quiet, comfortable cabin
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Available digital gauge cluster
  • Enhanced ProPilot driver-assistance tech

Don’t Like

  • Weak engine performance
  • Styling isn’t for everyone
  • Best tech features are only available on the most expensive trim

Smartly, Nissan opted to take a conservative approach to the Rogue’s redux, though you might not think so upon first glance. The boldly styled front end certainly isn’t for everyone — I’m not a fan, personally — but it’s at least expressive, which isn’t something I could say about prior Rogues. The rest of the crossover’s appearance is unsurprisingly conventional, although new two-tone color options are available to give that upright, two-box shape added visual interest. All told, the 2021 Rogue is about an inch shorter in both length and height than its predecessor.

Inside, 2021 Rogue loses half an inch of headroom and 1.5 inches of legroom up front. Rear-seat occupants, on the other hand, enjoy slightly

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Second stimulus check: Trump and Senate’s COVID results may shift IRS’ payment timeline

Did you know? Different groups will get their stimulus checks at different times.

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As COVID-19 spreads among the GOP — including Republican senators and President Donald Trump — the timeline to pass legislation for a new relief package is in question. As of Sunday evening, negotiations still have forward momentum and there’s a commitment by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to recall their chambers, currently in recess, to vote on a final bill.

new coronavirus relief package that includes a second stimulus check and other benefits is considered critical in providing financial aid for large and small businesses, ongoing coronavirus testing and individuals as a result of the ongoing pandemic

It’s suggested that Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin might agree on a stimulus package by mid-week, The Washington Post reported. McConnell has suspended Senate votes until Oct. 19, but he would give senators 24-hours notice to return in person for a vote if a new relief bill is ready in the next two weeks, he said.

“We’re making progress,” Pelosi told Face the Nation on Sunday. Asked if an agreement can be reached in the coming week, she

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