Is the Nissan Rogue AWD?

July 19th, 2021 by
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If you choose a new Nissan Rogue with AWD, you’ll be prepared for anything that the Cherry Hill roads can throw at you. Every single Rogue trim level offers Intelligent AWD as an optional upgrade, and this technology can automatically sense a loss in traction and respond to keep you moving forward. Keep reading to find out how Nissan Intelligent AWD works, and experience it for yourself at Nissan of Turnersville!

How Does Nissan Intelligent AWD Work?

When equipped with Intelligent AWD, the Nissan Rogue is able to get up to speed more quickly and protect you against a loss of traction on Turnersville or Woodbury roads. Here’s how the Nissan Intelligent AWD system works:

  • When you’re starting from a standstill, your AWD system kicks in to help you accelerate more quickly.
  • Once you’re up to speed, your AWD system essentially goes on standby. FWD takes over to deliver the efficient performance you expect from the new Rogue.
  • If slippery conditions or a loss of traction are detected, AWD kicks in immediately to deliver excess power to the wheels that do have a good grip. This keeps you moving forward and prevents wheel spin.

Nissan Rogue AWD Configurations

As we noted from the outset, every single Nissan Rogue trim level is available with optional all-wheel drive:

  • 2021 Rogue S AWD – Starting at $27,250 MSRP*
  • 2021 Rogue SV AWD – Starting at $28,940 MSRP*
  • 2021 Rogue SL AWD – Starting at $33,600 MSRP*
  • 2021 Rogue Platinum AWD – Starting at $37,030 MSRP*

Still weighing AWD vs. FWD? Upgrading with AWD adds $1,400 to your preferred model’s total price, but many Cherry Hill and Sicklerville drivers agree that AWD is worth every penny. Looking for other AWD options? Compare the Nissan Rogue to the Nissan Murano.

Using the Nissan Rogue AWD Lock Button

Some all-wheel drive systems will leave you wanting more if and when you venture off the beaten path, but thanks to the Nissan Rogue AWD Lock, you can travel through snow and other obstacles with confidence. In normal circumstances, your Rogue AWD system will use FWD whenever it can and switch to AWD when needed. When locked, your AWD system directs consistent power to all four wheels.

Interpreting an AWD Error on the Nissan Rogue

The AWD warning light on your dashboard may light up to indicate issues that need to be addressed. There are three main possibilities:

  • If the AWD light is illuminated without blinking, you’re dealing with an AWD malfunction. Schedule service and let us take a look.
  • If the AWD light isblinking rapidly, your powertrain oil temperature is much higher than it should be. Pull over in a safe location, as soon as possible, and idle in park to let your engine cool down. You can drive again once the oil cools down, but you should still get to a service center as soon as possible.
  • If the AWD light is blinking slowly, there’s a significant difference in diameter between your front and rear wheels. Pull over and idle the vehicle; fixing the issue may just be a matter of adjusting your tire pressure. If this doesn’t solve the issue, schedule service as soon as possible.

Experience Intelligent AWD at Nissan of Turnersville

If you’d like to experience the Nissan Rogue AWD system for yourself, all you need to do is let us know! Check out our current new vehicle specials and learn how to shop and buy online today.

*Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes tax, title, license, options and destination charge. Dealer sets actual price.


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