2018 Nissan Rogue AWD vs. FWD | Matteson, IL

If you’ve been looking at the 2018 Nissan Rogue, it’s likely you’ve been asking yourself what the difference between the Nissan Intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) and front-wheel drive (FWD) options is. To help you decide whether an all-wheel or front-wheel drivetrain is right for you, the specialists at our Nissan dealership in Matteson, IL have highlighted what makes each system unique. Read on to learn more about the AWD and FWD systems available with the new Nissan Rogue.

If you have any questions before you continue to the rest of the article below, we encourage you to contact Hawkinson Nissan by calling (708) 223-7695.

2018 Nissan Rogue SL

What’s the difference between AWD and FWD?

When choosing between all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive, the main aspect to consider is the amount of traction you’ll need on a regular basis. With FWD, traction is sent only to the front wheels, making it more difficult for the rear ones to gain traction on slick surfaces.

When you choose a model with Nissan Intelligent AWD, your Nissan Rogue will adapt to weather conditions 30 times faster than the blink of an eye, sending traction to the wheels that need it the most. This means that when the road is slick from snow, rain, or both, your vehicle will immediately adjust to the conditions, offering improved control while you drive.

2018 Nissan Rogue AWD vs. FWD: Pros & Cons

Now that you know the difference between Nissan Intelligent AWD and FWD drivetrain systems, the next step is to determine which is right for your weekly driving routine. Matteson, IL drivers will want to consider purchasing a 2018 Nissan Rogue model with Nissan Intelligent AWD, as it is more efficient in the snow and inclement weather conditions Illinois is famous for. However, there are a few differences in price and fuel-efficiency that are worth considering before you make your final decision.

Starting MSRP

The 2018 Nissan Rogue S trim package with the FWD option starts at $24,800. If you want to upgrade the new Nissan Rogue S with the impressive Nissan Intelligent AWD drivetrain system, you can do so for a starting MSRP of only $26,150.

Fuel Economy

When it comes to fuel economy, the difference between the Nissan Rogue AWD and FWD models is practically indistinguishable. The AWD model offers 25 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway, while the FWD model produces 26 MPG on city streets and 33 MPG on the highway.


2018 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Test-Drive the 2018 Nissan Rogue in Matteson, IL Today!

Now that you know which drivetrain option is right for your transportation needs, the next step is to pick your favorite model from the new Rogue inventory at our Nissan dealership in Matteson, IL.

If you have any additional questions for our team of experts, please don’t hesitate to contact Hawkinson Nissan using the form on our website. If you would prefer speaking with one of our team members directly, you can do so anytime during our posted business hours by calling (708) 223-7695.