Only 400 limited editions available in Canada
Storage is enhanced with Nissan’s DivideN-Hide® Cargo System that has 18 adjustable variations between the cargo and occupant areas. This gives a total cargo space of 1,982 litres with the rear seats down.
The driving experience is much the same as the regular Rogue. Acceleration is nifty for a vehicle of this size taking 10.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h.
I’m not usually a fan of CVT transmissions but Nissan have done a great job with the Xtronic continuously variable transmission, they have incorporated predetermined shift points that give the feeling of gear changes when accelerating, rather than the usual continuous whine.
This limited edition comes with the smart all-wheel-drive system – when pulling away it splits the power evenly between front and back to suppress wheel spin, but when up to speed it pushes the power to the front wheels to conserve fuel.
The hardest thing to swallow with the Star Wars Edition is the additional cost. The Limited Edition package adds an additional $2,850 to the SV AWD and moonroof, bringing the grand total to $33,998.
It may sound like a lot for some minor upgrades, but Nissan have added a full-size Death Trooper helmet to the mix, this collectable is only being made available to owners of the Star Wars Limited Edition Rogue.
I think Nissan are projecting that, with only 400 limited editions being made available in Canada, it will make the helmet more valuable in the Star Wars collector market than the initial cost of the upgrade. We will have to wait and see. No matter how you dress up the Rogue you are still getting Nissan’s top-selling vehicle. This limited edition is adding an extra dimension for die-hard Star Wars fans.
They can probably see the future benefits of buying a vehicle with such a limited run that
also includes a sought after piece of Star Wars memorabilia.
The dash is simple and uncluttered with all instrumentation being easily read and controlled. It comes with the new standard D-shaped steering wheel that adds a sense of sportiness.