Nissan does add a few nice features to justify the price increase. All 2018 Rogue Hybrids now get an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, along with a motion-sensing back hatch. More safety and convenience features come on the SL trim now including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning. Adaptive cruise control is now an option on the SV model via the SV Premium Package.
The Rogue Hybrid is still only available in the western United States. It is available right now, so if you're living in that part of the country, you can check one out.