|Compact SUV; Built in Japan|
|Good condition price range: $6,100 – $21,600*|
2008 Nissan Rogue Front
2008 Nissan Rogue Rear
2008 Nissan Rogue Interior
2008 Nissan Rogue Profile
Overall, Rogue’s competitors are quieter and more refined, but this compact Nissan gets points for sleek styling and high levels of interior functionality. If you can live with Rogue’s sometimes-harsh ride, this little Nissan might make sense.
Launched for the 2008 model year, Nissan’s Rogue was a new compact sport-utility vehicle from the Japanese-brand automaker. Based on Nissan’s Sentra compact sedans, Rogue was a four-door crossover wagon with seating for five. S and SL models were available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (the latter lacking low-range gearing). Sole powertrain consisted of a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). SL models were available with steering wheel-mounted paddles for manual shifting.
Standard safety features included all-disc antilock brakes, an antiskid system, traction control, front side airbags, and curtain side airbags. Leather-appointed seating surfaces, heated front seats, a sunroof, and xenon headlights were optional. So were a wireless cell-phone link, keyless entry, and pushbutton engine start. Each Rogue had a 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat and a partitioned glovebox. A pop-up cargo organizer and a trip computer could be installed. A washable, removable storage tray also was optional. Rogue rivals included the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and forthcoming Volkswagen Tiguan.
Several new features and options became available for 2009. New items included automatic speed-sensing door locks, a fold-down front passenger seat, driver’s seatback pocket, and dual-level center console tray. Mood lighting went into SL models, along with an outside temperature display.
The 2010 Nissan Rogue lineup gained a new sporty trim level. S and SL models were joined for 2010 by the sporty Krom. It had specific body cladding, wheels, and a sport exhaust system.
The 2011 Nissan Rogue got freshened styling and a slightly revised model roster, as the former SL was replaced by the SV.
The 2012 Nissan Rogue received only minor trim changes.
Rogue saw no major changes for 2013.