Nissan Rogue

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Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue S AWD front left.jpg
2014 Nissan Rogue S
Manufacturer Nissan
Production 2007—present
Model years 2008—present
Body and chassis
Class Compact crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Predecessor Nissan Mistral
Nissan X-Trail (Canada)
Nissan Xterra (Mexico)
Nissan X-Trail (Philippines)

The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV that debuted in October 2007[1] for the 2008 model year, produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan. It is the North American version of the Nissan X-Trail in Japan.

The Nissan Rogue made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 7, 2007. It replaces the Nissan X-Trail in Canada as Nissan's entry-level SUV and the body-on-frame Nissan Xterra in Mexico due to the Smyrna plant freeing capacity for the 2009 Suzuki Equator, but the Xterra continued on sale in the United States and Canada through 2015 after being withdrawn from the Mexican market after the 2008 model year. All-new versions of the X-Trail and Rogue were launched in 2013 on a shared platform.

The Rogue is powered by a 170 hp (127 kW; 172 PS), 2.5 L four-cylinder QR25DE engine mated to a standard continuously variable transmission,[2] and comes standard with front-wheel-drive. The Rogue costs less than Nissan's Murano crossover SUV, but at 105.8 cu ft (3.00 m3) vs. 108.1 cu ft (3.06 m3)[3] offers only slightly less passenger volume than its V6-powered sibling, and a nearly equal cargo area of 39.3 cu ft (1,110 L) vs. 39.6 cu ft (1,120 L).

In 2014, the Rogue received the distinction of being the first automobile to be manufactured in South Korea for a Japanese automaker and sold under a Japanese brand, thanks to the Renault–Nissan Alliance, in which the Rogue is built by Renault Samsung Motors in Busan. Renault Samsung Motors originally was a technology partner of Nissan upon its establishment in 1994 as Samsung Motors, and Renault, who has owned a controlling stake in Nissan since 1999, acquired a controlling stake in Samsung Motors in 2000, becoming Renault Samsung Motors.[4]

After the 2013 model year, Nissan also produced a model of the Rogue called the Rogue Select. A continuation of the first generation Rogue. This model was produced from 2013-2015

First generation (2007–2013)[edit]

First Generation
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2011 Nissan Rogue S
Also called Nissan Rogue Select (2014-2015)
Production 2007–2014
Model years 2008–2013 (as Rogue)
2014–2015 (as Rogue Select)
Assembly Nissan Shatai, Kanda, Fukuoka, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Compact crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Nissan C platform
Engine 2.5 L QR25DE I4
Transmission CVT
Wheelbase 105.9 inches (2,690 mm)
  • 2008-2010: 182.9 inches (4,646 mm)
  • 2011-2013: 183.3 in (4,656 mm)
  • 2011-2013 Krom: 184.3 in (4,681 mm)
Width 70.9 inches (1,801 mm)
Height 65.3 inches (1,659 mm)
Curb weight 3,529 lb (1,601 kg)

Initial release[edit]

2008 Nissan Rogue SL

The Nissan Rogue comes in three trims in the United States: S,SV and SL. S is the base model, which comes factory equipped with anti-lock brakes; air conditioning; cruise control; power windows, locks, and mirrors; remote keyless entry; and AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers and auxiliary input jack.[5]

An optional "360 Value" package on the S model adds 16-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with rear-view monitor, body-color rear spoiler, chrome grille, and rear privacy glass. An S Krōm trim edition includes Krōm integrated body design, center-exit exhaust, body-color rear spoiler, 17-inch brilliant-finish aluminum-alloy wheels, and rear privacy glass.[6]

Both trims are available with Front-wheel drive and All-wheel drive.[7]


Safety features in the Rogue include front airbags, side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors, tire-pressure monitor, ABS with brake-assist and electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, and anti-skid control. The following summarizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Crash Test Ratings[8]

Frontal Driver 5 stars.svg (5 stars out of 5)
Frontal Passenger 4 stars.svg (4 stars out of 5)
Side Impact 5 stars.svg (5 stars out of 5)
Rollover 4 stars.svg (4 stars out of 5)

In the IIHS evaluation of the 2013 model year, the Rogue achieved a "Good" crashworthiness rating for Head Restraints & Seats, Side, and Moderate Overlap Front, while achieving an “Acceptable” rating in Roof Strength, and a "Poor" rating in Small Overlap Front. Modifications were made starting in the 2014 model year which increased the Small Overlap Front and Roof Strength ratings to "Good".[9]

Awards and recognition[edit]

2011 model year update[edit]

2011 Nissan Rogue "Krom"

Changes to Nissan Rogue include redesigned gauges recolored from orange to black, redesigned center dash for addition of the navigation system, redesigned exterior featuring a new front fascia and grille, new front and rear spoilers, new chrome side door guard molding trim accents, new front and rear tire deflectors and a new chrome license plate finisher; new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for the Rogue S Krōm Edition and Rogue SL Package, new low rolling resistance tires (available with the 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels) and a new under-body cover.

The Rogue S Krōm Edition is a version of Rogue S with more aggressive styling, sport-tuned exhaust, 18-inch polished wheels and tires, a unique grille and bumper with fog lamps, and other styling tweaks. The vehicle was unveiled at the 23rd Annual International Z Car Convention in Nashville.

US models went on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning 2010-08-13. Early models include S and SV.[10]


The SV is available with an optional SL package, adding leather seats, touch screen navigation system and 18" alloy wheels, along with other premium features.


Nissan vehicles with Garmin Nuvi 750, 760 and 765 GPS devices, which included Rogue sold with the Garmin devices between 2008 and 2010, were recalled in 2010 due to overheating.[11] On November 23, 2011 Nissan announced a recall of 7,365 2011 Rogue vehicles for improperly manufactured electric power steering (EPS) assist units, which over time could cause the power assist feature to fail, causing a loss of power assist and an increased risk of an accident.[12][13]

2012 model year update[edit]

Changes to 2012 Nissan Rogue includes new aluminum-alloy wheels design, sport mode to the CVT, one new exterior color (Graphite Blue), Around View Monitor for SL package, which creates a composite top-view of the vehicle's surrounding and displays it through a LCD monitor.[14]

"Special Edition" (replaced "Krom" edition) adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a premium audio system, satellite radio, privacy glass, rearview monitor, and fog lamps to the S trim.[15][16]

In Canada, the Rogue comes in S and SV trim in front- or all-wheel-drive, and in a top-line SL trim in all-wheel-drive.


In February 2012, Nissan recalled 2,983 MY 2012 versions of the Murano and Rogue, because the tire pressure monitoring system was not activated when the cars were assembled.[17]

2014 model year update[edit]

Rogue Select[edit]

The Select is a continuation of the first generation Rogue sold alongside an all new Rogue that went on sale in 2013 as a 2014 model. Since the production capacity allowed for the first generation to be built in conjunction with the 2nd generation, it allows for a lower entry price to Rogue customers as well as fleet sales. It went on sale in January 2014 as 2014 model year vehicle and was continued through 2015. Nissan has since announced that 2015 will be the final year.[18] The Rogue Select is not offered in Canada, however.

Rogue Select was built in Kyushu, Japan plant.[19]

In 2017, the Nissan Rogue Sport replaced the Rogue Select, based on the Nissan Qashqai.

Second generation (2013–present)[edit]

See also: Nissan X-Trail

The second generation Rogue is a version of Nissan X-Trail adapted to North American market[20] and was inspired by the Hi-Cross Concept. Changes to Nissan Rogue included optional 3-row/7-passenger seating but the third row seat didn't have a lot of legroom like the Nissan Pathfinder, standard 4-wheel independent suspension, electric power-assisted Steering, 4-wheel disc brakes with an anti-lock braking system. This generation Rogue has an interior similar to the Murano, Altima, and the Maxima.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.[21]

US models went on sale in November 2013 as a 2014 model year vehicle. Early models included 2.5 L 4-Cylinder QR25DE engine rated 170 hp (127 kW) and 175 pound-feet (237 N·m), Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with standard Sport Mode switch, 3 trims (S, SV and SL, each in a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive).[22][23][24][25]

The 2016 model comes with technology such as NissanConnect with Navigation, Siri Eyes Free and many other new features. There are eight different colors for the 2016 Rogue.[26]

Rear 3/4


Production of the 2014 Nissan Rogue began at Smyrna, Tennessee as the facility's 10 millionth vehicle.[27]

Production of the Nissan Rogue crossover at South Korean manufacturer Renault Samsung Motors's Busan plant started in September 2014, with an annual capacity of about 80,000 units.[28][29]

In calendar year 2016, for the first time, the Rogue crossover was Nissan's top-selling model with 329,904 sales, an increase of 14.9 percent.[30]


It is currently holding the Top Safety Pick For IIHS Ratings. With the safety features from the first generation, it also includes Lane departure warning, frontal collision warning, object detection warning (SL Trim Only), and a 360 degree backup camera.

2014-Present Model years (Not including Rogue Select)

Small Overlap Front Driver: Good

Small Overlap Front Passenger: Good

Moderate Overlap Front Driver: Good

Side Impact: Good

Roof Strength: Good

The Small Overlap Test, introduced in 2012 by the IIHS simulates a frontal collision on 25% of the driver's side. Since its adoption, the IIHS has noticed several automakers making non-symmetrical modifications to their vehicles, the Rogue being one of them.

The Nissan Rogue was redesigned for the 2014 model year. The redesigned Rogue shares no ratings with the previous design, built since the 2008 model year and given a new name for 2014-15, the Rogue Select. Starting with the 2014 year, the Nissan Rogue was awarded Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). [31]

Nissan vehicles built 2014 to 2017 were put under a recall as the occupant classification sensor (OCS) would think that an adult in the passenger seat is a child. They recalled over 6 million vehicles for either reprogramming or replacing.

2017 model year update[edit]

For 2017, the Nissan Rogue has been facelifted with restyled headlights and taillights which includes, restyled twin LED projector headlamps with High intensity discharge and LED Daytime Running Lights which will be offered on SL trim levels with the Premium Package, while S, SV trim levels, and the SL trim levels without the Premium Package offers Halogen Headlamps with LED daytime running lights, and LED taillights are available on all trim levels. The 2.5L engine with 170 hp carries over from the previous model. The new Rogue will be on sale in October 2016 and will also have exterior and interior colors. A hybrid version of the vehicle will debut later in January 2017 (Limited Availability) for the 2017 model year. The hybrid features regenerative braking, pure drive hybrid emblems, energy monitor, hybrid battery status, under-floor storage area replacing Divide-N-Hide@ Cargo System, a 2.0 Liter 4 cylinder gasoline engine (power: 141 hp and torque: 141 lb-ft) and Xtronic CVT combined with an electric motor (power: 40 hp) and Lithium-Ion battery, for a combined power of 176 hp. The Lithium-Ion battery is located below the thick flooring of the under-floor cargo storage area. The Rogue Hybrid will be available in 2 trim levels SV and SL, but the Nissan Rogue Hybrid will not be available with Third Row Seating (Family Package) and Divide-N-Hide@ Cargo System due to the Lithium-Ion battery.[32]

2017 Nissan Rogue Star Wars Rogue One Edition (Limited Availability)[edit]

2017 Nissan Rogue One Edition

There is also a special edition model known as the Rogue One Edition inspired by the Star Wars: Rogue One movie for the 2017 model year, which is only available with the glacier white or the magnetic black exterior color and charcoal interior, the Rogue One Edition is only available on the SV trim levels and features a panoramic moonroof, BOSE Audio System, black glossed front grille, black gloss accents on the front and rear bumper, black chrome door handles, black roof rails, black smoked twin LED projector headlights with HID, black wheels, death trooper helmet replica, and Rogue One Edition badging and emblems on the exterior and the interior door sill panels as additional standard features for the Rogue One model versus the regular Nissan Rogue. It is also a late and limited availability because there will only 5,000 Rogue One Edition Nissan Rogue models available in existence.[33]


In 2007 the Rogue was featured on the television series Heroes, and in 2014, Nissan became the exclusive automotive partner for the launch of Apple's iTunes Radio, with the campaign theme "Make the Ordinary Extraordinary."[34]

Other Rogues[edit]

From 1966 to 1969, American Motors (AMC) used the Rogue nameplate on the Rambler American for its top trim two-door hardtop and convertible models, as well as performance editions.[35][36]

In 2017 Nissan unveiled a Nissan Rogue Sport, which is a different model from the regular Rogue.


Calendar year U.S. Canada
2007 17,808[37] 7503[37]
2008 75,053 13,163
2009 77,222 11,056
2010 99,515 13,199
2011 124,543[38] 14,191
2012 142,349[38] 14,329
2013 162,751[39] 16,878
2014 199,199[40] 28,827
2015 287,190[41] 35,841
2016 329,904[30] 40,055[42]


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