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capacity for the 2009 Suzuki Equator, but the Xterra continues on sale in the United States and Canada after being withdrawn from the Mexican market after the 2008 model year. An all-new version of the X-Trail, whose platform the Rogue shares, has been launched in Europe, Mexico and elsewhere, but there are no plans to market it in either USA and Canada.[citation needed]

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 97.5 cu ft (2.76 m3) vs. 108.8 cu ft (3.08 m3)[3] offers less passenger volume than its V6-powered sibling, and a smaller cargo area of 28.9 cu ft (820 L) vs. 31.6 cu ft (890 L).

First generation (2008–2013)[edit]

Nissan Rogue
2011 Nissan Rogue S -- 04-22-2011.jpg
2011 Nissan Rogue S
Also called Nissan Rogue Select (from 2014)
Production 2007–14
Model years 2008–14
2014–present (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.[4]

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.[5]

Both trims are available with Front-wheel drive and All-wheel drive.[6]


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[7]

Frontal Driver POOP
Frontal Passenger 0 star
Side Impact 5 stars.svg (5 stars out of 5)
Rollover 4 stars.svg (4 stars out of 5)

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.[8]


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.[9] On November 23, 2011 Nissan announced a recakpoop[edit]

y 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.[10][11][edit]

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.[12]

"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.[13][14]

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.[15]

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.[16] The Rogue Select is not offered in Canada, however.

Rogue Select was built in Kyushu, Japan plant.[17]

Second generation (2014–present)[edit]

2014-15 Nissan Rogue Montreal QC Canada.jpg
2014 Nissan Rogue SV
Production 2013–present
Model years 2014–present
Assembly Nissan Shatai, Kanda, Fukuoka, Japan
Smyrna, Tennessee, United States (Nissan USA)[18]
Busan, South Korea (RSM)[19]
  • Kazunori Murabayashi (2011)
  • Nobutaka Tase[20]
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front engine, Front-wheel drive/ All-wheel drive
Platform Nissan/Renault Common Module Family (CMF) platform
Engine 2.5 L QR25DE I4
Transmission CVT
Wheelbase 106.5 in (2,705 mm)
Length 182.8 in (4,643 mm)
Width 72 in (1,829 mm)
Height 67.5 in (1,714 mm)
Curb weight
  • 3,393–3,481 lb (1,539–1,579 kg) (FWD)
  • 3,532–3,605 lb (1,602–1,635 kg) (AWD)
See also: Nissan X-Trail

The second generation Rogue is a version of Nissan X-Trail adapted to North American market and was inspired by the Hi-Cross Concept. Changes to Nissan Rogue includes optional 3-row/7-passenger seating, standard 4-wheel independent suspension, electric power-assisted Steering, 4-wheel disc brakes with an anti-lock braking system.

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 submodels (S, SV and SL, each in a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive).[22][23][24][25]

Rear 3/4


Production of the 2014 Nissan Rogue began at Smyrna, Tennessee as the facility's 10 millionth vehicle.[26]

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.[27][28]


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."[29]

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.[30][31]


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  8. ^ Nissan refreshes Rogue crossover for 2011
  9. ^ Nissan joins overheating Garmin sat-nav recall
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  11. ^ Nissan recalls 2011 Rogue over power steering concern
  12. ^ 2012 Nissan Rogue gains optional Around View Monitor
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  16. ^ Nissan's current Rogue renamed Rogue Select, will live alongside next gen
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  23. ^ Nissan Rogue redesigned with three rows for 2014
  24. ^ 日産自動車、新型「ローグ」(2014年モデル)を世界初公開 2013年11月より販売開始
  25. ^ ALL-NEW 2014 NISSAN ROGUE MAKES U.S. DEBUT – Reservations Being Taken Ahead of the Bold Compact Crossover's Fall Launch
  26. ^ 2014 Rogue kicks off production as 10,000,000th Nissan built in Tennessee
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  28. ^ Lee, Ji-yoon (2014-09-26). "Renault Samsung Motors starts Nissan Rogue shipments to U.S.". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-09-27. 
  29. ^ Apple iTunes Radio picks Nissan as first automotive launch partner
  30. ^ "The Rambler Rogue Registry". Archived from the original on 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  31. ^ Auto Editors of Consumer Guide (2007-01-10). "1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler". Retrieved 2012-12-27. 

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