Nissan Rogue

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Nissan Rogue
2021 Nissan Rogue SV AWD, front 1.1.21.jpg
2021 Nissan Rogue SV AWD
Also calledNissan X-Trail (2013–present)
Model years2008–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive

The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan. It made its debut in October 2007 for the 2008 model year.[1] Since 2013, the model has been paralleled with the X-Trail sold outside North America, making them essentially identical. It is currently Nissan's best-selling vehicle in the United States.[2][3]

The Rogue is manufactured at the Nissan Smyrna Assembly Plant in Tennessee, United States, although some variants have been built at Nissan Shatai's Kyushu Plant in Fukuoka, Japan and at the Renault Samsung Motors plant in Busan, South Korea.

First generation (S35; 2007)[edit]

First generation (S35)
2011 Nissan Rogue SV -- 12-31-2010.jpg
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
Also calledNissan Rogue Select (2014–2015)
Model years2008–2013 (as Rogue)
2014–2015 (as Rogue Select)
AssemblyJapan: Kanda, Fukuoka (Nissan Shatai)
Body and chassis
PlatformNissan C platform
Wheelbase105.9 in (2,690 mm)
Length182.9–184.3 in (4,646–4,681 mm)
Width70.9 in (1,801 mm)
Height65.3 in (1,659 mm)
Curb weight3,529 lb (1,601 kg)

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for the 2009 Suzuki Equator, but the Xterra continued on sale in the United States and Canada through 2015 after being withdrawn from the Mexican market after the 2008 model year.

Initial release[edit]

2008 Nissan Rogue SL

The Rogue comes in three trim levels in the United States: S, SV and SL. S is the base model, which comes factory equipped with anti-lock braking system; 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 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 "Marginal" 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".[8]

Awards and recognition[edit]

2011 model year update[edit]

2011 Nissan Rogue "Krōm"

Changes to the 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 August 13, 2010. Early models include S and SV.[9]


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 Navi 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.[10] 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.[11][12]

2012 model year update[edit]

Changes to 2012 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.[13]

"Special Edition" (replaced "Krom" edition) adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a premium audio system, satellite radio, privacy glass, rear view monitor and fog lamps to the S trim.[14][15]

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.[16]

Rogue Select[edit]

The Select was 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 second generation, it allowed for a lower entry price to Rogue customers as well as fleet sales. It went on sale in January 2014 as a 2014 model year vehicle and was continued through 2015. Nissan then announced that 2015 would be the final year.[17] The Rogue Select was not offered in Canada.

The Rogue Select was built in Nissan's Kyushu, Japan plant.[18]

Second generation (T32; 2013)[edit]

Second generation (T32)
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2016 Nissan Rogue SV
Also calledNissan X-Trail
Model years2014–2020
DesignerKeisuke Otsuki
Body and chassis
PlatformRenault–Nissan CMF-CD platform
  • Gasoline:
  • 2.0 L MR20DD I4
  • 2.5 L QR25DE I4
Wheelbase106.5 in (2,705 mm)
Length182.7 in (4,641 mm)
Width71.7 in (1,821 mm)
Height67.3 in (1,709 mm)
2014 Nissan Rogue S AWD (rear view)

The second generation Rogue is a version of Nissan X-Trail and inspired by the Hi-Cross Concept to adapt to the US and Canada markets.[20] Changes include optional third row 7 passenger seating, standard four-wheel independent suspension, electric power-assisted steering and four-wheel disc brakes with an anti-lock braking system. This generation has an interior size similar to Nissan's Murano, Altima and Maxima. For the 2018 model year, Nissan decided to drop the third row option in favor of optimizing interior passenger room and cargo utility space.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.[21] US models went on sale in November 2013 as a 2014 model year vehicle. Early models included 2.5-liter 4-cylinder QR25DE engine rated 170 hp (127 kW) and 175 pound-feet (237 N⋅m), Xtronic CVT Jatco CVT8[22] with standard Sport Mode switch, 3 trims (S, SV and SL, each in a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive).[23][24][25][26]

Production of the 2014 Rogue began at Smyrna, Tennessee as the facility's 10 millionth vehicle.[27] Production of the 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] The 2014 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.[30]

In calendar year 2016, the Rogue became Nissan's top-selling model for the first time, a total of 329,904 sales reflecting a 14.9 percent increase.[31]



The 2016 model comes with technology such as NissanConnect with Navigation, Siri Eyes Free and many other new features. Eight exterior colors are offered.[32]


2017 facelift

The Rogue was facelifted for the 2017 model year, with restyled headlights and taillights, and LED daytime running lights standard on all trim levels. The SL trim is also available with full LED headlamps with HID as part of the SL Premium Package. The front grille plastics also changed, with the wider V-Motion grille, that Nissan has throughout its lineup.


Interior (facelift)

Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert became standard safety features for MY 2018 both in US and Canadian markets. The SV trim received the bigger touch screen radio as standard equipment. ProPILOT Assist is an option on the SL trim.[33]

Rogue Hybrid[edit]

A hybrid Rogue debuted January 2017, with 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 four-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 is available in two trim levels, SV and SL, but does not offer third-row seating ("Family Package") and Divide-N-Hide Cargo System due to the bulk of the lithium-ion battery.[34]


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."[35]

Star Wars Edition[edit]

2017 Rogue One Edition

A special edition model known as the "2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition" inspired by the 2016 film Rogue One was released for the 2017 model year. 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. Only 5,000 units of this limited edition were built.[36]


The Rogue 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.

IIHS scores: 2014–2020 Nissan Rogue
Small overlap front (driver) Good
Small overlap front (passenger) Acceptable (2019 and newer)
Moderate overlap front Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats 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. Another Small Overlap Test was conducted on a number of vehicles including a 2014 Rogue, but was conducted on the passenger side instead. Based on this test, the Rogue would have received a "Marginal" rating if the IIHS were to provide ratings for passenger-side protection. The crash test's intrusion was 10 inches further into the vehicle on the passenger's side than on the driver's side and completely tore off the structural door hinge pillar on the passenger side.[37]

The 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 Rogue was awarded Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).[38]

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.

Third generation (T33; 2020)[edit]

Third generation (T33)
2021 Nissan Rogue.jpg
2021 Nissan Rogue SV
Also calledNissan X-Trail
ProductionSeptember 2020 – present
Model years2021–present
Body and chassis
PlatformRenault–Nissan CMF-CD platform
RelatedMitsubishi Outlander (fourth generation)
Wheelbase106.5 in (2,705 mm)
Length183 in (4,648 mm)
Width72.4 in (1,839 mm)
Height66.9 in (1,699 mm)
Curb weight3,371–3,494 lb (1,529–1,585 kg)
Rear view

The third generation Rogue was unveiled in North America on June 15, 2020. Production in the United States started on September 22, 2020 and the vehicle arrived at Nissan dealerships in the United States in late October.[41]

It is claimed to be built on a new platform,[42] although the dimensions are similar to its predecessor. It has a more distinctive exterior design, punctuated by a boxier, more squared-off front end and recognizable LED lighting signatures along with two-tone exterior color combinations.[43]

The QR25DE engine used in the previous two generations has been replaced with a new direct-injected PR25DD engine, once again paired with a CVT. A flagship Platinum model featuring a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery, heated rear seats and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (late availability)[44] joins the pre-existing S, SV and SL trim levels. The interior has also been revised with an electronic shifter setup and an 8- or 9-inch infotainment screen.[45][46]


Calendar year U.S. Canada
2007 17,808[47] 7,503[47]
2008 75,053 13,163
2009 77,222 11,056
2010 99,515 13,199
2011 124,543[48] 14,191
2012 142,349[48] 14,329
2013 162,751[49] 16,878
2014 199,199[50] 28,827
2015 287,190[50] 35,841
2016 329,904[31] 40,055[51]
2017 403,465[52] 43,418[53]
2018 412,110[54] 41,167[55]
2019 350,447[56] 37,530[57]
2020 227,935[58] 25,998[59]

From 2016, the United States sales figures of the Rogue included the smaller Rogue Sport.[54][60]

Rogue Sport[edit]

Nissan Rogue Sport (2017)
Nissan Rogue Sport (2020)

A version of the global Qashqai was released in the US market for the 2017 model year as the Rogue Sport. Imported from Kyushu, Japan, the vehicle serves customers interest in a smaller, lower price-point Rogue after the discontinuation of previous-generation Rogue Select. The Rogue Sport is slightly smaller than the regular Rogue and comes with a 2.0-liter direct-injected inline-four engine rated 141 hp (105 kW) at 6000 rpm and 147 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. Compared with the Rogue, the Rogue Sport is 12 inches shorter overall, 0.4 inches lower and has a two-inch shorter wheelbase.[61] Trim levels include S, SV and SL with FWD or AWD.

For the 2020 model year, the Rogue Sport received a minor facelift.[61]


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