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2012 Nissan Rogue

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Nissan Rogue highlights

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5


  • Smooth ride and capable handling
  • High-quality interior


  • Transmission can get noisy at high speeds
  • Not as spacious as many rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 28 highway, 25 combined

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The 2012 Nissan Rogue is a strong small crossover contender

The Nissan Rogue boasts not only a smart-looking exterior but also an interior that’s unusually nice among its similar priced and sized alternatives. It can count the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Edge, GMC Terrain, Kia Sportage, and a host of other small crossover contenders as rivals. The Nissan lags in outright utility, with a comparatively small trunk and less versatility, but it counters that with a drive that's car-like and enjoyable and a smartly appointed and comfortable interior.

Two trim levels are offered, S and SV. The S has 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. A Special Edition package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, and an upgraded audio system with a 4.3-inch screen, rearview camera, and USB/iPod interface. The SV comes with most of these as standard, plus 17-inch wheels and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. All models use a 170-hp 2.5-liter engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission in either front- or all-wheel drive.

All Nissan Rogue years

New for 2012

  • The Rogue is available in a new trim called the SL.
  • The Krom trim has been discontinued for 2012.
  • Rogue trims have been upgraded with Front Seat Heaters, Leather Seats, Sunroof(s), BOSE Sound System, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Full Roof Rack and Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Nissan Rogue details

S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready

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Leg room

F 42.5"/R 35.3"

Head room

F 40.4"/R 38.3"

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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2012 Nissan Rogue

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Nissan Rogue an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Rogue 17th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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2012 Nissan Rogue trims

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