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2012 Nissan Rogue

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2012 Nissan Rogue

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.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Nissan Rogue is a small SUV that is great for cruising to the beach. It is comfortable, has a smooth ride, and has a great stereo and navigation system. The Rogue is a great car for the commoner and is a great family car. It is a great car for the price and is a great car for the price.
5 Stars47
4 Stars23
3 Stars5
2 Stars1
1 Star2

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 16th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.
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Explore Nissan Rogue details

S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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