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2013 Nissan Rogue

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2013 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Rogue highlights

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • Quick and enjoyable to drive
  • Comfortable front seats


  • Lacking in cargo space and versatility
  • No V6 option

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 28 highway, 25 combined

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2013 Nissan Rogue is an attractive choice

The 2013 Nissan Rogue might be the last year of the first generation, but it remains a compelling choice if you value an enjoyable drive and high-quality interior over outright practicality. Others, like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, offer greater utility, but the Rogue's interior is among the best, with fine materials and fit and finish. The front seats are particularly comfortable, and the SV trim's driver's seat comes with six-way power adjustment. All Rogues feature a 170-hp 2.5-liter gasoline engine, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission driving either the front or all four wheels.

The steering is nicely weighted and precise, and the suspension delivers capable handling and agility that makes it feel more like a compact car than a compact crossover. If there's a negative, it's that the CVT creates a lot of engine noise. The S is the base trim, and a Special Edition package adds desirable equipment including alloy wheels, a nicer sound system, and a rearview camera. The SV trim has all that and more. The SL package allows for a Rogue that's fully loaded, with Bose® audio, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a useful 360-degree parking camera.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2013 Nissan Rogue is a compact SUV that is roomy, comfortable, and quiet. Customers like the car for its gas mileage, and the back up camera. The Rogue is also economical.
5 Stars46
4 Stars31
3 Stars4
2 Stars3
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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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Nissan Rogue details

SL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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