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2016 Nissan Rogue

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Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 33 highway, 28 combined

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2016 Nissan Rogue remains family-friendly

If you prioritize space and comfort in your compact crossover, then the 2016 Nissan Rogue has plenty of both. Its trunk is among the biggest, and the option to add a third row of seating makes it a useful choice for larger families. Add an interior that's finished to a level above most of its rivals, and the Rogue certainly has appeal.

The S trim covers the basics, with remote keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, a rearview camera, a 5-inch display, and Bluetooth® connectivity among the standard equipment. You'll need to get the SV if you want standard alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and improved audio with the NissanConnect® smartphone app integration. The SL tops the range, adding leather upholstery, a larger touchscreen, navigation, and Bose® audio among other desirable equipment. All come powered with a 170-hp four-cylinder engine with a continuously automatic transmission. Its performance is rather lackluster, much like the rest of the driving experience, but it's spacious and well appointed and worthy of consideration.

All Nissan Rogue years

New for 2016

  • The S trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

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 View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Third Row Seat

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 43"/R 37.9"

Head room

F 41.6"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2016 Nissan Rogue

1. Pleasing performance

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Under the hood of every 2016 Nissan Rogue is a 170-hp 2.5L four-cylinder with 175 lb-ft of torque and an advanced Xtronic CVT® (continuously variable transmission). For running errands around town or driving on the highway, you'll have ample power to accelerate and make passing moves. You'll also enjoy a smooth ride from the 2016 Rogue's independent front strut and multi-link rear suspensions that iron out bumps for a comfortable on-road experience. If you need more traction in poor weather conditions, the 2016 Rogue offers available AWD for surefooted performance in rain, ice, and snow.

2. Strong EPA estimates

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Ideal for commuting or as a daily driver, the 2016 Nissan Rogue delivers fuel-sipping performance to help you minimize stops at the pumps. With the 2.5L engine and CVT, the 2016 model achieves an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with FWD.

If you opt for AWD, gas mileage remains relatively steady with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway in the 2016 Rogue.
Eco mode also comes standard on all 2016 models, which adjusts the SUV's throttle responses and shifting behavior to sip less fuel.

3. Optional third row

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If you're looking for a compact crossover SUV with space for your entire crew, the 2016 Rogue offers an optional third-row seat. Available on S and SV trims with the Family Package, the third-row split-folding bench seat increases the 2016 Rogue's seating capacity from five passengers to seven. The second-row seat also slides forward to provide easy access to enter and exit the third row. Featuring 31.4 inches of legroom, the 2016 Rogue's third row is ideal for children.

4. Versatile storage

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Whether you regularly transport sporting equipment, golf clubs, or a stroller, the 2016 Rogue has the versatile storage space you need to bring your belongings along. Customizing the interior is very easy with the 2016 model's EZ Flex® seating system that includes a second-row split-folding bench seat that can make room for larger items. There's also a standard Divide-N-Hide® cargo system in five-passenger models that includes adjustable shelves and dividers to provide 18 cargo-carrying variations with out-of-sight storage and a lower deck for taller cargo. With the rear seats folded, the 2016 Nissan Rogue provides 70 cu-ft of volume behind the first row.

5. User-friendly tech

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The 2016 Nissan Rogue packs a lot of user-friendly technology into its cabin. Base models start with a five-inch central display with a rearview camera and Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity. NissanConnect® with Mobile Apps also comes standard in the 2016 model, which lets you easily access music and contacts on your smartphone. For a more tech-rich experience, consider the 2016 Rogue SL, which includes an around-view monitor, navigation, and voice recognition. This trim also boasts a larger seven-inch touchscreen display and a nine-speaker Bose® audio system for an immersive experience.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2016 Nissan Rogue, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

If you're shopping for a compact SUV with towing abilities, the 2017–2021 Ford Escape's available 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder can tow an estimated 3,500 lbs when properly equipped.2 2017–2019 models feature 34 cu-ft of cargo volume behind the second row to hold camping gear and other equipment, while 2020–2021 models boast 37.5 cubes. With its compact footprint and car-like handling, the Escape is a versatile option for commuting and road trips.

Standard features on the 2017–2021 Escape SE include:

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels

  • Dual chrome exhaust tips

  • Six-speaker audio system

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Nissan Rogue is a compact SUV that is smooth when driving, has Bluetooth connectivity, and a rearview camera. Customers enjoy the spacious interior, the split back and adjustable backseat, and the adjustable cargo space.

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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2016 Nissan Rogue trims


  • Includes 17-inch steel wheels with wheel covers, power outside mirrors, cloth upholstery, rearview monitor, Divide-N-Hide Cargo System, and more.

  • View all Nissan Rogue S in stock


  • Adds 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, chrome outside door handles, power outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, dual-zone automatic temperature control, six-way power driver seat with power lumbar, and more.

  • View all Nissan Rogue SV in stock


2016 Nissan Rogue FAQ

More about the 2016 Nissan Rogue

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Exterior colors:

  • Arctic Blue Metallic

  • Brilliant Silver

  • Cayenne Red

  • Glacier White

  • Gun Metallic

  • Magnetic Black

  • Midnight Jade

  • Pearl White

Interior colors:

  • Almond

  • Charcoal

Interior details

The 2016 Nissan Rogue interior comes standard with five-passenger seating and adding the Family Package increases capacity to seven passengers (S and SV trims). All 2016 models feature an EZ Flex seating system with second-row split-folding, sliding, and reclining bench seat for cargo versatility and passenger comfort. There's also a standard Divide-N-Hide cargo system in five-passenger models that includes adjustable shelves and dividers to provide 18 cargo-carrying variations. Leather upholstery and front heated seats come standard in the 2016 Rogue SL.

Child seat details

With the Family Package (available on S and SV trims), the 2016 Nissan Rogue provides seating for seven passengers; however, the third row does not allow for the installation of child seats. The second row includes two LATCH anchors in the outboard seating positions and three tether anchors, yet the compact SUV cannot accommodate three child seats in the second row. The 2016 Rogue is an ideal option for families with no more than two kids requiring child seats, including includes LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats.


The 2016 Nissan Rogue features a 2.5L four-cylinder engine (170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque) and an advanced Xtronic CVT with sport and eco modes that covers zero to 60 mph in nine seconds with available AWD (according to the manufacturer when new). With the 2.5L engine and FWD, the 2016 model achieves respectable EPA estimates of 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.

When properly equipped, the 2016 Rogue can tow an estimated 1,000 lbs.


According to EPA estimates, the FWD 2016 Nissan Rogue's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 315 grams per mile, and the AWD model's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 326 grams per mile.

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