2018 Nissan Rogue

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Nissan Rogue highlights

Customer rating


  • Smart interior with comfortable seats
  • Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™


  • Acceleration is underwhelming
  • Seven-seat option no longer offered

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 32 highway, 27 combined

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2018 Nissan Rogue: Practical but option for seven seats is no more

With Rogue revisions in 2017 including a face-lifted design, more standard equipment, and a new hybrid model, Nissan continued to make changes for the 2018 model year. Surprisingly, one of the Rogue's top selling points has been removed, with Nissan no longer offering the seven-seat option. Other revisions include the addition of standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in all trim levels, allowing you to operate your smartphone seamlessly inside. Nissan has also added semi-automated driving features with its available ProPILOT Assist®.

Elsewhere the lineup remains much the same, which means the possibility of front- or all-wheel drive via either the standard 170-hp 2.5-liter engine or the hybrid model. The hybrid has an electric motor assisting a 2.0-liter four-cylinder for a combined 176 hp. Regardless of what's powering it, the Rogue features a continuously variable automatic transmission, which feels a bit slow to react. Comfort levels are high, but overall the Rogue's driving enjoyment lags that of most rivals, and the loss of the seven-seat option curtails its appeal for some.

All Nissan Rogue years

New for 2018

  • Rogue trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SV trim now comes with Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment.

Explore Nissan Rogue details

SV 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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

110/1102 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2018 Nissan Rogue

1. Lots of storage

2018 Nissan Rogue Review: Cargo | CarMax

Whether it's for your grocery run, a family road trip, or your latest shopping finds, the 2018 Nissan Rogue's interior space is ready to store your stuff. At 39.3 cubic feet behind the second-row seats, there's plenty of room for a week's worth of luggage. Depending on your needs, the interior of the 2018 Rogue can even flex to fit with 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Folding everything flat opens an impressive 70 cubic feet of space behind the front seats.

2. The technology you want

2018 Nissan Rogue Review: Tech | CarMax

The 2018 Nissan Rogue is loaded with in-demand tech on every trim, from audio streaming to driver aids. Automatic braking and blind-spot monitoring are standard on every 2018 Rogue, and wireless phone charging is available as an optional accessory. For the latest driver aids, look for Nissan's ProPILOT Assist®, available on 2018 Rogue SL trims with the Premium Package. Or shop for the SV Premium Package to get a surround-view camera and adaptive cruise control.

3. Engines that go the distance

2018 Nissan Rogue Review: Engine | CarMax

Powering every 2018 Nissan Rogue is a 170-hp, 2.4L four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for smooth around-town driving. As the only engine available, you can expect the same driving experience regardless of which 2018 Rogue trim you choose. If squeezing the most out of a tank of gas is essential, consider the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid—the FWD hybrid system gets an EPA-estimated 34 mpg combined.

4. Plenty of standard features

2018 Nissan Rogue Review: Front Seats | CarMax

Getting the base model doesn't mean missing out on the great features the 2018 Nissan Rogue has to offer. The long list of standard features on the 2018 Rogue S trim includes appealing amenities like Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® connectivity. Driver aids like automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring are standard on all 2018 Rogues. A seven-inch touchscreen powers the infotainment system, rounding out an excellent set of standard equipment.

5. Comfortable seating

2018 Nissan Rogue Review: Backseats | CarMax

Using Zero Gravity design on the front bucket seats and focusing on comfort in the rear, the 2018 Nissan Rogue makes you feel at ease. There's a spacious 100.4 cubic feet of passenger volume—plenty of room to stretch out on long trips. For a touch of luxury, leather seating is available on the 2018 Rogue SL trim. Or upgrade to quilted leather inserts on models with the SL Platinum Reserve Interior Package.

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Totally redesigned for 2018, the Chevrolet Equinox gained power through a choice of turbocharged four-cylinder engines, including a 1.6L diesel. The nine-speed automatic transmission is fast and smooth, sending power to the front with standard FWD, or all four wheels with optional AWD. You can get the 2016-present Equinox in the base L trim or step up to the high-end Premier trim. The huge choice of options includes bold colors, internet connectivity, driver-assistance technology, and a slick e-AWD system that disconnects the rear wheels for improved efficiency.

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox Premier delivers these standard features:

  • Heated front seats

  • Lane-departure and forward-collision warning

  • Leather upholstery

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

CarMax customer love the Nissan Rogue. They like that it's great on gas and has smooth handling.

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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2018 Nissan Rogue trims


  • Includes a seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, blind-spot monitoring, LED daytime running lights, and more.

  • View all Nissan Rogue S in stock



2018 Nissan Rogue FAQ

More about the 2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Nissan Rogue Review: Top Colors | CarMax


  • Brilliant Silver

  • Caspian Blue

  • Glacier White

  • Gun Metallic

  • Magnetic Black

  • Midnight Pine (SV, SL)

  • Monarch Orange (SV, SL)

  • Pearl White (SV, SL)

  • Scarlet Amber (SV, SL)


  • Almond

  • Charcoal

  • Tan

Interior Details

The flexible interior of the 2018 Nissan Rogue makes it ideal for everyday life. Soft, comfortable cloth seating on S and SV trims is pleasing to the touch. In top-trim models, soft leather seating surrounds your passengers in luxury. And a spacious 39.3 cubic foot trunk will fit most luggage needs.

Child Seat Details

There are two upper and lower LATCH system anchors located on the outside seats of the 2018 Nissan Rogue. A third anchor sits behind the middle seat to secure a car seat using seatbelts instead of lower anchors. The child seat positions are easy to access but sit deep in the seats, which can make installation a bit challenging. However, there's lots of room for two child seats in the back seats.

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2018 Nissan Rogue received an overall 4/5 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.

Overall: 4/5

Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver-side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.

Overall: 5/5

Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.

Overall: 5/5


The 2.5L four-cylinder engine and CVT give the 2018 Nissan Rogue a smooth ride around town and on the highway, and the available AWD system can enhance the SUV's handling in various weather conditions. Enjoy fewer stops at the pump with an EPA-estimated 29 combined mpg on FWD 2.5L models.

Or, with the FWD 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid, which combines a gas engine and electric motor, you'll get an EPA-estimated 34 mpg combined.


According to EPA estimates, the 2018 Nissan Rogue with the 2.5L four-cylinder engine has tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 310 grams per mile for FWD models, and 324 grams per mile for AWD models

According to EPA estimates, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 261 grams per mile for FWD models, and 276 grams per mile for AWD models.

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