2012 Nissan Rogue Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Nissan Rogue Sport Utility Crossover
The Rogue's combination of a roomy interior and high roofline compared to secure, car-like handling--and its small-car maneuverability--make it a great choice for small families. The Rogue also has more clutter-reducing storage places, including the useful underfloor storage compartment. Fuel economy is good, with a combined rating of 25 mpg on the front-wheel drive version. The base S trim starts at an MSRP just under $22,340.
What's new for 2012?
Nissan's compact crossover vehicle, the Rogue, gets a few notable updates for 2012. A new Special Edition version has been added to the line in place of last year's Krom package and several other option packages have been revised. A new Sport Mode switch is now offered on all models and Graphite Blue joins the list of available colors. New 16- and 17-inch wheels are optional, and the SL package now includes Nissan's Around View Monitor.
- Roomy interior
- cargo-friendly layout and storage options
- new tech features
- value for the money
All Rogue models come with a 170-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The combination is enough to provide surprisingly quick performance off the line as well as adequate passing power. Front- or all-wheel drive variants are offered; the all-wheel drive system is oriented toward good all-weather performance, rather than toward off-roading. The 4-wheel independent suspension has stabilizer bars front and rear to help keep cornering flat while maintaining a smooth ride. Electric power steering helps save fuel, and EPA ratings for the Rogue are as high as 22 mpg city, 28 highway on the front-wheel drive version.