2008 Nissan Rogue

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44 reviews
Available Price Range $5,680-$12,016 Trims4 Combined MPG 23-24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2008 Nissan Rogue

Our Take

Nissan joins the compact crossover SUV crowd with the introduction of the 2008 Rogue. Offered in base S and uplevel SL trims, the Rogue is powered by a four-cylinder engine and is available with fr... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No manual transmission
  • No navigation system

Notable Features

  • All-new for 2008
  • 170-hp four-cylinder
  • CVT
  • FWD or AWD


Our Expert Reviews

Nissan has yet another hit on its hands with the all-new Rogue.The automaker's first compact crossover, the Rogue competes against the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, the top two import brands in the small-crossover market.Introduced last fall, it's already one of the top sellers in its segment.Nissan says it positioned the Rogue to appeal to men. I like it just fine, but I'd probabl... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 44 reviews

loved this car

by lisacjj from little rock, ar on December 6, 2010

I bought my Rogue February 2008, it was totalled on 11/25/10. After almost 3 years and 75,000 miles, i never had any problems. I was in a horrible front end collision that totalled 3 cars. My children... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Rogue S

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Rogue S

Overall Rollover Rating
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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