Best Bet
(4.5) 32 reviews
MSRP: $5,146$12,378
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 23-24
Engine: 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2009 Nissan Rogue

Our Take on the 2009 Nissan Rogue

Our Take

Offered in base S and uplevel SL trims, the Rogue is powered by a four-cylinder engine and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. Competition includes the Toyota RAV4 and Saturn Vue, and the Rogue seats five people. There are no significant changes for 2009.The Rogue looks a lot like its co... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No manual transmission
  • No navigation system

Notable Features

  • CVT
  • 170-hp four-cylinder
  • FWD or AWD

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.