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2012 Nissan Rogue
2012 Nissan Rogue
Available Price Range $8,724-$17,448 Trims6 Combined MPG 24-25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2012 Nissan Rogue

Our Take

The Rogue is a compact crossover that's powered by a four-cylinder engine and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. Competition includes the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Rogue seats five people.All models gain a Sport mode switch, and a new Special Edition Package is available. Th... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Rear visibility
  • Uninspired cabin styling
  • Short backseat cushions
  • Road noise
  • Grabby brakes

Notable Features

  • Newly available Special Edition trim
  • Four-cylinder and CVT automatic
  • Seats five
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in May 2011 about the 2011 Nissan Rogue. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. I've got nothing but respect for people who look forward to spending a Saturday testing out crossovers that cost more than 20 grand; the s... Read full review for the 2012 Nissan Rogue

Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 46 reviews

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love it, love it, love it

by too too sassy from northern California on January 2, 2012

we bought this car to replace a Toyota Camry. The ease of getting in and out of it is wonderful (it was our main reason for choosing the Rogue). Since the purchase and a few thousand miles later we ar... Read Full Review

6 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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 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

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

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

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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