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2012 Nissan Rogue Consumer Reviews

4.0
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love it, love it, love it

by 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...
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 are thoroughly enjoying all the bonus extras....heated seats, great stereo, and manuverability in and around curves and up and down mountain ranges.
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Uses car for Having fun

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just put my Rogue through the wringer...

by from Grand Junction, Colorad on September 14, 2012

owned it for about a month (4 cy. SV). Drove it loaded with camping equipment and two bikes on a rear rack to Idaho and Nevada. Never seemed to struggle on up-grades and showed plenty of pep in heavy ...
owned it for about a month (4 cy. SV). Drove it loaded with camping equipment and two bikes on a rear rack to Idaho and Nevada. Never seemed to struggle on up-grades and showed plenty of pep in heavy traffic. Fun to drive, and I really like the continous variable transmission. Only noticeable drone was during climbing, but usually quiet as a mouse. At 65 mph, seems to be going 50. Gas mileage pretty good, even with all the added weight. My only wish was that, since we do travel some rough dirt roads into canyon country, it would be better if the lowest gearing was "lower" than it is. Still, I knew I wasn't buying a 4-Runner (which I had) and the Rogue clearance above ground is very sufficient for those off-road excursions. Also, rear storage is less than Rav4 and others, but unless you need a lot, and need it often, there is enough space. My wife and I love the keyless entry, and the rear vision monitor is very helpful, but sometimes hard to see (and trust) during daylight hours, so don't just back up blindly. It's meant to be an aid, not relieve one of the responsibility to be careful. I'm very happy with my Rogue. Peppy, fund to drive, good mileage, relaxing interior with moveable driver's seat to fit my near 6 ft length or my wife's 5'2", great turning wheelbase, and sufficient clearance for crossover suv. I would recommend testing one before buying any of the crossovers. You might be surprised... and pleased!
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Best Purchase EVER

by from Bel Air, MD on March 30, 2012

I bought my Rogue just a few weeks ago and all I have to say is I LOVE IT! The gas mileage is fantastic, I'm averaging 25MPG with a mix of highway and intown driving. The vehicle is super comfortable ...
I bought my Rogue just a few weeks ago and all I have to say is I LOVE IT! The gas mileage is fantastic, I'm averaging 25MPG with a mix of highway and intown driving. The vehicle is super comfortable for both the driver and passengers. I've had no complaints and the backseat being too small for an average size adult. The cargo area is a nice size, it's not terribly large, so I dont have to worry about packing it full of junk. The back seats and the front passenger seat all fold down, so I have plenty of room in case I need to transport anything pretty large. I love that the dash and front panel are not cluttered with unnecessary gadgets. It gives the Rogue a nice clean look. My bluetooth works great, I havent had any strange voice dialing incidents, and it's really easy to use. The USB and AUX hookups work great, they work great with my MP3 player (Sony Walkman) and are also very easy to use. What is also fantastic about this car is all of the storage space. The glove compart is HUGE. Apparently it was designed to fit a laptop and it locks, which is great. The console it pretty large too. All in all, this was a great buy and I recommend everyone interested in a cross-over to check it out.
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A Happy Rogue Driver

by from Germantown MD on July 31, 2012

After test-driving and looking around for about 2 months, we finally decided to go for the Rogue S Spec Ed. for two reasons. Size and Value. Though it looks kind of tiny little SUV, it has lots of sp...
After test-driving and looking around for about 2 months, we finally decided to go for the Rogue S Spec Ed. for two reasons. Size and Value. Though it looks kind of tiny little SUV, it has lots of space in side. Both for passenger and for cargo to haul around. The leg room in the back is superb. And the price is just right. We were able to get the Spec Ed for less than 21k OTD. Even base Hyundai Tucson was costing us more than that, and that too with a 2.0 liter engine. The ride quality is great, the built is fantastic. It has enough power to move around and zip through the lanes and the CVT is very smooth. Gas mileage is a bit disappointing for a 2.5 liter engine, but then again, its an SUV. You cant compare it to a Civic or a Sentra or a Corolla. This is our second Nissan in the family and we are very happy with our purchase. If you are in the market for a small SUV, I will definitely recommend the Rogue. At least give it a spin. I am pretty sure it will make it on your list of cars too.
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Safe Vehicle

by from San Antonio, Texas on December 29, 2013

This automobile has been a life saver for my wife and myself. We got rear ended and very little damage was done to my Rogue, the other auto was almost totaled.. Our seat belts saved us from being kill...
This automobile has been a life saver for my wife and myself. We got rear ended and very little damage was done to my Rogue, the other auto was almost totaled.. Our seat belts saved us from being killed. The car that hit us went under us and hit my back tires. The 2012 Nissan Rogue is by far One of the safest SUV'S on the road. I highly recommend this Nissan Products
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Fill up with premium

by from on February 17, 2014

I don't know why they just don't tell everyone this car is premium only when I was filling with regular I was getting 13.4 mpg when I went to premium I was getting 15.7 mpg improvement but still not g...
I don't know why they just don't tell everyone this car is premium only when I was filling with regular I was getting 13.4 mpg when I went to premium I was getting 15.7 mpg improvement but still not good thank god I do mostly high way driving I can't imagine if I did a lot of city
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Love this car

by from NJ on January 26, 2012

My 2001 Nissan Xterra DIED! I bought the Rogue because of the gas mileage and price. It is 1 inch bigger than a murano. The murano has a slightly better ride and a few more gimmics. However, these gi...
My 2001 Nissan Xterra DIED! I bought the Rogue because of the gas mileage and price. It is 1 inch bigger than a murano. The murano has a slightly better ride and a few more gimmics. However, these gimmics did not add up to the 2-3000 extra in price The car rides wonderfully. The ride will lull you to sleep it is so smooth. So do not turn the heat up to high, make sure you play active music on the stereo. The stereo sounds wonderful. I have the SV and the funk is rolling with me in my car. The sound is full. I get an average of $25 miles per gallon. I sometimes can go for a while in the 50MPG range. (It has a gauge that makes it fun to save gas) Beware. You need a new cell phone to get the bluetooth to work. The USB works for music in the cell phone. But is only limited to the first 1000 songs. The USB input does not play music on my Zune. But it is an older model. The USB for music on my droid bionic does display the album and artist. The video back up is handy. it only shows what is on the ground. So you still have to look around. THE GUY IN VERIZON TOLD ME HIS PHONE PLAYS THROUGH HIS BLUETOOTH CONNECTION. No such luck with the Rogue. However, the AUX input comes in handy to access all my songs. The bluetooth phone function voice commands do not work well. It comes up with some strange dialing. Overall, I love my Rogue. When buying a car, bring your internet device to check rates and payments.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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Rogue 2012

by from Houston, TX on January 9, 2012

I've only had it for 2 months, and only used it to drive to the Metro Park and Ride near the house for my daily commute to work, so have not had a chance to get it out on the open road yet. So far, it...
I've only had it for 2 months, and only used it to drive to the Metro Park and Ride near the house for my daily commute to work, so have not had a chance to get it out on the open road yet. So far, it performs well, which I expected. Only concern is that the engine, when cold starting and accelerating, makes a clicking noise similar to engine knocking due to low quality gas. However, when the engine warms up the noise goes away. I find the suspension a bit stiff and the interior amenities are not as useful as my Toyotas. Preliminary gasoline usage indicates about 19+ mpg, all city driving.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Nice Styling!! Excellent value for small families

by from Philadelphia on September 7, 2012

Bought Nissan Rogue 2012 Special Edition AWD after selling my 2006 Corolla S. Requirement - Looking for a crossover which could address the city-highway driving requirements for small family (couple ...
Bought Nissan Rogue 2012 Special Edition AWD after selling my 2006 Corolla S. Requirement - Looking for a crossover which could address the city-highway driving requirements for small family (couple and an infant) with decent looks, good MPG and good value. And it fit the bill perfectly. - AWD - We get lot of snow here in Phily and AWD became a necessity. Pros - Special Edition provided very good value esp with the reverse parking monitor, decent audio system and fog lamps; a must for this SUV which huge D Pillars which limits visibility. - Great styling and performance are top notch with ever reliable Nissan quality. Its a looker !! - iPod/iPhone Integration is good. Ability to stream audio from Radio Apps is good. - Good MPG. I have been getting 21.0 MPG in summer with A/C in typical city driving conditions which is pretty… good although Corolla numbers are history. Cons - Lacks auto-headlights in base S trim. At times you may not realize that headlights are not turned on esp night time. - Limited cargo space although it fits the bill for all usual travel requirements. - Slightly underpowered for quick passing at highways. For expereinced drivers it should not be an issue after initial acclimitization. - Rear bench seats. Suggestions - Parking monitor is a must have with huge D Pillors. - Bumper protector is a must have to avoid damage because of the distinctive styling. - Take test drive on a highway to get used to feel of CVT with high acceleration. - Like other compact crossovers its offroad capabilities are strictly pavement only.
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Great Buy

by from Marshalltown Iowa on July 24, 2013

Where do you even start I bought my first Rouge in 2010 brand new was the 360* package and I loved it great gas mileage fun to drive back up monitor in the rearview mirror was very easy to use. Unfort...
Where do you even start I bought my first Rouge in 2010 brand new was the 360* package and I loved it great gas mileage fun to drive back up monitor in the rearview mirror was very easy to use. Unfortunately I put 75,000 miles on it in 2 and a half years and had to trade it in and bought a 2013 special edition and let me tell you the new added standard features (drive computer, XM radio, fog lights and back up monitor in the radio) are great. I drive this daily round trip 80 miles and found if you go the speed limit or a little under you can get 30+mpg avg... if I had to complain about anything its the sport mode button location I've inadvertently pushed it on more than one occasion I love my Rouge and Nissan has won me as a loyal customer for life, My wife now drives an Altima and we fight over who drives what when going out of town or long trips. My son prefers the Rouge because his car seat is up higher and he can see more vroom vrooms while riding in the back.
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