2016 Nissan Rogue

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Nissan Rogue. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • High-quality interior materials
  • Aggressive exterior styling
  • Refined ride, balanced handling

The Bad

  • Slow acceleration
  • Full-throttle engine noise
  • Mediocre premium audio system

Notable Features of the 2016 Nissan Rogue

  • Forward emergency braking available
  • Siri Eyes Free capability available
  • Seats up to seven with available third row
  • Four-cylinder engine and CVT
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2016 Nissan Rogue Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Rogue compact SUV was redesigned for the 2014 model year and comes in five- or seven-seat versions, with the available third row designed for children. All Rogues use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission, and front- or all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.

New for 2016
Forward emergency braking and Siri Eyes Free voice control for the Apple iPhone are now available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Two-person third-row seat
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning and emergency braking
Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Rogue compact SUV was redesigned for the 2014 model year and comes in five- or seven-seat versions, with the available third row designed for children. All Rogues use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission, and front- or all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.

New for 2016
Forward emergency braking and Siri Eyes Free voice control for the Apple iPhone are now available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Two-person third-row seat
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning and emergency braking

Latest 2016 Rogue Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Reliable.... low mileage

by Fair from Denver, CO on August 22, 2018

Great car for both city and highway driving. Comfortable for seating adults front and back. Good storage in back. Handles well in the Colorado mountains!!! Read full review

(5.0)

great suv

by paulv718 from ridgewood on August 18, 2018

I thought the suv was good since I took it on vacation to virginia and it handle very well just wish it had better handling Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Nissan Rogue currently has 5 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Nissan Rogue S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Nissan

Program Benefits

24 Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Towing Assistance, Trip Interruption Benefits, 3-month free subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles, Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and 3-Year CARFAX® Buy Back Guarantee

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty from original in-service date; $50 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Rogue received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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