2016 Nissan Rogue

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

182.3” x 66.3”


Front-wheel drive



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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • S


  • SV


  • SL


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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


The Best Car I Have Ever Owned, 2016 Rogue SL

I bought my 2016 Rogue SL in 2016 and it is now 2024. I have to say it is one of the best cars I have ever owned, I only have 58,000 miles on it going into my 8th year of ownership. I did not get the moonroof as that was not a problem I wanted, but I did get the SL with the Red exterior and Almond interior (all leather). It has hands free talking and texting, lots of whistle and bells, it beeps when backing up if there is a car or person behind you, and the excellent stereo system for just a few of the SL features. I did not have the blind spot monitor( I wish I did) or the adaptive cruise control, other than that I have every other option. The best gas mileage I got was 36mpg on the highway, and I could drive from Atlanta to Mobile on one tank of guess which is awesome. I have taken very good care of the car with a regular maintained schedule with all the records in the glove box and I have never had one problem with this car at all. The smooth ride had sold me over and I also have a KIA Sorento of the same year, and it rides like a freight train compared to the rogue. Maybe I just got lucky, and got a great car, but everyone I talk to that has a Rogue all seem to love theirs as well as I do mine. I can only hope the newer models are as reliable as my 2016, as I plan on driving it until it can no longer go or I wear out before it does. This is just my honest opinion; I am no car salesman or have any stock or reason to brag on my Nissan Rogue, other than it has been a great ride these last going on 8 years.



It Is really amazing at everything! and its comfortable Its Actually worth it You Should Buy This Amazing Car Its Really Fun With Family And Kids.


Transmission Issues!!!

The transmission has been slipping since 80,000 miles. Recently had an issue where after sitting at a red light the car would not shift out of first gear. The Rouge takes off VERY slowly and if I try to give it some gas the car struggles to shift between first and second gear.

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Based on the 2016 Nissan Rogue base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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