Review of the 2012 Nissan Rogue
IntroductionThe 2012 Nissan Rogue is a versatile five passenger crossover available with front- or all-wheel drive competing with other segment leaders like Pontiac Torrent, Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, and Toyota RAV4. For 2012, the Nissan Rogue comes with revised front and rear styling, newly available luxury features, slightly improved fuel economy and a shuffling of trim levels. It is available in S, S Krom Edition and SV trims.
Exterior Design and Special FeaturesThe available Rogue technology features include Nissan Intelligent Key, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription required, sold separately) Nissan Navigation System, RearView Monitor, Xenon headlights and a Bose-developed audio system. The Rogue S Krom Edition comes with a unique front grille and bumper with fog lights, unique rear fascia, center-exit sport-tuned exhaust, integrated body-colored rear spoiler, body colored power outside mirrors and new 18-inch brilliant-finish aluminum-alloy wheels.
EngineThe 2012 Nissan Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque and uses a Nissan?s advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The FWD Rogue delivers 22 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highway and the AWD variant yields 22/26 mpg.
SafetyThe new 2012 Nissan Rogue offers a host of standard safety features including six airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).