2011 Nissan Rogue S 4WD 2.5 4-cylinder from North America

Summary:

Everything I hoped for

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Awesome daily driver - great balance of room, efficiency, and power. VERY safe!

Once you get used to the different sound of the CVT, you'll quickly grow to love this car. I get 22-24 MPG around town, and 27-30 MPG on the highway. Pulls hills extremely well, has adequate acceleration when needed, and the cruise controls stays at a very steady speed on the highways. I'm a big guy - 6'2"/240lbs, and needed more room than my previous 1993 Honda Civic provided. Plenty of room for me, my 2 lanky teenage boys, and our gear - whether it's around town on or on a road trip. Mine is a base (S) model with no frills, but does have the AWD option, which is awesome in Florida downpours. Suspension is far less wallowy than most SUVs I have driven.

The only downside to this vehicle is the lack of visibility out of the rear - a common complaint about Rogues and Muranos. Be VERY careful when backing up - use both mirrors and the rear to make sure you're clear, and you'll be fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2016

2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5 4-cylinder from North America

Summary:

An awesome compromise between room, mileage, acceleration, and handling!

Faults:

Only the expected battery and tires.

General Comments:

I bought this car to give myself and my two rapidly growing sons a little more room - both for us and our sports gear. Being spoiled by the EXCELLENT mileage of my 1993 Honda Civic (33/40 MPG), I wanted something that would still get good gas mileage.

After looking at the Honda Fit, Honda Element, Nissan Juke, and a few others, I found a great deal on this 2011 model, with a few miles left on the warranty. Within a month, I had to replace the battery and tires, but with 3 years/60k miles, that was expected - I typically replace batteries with a DieHard and mismatched tires with new ones, anyway, so no complaints. With the CVT, it took a bit of getting used to, but it gives surprisingly good acceleration when you step on it, but still gets a very respectable 23-25 MPG around town, and 27-31 MPG highway - depending on how much the Florida heat compels me to use the air conditioning.

I'm 6'3" and 225 lbs, and feel very comfortable in this vehicle, even on a couple of 9+ hour road trips. Set the cruise control. And the CVT does a remarkable job keeping a steady speed up and down hills. The AWD makes me feel safe in the frequent rain here in Florida, and the suspension is firm enough so that it doesn't feel as mushy in turns as many similarly sized SUVs.

I have enjoyed my first few months in this vehicle. Many fellow Rogue owners say great things about these vehicles, as does the garage that changes my oil. I look forward to many more years and miles in mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2014

4th Nov 2015, 01:57

I've owned a 2012 now for > a year and 18,000 miles as a second owner.

Quite a pleasant surprise!

Like was said: consistent 24 MPG in town and frequent 30+/- on the highway with cruise control.

Just unstoppable in the snow with standard all season tires.

I intended to buy a used Forester, but their resale is too high and this car is quieter, handles better and actually holds more stuff than I thought possible.

Don't hesitate if you find a deal. It's a solid firm SUV and I actually enjoy the smart CVT.

2010 Nissan Rogue Base from North America

Summary:

Good SUV for the money, with poor visibility around

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Pros:

- Acceleration is good enough.

- Handles well.

- Good front seats.

- Good rear room.

- Very cheap and efficient little SUV.

Cons:

- Bad rear and side visibility when driving, hard to change lanes.

- Fuel consumption is higher than announced (2WD).

Neutral:

- The engine is somehow 'spirited'. If you like a touch of sportiness, you will enjoy it, but if you like things to be quiet all day long, the engine is quite noisy under hard acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2013