2012 Nissan Rogue Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,500 - $11,653
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,500 - $11,653
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5

Ranks #15 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.2 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.3 Styling 3.0 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

The Nissan Rogue is the only SUV in the segment to offer a gearless Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as standard fare. The 2012 model gains a class-exclusive Around View Monitor, which utilizes a series of external cameras to create a composite view of the vehicle's surroundings to help facilitate tricky parking maneuvers.

Nissan Rogue Models & Trims

SL $9,744 - $11,653*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SV $9,744 - $11,653*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $8,500 - $10,265*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.26

259 Reviews

46% 38% 13% 3% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Rogue madness: the ups and downs of the Nissan Rogue.

The style and size of the vehicle are great. The fold down seats have been very beneficial with moving to grad school and traveling with pets. However, there is not much power in the vehicle. I have also had issues with the driver's seat. The seat no longer moves forward so I can barely reach the pedals. I had it looked at and was told it would be a couple thousand dollars to fix it. The Nissan Rogue is descent with gas. Another issue is the GPS. You are unable to enter an email address or change it while the vehicle is moving, which could be a potential risk hazard if you are unable to stop where you are.

- Rachel A

Overall it is a great car with decent gas mileage and a good amount of storage. If you're concerned about blind spots, you may consider a similar alternative vehicle like the Honda CRV.

I like having an SUV vehicle because I can transport more and larger items than I could in my last vehicle (Honda sedan). I like it because it causes me to sit higher and makes me feel safer and more comfortable driving because I can see more. I dislike that there's a pretty significant blind spot in the rear due to the small windows/car shape in the back near the hatch opening. I dislike that it has a rougher ride and makes a high-pitch rev when I accelerate, but that could just be because I purchased it used and there's something wrong with it my mechanic didn't identify.

- Megan C

Going Rogue with Nissan vehicles.

The Nissan Rogue is a reliable car. It drives well and handles well regardless of outside conditions. It is not the most comfortable when you are driving but as a passenger it's comfortable to ride in. We have completed regular maintenance so have had no issues with any aspect of the car. In 6 years we have replaced the tires twice and the windshield wipers twice and one headlamp. I had another car equally as long before the Rogue and we didn't replace items as often.

- Mary J

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,744 - $11,653
$9,744 - $11,653

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC SMPI 16
2.5L DOHC SMPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 in.
42.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 - 40.4 in.
39.3 - 40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.3 in.
35.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 - 38.3 in.
37.6 - 38.3 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/55R18
P225/60R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 in.
105.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
184.3 in.
183.3 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3329 - 3479 .lbs
3329 - 3479 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
175 ft. lbs.
175 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 .lbs
150 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings