2008 Nissan Rogue Review

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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

With the 2009 Nissan Rogue, the crossover market gets another right-sized entry that’s just a little tighter inside than the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

Editors at TheCarConnection.com read the most respected reviews from around the Web to write this comprehensive review on the 2008 Nissan Rogue. TheCarConnection.com’s editors also drove the new Rogue, to be able to provide more details and their own opinions in cases where other reviews on the Web had conflicting views.

The 2008 Nissan Rogue is the Japanese automaker’s first attempt at a small crossover along the lines of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and it’s largely a success. Based on Nissan’s Sentra sedan, the Rogue wears a tall body styled like the company’s larger Murano crossover, and provides seats for five, though four adults will be about the maximum you’ll transport in its compact body.

The Rogue has a sole engine and transmission combination: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and a continuously variable transmission. The unconvetional transmission uses pulleys and a belt to simulate gear ratios--and Nissan outfits some Rogues with paddles for shifting that mimics an automatic’s five or six gears. It works well enough, but CVTs are less familiar than the usual manual or automatic gearboxes.

The 2008 Nissan Rogue offers a flexible cargo area with easy-folding second-row seats and a strong list of features, including a nifty cargo organizer. All-wheel drive is an option, as is satellite radio, but no navigation system can be ordered.

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April 18, 2015
For 2008 Nissan Rogue

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I find the '08 Rogue to be typical Nissan. There may be other brands of vehicles on the market that may be as good a Nissan, but I honestly believe there are none better. For many years now Nissan has produced... + More »
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April 1, 2016
2016 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-Door S

Great SUV!!

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This is my first Nissan. Am I impressed! Great quality, lots of features, excellent fuel economy. The 2nd row is roomy enough, the flexible rear storage is good, the standard features are really good. I love... + More »
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March 7, 2016
2016 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-Door SL

Loved my new Rogue 2016 for the first 4 weeks.

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but only drove short distances. Then when on a trip, after 300km, I became very uncomfortable and so did my husband. Had to stop often to get out and stretch our legs and backs. The 2 front seats could be made... + More »
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March 3, 2016
2016 Nissan Rogue AWD 4-Door SV

Dream SUV other then the bad gas mileage

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We are a family of 4. 2 adults, 2 kids age 3 and 12. Our 12 year old is big in sports and our 3 year old has a car seat. We chose the Rogue over the CRV and RAV. We test drive the Rogue last and knew right... + More »
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January 1, 2016
2016 Nissan Rogue AWD 4-Door SV

Lots to offer in an SUV!

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This is my first Nissan, my daughter swears by them, and I couldn't be happier! Lots of interior room and so comfortable to drive. I purchased the AWD SV with the Premium Package and have been so impressed... + More »
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December 17, 2015
2016 Nissan Rogue AWD 4-Door SL

FANTASTIC SUV

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Our rogue is our first Nissan. We are very impressed with the looks. I am 6'2 and it is a very comfortable vehicle. the seats are great. Love the storage options. We are getting the advertised gas mileage. I... + More »
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December 27, 2015
2015 Nissan Rogue AWD 4-Door SV

Wow its a Truck, SUV and my Sports call all rolled into One.

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I have owned a lot of sport cars, Trucks and this is my First SUV. I wanted a Nissan Titan but when my husband and I got into the Titan, 4 door, fully loaded Lloyd wheel drive we looked at each other and said... + More »
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November 9, 2015
2015 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-Door SV

Big mistake to get this car

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From first month I have electronical issues with this car. Trank opened automatically while I was driving, key I'd not recognized, won't start, Navi Frizze etc.
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October 15, 2015
2015 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-Door SL

It drives like a dream.

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I love my new SUV! It's my first. I appreciate increased visibility due to sitting higher than I did in my sedan. I especially appreciate all the safety features, especially the blind spot indicator. It makes... + More »
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September 30, 2015
2015 Nissan Rogue AWD 4-Door S

MY BIG MISTAKE

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I bought this car couple months ago, and it was my big mistake 1- The bumper is very weak, if you push the back bumper by hand it will move in deep. The front bumper clip taken of from the left side upper the... + More »
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