2008 Nissan Rogue Review

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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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Saturday, April 18, 2015
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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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Friday, 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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Monday, 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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