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FEATURES | 7 out of 10
Cargo organizer a “skilled, simple innovation”
“navigation isn’t available”
radio “interface easy to use”
The 2008 Nissan Rogue comes with plenty of standard equipment in both S and SL versions. All Rogues have standard air conditioning, cruise control, power windows/locks/mirrors, and a CD player with an audio jack, Edmunds reports. The SL adds 17-inch wheels, roof rails, and a driver-side height-adjustable seat.
The major options include paddle shifters for the CVT, a fold-down front passenger seat, a trip computer, and a Bose audio system with an in-dash, six-disc CD player. Satellite radio is also an option.
Some options are only available on the most expensive models, and that irked the tech writers at CNet: “Bluetooth is offered only in the all-wheel-drive version, while navigation isn't available.” They also felt the optional Bose audio system “produces only average audio quality.” But they did approve of the audio system’s controls; the interface is “easy to use,” and they “liked the audio controls on the steering wheel.”
Leather trim is also only available up the pricing scale, as is a sunroof, Kelley Blue Book notes.
Consumer Reports liked the “removable, foldable cargo organizer for the rear storage area,” which comes on the SL version. Cars.com thought it to be “one of the most skilled, simple innovations I've seen in a small SUV,” able to carry “about 10 lightly packed plastic grocery bags.”
If you want fancy options, be prepared to pay for the 2008 Nissan Rogue’s upscale SL version.