2008 Nissan Rogue Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,430-$22,170
$18,526-$20,669
21 /CITY / 26 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • The Nissan Rogue is an all-new model for 2008

  • 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine

  • Continuously variable transmission

  • Optional all-wheel drive (AWD)

  • Optional high-intensity-discharge headlamps

  • Optional one-touch-open cargo organizer

  • Electric power steering

  • Active head restraints

  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control with traction control
Overview
Nissan calls the Rogue a crossover vehicle. Smaller than Nissan's Murano midsize utility offering, the Rogue targets buyers in their early 30s who need function and versatility, but aren't yet willing to give up a fun ride, the maker explains. The Rogue was first seen in sketch at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2007.

Model Lineup
The 5-passenger Rogue is available in two trim levels: S and SL. They will share one engine and one transmission, but have different levels of standard equipment. Both trims will be offered in either 2- or all-wheel drive.

Standard features on both include Nissan's Vehicle Dynamic Control stability program, which includes traction control; manual tilt steering column; tow hooks; tire-pressure-monitoring system; power mirrors; body-colored bumpers/door handles/grille; halogen headlamps; fabric seats; 60/40 split/fold rear bench seat; AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary input jack and MP3 CD playback capability; power windows; power door locks; cruise control with redundant controls on the steering wheel; remote keyless entry; and an anti-theft system.

Standard features included on the SL that are optional on the S are body-colored sideview mirrors, black privacy glass, roof rails, seatback pockets, and sun visors with vanity mirrors and covers.

Four optional packages are offered: a Premium package available on both models includes a Bose audio system, paddle shifters, outside temperature display, and other niceties. A Moonroof package is optional on SL models, as is a Leather package that's offered on the SL AWD model only.

The S also gets standard 16-inch steel wheels with full covers standard, while the SL steps up to 17-inch alloy wheels with lower-profile tires.

Powertrain
Both trim levels on the 2008 Rogue use Nissan's 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The numbers change slightly, to 167 hp and 170 lb.-ft. of torque, with the California emissions rules. EPA mileage numbers are 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway in AWD, or 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway for the 2-wheel mode. The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission, which provides smooth forward movement since no actual shifting takes place, the manufacturer explains.

The braking is done through vented discs front and rear, along with standard anti-lock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution.

Steering is electric power rack-and-pinion. Because of the Rogue's 105.9-inch wheelbase, turning diameter is 37.4 feet. The 4-wheel independent suspension with stabilizer bars is tuned to provide sporty ride and handling characteristics, Nissan says.

Safety
The 2008 Nissan Rogue incorporates Nissan's Zone Body construction, designed to provide plenty of protection in the front and rear crumple-zone areas, according to the manufacturer. Standard air bag lineup includes dual front-stage, front seat-mounted side-impact, and side curtain air bags with rollover detection. Front-seat active head restraints and 3-point seat belts with load limiters and pre-tensioners are also standard. The Rogue includes a standard engine immobilizer system as well as a perimeter anti-theft system.

Technology
Nissan makes available on the 2008 Rogue features like the Intelligent Key system that allows the driver to unlock, lock, and start the car with the key in a pocket or purse. Bluetooth hands-free phone operation is optional, as is the unique cargo organizer that stays hidden below the cargo floor, but pops up with a one-touch open system. A portion of the cargo floor snaps into a vertical position, revealing a flat, recessed space with removable vertical cargo nets.

What Changed for 2008:

  • The Nissan Rogue is an all-new model for 2008

  • 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine

  • Continuously variable transmission

  • Optional all-wheel drive (AWD)

  • Optional high-intensity-discharge headlamps

  • Optional one-touch-open cargo organizer

  • Electric power steering

  • Active head restraints

  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control with traction control
Overview
Nissan calls the Rogue a crossover vehicle. Smaller than Nissan's Murano midsize utility offering, the Rogue targets buyers in their early 30s who need function and versatility, but aren't yet willing to give up a fun ride, the maker explains. The Rogue was first seen in sketch at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2007.

Model Lineup
The 5-passenger Rogue is available in two trim levels: S and SL. They will share one engine and one transmission, but have different levels of standard equipment. Both trims will be offered in either 2- or all-wheel drive.

Standard features on both include Nissan's Vehicle Dynamic Control stability program, which includes traction control; manual tilt steering column; tow hooks; tire-pressure-monitoring system; power mirrors; body-colored bumpers/door handles/grille; halogen headlamps; fabric seats; 60/40 split/fold rear bench seat; AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary input jack and MP3 CD playback capability; power windows; power door locks; cruise control with redundant controls on the steering wheel; remote keyless entry; and an anti-theft system.

Standard features included on the SL that are optional on the S are body-colored sideview mirrors, black privacy glass, roof rails, seatback pockets, and sun visors with vanity mirrors and covers.

Four optional packages are offered: a Premium package available on both models includes a Bose audio system, paddle shifters, outside temperature display, and other niceties. A Moonroof package is optional on SL models, as is a Leather package that's offered on the SL AWD model only.

The S also gets standard 16-inch steel wheels with full covers standard, while the SL steps up to 17-inch alloy wheels with lower-profile tires.

Powertrain
Both trim levels on the 2008 Rogue use Nissan's 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The numbers change slightly, to 167 hp and 170 lb.-ft. of torque, with the California emissions rules. EPA mileage numbers are 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway in AWD, or 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway for the 2-wheel mode. The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission, which provides smooth forward movement since no actual shifting takes place, the manufacturer explains.

The braking is done through vented discs front and rear, along with standard anti-lock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution.

Steering is electric power rack-and-pinion. Because of the Rogue's 105.9-inch wheelbase, turning diameter is 37.4 feet. The 4-wheel independent suspension with stabilizer bars is tuned to provide sporty ride and handling characteristics, Nissan says.

Safety
The 2008 Nissan Rogue incorporates Nissan's Zone Body construction, designed to provide plenty of protection in the front and rear crumple-zone areas, according to the manufacturer. Standard air bag lineup includes dual front-stage, front seat-mounted side-impact, and side curtain air bags with rollover detection. Front-seat active head restraints and 3-point seat belts with load limiters and pre-tensioners are also standard. The Rogue includes a standard engine immobilizer system as well as a perimeter anti-theft system.

Technology
Nissan makes available on the 2008 Rogue features like the Intelligent Key system that allows the driver to unlock, lock, and start the car with the key in a pocket or purse. Bluetooth hands-free phone operation is optional, as is the unique cargo organizer that stays hidden below the cargo floor, but pops up with a one-touch open system. A portion of the cargo floor snaps into a vertical position, revealing a flat, recessed space with removable vertical cargo nets.
Available Trims for the 2008 Nissan Rogue
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name S (FWD 4dr) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 19430.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name S (FWD 4dr w/CA Emissions) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 19430.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name SL (FWD 4dr) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 20970.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name SL (FWD 4dr w/CA Emissions) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 20970.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/27
Name S (AWD 4dr) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 20750.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
Name S (AWD 4dr w/CA Emissions) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 20750.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
Name SL (AWD 4dr) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 22170.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
Name SL (AWD 4dr w/CA Emissions) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 22170.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/26
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 4-way manual driver & passenger bucket seats
  • Front passenger seatback pocket & grocery bag hook
  • 2nd row 60/40 fold-up split bench seat
  • Center console w/covered storage
  • Full floor carpeting
  • Dual front/rear cup holders
  • Tilt steering column
  • Immobilizer key system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto-down
  • Pwr door locks w/selective unlocking
  • Remote keyless entry w/integrated key
  • Cruise control
  • Security alarm system
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: auxiliary audio input jack, (4) speakers
  • Air conditioning w/micro filter
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • (1) 12-volt pwr outlet
  • Front door map pockets
  • Front map lights
  • Cargo area under-floor storage tray
  • (4) cargo area tie-down hooks
  • 6-way manual driver & 4-way manual passenger bucket seats
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • (2) 12-volt pwr outlets
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
EXTERIOR
  • Body-color front/rear bumpers
  • Halogen headlights
  • Black pwr outside mirrors
  • UV-reducing solar glass
  • Fixed rear liftgate glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Roof rails
  • Body-color pwr outside mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 engine
  • Continously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Vehicle dynamic control
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent strut front suspension
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P215/70HR16 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/covers
  • Electric pwr steering
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake assist
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • P225/60HR17 all-season tires
  • 17" x 7.0" X-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Tailpipe finisher
  • All wheel drive
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake assist
    • Electronic brake force distribution
    • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags -inc: occupant sensor
    • Driver & front passenger seat side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear curtain side-impact supplemental airbags for outboard positions
    • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions
    • Front seat belts w/load limiters, pretensioners & ajustable upper anchors
    • Active front head restraints
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Vehicle dynamic control
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • Zone body construction w/front/rear crumple zones
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