2011 Nissan Rogue

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The Nissan Rogue, a compact crossover sport utility vehicle, was first introduced to the U.S. market in 2008 - it was launched the prior year in Japan. The 2011 model is in the fourth year of this first-generation body style and has been upgraded this year with a freshened exterior, new technology, and more convenience features. These include an available navigation system, rear backup camera, USB port for iPod, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, and more.

There are four Rogue models, based on either front- or all-wheel drive platforms. The standard Rogue S models feature cloth upholstery, power windows, four-speaker audio system, air conditioning, and 16-inch wheels. The SV models are upgraded with premium cloth upholstery - leather appointments are optional - and power operated driver seat. Additional standard equipment on the SV trim level includes Nissan's Intelligent Key, lumbar support, steering wheel audio controls, XM satellite radio, upgraded six-speaker audio package, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The new Krom Edition is differentiated by its unique styling, sport-tuned exhaust, and 18-inch wheels.

Under the hood is a standard 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and mated to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT). As mentioned, standard Rogue models are front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive (to increase traction during inclement weather) is optional. The EPA rates the 2011 Nissan Rogue between 22 mpg city, and 28 mpg highway, depending on driveline.

The 2011 Nissan Rogue S FWD starts with a base price of about $21,500 and tops out with the S AWD Krom Edition model, which starts at $26,000.


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