What's New for 2012:
- Special Edition model with steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, rearview camera, USB connectivity, 4.3-inch audio display, satellite radio, fog lamps, and privacy glass
- Upgraded content in option packages
- Sport Mode switch
- Seventeen-inch wheels (SV package) and 16-inch wheels (Special Edition model)
- Around View Monitor (SL package)
The 2012 Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover utility vehicle, and is offered in a 4-door body style with two trim levels. Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger alloy wheels available.
The 2012 Nissan Rogue offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Rogue models feature cloth upholstery, manual air conditioning, full power accessories, remote keyless entry, cargo area carpeting, and more. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, 6-speaker audio system, and other amenities.
Major option packages available on the 2012 Nissan Rogue include the Premium package (navigation, moonroof, automatic headlights, and automatic air conditioning); SL package (leather upholstery, heated seats, navigation, Bose audio system, fog lights); and the Special Edition (steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, rearview camera, USB connectivity, 4.3-inch audio display, satellite radio, fog lamps, and privacy glass).
Under the Hood
Nissan Rogue models feature a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower mated to a continuously variable transmission. Standard models are front-wheel drive (FWD) with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional.
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Nissan Rogue are:
- Nissan Rogue FWD: 22/28 mpg (city/highway)
- Nissan Rogue AWD: 22/28 mpg (city/highway)
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Nissan Rogue include side-impact curtain air bags and active head restraints. In government crash tests, the 2012 Nissan Rogue received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Rogue received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results from the Institute were \"Acceptable.\"