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The Rogue is compact and pleasant, with secure, responsive handling and a nice ride. It nicely balances economy and acceleration. Interior quality is very good, but the cargo area is very modest. Poor rear visibility is a demerit.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

The Rogue is compact and pleasant, with secure, responsive handling and a nice ride. It nicely balances economy and acceleration. Interior quality is very good, but the cargo area is very modest. Poor rear visibility is a demerit.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (170 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Nissan Rogue owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“had been driving for about 4 hours when all of sudden could not go over 50 mph on a flat and was barley able to climb hills... engine was not overheating. Limped the last 60 miles home, took to dealer next day, CVT transmission was shot, fortunately Nissan had extended the warranty on the CVT so they swapped it out and also installed a transmission fluid cooler as well”

Stephen S., NC (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED. WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ISSUED BY NISSAN AND THE JOB WAS COVERED”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission failed. Replaced under Nissan factory extended warranty for CVTs”

Anonymous, AR (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Whine noise when decelerating thru 20 mph”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Car is currently on it's 3rd transmission. Dealer sold it to me with a bad transmission and then tried to charge me. they put a new transmission in and installed it incorrectly hence the 3rd transmission”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall. Needed full replacement. Cvts suck”

Jason B., ON (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

“failing”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“normal ware & tear”

Stephen S., NC (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Alignment

“OUT OF ALINGMENT, PULLING TO ONE SIDE”

Norbert L., NB (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“REPLACED FRONT WHEEL BEARING MAY 2014 AT 73380 KM ON WARRANTY ONLY TO HAVE IT REPLACED AGAIN MARCH 2015 AT MY COST 87690 KM”

Norbert L., NB (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“Front rotors were worn out that caused vibrations during breaking. Had to replace them”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

“time to change”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“Not an OEM issue. After market brake job”

Craig-Jennifer G., NY (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced brakes at 30,000 miles when they should have gone to at least 50,000”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Drive shaft had to be replaced. Vibration”

Anonymous, KY (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

“At high speeds the car feels unstable and vibrates”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“The AC/Heater control unit failed, and would not turn on at all”

Douglas C., OH (2010 Nissan Rogue Krom 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“This car has electrical failures due to failing battery, but that is caused by sensitivity to shutting off car with windows down or other random unrelated features. Then it won't start but has a click click sound. It has had to have at least two ne”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“tail lights needed to be replaced. Two places did not have correct lights in stock. The tail lights work but they are the wrong lights bulbs. It has been hard to find a mechanic with the correct lights bulbs”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“Approx. 6 months ago the auto door lock/opener feature on key stopped working properly. The worst case scenario is having to open the door with the key. Sometimes the auto unlock will not work”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Key stop working”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

“Starting in Feb 2015, the left blinker has begn intermitenly not working. When the left blinker is not working it flashes fast, and the radio also flashes in sync- initial diagnosis claims it's the Body Control Module that needs replacing”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Why are there now 2 catalytic converters on cars? They don't last any longer and are twice as expensive to replace. They all die at about 130,000 - if you can get that out of them!”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

“IT WASN'T WORKING,IT STAYED ON THE FULL LINE,NO MATTER HOW MUCH I DROVE. HAD IT FIXED , EXPENSIVE AND FOR A CAR THAT WATHINK IT TSN'T THAT OLD AND HAD LOW MILEAGE, I THINK IT AN UNUSUAL PROBLEM THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN WARRANTEED AND T WAS'NT”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

“ITHE FUEL GAUGE PROBLEM ALSO INCLUDED THE FUEL PUMP, OF COURSE”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“When our Rogue was having transmission problems, the dealer diagnosed it as a mass air flow sensor fault and charged us almost $500 to replace it, which didn't fix the problem, because it was apparently the transmission that failed and had to be repl”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

“Transmission fluid cooler rusted out and leaked all over the engine. Replaced at a cost of $900”

Rick O., ON (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

“While driving the car, will press accelerator and sometimes the RPMs go up with no increase in speed and/or the car bucks but does not accelerate. Happens more when it is very cold. Nissan will not do anything unless they see/feel it happen”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Shift solenoid failure. Unable to shift from park”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Speakers

“front driver side speaker went out due to bad wiring”

Anonymous, NM (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“speaker cone centering spider came unglued re-glued both door mtd speakers”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“radio stopped working replaced with aftermarket”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“High pitched sound on acceleration and at higher speeds”

Arlene B., SC (2010 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“wind noise while on the highway coming from the windows”

Peter B., WI (2010 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“Started with a noise then just quit. Would not even work in high speed. I could reach in and spin fan then would work until shut off. Bought OEM online and installed myself. Had to remove gas/brake pedal to access. Poor design for a mechanics point o”

Chris O., WI (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“We live in Iowa where winters are cold. Heater is very slow to warm up”

David B., IA (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Bad paint job chips lol over”

J M., NY (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Muffler

“surface rust”

Salvatore D., QC (2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

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