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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 2011 Nissan Rogue owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Own two rogues (wife and daughter), both got to where at 65 mph or so after driving couple hours would gear down to about 45 and would not go back up. Nissan said transmission cooler was bad, we were barely in warranty, should have been a recall”

Doug C., TX (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Nissan agreed to install a transmission cooler because several times in hot weather after a long drive I would lose acceleration when leaving the highway and coming onto the city. It didn't last long, but it was unexpected. Usually at the first stop”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

“The CVT is a very old technology that is used more and more due to it being less expensive to build for the manufacturers and presently is a no rebuild solution they want to replace with a new transmission”

Leland C., FL (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Not sure if it was slipping or the lack of a cooler as explained earlier”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

“Transmission can overheat causing a symptom called LYMPH mode. This causes the transmission to disengage until fluid cools”

Joseph L., UT (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission can overheat causing a symptom called LYMPH mode. This causes the transmission to disengage until fluid cools”

Joseph L., UT (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“Leaky seal . Trans fluid on garage floor”

Andrew M., BC (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It developed a leak in the transmission rad. It was covered under warranty. It was caught at a regular maintenance appointment for an oil change by the dealer”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“trans. oil pan gasket had to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Transmission can overheat causing a symptom called LYMPH mode. This causes the transmission to disengage until fluid cools”

Joseph L., UT (2011 Nissan Rogue S 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

Premature brake wear

“Vehicle had to have both front and rear brakes replaced with less than 30,000 miles, but not covered by warranty”

Mark K., MN (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It needed new brakes with only 20000 miles”

Russell B., NY (2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

“Suddenly started grinding--never had a warning before there alreadywas damage on the rotor”

Anonymous, WI (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Front break pads and rotors replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The rotors only lasted 45000 miles. That's a little chinzy don't you think”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“warped rotors”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The rotors had to be machined at 25k miles my wife does not drive "heavy" so I can only assume the lug nuts were tightened too tight after the most recent tire rotation”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer had to turn the rotors twice due to excessive run-out which caused pulsation. The front rotors were turned around 14000 and the rear rotors were turned around 29000. All work done free under the dealer's maintenance agreement policy”

Kim L., NC (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Warped front rotors”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 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

“The shields under the car rattle constantly”

Laurie S., CT (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Worn/leaking CV boot and worn brakes”

Anonymous, WI (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“When I bought the car the bearings were bad - after much arguing, the dealer fixed them”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Makes a squealing noise when accelerating. Going into the repair shop tomorrow to diagnose the cause”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“Whistling noise from sun roof when closed”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“whistle in sunroof”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Air or water leaks

“Water leaking into passenger's side from condensation from AC. Was still on warranty and dealer fixed for free”

Dave D., HI (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Windshield washer hoses both front & rear rotted”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 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,peeling”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint under door handles-all four- wearing away. Gray marks. Paint easily knicks and scratches, especially on plastic bumpers Did have Protector put on -not been useful”

Anonymous, WI (2011 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint seems to fade slightly - my Rogue is black so maybe its more noticeable”

Tyson L., AB (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust started to develop last spring around the edges of the chrome bow that hides the light above the license plate. Had the dealer take care of it. This spring I'll have to take it back in for another try”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Front passenger side door sill. rust thru perforation was experienced which was a quarter inch wide and three inches long, possible along a weld?. Rear driver side door shows surface rust the size of a quarter on the lower inside corner of the door”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust Spot; on Tailgate Nissan paid for the repair; car out for 2 days; they had to paint the whole tailgate”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“rust spots on the white diamond paint”

Jeremy R., IA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 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

“With numerous steering problems identified, alignment was thrown off”

Mark K., MN (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I feel this was a premature failure. I have never had to replace a ball joint in any other cars. I have owned”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“struts bent”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

“One tie rod was worn. Replacement cost (incl. labor) was $230. Wheel alignment also had to be performed at additional cost”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It needed a tire alinement and new tires when it had only 15000 miles”

Russell B., NY (2011 Nissan Rogue S Krom 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“there is a recall on some of the 2011 rogues. Mine gave out in the exact same way the recall stated but nissan would not pay for my repair. 1800.00. Safety issue and dangerous”

Anonymous, WA (2011 Nissan Rogue Unsure 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

Headlights

“The headlight are terrible, i sometimes have to check to make sure they are on. I swapped the originals for a higher power headlamp, but they burned out within 6 months, so I had to go back to the originals. The dealership says there is no way to adjust them or correct the problem”

Anonymous, OK (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer unable to program keyless fobs. Required new fobs and new wiring”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Drivers door would not unlock with either keyless or keyed entry. Needed to reach in and open door from inside from back seat”

David M., FL (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“Driver's side door locks randomly”

Anonymous, WI (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Brake light out. Burned out bulb”

Ted C., PA (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

“The pressure monitor flashes, which indicates that it needs to be replaced. It would be lovely if the pressure monitor indicated which tire was low, or which sensor was broken”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 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

A/C compressor

“It is not adequate for the south US. Without window tint, it is overworked”

Keith T., TX (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced A/C compressor at about 94000 miles, and it again failed in 2017 at 119000 miles, also requiring replacement. First A/C compressor was OEM, the 2nd recently installed is aftermarket.”

Bernice S., NJ (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

“STOPPED WORKING SOON AFTER DELIVERY BUT ON RETURNING IT FOR REPAIR Nissan Maguire DECEITFULLY CHARGED ME FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND CHARGED NISSAN FOR THE REPAIR - THE CAR WAS & IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY X 60 MOTHS”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

“Replaced blower fan on driver's side. on warranty, dealer fixed for free”

Dave D., HI (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“a/c dash mounted selector switch had to be replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Rogue S 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

“The backup camera is OK during the day, if the light is just right. It is totally useless if the headlights are turned on. If I want to use the back up camera at night, I have to turn off my headlights. The dealership claims that are working correctly and that they all do this, but I know they don't”

Anonymous, OK (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“The radio had a short-circuit that was causing general electrical problems. The dealer only offered a very expensive replacement and I declined, so I have been without radio for a few months”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

“The steering wheel controls have completely stopped working (volume, channel and phone controls)”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The steering wheel controls and bluetooth pairing are not functioning”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Same response as before the CVT is a no rebuild unit requiring replacement a very expensive solution at the dealer”

Leland C., FL (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“lost power, car would not maintain speed. Took back to dealer and they said they had similar problems with this year vehicle”

Anonymous, KS (2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Initially clicking noise occasionally occurred at the start of reverse then disappeared. When the vehicle had 30000 miles after I bought it. Then at the beginning of last month, May, felt that the vehicle started slight sluggish in going forward (like going over a slight hump) . Thought it was the torque when the transmission put into gear. On May 21st the vehicle didn't move getting out of parking and then it got into gear on 2nd attempts to put it in Drive. Then it drove fine cruising on th”

Andrew A., PA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 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

4WD/AWD components

“Front driveline”

Daniel M., IL (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“stoppted working”

James G., NJ (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 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)

“Replaced catalytic converter”

Hugh H., ON (2011 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

“Car stalled when idling. Narrowed down to a faulty coil and injector. Due to cost of getting to injector, decided to replace all 4 injectors. this occurred at 117000 miles”

Bernice S., NJ (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 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

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Disappointed that the battery in my used car died only 7 months after I purchased the car (and only 4 years and 40K miles after the car was made.) I don't know if this was an OEM battery or one that the dealership threw into the car themselves - it”

Eric M., MA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Appears that paint appllication was poor under the truck lock cover. Rust residue staining paint. Will have to have tailgate repaired/painted”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

“I'm annoyed that the serpentine belt needed replacing after only 4 years / 40K miles. Also that the dealership from which I bought the car used 7 months ago either didn't notice the wear on the belt, or chose not to fix it during the Nissan Used Car”

Eric M., MA (2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Engine Major

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

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