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.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Because it's a 4 cylinder the acceleration leaves much to be desired."

BARBARA B., AZ (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The acceleration is very poor and noisy when trying to build up to highway speeds."

Anonymous, ME (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"It took me 2 yrs to get used to the CVT"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"This vehicle is extremely under powered."

DAVE H., ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"I do not care for the CVT transmission and how it drives. I will not likely buy another vehicle with one."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Transmission slow to shift stayed in the lower gear too long and is noisy."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"I recently took a long trip and was very delighted by how the vehicle handled on the road. I was able to maneuver and accelerate more easily than with anything I have driven before."

JANET H., CA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"underpowered with 170 hp - even smaller juke has more power Lack of power increases engine noise when trying to get up to speed on highways"

JOHN H., ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Poor acceleration, harsh ride over bumps."

MARK W., IL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Lots of power and handles well. steering is a joy on either highway of curvy back roads. Cruise control is convenient and responsive."

Thomas L., VA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"For the most part I love it. Acceleration great for a four cylinder engine. Brakes are responsive."

Donald G., NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"sounds & feels under powered - could use perhaps 20 to 40 more hp to move the vehicle so that it doesn't appear to be labouring & do it quieter -"

John H., ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The front door "grab handle" located too forward, thus making it difficult to shut the door. We're also banging our heads when entering the vehicle (front)."

Daniel S., HI (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"turns on a dime. underpowered"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"I either get what I want, or I'm out the door"

Gregory H., PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"runs great, could be better comfort"

Michael F., PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Purchased smaller engine for improved economy, this does detract from acceleration. Handling is excellent."

Thomas R., DE (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"again poor rear visibility"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"bad CVT"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Acceleration is a a bit sluggish. Engine hits high revs when you press down on the accelerator and there is a delay in increasing speed"

Stan G., CT (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"For a small engine (and fuel efficient vehicle), the car is very quick. I often need to slow down as it drives at higher speeds very well and does not feel as though it is going as fast as it truly is."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Noisy acceleration."

Thomas M., MA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The cruise control on this model is great. It's responsive, it's easy, and it makes a difference in mileage per gallon."

Susan S., MN (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"I love the transmission in my Rogue."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"very good on snow and ice"

Don C., AB (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The Rogue could really use more oomph--doesn't accelerate quickly."

Christine M., MN (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Very smooth drive, good accelaration"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"sturdy"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"has a slippy slidie transmission"

Philip G., CA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The 2012 Nisan Rogue drives well and has good acceleration for city and highway driving."

Todd W., OH (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Too many blind spots while driving and poor rear view window vision. Difficult to back up without a rear view camera."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Poor acceleration, but decent handling for an SUV."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Good: Easy to drive due to ride height and mirrors/backup camera. Drives like a 4-cylinder with CVT, more than acceptable MPG (24)..."

Daniel S., HI (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The Nissan Rogue handles very nice. It is agile for a SUV and has good acceleration especially when placed in SPORT mode."

Todd W., OH (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Peppy SUV with a very smooth ride with road noise minimal."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The Rogue is a little bit underpowered and does strain at times when going up hills or passing someone. Needs a more powerful engine."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Hesitates on acceleration. Could use more power"

Michael R., PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Interior feels cramped, seats are too high at their lowest setting. Ride is harsh and road noise is prevelent."

JON C., MB (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"This car is super comfortable, even on very long trips. No Back Problems."

Anonymous, MS (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"For price paid - better overall interior could be available - drivers seat positioning requires more range Needs better sound insulation - road noise at times is annoying and often unbearable on long trips Dealer advises fault rests with tires - however vehicle just turned 50,000 h & runs with winter tires for 4 to 5 months"

JOHN H., ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Lots of headroom and legroom in this small SUV, seats could be a little bigger, like the manual adjust seat versus the motor controlled one - feels more secure"

R W., MA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Lots of interior rattling noises"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Wind/exterior noise is much higher/louder than I would have expected for a vehicle of this price and claimed quality."

THOMAS S., NJ (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The ride is very noisy. I find it is not designed for my 5 foot height"

SANDRA G., BC (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"There are a few nose issues. The gear shifter cover rattles on occasion. As do the spare tire compartment latches. Nothing serious, but they should have secured them a lot better than they did"

STEPHEN S., DE (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Very comfortable seats and line of site from driver's perspective. Heated seats are nice but rarely used in Florida. AC works very well and has been heavily used at least 9 months a year."

DARIN M., FL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Drivers side power seat becomes less comfortable on long trips. Adding a thin cushion to the seat helps."

GEORGE F., GA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"good climate control; seats comfortable - especially for women under 5'6"; ride not bad, noise tolerable. Some rattles inside the back of the passenger compartment on bumps."

VIVIAN R., TX (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Seats are uncomfortable, noisy ride."

MARK W., IL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Harsh noisy ride.. Feel and hear every bump.."

R B., MA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The rear window visibility is the worst problem. I would not buy this year vehicle again. However, I understand that newer models have been improved, so I would consider a newer model."

VICKI F., LA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"It is a bit noisy inside when driving."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"My main complaint is the length of time it takes to get heat in the winter."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Drivers seat is not quite wide enough for my extra large size. Makes my shoulders get in an unbalanced adjustment."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The ride has deteriorated on the car. It has also gotten noisier. It has also lost powder over the years. It is not as quick as it used to be. It is still a comfortable car."

Robert M., NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Initially I had issues with noise in the cargo area. The dealer installed additional insulation in the spare tire compartment; problem solved. The upholstery and interior have held up well and are easy to clean. The quality of materials is good."

Teri B., CA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"My teenager absolutely hates to ride in the vehicle. The rear seats are very poorly padded, with very limited leg room."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The seats are not that comfortable for driving. I feel like I am sitting on something hard or bumpy. Not the most comfortable for long drives."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Very loud inside cabin at speed. Hard to hear radio or carry on conversation. Doesn’t matter what road surface or tires on it. Too loud."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Excellent electric adjustment controls for seats. Heated seats wonderful in winter, good lumbar support. Noise levels and ride are good."

Thomas R., DE (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"It is noisier, and the ride can be harsh,on back roads."

Donald G., NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"the ride is a little noisy, seats not as comfortable as 2013 Subaru."

Christine M., MN (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"noise"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The car is now 6 years old and everything still works perfectly. Seat heaters, electric controls, sun roof, etc. The leather has stood the test of time, and the car is still responsive when driving. It's great. I'll get another 6 years out of it I hope!"

Jamie C., ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Wife believes the passenger front seat is tilted to the right (not level). I tell her it's the road to help disperse water, but she doesn't accept my response."

Daniel S., HI (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Road noise is excessive even using different new tires."

Dennis S., TN (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"very comfortable seating. too much road noise. too much engine noise"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"average noise no seat memory available biggest issue is poor rear visability due to small back window"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Top of the line vehicle and seats leave a lot to be desired in both comfort & adjustments One of the reasons I would not consider a Nissan in the future"

John H., ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The seats are very comfortable and it is a pretty quite car. I do like a stiffer ride and control which it has. Please Nissan, an extending steering column! I do tend to move the seat forward of the comfort zone to hold the steering wheel! That's really my only beef with the car after 6 years and over 102000 miles!"

Michael C., IA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"very bad CVT"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"I find that the climate system is just adequate. In cold weather it is slow to heat up and vice versa in hot weather. Once the desired temperature is reached the vehicle is good at maintaining it."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The manual front driver seat has maintained its firmness in spite of my weight and feels very secure. It could be a little larger"

R W., MA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Blind spots on both sides."

Michael R., PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Very comfortable seats and the height for your view of the road is excellent."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Very roomy, heated seats are great in the northeast. Heating is excellent however AC is not as strong as we'd like it t be."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"just basic transportation"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Too hard and not adjustable."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"My 2012 Nissan Rogue is quite comfortable. The seats fit the driver and passenger nicely. It just has the feel of a nice auto."

Todd W., OH (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The seats in this vehicle are very comfortable. Long trips do not bother my back. Road noise is average, and the ride is average."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Per CR and JD Powers, the 2012 model had the fewest repairs. I don't car about fuel economy, I just wanted a reliable, headache free vehicle."

STEPHEN W., WA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Got lots off at YE Clearance"

R W., MA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Vehicle is just too small to be of much use, and the seats are very poorly supported. Nice vehicle for around town, but not an ideal long trip vehicle nor is it much use for hauling or towing."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The service was the best"

THOMAS W., NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Great performing vehicle."

GREGORY B., NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The passenger seat in uncomfortable in the reclining position. Somewhat noisy on the road. Otherwise good engineering and construction."

RAY W., OR (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Does not get anywhere near the estimated MPG implied"

EDWARD S., FL (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Car is overpriced for build quality. Car feels like it is cheap and built in the 90's."

JON C., MB (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Always great pricing on Nissan Rogues versus the competition"

R W., MA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"For a car under $40K, it was very well stocked with leather, BOSE sound, etc. The technology is now old (6 years) but the car has never had any mechanical problems and the only expenses have been normal wear and tear. (New tires, oil changes, air filter, etc.)"

Jamie C., ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"For the price it is a good car. It is a good station or short commute car."

Robert M., NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Mileage and satisfaction with the overall vehicle have been so good that I used to promote the Nissan Rogue to anyone looking for a car. In the last month (#75 in length of ownership), after coming up against how little integrity Nissan N.A. has in dealing with its customers, I will never recommend Nissan again. It is very discouraging to have a great vehicle and a superb dealership, both undermined by a terrible manufacturer who refuses to be accountable for an ongoing, extensive CVT issue."

Teri B., CA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"I either get what I want, or i'm out the door"

Gregory H., PA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The value was fine until I had to replace the transmission for almost $5000. I do not drive hard, it is not too cold, not too hot where I live. I never tow with the vehicle. Transmission toast at 140,000km."

Sean D., BC (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Good price for this type of vehicule"

Yves B., QC (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The value is great based upon the auto quality and performance"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"At model year end this fine industrial small suv provides reliable good transportation at a heavily discounted price."

R W., MA (2012 Nissan Rogue)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The styling is attractive and similar to the new model they introduced, so it still looks current."

GEORGE M., KS (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The back "trunk" door is hard for me to close as it goes up too high for my height - I must use a step stool to close the back "trunk" door."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Not Boxlike like other SUVS including new editions of the Rogue ( 2013-2016)"

Anonymous, MB (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Small rear window is small making it bad for visibility. Lots of blind spots."

RICHARD V., ON (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"Rear view is not that good but camera helps"

ALAN C., NY (2012 Nissan Rogue)

"The Rogue has a nice look"

JAMES R., NJ (2012 Nissan Rogue)

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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