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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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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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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 2013 Nissan Rogue owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Sunroof leaks, but Nissan said its ok, its draining Nissan tried to adjust but still leaks and makes wind noise on highway"

Rich H., IL (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"During colder weather low tire pressure warning light came on. Warning light was on ALL WINTER. Kept taking car back to dealer. Blew it off as "tires will leak air and have low pressure because of the cold weather". Kept filling the damn tires with"

Lori B., VT (2013 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"In heavy rains or when going through puddles, water "wicks" onto the front passenger floor mat around the bottom of the door"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"RATTLE FROM THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE THAT CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED"

Marc P., MA (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It sometimes rattles. I have tried to find the exact location, but can not"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle around the dash bord and roof liner"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to change rear shocks and this helped. The wind noise at highway speeds is objectionable"

James M., NY (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattlesmostly in the back seat and hatchback areas, also under the front of the car area. Also squeaky safety belt clasps in front seat. Have had to take Rogue in for service due to rattles approximately 8 to 10 times. Rattles would be repaired an"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I am a car guy and do not typically listen to the radio. There's an annoying rattle that has'nt been identified with this car since 10,000 miles. I think it is a heat shield or some other loose metal. The other noise is from poorly insulated/dampen"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There are squeaks and rattles coming from the front end of my car. Something is loose and the rattle is very pronounced I've brought it to the dealership twice and they couldn't find anything. Likely resulted because the suspension is terrible creati"

Angenette S., MN (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sqeak somewhere in dash"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Loud wind noise at 40+ mile per hour"

Robert M., AZ (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"IT'S AWFULLY NOISEY--LIKE HAVING ALL THE WINDOWS OPEN-AND ON ACCELERATION IT REVS TO 3-4"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"wind noise very load in rear seats from rear window"

Michael V., DE (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind whistling"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle is somewhat loud with wind noise the faster you drive...especially if sunroof ceiling panel is back while sunroof is closed"

Lori B., VT (2013 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"on the highway very nosy"

James M., NY (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"its road noise"

Arthur P., FL (2013 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)

"Paint is extremely susceptible to chipping and road rash. Bird droppings leave marks easily even on a freshly waxed surface"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood had cracks in the clear coat"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood was chipping off in big spots"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint peels and chips around moldings"

Craig B., OK (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust developed within the first 15 months of use, on the tailgate where the trim attached above the license plate. The rust was significant and very visible"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"THE REAR LIFT DOOR IS RUSTING IN NUMEROUS PLACES AROUND THE LICENSE PLATE"

Marc P., MA (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear license plate area"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Hatch has pin size rust spots in numerous areas"

Doreen L., AB (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Back tailgate developed a rust spot between the window and the door latch. This was not caused by a rock chip or other external cause, it was a paint defect"

Randy G., WI (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust spots appeared under the chrome piece above the back licence plate"

Lynne B., ON (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The painted surface behind the chrome moulding on the rear hatch started to rust. The dealer had the problem corrected by a body shop, on the car's warrenty"

Anonymous, QC (2013 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

"Backup camera stopped working, dealer replaced a computer, when I complained that the camera aim wa nows lower than I liked and I asked to have it adjusted I was told there was nothing they could do"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Entire gps, Bluetooth, radio system locks up and does not work in very cold weather. In warm weather it works fine"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Entire gps, Bluetooth, radio system locks up and does not work in very cold weather. In warm weather it works fine"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced maps chip"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Controls would not work for the first ten minutes"

Richard D., SC (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"delayed and not reliable. We would use the google maps for faster and more reliable help"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"not user friendly info was lost for what reason we don't know. Dealer helped reprogram but not working the same we had leased a rogue previously and had no issues with the phone except for voice recognition"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"None of the controls on the radio ,nav or streering wheel would work intermittly"

Richard D., SC (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 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

Blower (fan) motor

"The blower doesn't work well enough to defrost the windshield and keep the rest of the car warm. Very little heat when set to feet only"

Angenette S., MN (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"defroster is terrible that is why I wont buy another nissan not save"

Ronald C., DE (2013 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"during cold winter months, there is no heat, just warm air. I still have to drive with my coat, togue and mitts on. Dealer has had it in 4 times, changed the thermostate and fluid, to no avail. Will never buy another Nissan!!"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"as noted b4"

Anonymous, SK (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stinks! Checks at dealer turned up nothing"

Joseph F., NJ (2013 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

Shocks or struts

"Struts had to be replaced after only 40,000 km of driving"

Doreen L., AB (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Clicking in steering when turning"

Rich H., IL (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Bumps or undulating streets cause a clunking sound in the front right. Dealer says it will cost $1700 to fix"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"The power steering fluid started leaking and Nissan Service had to replace the seal"

Roy M., IL (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Front wheel bearing needed to be replaced"

Brent A., PA (2013 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

"Brakes did last 130000kils"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"I would fully stop but the car's response was delayed, a very scary part. I went back to the dealership and they told me that there was nothing wrong with it while I believe that they very much fixed it after keeping it for 4 hr"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed brake pads"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes had to be replaced and were changed with wrong models before buying the vehicle. The dealership replaced it for free since the car was still under the 100 000 miles warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Transmission would not shift to the higher gear, left me going 60 miles an hour on the highway. Dealer replaced my transmission"

Michael C., TX (2013 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission was not quite right from the time of purchase and was fully replaced"

Paula F., NB (2013 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car dealer noticed that the transmission made an unsual sound and replaced the transmission by a completely new one, prior to me buying the vehicle"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

"Fixed under warranty per Nissan TSB. Insignificant problem"

Paul M., OR (2013 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It rattled. I took it in to the dealership multiple times before they were able to diagnose the problem"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Nissan Rogue Unsure 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

"The transmission seals started leaking and it took Nissan Service 2 attempts to replace the seals in order to stop the leaking"

Roy M., IL (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Mial seal and torque converter leaks fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2013 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

Doors or sliding doors

"the drivers side doors are too close together and when edge protectors were added they rub and have rubbed off the paint. The dealer was unable to resolve the issue though they did try"

Jeffrey D., SC (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Hatch would show unsecure at various times whil driving. the hatch was secure during these events and the sensoe had to be replaced"

Randy G., WI (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Twice I had engine oil leak and one time transmission oil leak, all were repaired by the dealer under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Rogue S 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

"Passenger side low beam headlight goes out on average every six months. Have had professionally replaced each time but issue persists"

Craig B., OK (2013 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)

"Battery died at about 25,000 mile dealer replaced it under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Nissan Rogue S 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

"I had a fluid leak in the front drive joint"

James T., ON (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"cold weather driving requires about 10-20 blocks before vehicle warms up and passengers warm up. if more than one person in vehicle steams up windows. salesman recommended installing a cardboard on the rad. what a laugh"

Anonymous, SK (2013 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

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.

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