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Rather than Rogue, Nissan could have named this redesigned SUV "Mr. Congeniality." True, that's not very macho, but the model stands out as an easy-to-drive, family-friendly vehicle. And, this version ranks well among the better small SUVs. This revised Rogue was larger and more accommodating. It has a spacious cabin, easy access, and plenty of room in the rear seat.
Alerts
There are 7 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

Rather than Rogue, Nissan could have named this redesigned SUV "Mr. Congeniality." True, that's not very macho, but the model stands out as an easy-to-drive, family-friendly vehicle. And, this version ranks well among the better small SUVs.

This revised Rogue was larger and more accommodating. It has a spacious cabin, easy access, and plenty of room in the rear seat. Refinement also improved dramatically, with a relatively quiet and more comfortable ride than is usual in the class. Other enhancements include more responsive handling, improved fuel economy of 24 mpg overall and a continuously variable transmission that's smoother and quieter than the previous version's.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
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 2015 Nissan Rogue owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“Camera would selectively go out - not show behind or around the car”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Blind spot warning either did not alert when a car was in blind spot or it alerts for guard rails or nothing there”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

“Audio CDs would not play properly”

Heinz F., TX (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“As with the radio, cd player just went dead for no reason, after the car being off for 2 hrs, it restarted itself. Dealership is replacing the whole unit”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

“Screen won't come on when car is started. Been to dealer many times for this, but no permanent fix yet. Sometimes it will come on about 5-15 minutes of driving; sometimes only when car is turned off, then restarted”

Anonymous, TN (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It needed a software update”

Kevin S., TN (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“on occasion the screen goes blank for about 10 seconds”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I purchased this new vehicle in March 2015, and the safety features/radio have already gone down? So frustrating that I already have to take in for service-”

Christine G., FL (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“volume control button on steering wheel sometimes unresponsive”

Anonymous, BC (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Bluetooth will not sync my music”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Extremely difficult to use. Gives wrong directions -- VERY wrong. Cannot be used by passenger in an emergency if car moving. Cannot turn display off when not in use -- very distracting”

Alley H., FL (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“doesn't work, freezes up; cannot find known addresses”

Anonymous, TN (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The cover for the SD card slot would not close properly and that caused the NAV system to not operate”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Bluetooth function in radio would turn off when turning off car. Would not turn on automatically when turning radio back on. Had to manually enable bluetooth every time radio was turned on”

Roger L., CO (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The Bluetooth can be very flakey. Sometimes I cam call out but I can receive calls. When I answer the phone through the car the calls are dropped. It also has a problem playing music through Bluetooth”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Terrible reception”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Nissan Rogue Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio , navigation and Bluetooth has no sound. It then comes back in one to two hours”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“no sound”

Anonymous, MS (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“radio and cd player just quit working for no reason, after being dead for 2 hrs they both restarted. Dealership is replacing the unit”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Blue tooth voice recognition system is able to repeat exactly what I am saying but dials a different number all together. Says it's dialing "1" on list but dials "2" Repeats the name I state but dials a different name”

Anonymous, BC (2015 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

“I had water leaking inside of the tailgate window. I noticed it the second day I had the car. It was a significant size leak. They sent the car to a window shop who tried to re-seal the window but that didn't work so then they replaced it. Took 3 day”

Catrina P., NY (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Weather striping is torn in several places around drivers door”

David H., WA (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The sunroof drain was defective, causing water to enter the cabin. The carpets have been replaced, but the odor, which is very bad, continues”

Geoffrey D., TN (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“Rattle/vibration at higher speeds on Freeways ¿ dealer can't find cause!”

David H., WA (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Faulty rear latch. Squeak from spare tire compartment”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The sun shade rattles when open completely”

Frank R., NJ (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Squeaksn in sunroof area”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“sqeak in headliner / moonroof”

Nancy D., TX (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“hatch has squeaks”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Seat track noise”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced weather strip on passenger door but still have wind noise”

Arthur S., TX (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger side wind noise is terrible. Had it back to the dealer 3 times and they are unable to fix the problem. I have to wonder if there is any noise insulation in the doors and cargo area”

Robert M., AZ (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Very loud wind noise above 30 mph. Very annoying. Relatively easy fix at the dealership, though”

Neil C., FL (2015 Nissan Rogue S 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

“Act would not cool in the middle of a trip to NC Had to keep turning it off and on. Dealer replaced amplifier”

Charles P., FL (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Not cooling properly. Moody system because of sensors”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Making loud noise out of vents. Blower was replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Car would not put out heat after it was warmed up. Had the coolant flushed and it is better. But heater will not put out hot air when vents are closed, travelling on the highway, and heat is at maximum. Heat is fine at cold start, but later the heat is barely available”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Inadequate heat on the passenger sdie”

Anonymous, ME (2015 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“After 8000 km service, no heat with outdoor temperature -20 deg C. Returned to dealer and he found the damper was sticking. Had to cycle between cold and hot to free it up”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“A/C hose routed incorrectly from factory. Rubbed against frame of car, causing large hole. Freon escaped and A/C stopped blowing cold”

Anonymous, TX (2015 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

“Door sill molding right rear loose”

Claudia C., QC (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint wore off near windshield”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“A rear corner panel weather trim had shrunk due to change in weather”

Anonymous, NH (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

“The cover that covers up the place to hook up to tow”

Max A., MO (2015 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

“carrier bearing and axle bearing passenger side went out”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“CV joint boot leaking grease”

Roger L., CO (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“Squirells ate all the wiring making the car inoperable. Had to have towed to the shop to be fixed. Had to replace entire wiring "harness"”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
4WD/AWD components

“The components were replaced under warranty. Specifics unknown”

Ronald C., TX (2015 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

Shocks or struts

“Left front strut broke at 4 months”

Anonymous, CO (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Left front strut started making a lot of noise. Was replaced under warranty. Another strut is starting to make noise, but I have not had it checked out yet”

Anonymous, CO (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Must constantly correct the steering. Does not go straight down the road. The only front wheel drive car of many I have had that power steers. Nissan says this is normal. I have not noticed it in other models I have tested”

Nick T., MI (2015 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

“It also needed a software update”

Kevin S., TN (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“Leak of seal between transmission and torque converter. Was done under warranty but would have been about $1200-1500”

Anonymous, UT (2015 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Recall issued on sensor set wrong at factory. I had noticed no problems”

Michael M., FL (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 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

Locks and latches

“My drivers side door handle wouldn't unlock or open the door”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“Defective electric window drive mechanism on driver door. Window mechanism clicked loudly going up or down at lower range of travel”

Gerald W., CA (2015 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

Engine computer

“There was a recall regarding the electronic system. the CPU on ours (control module) would run the fuel pump - even when the car was off. It was so bad that they paid for a lease vehicle for 2 months while waiting to repair. We had one of the cars that had a defective part. We tried to get them to take the car back - plagued with issues since day 1, but they refused. There is no Lemon protection laws in Canada”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

“Frequently when accelerating the entire car shakes as if the engine is coming loose. Dealer says theres nothing wrong”

Anonymous, NY (2015 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

Ignition switch

“Could not get the key in”

Anonymous, NY (2015 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

“At my first 5000 mile service, it was reported that the rear brake pads, left and right were down to 6mm while the front ones were at 10mm. This seems to me like quite a bit of wear for such low mileage”

Yvon M., NS (2015 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

“air bag not working light flash on at times on passenger side”

Anonymous, MA (2015 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

Fuel pump

“Fuel pump completely failed at about 3,200 miles Diagnostics showed nothing wrong. Dealer called Nissan and apparently other similar issues had occurred on other Rogues. Pump replaced”

Tom C., CO (2015 Nissan Rogue SL 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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