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 it now ranks among the better small SUVs. The new Rogue has grown larger and more accommodating; it has a spacious cabin, easy access, and plenty of room in the rear seat.
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.
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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

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 it now ranks among the better small SUVs.

The new Rogue has grown larger and more accommodating; it has a spacious cabin, easy access, and plenty of room in the rear seat. Refinement has improved dramatically, with a relatively quiet and more comfortable ride than is usual in this class. Other enhancements include more responsive handling, improved fuel economy of 24 mpg overall, and a better-calibrated continuously variable transmission that's smoother and quieter than the previous version.

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-liter 4 hybrid (176 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 (170 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Nissan Rogue owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Automatic emergency braking applied by vehicle for no reason. Driven to dealer next morning who spoke to corprate and computer update applied. No problem since."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the car almost came to a full stop without warning with nothing in front of us.I was worried that the car behind me could stop in time, the sensor was replaced by the dealer"

Phil D., NY (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes have automatically applied without any reason at all. The system has misidentified auto braking scenarios."

K W., FL (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The system braked a couple of times without reason. We received a recall and had it fixed."

Linda S., FL (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"system slows vehicle to nearly a stop even after a vehicle in front turns out of the lane and there is no longer anything in front of me"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"total failure of system 1 month after purchase failed to stop vehicle and resulted in a collision"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I got a notice in the mail that there is a problem with the forward collision warning system in that on some vehicles the system activated when the vehicle passed under an overpass or tunnel. The notice said if that happened to me, I should bring in the vehicle for a software upgrade to prevent it from happening again. I would assume that is a potentially serious risk, as if the brakes engage when you are travelling 65 mph on a highway and pass under an overpass and the brakes lock that could result in a serious accident. Seems like there should be a recall of all such vehicles, not only if the brakes activated and you were lucky enough to survive."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"sensor sounded when driving in heavy rain"

Mark K., FL (2017 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The warning only occurs randomly not the same even during the same situation and or the same speed."

Maruquel R., TX (2017 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It usually stops working during rain and snow but sometime when the weather is good."

Stephen C., CT (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It simply doesn't work. The dealer cannot fix it saysall test come out ok, and no codes stored also says To accurately test it would be a risk to life and limb. The had the car on two different occasions and failed to fix it. They t ell me its the same sensors used in the intelligent cruise control which works fine and stops like it should. I find it hard to comprehend a company like that not being able to repair a system they design and install on vehicles. Possibly it in not on my vehicle as also the pedestrian detection system is not functioning either."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I just did two slides ago"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger airbag off warning light remained on when my wife was in the vehicle."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front automatic braking system unexpectedly activated while driving slowly in our apartment’s garage. Nissan dealer took this seriously and checked calibration but could find nothing wrong. It happened again in about the same place. Something about the garage lighting or environment seems to trigger the system."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 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

"forward collision sensors module failed and front and blind spot monitoring failed"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The system randomly restarts, particularly when the car is hot. I had same problem with a 2104 model Altima, and a 2011 Altima"

Scott N., FL (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"radio/nav unit keeps rebooting randomly. Known issue with Nissan. Waiting for an update for the head unit"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The 2017+1/2 Rogue has a crude interface for its age. The map software is inaccurate. The display is not high resolution and not bright enough.. The POI's are genereic no commercial logs(restaurant cross knifie and folk instead of arches or corporate logo. generic gas pump instead of shell). No on screen turn by turn list showing interstate exits, services rest areas. The whole user interface is non intuitive. Radio presets are small numbered square graphic pads. You don;t know what station you programmed until you press the button. All distractions when you are taking a long range trip and you have to take your eyes off of the road."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It tries to pre guess an input address and is incorrect, or it doesn't offer the correct address when input. You have to work around the problem"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Have to pay extra for traffic alerts. System doesn't allow any changes when vehicle is moving, even with a passenger in the front seat to operate the system."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Nissan Rogue)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone Bluetooth would not connect and new download peramiters had to be downloaded"

Burt R., AZ (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Built in apps don't work with iPhone, must be connected vi USB"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Nissan Rogue)
Radio

"SiriusXm preset numbered buttons are little square graphics pads with no channel id displayed. If you don't remember the channel you programmed you won't know until you press a button. User graphical interface is terrible."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"The same issue just happened a second time"

Burt R., AZ (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"The safety connect continued to call the SOS operator at a variety of times. It occurred on about 50% of the travel. Finally was fixed after multiple attempts."

Wayne L., MO (2017 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The chrome trim above the front door window on the driver's side, came lose and was protruding out. I had to tape it down to keep it from waving in the wind."

Lloyd N., OH (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Left knee bolster had poor fit, large open gap. The dealer replaced the knee bolster and the fit did not improve, the dealer then replaced a second trim piece that was attached to the knee bolster but again it did not resolve the problem. There is still a large open gap in the dash that is not supposed to be there"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"slight dings cause the paint to chip off down to the steel which then rusts if not painted"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Extremely small scuff on a protrusion near the Lt headlight caused surrounding paint cracking due to the flimsy plastic component."

Pam W., TX (2017 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint chips easy on the rear bumper"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Chips on bumper and body paint"

Burt R., AZ (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust spots on driver’s side door sill"

Wes Y., MB (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"rear window leaked when it rained. dealer had to remove window to replace seal around it"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Loose exhaust system clamp"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks sometimes when hitting a bump.Sounds like it is inside the vehicle."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"had a vibration in the dash. Dealer found that a clip was missing that allowed parts to vibrate. The problem was resolved in 5 minutes"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Moon roof was warped, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"noticable vibration/noise with either front window open at 35 to 45 mph"

Anonymous, NC (2017 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

"takes to long to cool and then seems to speed up the gas loss."

Maruquel R., TX (2017 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"Won't cool. Problem unknown at this time"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"This has to do more with dishonesty on the part of the dealership. I picked up the car in November 2017. Parked it in my driveway with my other car, endured 3 months of snowy weather, then heater fan stopped working. Took it to Nissan, said they would take care of it only to call me back to tell me there was a nest of mice in the blower. I have parked my cars in my driveway for almost 20 years with no issues and all of a sudden I have a problem three months after I get this vehicle (after a winter of very cold and very snowy weather). If there was a nest(BIG if), it probably occurred while in their possession prior to my purchase, or it was a scam to charge me for repairs that should have been covered by warranty. Also, car was slowly leaking oil from engine gasket. I took it to dealership and their mechanic had apparently cleaned the leak, and tightened the bolts, but told me there was no leak, as they had cleaned the leak. Again, dishonest dealership."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stops producing cold air after 20-30 minutes, especially on hot summer days. the fan speed also reduces to a trickle and it sounds as if the air has been diverted elsewhere."

John B., VA (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"The torque converter causes excessive vibration at coasting speeds. The dealer agree there was an issue, but Nissan refused to do anything about it."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"This happened in the first 1500 miles. Nissan fixed it under warranty, no problems since"

Anonymous, MI (2017 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

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"It would clunk when turned. Dealership fixed an issue with the steering connection."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"metal on metal sound when you turn the wheel hard to either side."

Anonymous, VA (2017 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

Engine computer

"Still they are trying to figure it put"

Edward D., AZ (2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Engine mounts

"2nd of major recall items on this car."

Anonymous, MA (2017 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

"Multiple problems with keyless entry and start/stop. Key fob doesn't communicate with vehicle causing us to have to use the (backup) physical key to open the door, and to use the backup NFC to start the car."

Lorne R., QC (2017 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Will not open"

Kathryn K., WI (2017 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

Rotors

"Rotors have wrapped leading to vibrations on braking. Dealer put in new brake fluid (and charged me) but that did not help much"

Scott N., FL (2017 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

Rough shifting

"The vehicle has a clunk when you take your foot off the gas at speeds of 20 mph or less & the vehicle is off high idle. (warmed up)"

Anonymous, MI (2017 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

What Owners Say

Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"Engine and hybird system warning lights came on twice. In shop now nissan engineer is working on the problem"

Edward D., AZ (2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Cooling

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

Drive System

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

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.

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.

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