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 Rogue has grown larger and more accommodating; it has a spacious cabin, easy access, and plenty of room in the rear seat.
Alerts
There is 1 recall 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 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
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 hybrid (176 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 (170 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2018 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

"The automatic safety braking engages without notice and suddenly when it shouldn't have or it was not necessary to do so. It's frightening and distracting."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes for no reason when using this. Sensor needs to be replaced. Very few techs certified to do this repair so it takes forever."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Front automatic emergency braking randomly engages when there is no hazard in the front of the vehicle."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front emergency braking has caused unnecessary emergency braking when not needed. Including when driving at highway speed causing unsafe conditions."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall item car was repair with software update. Have not had a problem since"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working at least three times. Two of those, the system returned to operation after restarting car. On one occasion, I drove 2000 km before the unit started to work again"

Robert D., ON (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AEB ceased to work, causing all collision safety systems to become inoperable, including ABS & Intelligent Cruise Control. It took a total of 4-weeks of repairs to correct this serious problem. It was determined to be a software problem."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Would brake without something in front of you"

Bob C., TX (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"automatic braking was applied for no reason, the street ahead was clear."

David T., NJ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It doesn’t function"

James J., WI (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Drove car about 30 miles in rain.stopped at red light started moving when light changed.went about 300 feet and the auto braking stopped the car in lane for no reason.it was the only time it happend .i had about 400 miles on car.i was lucky no car was behind me and no car was in front of me."

Edwin C., NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"when driving the sensor displayed an error unavailable front radar obstruction did not affect the driving of the vehicle. I took it into Nissan and it was a faulty sensor replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Front collission avoidence actived on an empty road 3 times in 2 months. Took into Nissan and they made an adjustment that resolved the issue."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"had to be replaced by the dealer"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the forward facing radar failed. replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"forward facing radar failed, replaced under warrenty."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue 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

Apple CarPlay

"Would not get loaded."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Nissan Rogue S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The display spontaneously reboots for no reason."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Several times the display screen went blank. Had to take back to dealer 4 times before they finally decided to reinstall software."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The infotainment system turns a random source on (CD comes on when the car is first started). USB flash size is limited. The design is poor. I bought the SL trim/model because I wanted the best stereo and I am extremely disappointed in the quality of the unit and sound of the speakers."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Infotainment System randomly switches between CD, Radio, and Bluetooth (Radio Streaming) Sources!"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS data base is junk! Keeps telling me I am driving on unpaved roads. These roads have been paved for decades. Dealer says everything is up to ate. Next step is to send letter to Nissan. How can you trust the data it shows you?"

Gary F., AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"navigation system suddenly veers off course about every third time it is used. Will start giving directions that are obviously incorrect. Usually, it will eventually correct itself after 4-5 minutes. In addition the voice recognition aspect for the navigation system fails to find the correct address most of the time when given verbally, so that have to put in manually. The system usually describes streets by their route number which is confusing since in town the street names rather than route numbers are displayed on street signs."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS is unreliable, periodically seeming to lose satellite tracking and displaying incorrect location. Problem is intermittent. Nissan replaced the unit, but problems persist. Difficult/impossible to demonstrate on demand."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Extremely difficult to program"

James J., WI (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"It directed me to wrong destination it turned me right insted of left and tojd me i was at destination"

Edwin C., NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Assisted braking - where the vehicle decides when to brake on its own as it sees what it thinks is a vehicle too close in front."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Car cannot understand/hear when the passenger tries to use voice commands. Voice commands are not well understood."

Anonymous, NV (2018 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Door bright trim came loose"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Lower left front body panel came loose. Exact same thing happened on 2017 Rogue"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"What seems to be small items hitting the car is causing chips."

David G., GA (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 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

"We checked online and the 2018 Rogues have a serious safety issue with this system. There are very few complaints noticed with the 2017 or 2019 versions of the Rogue. Lots of complaints on the 2018's. I would not recommend buying a 2018 left over new one or used one until Nissan comes clean on this serious safety issue."

Joseph S., NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"During the first week of ownership, we noticed a vibration throughout the car. Steering wheel, accelerator pedal, brake pedal, passenger seat. This occurred while driving 40-45 mph or 1200 rpm. Now it is vibrating while idling and getting worse."

Robert B., FL (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Front right side wheel bearing had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Rogue S 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

"At about 3,000 miles with the first two transmission, shifts became very noticeable, especially at higher speeds. Both driver and passenger felt them and was shaken by them. At times, tashometer would jump up with no apparent change to the gearing or speed."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"The problem with this transmission is that it is not very precise and I always feel it slips here and there."

Anonymous, QC (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 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

Warning lights

"On delivery, the warning light indicating that the parking brake was applied was not working, resulting in the car being driven with the parking brake applied and overheating. This heat caused the wheel balance weights (now glued onto the wheel!) to fall off resulting in extreme unbalance vibration."

Malcolm M., AB (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Master alarm light turns on while driving and locks up the right side brakes. Also all the other warning lights under the Master Alarm category turn on. First time the dealer reprogrammed the emergency braking system due to factory notification but not a recall. Second time happened June 2, 2019. The past 2 days since the Master Alarm and other alarm beeps associated with the radar system turn on with no other objects nearby while driving."

Joseph S., NY (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 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

Parking brake

"I was told the parking brake was causing the problem and needed to have the system reprogramed"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue)
Pulsation or vibration

"when entering the garage the car started shuttering and making growling noises and came to stop. I put it in nutral and started back to drive and the car then worked and went into the garage. This happened 3 times in March and now twice this May."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Rogue)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission failed catastrophically at 6,000 miles. Nissan replaced it. It started to fail again at about 10,000 miles. I shifted it in manual mode for about 1,000 miles to get it to dealer, where transmission was replaced a second time at about 11,090 miles. Before failures, transmission shifted very roughly, even though it’s a CVT."

Anonymous, CT (2018 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

Squeaks or rattles

"rattle in or near the rear passenger side door"

Tom C., GA (2018 Nissan Rogue SV 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

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.

Engine Major

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

Engine Cooling

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

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

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.

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.

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