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2010 Nissan Rogue Review

Comfortable, fun-to-drive compact SUV with spirit

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) offered in two trim levels: S and SL. Equipped with a 2.5-liter, 170 horsepower in-line-four engine joined to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the Nissan Rogue comes in rear- or all-wheel drive.

The Nissan Rogue boasts a carlike ride, smooth handling, and a decent features package, including steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, stability control, traction control, front/rear disc brakes, all-wheel drive, and 17 inch alloy wheels. The Rogue boasts excellent safety ratings and good gas mileage in the 21 mpg city / 26 mpg highway range.

New for 2010

For 2010, the Nissan Rogue S received a new options package that added exterior styling updates and a back-up camera with a rearview-mirror-mounted display. In addition, the new S Krom Edition debuted with unique 17-inch aluminum wheels with 225/60 tires, a new front fascia with integrated fog lamps, rear privacy glass, a body-color rear spoiler, and center-mounted exhaust. The Krom offers either front- or all-wheel drive and is available in red, black, and gray color schemes.

Essentials

Engine: 2.5L I-4
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Body Style: SUV
Trims: S Sport Utility, SL Sport Utility

On the Outside

Based on Nissan's C platform, the Nissan Rogue rests on plenty of high-strength steel for stiffness and light weight. Rogue is one of the longest compact SUVs on the market, with an extended 105.9-inch wheelbase and 182.9-inch overall length.

From the Inside

The Nissan Rogue's interior offers 58 cubic-feet of cargo space and a rear cargo organizer. Leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, power driver's seat, Bluetooth phone capability, satellite radio, and a Bose audio system with seven speakers are available.

Driving Performance

As the only engine option for the Nissan Rogue, the 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine puts out 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque joined to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with optional paddle shifters. The Rogue can achieve 0-to-60 in 8.0 seconds and delivers respectable fuel economy. Front strut/rear multi-link suspension, electric power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes round out the Rogue model.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety systems on the Nissan Rogue include front, front-side, and side curtain airbags. Also standard are traction control, stability control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Gas Mileage

FWD: 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway
AWD: 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Energetic performance
  • Optional All-wheel drive
  • Spacious interior

Minuses

  • No satellite navigation system
  • No V6 engine

Rating

Comfortable, fun-to-drive compact SUV with spirit

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