Last post on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:38 AM
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#6 of 15 Re: Article Comments - 2008 Nissan Rogue Full Test [KarenS]
Aug 28, 2007 (3:16 pm)
Just to be fair, I think the review is pretty good. It tells me how it drives and how it rides - more on the comfort side than aggressive handling, for example - and that's what I want to hear. If you read through the lines, you will also see what the writer likes and not likes about the CVT, the handling, the brake, the power, and the view to the rear etc.
I have sat inside the Rogue and found it although comfortable, is a bit tight at the front compared to the Outlander. The front passenger seat is quite high - like sitting on a commander chair and feels a bit odd.
Other than CR-V and RAV4, I would consider Outlander and Vue being its closest competitors.
#7 of 15 Rogue is a winner
Sep 13, 2007 (6:04 pm)
The Rogue is the first credible threat to the market leader in this segment - Honda CRV
I found the Rogue interior to be simple yet elegant. The CVT is silky smooth.
The proof is in the driving - take a test drive.
#8 of 15 Where's the navigation
Oct 01, 2007 (6:38 am)
I don't understand why Nissan did not give the Rogue a navigation option. The Rav4 does not have a navigation option either, but most vehicles in this class do.
#9 of 15 regular unleaded or premium?
Oct 03, 2007 (4:34 pm)
Does anyone happen to know if the Rogue will take regular unleaded gas?
#10 of 15 Re: regular unleaded or premium? [dmanyad]
Oct 03, 2007 (5:26 pm)
Takes Reg. unleaded.
#11 of 15 Re: Where's the navigation [nesodian]
Oct 04, 2007 (6:14 am)
Who cares spend $400 on a Garmin and save yourself a bundle. I would pay for the nav system. when I can have a Garmin and move it from car to car, I own 3 cars.
#12 of 15 Re: Article Comments - 2008 Nissan Rogue Full Test [hailalmamater]
Oct 04, 2007 (7:16 pm)
I traded a RAV 4cyl 2wd Sport for a Rougue this week here are my RAV vs Rogue scores
10-1 10 is better and this is just between these vehicles
Ride comfort- Rougue 9 RAV 7.5
Emergency handling TBD
Normal handling Rogue- 10 RAV 8
Front seat room Rogue- 9 (I'm 6'3) RAV 7.5
Front seat comfort TBD but for now =
Rear seat room RAV-9 Rogue 8.5
Rear seat comfort TBD
Cargo capacity - seats up and overall RAV 10 Rogue 7.5
Cargo flexibility RAV-10 Rogue-9 (Front seat folds down)
Interior noise levels Rogue-10 RAV-8
Equipment and Value for the Money Rogue 10 RAV 8.5
Rogues +s Interior layout, quiet wind and road noise, handle better, ride comfort is better, XM BOSE radio is awesome, CVT is different but works very well so far.
#13 of 15 Lots of noise!
Dec 06, 2007 (8:57 am)
Yes, could not have said it better myself. This vehicle is by far the loudest compact suv in its class. It sounded like a 91 Saturn SL1 when you tached it up above 3,000 rpm. There is no excuse for that kind of noise in a 2008 vehicle. Also, the road noise coming from the rear was way too loud for this vehicle.
A note to Nissan. Charge a little more to add some sound deadening material to this vehicle. If the Nissan Altima can be quiet at speed, so can the Rogue!
#14 of 15 Re: Lots of noise! [cruiser69]
Dec 06, 2007 (2:48 pm)
I disagree to say the Rouge has lots of noise is not correct. Does the CVT equiped Rogue accelerate differently yes but overall it is quieter than a lot of the competition including the CRV or RAV4. It is very quiet at cruising speed you barely hear the motor and very little wind noise. Noise from the cargo area is an issue with most all the small crossovers but IMO the Rogue is the quietest at least amongst the CRV, RAV4 and Rogue.
#15 of 15 Pay attention kids
Jul 23, 2008 (11:38 am)
ROGUE was names after a Marvel comics character. The colors are named like that too(Gotham Grey)
It is now very quiet..EZ on gas, looks great. Never pretends to be something it is not...It is intended to be a COMPACT SUV with a eye on convenience and versatility.. Has since become MotorWeek small SUV of the year and awarded by Kiplingers too. Knocked the Honda CR-V off the top list.
Everyone has a preference- Mine is NISSAN
No longer a sleeper, it has bolstered Nissan sales by nearly 19%...