2016 Nissan Rogue Review

2016 Nissan Rogue photo
  1. Original MSRP$23,330 - $30,080
  2. Fuel Economy26/33 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesCrossover

2016 Nissan Rogue Review

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2016 Nissan Rogue photo
  1. Original MSRP$23,330 - $30,080
  2. Fuel Economy26/33 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesCrossover


By cfx-admin (Last Updated 12/14/2017)

The compact crossover segment has been experiencing explosive sales growth over the past couple of years, and the 2016 Nissan Rogue embodies many of the qualities that have made these models hugely popular with car shoppers. The Rogue provides an easygoing ride quality, upscale looks and a very flexible interior, all packaged within a footprint small enough to effortlessly navigate glutted city roadways. It’s a capable ally for modern living.

Furnishing seating for up to seven passengers, the Rogue is governed by a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Buyers have a choice of three trims: S, SV and SL.

For 2016, the Rogue’s enhancements include an upgraded available forward collision mitigation system that features forward emergency braking. Siri Eyes Free also joins the list of options, and this feature allows iPhone owners to access their smartphone’s features via voice commands. The SL trim adds NissanConnect Services, a telematics feature that assists in emergencies. Finally, the Rogue’s blind spot warning system has changed from camera-based to radar-based.


The Rogue’s exterior has a premium look that belies the SUV’s modest price tag. In front, standard halogen headlights gleam alongside a black grille featuring chrome accents and prominent Nissan badging. A profile view spotlights standard body-colored outside mirrors, while a look at the back reveals a handsome standard rear spoiler.

The base Rogue comes with 17-inch steel wheels, LED daytime running lights and black exterior door handles. The lineup of available features includes 18-inch wheels, fog lights, a power liftgate, a power panoramic sunroof, chrome exterior door handles, heated outside mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, roof rails and rear privacy glass.


The 2016 Nissan Rogue’s upscale look extends into its cabin, which features high-grade materials and a sophisticated design. Five-passenger seating is standard, and S and SV trims are available with a 50/50 split-folding third-row bench seat that allows the crossover to seat seven. The Rogue offers 9.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the third row and 32 cubic feet behind the second row. With the second row folded, cargo capacity expands to 70 cubic feet.

Base Rogue models come with a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way manually adjustable front passenger seat, second-row heating and air conditioning vents, cloth upholstery and a reclining second-row seat with a 40/20/40 split-folding design and a center pass-through. Rogues with the two-row seating configuration come with a Divide-N-Hide Cargo System that provides 18 adjustable variations for cargo storage.

You can enhance your Rogue with leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control.


The Rogue delivers a smooth ride that spare passengers from being punished by rough roads. All models come with a CVT that’s paired with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Rogue achieves an EPA rating of 26/32 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 25/31 mpg with all-wheel drive.

The Nissan Rogue is capable of towing up to 1,000 pounds.


The base Rogue S comes with hands-free text messaging, a rearview camera, 12-volt outlets, Bluetooth, satellite radio, USB connectivity, a 5.0-inch display, a CD player and a four-speaker sound system.

Upgrades include a 7.0-inch touch screen, the NissanConnect Services telematics system (powered by SiriusXM), a premium Bose eight-speaker sound system, a 360-degree parking camera system, Siri Eyes Free, blind spot warning, forward emergency braking and moving object detection.

Specs & Features


  • Available colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black
  • Cayenne Red
  • Midnight Jade
  • Arctic Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Body style

  • Crossover
  • Available exterior features

  • Rear Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Mirror Color: Body-color
  • Rear Spoiler: Roofline
  • Rear Spoiler Color: Body-color
  • Grille Color: Black With Chrome Accents
  • Window Trim: Chrome
  • Front Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Door Handle Color: Body-color
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Wheel Diameter: 17.0 X 7.0 Inches
  • Tire Type: P225/65r17
  • Dimensions

  • Ground Clearance: 7.4 Inches
  • Angle Of Approach: 17.4 Degrees
  • Width: 72.4 Inches
  • Length: 182.3 Inches
  • Height: 67.5 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 106.5 Inches
  • Break-over Angle: 18.6 Degrees
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 4488 Pounds
  • Rear Track Width: 62.8 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 3393 Pounds
  • Angle Of Departure: 25 Degrees
  • Front Track Width: 62.8 Inches


  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Rear Vents: Second Row
  • Armrests: Rear Center With Cupholders/Rear Center With Pass-thru/Rear Folding
  • Air Filtration
  • Power Locks: Auto-locking
  • Shift Knob Trim: Urethane
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Steering Wheel Trim: Urethane
  • Interior Accents: Metallic-tone
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single
  • Floor Material: Cargo Area Carpet/Carpet
  • Telematics systems

  • Electronic Messaging Assistance: Voice Operated/With Read Function
  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Entertainment

  • Antenna Type: Mast
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: Bluetooth/USB/IPod/iPhone/Jack
  • In-Dash CD: MP3 Playback/Single Disc
  • Radio: AM/FM
  • Radio Data System
  • Total Speakers: 4
  • Infotainment: NissanConnect
  • Seats

  • Bucket Front Seats
  • Upholstery: Cloth
  • 4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Rear Seat: Sliding
  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Adjustable Rear Seats
  • 6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
  • 40-20-40 Split Rear Seat
  • Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 105.8 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 7
  • Front Hip Room: 54 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 56.6 Inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 52.1 Inches
  • Interior Volume: 137.8 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Legroom: 37.9 Inches
  • Cargo Volume All Rear Seats Down: 70 Cubic Feet
  • Front Legroom: 43 Inches
  • Front Headroom: 41.6 Inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.5 Inches
  • Standard Seating: 5
  • Seating Rows: 2
  • Cargo Volume: 32 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 55.9 Inches


  • Drivetrain

  • Axle Ratio: 5.69
  • Drive Mode Selector
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-link
  • Front Suspension Type: Lower Control Arms
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar: Diameter 23 mm
  • Front Shock Type: Twin-tube Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar: Diameter 19 mm
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Twin-tube Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Struts
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 4 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 2.5
  • Horsepower: 170
  • Torque: 175
  • Towing Capacity

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 1000 Pounds
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: Cvt
  • Type: Cvt
  • Gears: 0
  • Performance Specifications

  • Aerodynamic Drag: 0.33
  • Fuel Efficiency

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City: 26
  • Highway: 33
  • Combined: 28


  • Warranty information

  • New Car Basic Warranty: 36 Months/36000 Miles
  • Powertrain: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 60 Months/60000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 60 Months/0 Miles


NHTSA Ratings

  1. Overall Rating

  2. Frontal Crash

  3. Side Crash

  4. Rollover

Safety Features

  1. Child Safety Door Locks
  2. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  3. Energy Absorbing Steering Column
  4. Rearview Monitor: in Dash
  5. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  6. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  7. Crumple Zones: Front/rear
  8. Camera System: Rearview
  9. Hood Buckling Creases
  10. Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
  11. Active Head Restraints: Dual Front
  12. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  13. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  14. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  15. Rollover Stability Control: Not Available
  16. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  17. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  18. Brake Assist: Standard
  19. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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