Based on an economy car platform, the Rogue is meant as a daily commuter, not an off-road adventure vehicle. The towing capacity is only 1,500 pounds and the available all-wheel drive system is intended more for snow and rain than rocks and mud. The four-cylinder engine works well with the continuously variable transmission to provide decent pickup and frugal fuel economy.
Behind the wheel, the Nissan Rogue offers carlike ride and handling. We think it's one of the better handling small SUVs, but it's not sporty or particularly fun to drive. The ride allows for a lot of road feel and can become hard on pockmarked roads. Road imperfections and engine sounds also intrude on the cabin, leaving passengers thinking that the Rogue could benefit from more sound insulation.
Otherwise, the cabin is pleasant, with some materials that would look good in higher priced vehicles. The controls are easy to use and understand, but the Rogue lacks some of the creature comforts and tech gadgets that are starting to filter down to lower priced vehicles. There is no navigation system, for instance.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2008 Nissan Rogue versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 Nissan Rogue and their standard equipment and their prices below.
The 2008 Nissan Rogue SUV is powered by a 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 170 at 6,000 hp.
Standard safety equipment on the 2008 Nissan Rogue SUV includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable anti-whiplash head restraints, side-impact airbags in front, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, height-adjustable rear seatbelts, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-lock brakes (abs), brake assist, child safety rear door locks, electronic stability control, rear head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.
2008 Nissan Rogue SUV Specs & Features
The 2008 Nissan Rogue SUV is available in 4 trim levels: