The Nissan Rogue is offered in two trim levels, S and SL, each with front- or all-wheel drive. All Rogues have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower. It is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission with an infinite number of gear ratios. When the SL Premium Package is ordered, the transmission has shift paddles to select among six predetermined gear ratios. The all-wheel-drive system is meant for on-road use, and it does not include low-range gearing.

Nissan Rogue S models come standard with cloth upholstery, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, four-way manually adjustable front seats, cruise control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, speed-sensitive auto-locking doors, AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers and auxiliary input jack, 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, and 215/70 R16 all-season tires on steel wheels. S models have no options.

Nissan Rogue SL models come with six-way manually adjustable driver's seat, fold-down passenger seat, dual-level center console tray, mood lighting, external temperature display, trip computer, dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, roof rails, and 225/60 R17 on aluminum wheels.

Optional on the SL are a sunroof and a Leather Package with leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, six-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, one-touch up/down driver's window, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Homelink universal garage door opener, and a compass.

A Premium Package for front-wheel-drive SL models includes Bose premium audio with seven speakers and six-disc CD changer, XM satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, speed-sensitive volume control, paddle shifters, foldable rear cargo organizer, rear tonneau cover, fog lights, Bluetooth hands-free cell phone link, and Nissan's Intelligent key keyless ignition. The Premium Package for AWD models has that equipment plus xenon headlights.

Safety features include dual front airbags, torso-protecting front side airbags, head-protecting curtain side airbags with rollover sensors, front seat active head restraints, LATCH-style child seat anchors, tire-pressure monitor, ABS with brake-assist and electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, and anti-skid control.