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2008 Nissan Rogue Press Kit: At a Glance

The 2008 Nissan Rogue, which goes on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in September 2007, is designed to add a new dimension to the crossover utility segment - satisfying both the functional needs of the buyer and their emotional needs.

Rogue's aggressive, performance-oriented styling, powerful engine, responsive handling, and driver-focused cockpit combine with its thoughtful everyday utility to create a vehicle that shifts the way buyers, especially younger buyers, think about crossover SUVs.

The 2008 Nissan Rogue is available in two models, Rogue S and Rogue SL, each with a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, Nissan's advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).  An all-new Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system with yaw moment control is also available on both S and SL models.

Rogue's refined interior includes a driver-oriented cockpit, available leather-appointed seating surfaces and a fold-flat front passenger's seat.  Utility is enhanced by numerous convenient storage and ultra-functionality features, including an oversized
partitioned glove box, a large dual-level center console and an innovative rear cargo organizer.  Available technology features include Intelligent Key, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, XM Satellite Radio (subscription required, sold separately) and a powerful Bose–developed audio system with AUX input and MP3 playback.

Rogue also offers a long list of standard safety features, including front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupants.

Highlights of the 2008 Nissan Rogue include:


  • Aggressive, performance-oriented exterior that redefines the small utility with sleek, masculine styling with dynamically arched forms and powerful rear shoulder lines
  • Available roof rail system with detachable cross bars (accessory))
  • Available power sliding glass moonroof
  • Available Xenon headlights and halogen fog lamps

Platform & Powertrain

  • Nissan "C" platform, front engine/front-wheel drive
  • 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque (167 hp, 170 lb-ft CAL emissions)
  • EPA fuel economy estimates: 22/27 mpg City/Hwy 2WD; 21/26 mpg City/Hiw AWD
  • Nissan Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with adaptive logic control, high-speed CPU
  • Available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Available all-new Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system with yaw moment control or front-wheel drive
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • High-caster front independent-strut suspension with large diameter stabilizer bar and high-performance shock absorbers with rebound springs
  • Rear multi-link independent suspension with high-performance shock absorbers with rebound springs, stabilizer bar
  • Electric Power-assisted Steering (EPS)
  • Available 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • 225/60R17 or 215/70R16 all-season tires
  • Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)

Interior Features

  • Available leather-appointed seats, steering wheel and shifter knob
  • Available fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Available heated front seats and outside mirrors
  • Available Intelligent Key
  • Standard AM/FM/CD 2DIN Audio system and available Bose-developed audio system with 6CD in-dash changer, 7 speakers and subwoofer with MP3 capability and XM satellite radio
  • Available Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System
  • Rear 60/40 split-fold bench seat
  • Versatile dual-level center console storage with hidden functionality features including two cup holders and 12V power port
  • Oversize glove compartment with partition
  • Available easy-to-clean, detachable, one-touch foldable cargo organizer to prevent cargo from shifting while driving
  • Available multi-display trip computer
  • Standard keyless entry system
  • Available HomeLink Universal Transceiver
Safety and Security

  • Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zone
  • Standard Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front air bags and occupant classification system for the front passenger seat)
  • Standard front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupants with rollover detection
  • Standard front seat Active Head Restraints for head and neck protection in rear impacts
  • Standard 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; pre-tensioners with load limiters for front seating positions
  • Standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Standard child safety rear door locks
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Standard Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in two well-equipped models: Rogue S and Rogue SL in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive configurations
  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Kyushu, Japan