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2012 Rogue

2012 Nissan Rogue Press Kit: At a Glance

Following an upgraded look for the 2011 model year, the Nissan Rogue crossover SUV adds a new Special Edition for 2012, along with revised content for the various option packages. Rogue once again offers excellent value, while satisfying both the functional needs of the buyers and their emotional needs - which has made Rogue one of the best-selling vehicles in the Nissan lineup.

With its standard 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and available Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, Rogue balances Nissan-style driving enjoyment with the versatility provided by a large 57.9 cubic feet of cargo space (with 2nd row seat folded down), a 60/40 split rear seat and available fold-down front passenger seat. Utility is enhanced by numerous storage and ultra-functionality features, including an oversized glove compartment and a large center console. Rogue also offers six standard air bags and 28 mpg fuel economy.

The new high-value Special Edition includes steering wheel audio controls, RearView Monitor, 4.3-inch audio display, USB connectivity, satellite radio, fog lights and
privacy glass. Other enhancements for 2012 include the addition of a new "Sport Mode" switch on all models, new 17-inch (SV) and 16-inch (Special Edition) aluminum-alloy wheels, and one new exterior color: Graphite Blue. Also, the SL Package adds the innovative Around View Monitor, making Rogue the first non-luxury vehicle in the United States to offer this unique, innovative feature.

Available technology features include Nissan Intelligent Key, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription required, sold separately) Nissan Navigation System, RearView Monitor, Xenon headlights and a Bose-developed audio system.

The 2012 Rogue is offered in two trims, S and SV, along with three option packages - Special Edition, Premium Package and SL Package.

Highlights of the 2012 Nissan Rogue include:


  • Modern, sophisticated exterior that redefines the small utility segment with sleek styling with dynamically arched forms and powerful rear shoulder lines
  • Rear liftgate with fixed glass and intermittent rear window wiper
  • Body-colored power outside mirrors, privacy glass, (SL models)
  • Available power sliding glass moonroof with sliding shade
  • Available roof rails with silver accents
  • Available (accessory) detachable roof rack cross bars
  • Available Xenon headlights with manual levelizer, available halogen fog lights
  • Eight available exterior colors: Graphite Blue (new for 2012), Pearl White, Cayenne Red, Frosted Steel, Black Amethyst, Super Black, Brilliant Silver and Platinum Graphite

Platform and Powertrain

  • Nissan "C" platform, front engine/front-wheel drive
  • Available intuitive All-Wheel Drive system with yaw moment control or front-wheel drive
  • Standard 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque
  • Standard Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with adaptive logic control, high-speed CPU, new standard Sport Mode switch
  • EPA fuel economy estimates: 22 mpg City/28 mpg Hwy FWD; 22 mpg City/26 mpg Hwy AWD

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)
  • Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • 16-inch wheels with P215/70R16 all-season tires (Rogue S)
  • Available 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (Rogue SV Special Edition)
  • New 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P225/60R17 all-season tires (Rogue SV)
  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P225/55R18 tires for Rogue SV with SL Package

Interior Features

  • Cockpit-like driver's space with sports sedan feel and exceptional utility
  • Five-passenger seating with available fold-down front passenger seat (SV models)
  • Available leather-appointed front and rear seats; leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available 6-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support (standard on SV models)
  • Rear 60/40 split-fold bench seat
  • Available heated front seats and outside mirrors
  • Power door locks with selective unlocking and auto speed-sensing function
  • Standard multi-display drive computer, outside temperature display
  • Standard AM/FM/CD 2DIN audio system with four speakers
  • Available Bose-developed audio system with in-dash CD changer, 7 speakers with Nd Richbass woofer with MP3 capability
  • 4.3-inch color display audio system with USB interface (SV models)
  • Available Nissan Navigation System with 5.0-inch color touch screen display and XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information (XM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Interface System for iPod (standard on S models)
  • Available XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Available Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System (standard on SV)
  • Available Nissan Intelligent Key (standard on SV)
  • Available RearView Monitor (standard on SV)
  • Available Around View Monitor (AVM) (SV with SL Package)
  • Standard outside temperature display
  • Large center console storage with hidden functionality features including two cup holders and 12V power port
  • Oversize glove compartment
  • Mood lighting, cargo light
  • Available auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Available steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Cargo area storage tray (under floor)
  • Two interior colors: Black, Gray

Safety and Security

  • Standard Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors
  • Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • Standard front seat Active Head Restraints
  • 3-point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, load limiters and adjustable upper anchors
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zone
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Standard Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Two well equipped offerings: Rogue S, Rogue SV, in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive configurations
  • Three available packages: Special Edition (S), Premium Package (SV) and SL Package (SV)
  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Kyushu, Japan



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