2011 Nissan Rogue

The 2011 Nissan Rogue is basically a compact crossover with a capacity for five passengers. It is available in three trim levels as well. It has been hailed by many customers and experts as a strong contender in its class because of its high regard for user and passenger comfort and convenience.

For the 2011 model, the manufacturer made it a point to give the Nissan Rogue a fresh look with revisions in the front as well as rear design and style. There have also been some added luxury features. And the performance has also been improved for the better when it comes to fuel economy.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Crossover Base Price: $21,460.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.9 gallons (60liters) Miles Per Gallon: 22 city / 28 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 183.3 in. (465.5 cm) Width: 70.9 in. (180 cm)
Height: 65.3 in. (165.8 cm) Wheel Base: 105.9 in. (268 cm)
Curb Weight: 3276 lbs (1486 kg) Ground Clearance: 8.3 in. (21 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 28.9 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 15-valve DOHC inline-4 Displacement: 2.5-liter
Horsepower: 170 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 175 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm Transmission: Xtronic CVT®
0-60 mph: NA Max Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs (453.6 kgs)
Available Trims & Engine
Option:SV FWD MSRP: $23,900; MPG: 22 city / 28 hwy
Option:Krom Edition FWD MSRP: $24,430; MPG: 22 city / 28 hwy
Option:S AWD MSRP: $22,710; MPG: 22 city / 26 hwy
Option:SV AWD MSRP: $25,150; MPG: 22 city / 26 hwy
Option:Krom Edition AWD MSRP: $25,680; MPG: 22 city / 26 hwy

Performance

When it comes to performance, you actually have an option of whether to go for the front-wheel or all-wheel drive for this baby. Under the hood, you will find that the 2011 model is powered by a four-cylinder engine that has a capacity for 2.5 liters. It is also capable of producing as much as 170 horsepower that is coupled with 175 pound-feet of torque. Not to mention that the 2011 Rogue also comes with continuous variable transmission.

However, there are those who are not satisfied with the power of this model’s engine. There are also complaints about the CVT used in this model. But as for the fuel economy, this is among the top-raters in its class.

Exterior & Interior

When it comes to the exterior, the 2011 model has definitely gambled on a restyled and redesigned exterior. The grille as well as the bumpers is new. The spoilers for the front and rear areas are also new. The manufacturer also made it a point to include new high-end features for this model. For instance, the 2011 Rogue comes with alloy wheels of 18 inches as well as automatic on and off headlights.

As for the interior, the Rogue is considered by many customers, experts and reviewers as having one of the best interiors when it comes to compact crossovers in its price range.

The seats of the 2011 model are very much comfortable for both the front and rear seats. The materials used for the interior are also considered to be top-notch and of high quality. The controls are also intuitive according to some reviewers. And when it comes to the cargo of this model, a lot of reviewers are actually impressed.

However, there have been negative reviews when it comes to the storage compartments which some find to be a bit lacking. The rear seats are also incapable of reclining unlike those of the competitors of this model.

Safety & Reliability

When it comes to safety, this model is also equipped with a lot of safety features. For instance, among the standard safety features for the 2011 Rogue are the anti-lock disc brakes which also come with Electronic Brake force Distribution as well as Brake Assist. There are also driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags for supplement as well as dual-stage supplemental front air bags. And lastly, this model also comes with Traction Control and Vehicle Dynamic Control.

It received a reliability rating of 6.0 out of 10 in the Predicted Reliability by J. D. Power. It also comes with a basic warranty of three years or 36,000 miles as well as a power-train warranty of five years or 60,000 miles.

Pros & Cons

All in all, the reviewers, customers and experts loved the performance of this model. The ride has smooth and the handling was goof. The cabin was excellent and the front seats were comfortable.

However, there are some complaints when it comes to the cargo room of this model. There are also those who are looking for a V6 engine option. And lastly, some find that the 2011 Nissan Rogue has poor rear visibility.

Overall Rating
66 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2011 Nissan Rogue has a good feature set and great packaging for small-family use, but its performance and details aren't always delightful.”Car Connection

“Rogue is adequate from a stop and around town, but it's slow to build power needed for highway passing or hill climbs. ”Consumer Guide

“Smooth ride; capable handling; high-quality cabin; comfortable front seats.”Edmunds

“If you need the towing and hauling power afforded by a V6 engine, you won't find one on the Rogues lengthy options list.”KBB