Nissan Canada recently announced pricing on the all-new 2008 Nissan Rogue, which went on sale September 24 at Nissan dealers nationwide. Rogue is Nissan’s first entry into the small crossover SUV segment. It is available in two well-equipped, high-value models, Rogue S and Rogue SL.
The starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the well-equipped 2008 Rogue S is $24,998 for the FWD models and $27,798 for Rogue S AWD. Pricing for Rogue SL is $27,598 for FWD and $29,598 for AWD.
All 2008 Rogue models come equipped with a standard 170-horsepower 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine, advanced Xtronic CVTÔ (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), four-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a long list of standard safety equipment, including six air bags. An available all-new Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system with yaw moment control is also offered on both S and SL models.
Other standard Rogue equipment includes air conditioning with in-cabin microfilter, cruise control with steering wheel mounted switches, power windows and door locks, 60/40 split 2nd row rear seat, remote keyless entry, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers, auxiliary input jack and 16-inch wheels and tires.
Rogue SL trim adds 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, roof rails, privacy glass, body-coloured power outside mirrors, tailpipe finisher, six-way manual driver’s seat, rear passenger heater ducts and an additional 12-volt power outlet.
Available technology features include Intelligent Key, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and a powerful Bose®-developed audio system with AUX input and MP3 playback.
The new Nissan Rogue also offers excellent fuel economy of 9.1 L/100 km (31 mpg) city/7.2 L/100 km (39 mpg) highway for FWD models and 9.5 L/100 km (30 mpg) city/ 7.7 L/100 km (37 mpg) highway for Rogue AWD models.
“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,” said Ian Forsyth, Director of Corporate and Product Planning.
Rogue’s refined interior includes a driver-oriented cockpit, available leather-appointed seating surfaces, fold-down front passenger’s seat and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. 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 available innovative rear cargo organizer.
Rogue’s standard QR25DE 2.5-litre DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder is rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque, tuned to provide ample torque in the low-to-mid rpm range for smooth, powerful acceleration and quick initial response from a standing start. Combined with the standard Nissan Xtronic CVTT, the engine offers smooth, linear and responsive acceleration feel with high-efficiency operation. Available paddle shifters provide an added level of sporty performance and driver control.
Rogue also offers a long list of standard safety features, including a Nissan Advanced Air Bag system and front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupants.
Three packages are offered for the 2008 Nissan Rogue: Premium Package (SL FWD and AWD) $2,300; Leather Package (SL AWD) $4.600; Technology Package (SL AWD)