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2010 Nissan Rogue SL SUV

2010 Nissan Rogue Review

(3 Stars)  Fun, roomy, and well equipped

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The Rogue, which is Nissans long overdue entry into the compact crossover category, is based on the C platform. This is the same chassis as the Sentra sedan. Its agility and over the top styling have helped it wedge into a market where such perennial leaders as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 dwell. The rogue is both longer their either of these two alternative and yet shorter vertically and narrower than both of them.

The first thing to be noticed about the rogue is its styling. This was contrived in California by Nissan Design America and is meant to be evocative a contemporary sporty look. The Rogue has it where it counts too, with four wheel independent suspension and big vented disc brakes all around. With available all wheel drive and 17" wheels it keeps it power train up the date as well.

The sole engine offering on the Rogue comes in the form of a 2.5 liter four cylinder which develops 170 HP. Interestingly, the sole transmission offered by Nissan for the Rogue is a CVT. Having another option may have helped as many people do not like the sluggishness that a CVT imparts.

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2010 Rogue SL Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line 4 double overhead cam with VVT ( 9.6 :1 compression ratio ; four valves per cylinder)
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel consumption: city= 22 (mpg); highway= 27 (mpg); combined= 24 (mpg); vehicle range: 382 miles
Multi-point injection fuel system
15.9 gallon fuel tank
Power: 170 HP ( 127 kW) @ 6,000 rpm; 175 ft lb of torque ( 237 Nm) @ 4,400 rpm

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'10 Nissan SL SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Tilt
Trip Computer
Privacy Glass
Roof Rail
Cup Holders
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Theft Deterrent System
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
Tow Hooks
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