Starting MSRP for the 2008 Rogue S is $24,998 for a front-drive model, and $27,798 with AWD equipped. The higher end Rogue SL comes in at $27,598 spinning the front tires, and $29,598 with AWD.
Powering all models is a 2.5 litre, 170 horsepower engine with an advanced Xtronic Continually Variable Transmission (CVT) which optimizes fuel economy and power delivery at the same time, while eliminating the need for gearshifts. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), ABS and six airbags are also standard.
Inside, the interior carries functional flare with contrasting stitching on the seats, large storage compartments and a driver-centric layout to controls and instruments.
Optionally installed are such features as Intelligent Key, Bluetooth hands-free system, XM Satellite Radio and Bose stereo with MP3 playback.
Ian Forsyth, Director of Corporate and Product Planning at Nissan, says "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".