The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV which debuted in October 2007 for the 2008 model year by the Japanese automaker Nissan. It's the North American counterpart of the Qashqai in Europe and the Dualis in Japan and Australia.
The Nissan Rogue made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 7, 2007. It replaces the Nissan X-Trail in Canada as Nissan's entry-level SUV, since the Murano continues to grow in size and price. An all-new version of the X-Trail, whose platform the Rogue shares, has been launched in Europe and elsewhere, but there are no plans to market it in North America.
Power comes from a 170 hp (127 kW/172 PS), 2.5 L four-cylinder QR25DE engine mated to a standard continuously variable transmission.
During November 2007, its first full month of sales, the Rogue was Nissan's third-most popular model, behind the Altima sedan and coupe, and the Sentra compact sedan. 5,650 cars were sold that month, slight more than a third of that month's Honda CR-V sales of 16,498 and less than half of that month's 12,354 Toyota RAV4 sales.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the Rogue exactly in the middle of the 27 "affordable compact" SUVs they rated; its highest marks were for its safety features, while its lowest ratings were for its predicted reliability.
From 1966 to 1969, American Motors used the Rogue nameplate on the Rambler American for its top trim two-door hardtop and convertible models, as well as performance editions.