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2012 Nissan Rogue – Family fun

Published October 8, 2012

2012 Nissan Rogue RedSure it is true that not everyone has a gang of kids to drop off around town all the time, but the 2012 Nissan Rogue has taken the family minivan and merged it with the family SUV. Even if you do not have a family to drive around, driving the Rogue around is a treat. A great smooth ride, fantastic handling and seating that not just let you get comfortable but helps you forget about the traffic you’re going to be stuck in come 5pm. An import that has managed to crossover almost perfectly, great pricing and great features and a great package the 2012 Nissan Rogue is worth a look.
Cheap does not mean cheap
What can 22 thousand dollars get you? How about a 2.5L 4-cyl engine, 23 mpg around town and 28 mpg on the highway, all-wheel drive, variable transmission, great safety features and a fun drive. The 2012 Nissan Rogue’s S model starts off around 22 thousand, and it is packed with features. Tack on a few thousand and for 30 thousand dollars, you can get the 2012 Nissan Rogue top of the line model which offers a navigation System, Bluetooth and the rest of the bells and whistles you would expect from a high end package. The prices are right and there is plenty of value in what you are getting. In a category that is packed with heavyweights the Rogue holds its own.

2012 Nissan Rogue InteriorThere is always a downside
Everyone main complaint is the same thing, that there is no 6v option for the 2012 Nissan Rogue. This might be true, but if that is the most glaring issue, that is not all that bad. There is another slight issue that pops up with the Rogue, and that is the lack of cargo space. Sure getting the kids around is great, but having to have their sports gear stacked up on their laps is not. The slight amount of added space would force the Rogue to have to offer a V6, so the issues go to hand and hand. A great smooth ride does nothing for us, if we cannot bring home the groceries without having to have someone stay behind.

2012 Nissan Rogue BodyBest of the rest
The 2012 Nissan Rogue has not cornered the market with any amazing safety features. Antilock brake, stability control, curtain airbags and front seat sides’ airbags are all things you would expect. Edmunds has noted, “In Edmunds brake testing, the Rogue decelerated from 60 to zero mpg in a reasonably short 121 feet.” Not too bad for a vehicle of its size.

When it comes to driving, the Rouge handles like a car with just enough under the hood to give it the power it needs on the highway as well as in town. Crossover SUVs like the Rogue tend to get a bad rap for handling; the Rogue goes out of the way to make you feel like you’re driving a passenger car over a mini SUV. Great price, great features, great reviews and most importantly a good customer base, the 2012 Nissan Rogue has everything you need and enough interest in it so next year’s model is better than this one.

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Calvin Escobar
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