2016 Nissan Rogue

Rating7.7

Ranked #10 in Compact Suv

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$23,330 - $30,080

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Key Spec of 2016 Nissan Rogue
fuel economy

26/28/33

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

170 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

High on safety features

Sluggish CVT

Appearance package for the S trim

Good on interior storage capacity

Not-so-great driving experience

Adds NissanConnect Services

Smooth ride

Restricted engines

Added infotainment and safety features

Premium interior look

No optional engines

2016 Nissan Rogue Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2016 Nissan Rogue gets a few basic upgrades for 2016 but otherwise remains the same mostly. The 2016 Nissan Rogue is one of the better choices for family-friendly crossovers as it provides a spacious cabin along with a lot of creature comforts which is perfect for everyday hauling like getting groceries or picking your kids up from school.

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Over All Rating

7.7

Out of 10

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8.00
7.20
7.00
8.20
8.00
7.70
7.00
Notable Rankings

#10 in Compact Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

S$23,330 onwards

  • 12 Standard Seats
  • Aluminized Stainless-Steel Muffler andamp; Tailpipe
  • AM/FM stereo with MP3 playback capability
  • Carpeted flooring with rubberized vinyl mats
  • Chrome bumpers
  • Cloth high back front bucket seats
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Custom Cloth Trim Seats
  • Full-Floor Color-Keyed Carpeting
  • Manual tilt-only steering column
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Rubberized vinyl flooring
  • Standard wheelbase configuration

SV$24,780 onwards

  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-Adjustable driver seat
  • Push-Button ignition

SL$28,730 onwards

  • Automatic high beams
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Foglights
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Navigation system
  • Surround-View camera system


Colors and Styles

2016 Nissan Rogue in Arctic Blue Metallic color
Arctic Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2016 Nissan Rogue is priced at $23,330 for the base trim and comes in three trim levels. This car is no looker, and is designed more towards the purpose of utility and functionality. With that in mind, the Rogue goes up against the 2016 Dodge Journey, the 2016 Kia Sportage, and the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan.


Features
8.0/10

The 2016 Nissan Rogue is offered in three trims- the S, the SV, and the SL. Pricing starts at $23,330 for the base trim and goes up to $30,080 for the top trim. All trims are offered in either FWD or AWD. Some standard features across all trims include dual-zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity. There are a few optional packages as well.

Trims

S

SV

SL

MSRP (FWD)

$23,330

$24,780

$28,730

MSRP (AWD)

$24,680

$26,130

$30,080

Key Features

17-inch steel wheels

Adds/Replaces features from the S trim

Adds/Replaces features from the SV trim

 

Cruise Control

17-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

 

LED running lights

Automatic headlights

Heated mirrors

 

Remote keyless entry

Keyless entry and ignition

Power lift-gate

 

Cloth upholstery

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Height-adjustable driver seat

Six-way power driver seat (with power lumbar)

Leather upholstery

 

40/20/40-split rear seat (folds, slides, and reclines)

Six-speaker sound system

Heated front seats

We Recommend

The mid-range SV trim is a wise choice here as it offers all the features of the base S trim along with alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable driver seat, and a six-speaker sound system under $25,000 which makes the SV trim a very balanced out option over other trims.

Engine and Performance
7.2/10

The 2016 Nissan Rogue packs a 2.5L Inline-4 engine under the hood that generates 170 horsepower along with 175 lb-ft through a CVT transmission. The CVT does help in terms of fuel efficiency but it is on the slower side in terms of responses, instantly making the Rogue somewhat sluggish in urban roads. The optional AWD is recommended.

In terms of handling, it’s very clear from the start that the Rogue’s driving characteristics focus more on the ride quality than on the performance. It’s enough in the city, but around turns and at higher speeds fails to involve the driver as expected. The suspension is tuned to favor the comfort but the 18-inch wheels do make it a little firmer. 

Models

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Dodge Journey

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Kia Sportage

MSRP

$23,330

$20,995

$24,890

$22,150

Engine

2.5L inline-4

2.4L inline-4

2.0L inline-4

2.4L inline-4

Transmission

CVT

4-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Horsepower

170 hp @ 6000 rpm

173 hp @ 6000 rpm

200 hp @ 5100 rpm

182 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

175 ft-lbs @ 4400 rpm

166 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm

207 ft-lbs @ 1700 rpm

177 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH

9.1 sec

7.8 sec

8.1 sec

7.6 sec

Quarter mile

17.0 sec

16.1 sec

14.5 sec

16.1 sec

Top speed (mph)

122

125

133

113

The 2.5L Inline-4 engine pushes the Rogue to 60 miles per hour in 9.1 seconds, the slowest in the competition. The Rogue also outputs the least power among the four. The Sportage takes the first spot with only 7.6 seconds and is followed closely by the Dodge at 7.8 seconds. The Tiguan is the quickest in terms of quartet-mile at 14.5 seconds.

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

The Rogue is impressive in terms of economy. EPA ratings for the 2016 Nissan Rogue claim fuel efficiencies of 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined for the FWD models. It drops to 25 mpg combined with the AWD setup. The car gets a fuel capacity of 14.5 gallons which translates into a combined range of 406 miles.

Models

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Dodge Journey

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Kia Sportage

MPG (city)

26

19

21

21

MPG (highway)

33

26

26

28

MPG (combined)

28

21

23

24

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

14.5

20.5

16.8

15.3

Range (city/highway) (miles)

377/478.5

389.5/533

352.8/436.8

321.3/428.4

In terms of fuel economy, the Rogue offers the best of these four cars. The Sportage comes in second at 24 mpg combined, with the Volkswagen at 23 mpg combined and the Dodge taking the last spot at 21 mpg combined. In terms of range, the Dodge offers the most range at 389 city miles and 533 highway miles thanks to its 20-gallon tank.

Interior
8.2/10

In terms of interior, the Rogue blows you away; it’s one of the most elegant interiors in this class, and is very well done. The quality of materials used, the fit, and the finish are all excellent. Soft-touch materials are all-around the cabin, with a very neat-looking dashboard. The controls and knobs feel sturdy and are easy to use.

In the seating factor, the Rogue can add an optional third row of seats best suited for kids. The front row is very comfortable and does provide good headroom. Legroom might be slightly uncomfortable for taller passengers, however. The rear seats come with a 40/20/40 split and feature great adjustability. These seats provide good legroom as well.

Models

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Dodge Journey

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Kia Sportage

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (head/shoulder/leg) (in.)

41.6/56.6/43.0

40.8/57.5/40.8

39.1/56.2/40.1

39.1/56.7/41.4

Second (head/shoulder/leg) (in.)

38.5/55.9/37.9

39.9/56.9/36.1

39.0/55.0/35.8

38.5/55.1/37.9

Cargo Capacity with rear seats up (cu.ft.)

39.3

39.6

23.8

26.1

Cargo Capacity with rear seats folded (cu-ft)

70.0

67.6

56.1

54.6

The Rogue provides the most headroom and legroom in the front row, matched by no other cars. In the rear, the Journey has the most headroom whereas the most legroom is on the Rogue and the Sportage. In terms of cargo capacity, the most are seen on the Journey at 39.6 cu-ft. On the Rogue, behind the second-row cargo capacity stands at 39.3 cu-ft, and with the third row folded the total cargo volume is at 70.0 cubic feet. Some interior features on the Rogue are:

  • Cruise control
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat

How intuitive is the 2016 Nissan Rogue’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment unit on the 2016 Nissan Rogue is very refined and simple to use. The layout is neat, with easy-to-understand controls. The touch responses are quick and there’s hardly any lag. Standard infotainment unit features include a 7-inch touchscreen, CD player, satellite radio, USB port, auxiliary jack input, Bluetooth phone, and audio connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system. Some salient features include:

  • Trip computer
  • USB port
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Navigation system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • CD player
Exterior
8.0/10

The Nissan Rogue is not very great on looks, but the car’s design does grow on you. The overall exterior design language is quite handsome especially the front fascia which is angular and futuristic in terms of looks, the rear fascia sits high up and does eat up some visibility. The overall look is more on the crossover side of things rather than the SUV side of things.

Models

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Dodge Journey

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Kia Sportage

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3408

3818

3404

3280

Length (in.)

182.3

192.4

174.5

174.8

Width (in.)

72.4

72.2

71.2

73.0

Height (in.)

66.3

66.6

67.1

64.4

Ground clearance (in.)

7.4

7.4

6.9

6.8

Wheelbase (in)

106.5

113.8

102.5

103.9

The four cars are different in terms of dimensions. The Tiguan and the Kia are more compact, here as the Journey is the largest overall. The Tiguan is the tallest one in the group at 67 inches. It also sits closer to the ground. The Rogue is a fairly sized vehicle overall. Some exterior features on the Rogue are:

  • LED running lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Automatic headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Panoramic sunroof
Safety
7.7/10

The 2016 Nissan Rogue got rated at 4-stars by the NHTSA and got a rating of ‘Good’ by the IIHS. Standard safety features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, airbags, a rearview camera, and hill-start assist. All-wheel-drive models add hill descent control. Some driver assistance safety features are available as optional. NissanConnect Services emergency services are available as well. Some Safety Features are:

  • Hill-start assist
  • Rearview camera
  • Airbags
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • 3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for the driver)
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
Final Verdict

The Rogue is an ideal vehicle for families as it is capable of day-to-day chores quite impressively. It is highly fuel-efficient and the cost of ownership is also affordable as compared to some of its competitors. The versatility that the Rogue provides is what makes it desirable and the price tag does nothing but adds to its desirability. However, it isn’t a perfect vehicle as the third-row option eats up cargo space and is only good for small kids and under hard acceleration engine make annoying noises which can get bothering in day to day usage which these types of vehicles are meant to do. Overall, for the price you get a lot and won’t be disappointed as any of its shortcomings are not dealbreakers.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$24680

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

152 cu in

horse power

170 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

175 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

Continuously variable speed Automatic

dimensions
length

182 in

wheelbase

107 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3547 lbs

Height

66 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

105.8 cu ft

cargo volume

70 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

25/28/32 mpg

highway range

464.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Nissan Rogue 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$29,257
5 Year Cost To Own
$46,205
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $46,205
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,891$1,601$1,529$1,756$1,662$14,439
Insurance$1,220$1,302$1,371$1,447$1,400$6,740
Fuel$1,535$1,625$1,704$1,757$1,813$8,434
Maintenance$494$1,072$861$2,343$2,528$7,298
Repairs$29$-8$87$289$421$818
Financing Interest$1,826$1,489$1,125$654$274$5,368
Taxes and Fees$2,424$142$217$141$184$3,108
Total Cost-To-Own$15,419$7,223$6,894$8,387$8,282$46,205
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