On Carlist.com blog: Nissan’s Anita MacFadden, Manager, CBU & Competitive Analysis(CBUs are vehicles that are “completely built-up” in Japan, branded as Nissan and sold in the United States), talks about the 2008 Nissan Rogue. Based on the Nissan C-platform, the Rogue packs a powerful 4-cylinder 2.5L 170 HP engine, with 175lb-ft of torque. While exact pricing on the 2008 Rogue has not been finalized yet, carlist.com was told that pricing will start under $20,000 (2WD S Model). The Rogue will officially go on sale here in the U.S. on September 18th.
2008 Nissan Rogue specs
Transmission: Continuous variable transmission
MPG: Up to 22 city / 27 highway
Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder
Curb weight: 3,280 to 3,473 lbs
Horsepower: 170 hp
Towing capacity: 1,000 lbs