Parallel parking and maneuvering into tight spaces are made easy with the Around View Monitor fitted on the 2012 Nissan Rogue. This would make Rogue as the first non-luxury vehicle in the U.S. to have the one-of-a-kind Around View Monitor that’s offered as a part of the optional Rogue SL Package. Four small superwide-angle cameras are used by Rogue’s Around View Monitor. These are positioned on the front, side mirrors and rear of the vehicle.
The four cameras produce images that are converted in order to create a virtual 360° view of objects surrounding the vehicle. Nissan designed this system to offer ease in its usage. Having an overhead view allows the driver to position the vehicle for parallel parking. The front/rear view enables the driver to simultaneously confirm the front or rear of the vehicle. The system instantly switches to the previous screen when the transmission is shifted into drive from reverse. The two most problematic areas – the rear and front passenger side of the vehicle – display the rear view and front-side view at the same time. The driver can change the views on the split-screen display from a button on the center console. For instance, the front and side or rear and side views can be displayed at the same time to help estimate the distance of the Rogue to the curb.
Rogue is powered by a standard 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and has an available Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system. It combines enjoyable driving with the versatility of having a big 57.9 cubic feet of cargo space (with 2nd row seat folded down), a 60/40-split rear seat and an available fold-down front passenger seat. Rogue has a 28 mpg fuel economy and comes with six standard air bags.