Bought our Rogue in Aug. 2010.
Liked the styling and handling.
Got indicated 34 mpg on the way back from Chicago to Madison at 58 mph.
Dropped to 31 at 65 mph.
Cold weather drops mileage considerably.
In mostly suburban driving in winter we average 23 mpg, freeway driving 28. The AWD/ABS/Traction control is fantastic in the snow.
It's wonderful to be able to accelerate without spinning wheels and hoping they'll grab before the wolf pack descends on you.
We installed U-haul hitch, grille chrome, lower side chrome accent strips, and roof rack which approximates the 2011 look.
Also installed a compass/Homelink/garage door opener/self-dimming rear view mirror from Ebay which is great.
Styling, AWD, power seats, seat warmers, handling, gas mileage, ability to tow small jet boat, quality of leather interior, Bose sound system, cargo area when rear seats are down.
Did not find the view through the rear window all that obstructive.
The exhaust note should be improved--it sounds like a toy car when you floor the pedal!
I removed the transverse bar that supports the pull-out cover behind the rear seats.
It interferes with cargo loading.
Wish it would be easily removable.
Compass/Homelink mirror should be standard like it is in the Altima, although with a little work we put one in.
It's the same mirror.
All in all, not a lot to complain about.
It's a great little crossover.
I am so happy you told it like it is with the fuel mileage.
People do not understand that winter and summer gas blends are different and mileage will change right along with your speed!
More people need to understand this.