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Types Of Gas A Nissan Rogue Takes (All Generations)

Types Of Gas A Nissan Rogue Takes (All Generations)

We’ve written extensively about the Nissan Rogue, various questions you may have about this car, its various features, and certain problems centering on the Nissan Rogue liftgate and brake issues.

Today we’re going to take this a step further and discuss the fuel requirements of this particular SUV.

So, what types of gas does a Nissan Rogue take?

All Nissan Rogues manufactured between 2013 – Present-day make use of gasoline with an octane rating of 87. The use of premium gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher is not recommended since it will have no benefit over the use of regular gasoline.

However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Below we’ve outlined what kinds of gasoline are and aren’t recommended for use in the Rogue. These recommendations come straight out of the owners’ manuals of the Rogue for the various generations that have been produced.

Furthermore, we’ll talk about the fuel mileage of the different engines and generations and the tank size. Read on!

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Infographic explaining the different fuel types for a Nissan Rogue

Reformulated Gasoline

First of all, it’s essential to know that Nissan advises you only to use fuel that meets World Wide Fuel Charter specifications. This is an organization of which Nissan is a part that develops guidelines for the criteria of fuel. In North America, there’s no website you can visit, which makes it hard to identify if the fuel you’re using meets these guidelines.

Therefore, we recommend you go to the website of TOP TIER gas ( and find a retailer there. Retailers mentioned on the TOP TIER website meet strict criteria, and all of them will provide a fuel that’s safe for your Rogue to use.

Furthermore, TOP TIER retailers mainly sell reformulated gasoline. Reformulated gasoline is the gasoline that’s designed to burn cleaner and therefore deposits fewer emissions in the atmosphere.

This kind of gasoline is already mandatory in some parts of the United States. Nissan states the Rogue is designed to be filled with this kind of fuel and firmly recommends you use it.

Oxygenated Blends / E-15 / E-85

Some fuels are a mixture of regular gasoline and ethanol or methanol. There are strict rules you should follow for the use of these oxygenated blends in the Nissan Rogue.

Nissan Rogues manufactured before 2016 can use fuel with a maximum of 10% ethanol (E-10), whereas Rogues manufactured after 2016 can use fuel with a maximum of 15% ethanol (E-15). None of the Rogues that were ever produced can use E-85 since this fuel contains 85% ethanol.

It should also contain a suitable amount of appropriate cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors. If not properly formulated with appropriate cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors, such methanol blends may cause fuel system damage and vehicle performance problems.

Also, using fuel with methanol is not recommended, although Rogues can use this kind of fuel as long as it has 5% or less methanol.

Fuel Containing MMT

MMT is an additive that’s used to boost the octane level in fuel. Nissan strongly advises against using this additive in the Rogue.

This additive will most likely affect vehicle performance in a negative way as well as decrease the effectiveness of the emission system. If you want to use fuel with a higher octane level, it’s advised to buy this directly at the gas station.

Fuel With Additives

Nissan does not recommend the use of any aftermarket fuel additives. These include but are not limited to fuel injector cleaners, intake valve deposit removers, and octane boosters.

The reason for this is that many of these additives are intended for gum, varnish, or deposit removal, which means there’s a chance they contain ingredients that can be harmful to the fuel system and engine.

What If I Hear A Knocking Sound After Refueling?

Now and then, you’ll hear a slight knocking sound coming from the engine. As a general rule of thumb, this is nothing to be concerned about. However, if the heavy knocking sound persists, this is indeed a reason for concern.

If this problem starts right after refueling, there’s a good chance you’ve used fuel with an octane rating of lower than 87 for the Nissan Rogue. It’s recommended that you stop the car immediately and contact your dealer to get assistance.

If you’re not sure what type of sound you need to be watching out for then check this video:

Fuel Mileage Nissan Rogue

Throughout the years, Nissan has been relatively consistent in the kind of engines they have used in the Rogue. These mainly consist of 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, and some hybrid variants.

As a result, MPG’s have stayed relatively consistent and decent. However, it will be no surprise that the fuel usage of the hybrid versions is by far the best, although the current 1.5L engines are also a good option these days.

YearEngineCombined MPGCity MPGHighway MPG
2007 – 20142.5 FWD252328
2.5 AWD242226
2014 – 20162.5 FWD282632
2.5 Select FWD252328
2.5 AWD272531
2.5 Select AWD242226
2016 – 20202.0 Hybrid FWD343335
2.0 Hybrid AWD333134
2.5 FWD292633
2.5 AWD272532
2019 – Present-day1.5 FWD333037
1.5 AWD333036
2.5 FWD302735
2.5 AWD292633

Fuel Tank Size And Cost Of Full Tank

Nissan Rogues manufactured between 2007 – 2014 have a fuel tank capacity of 15 7/8 gallons (60 liters), whereas Rogues manufactured from 2014 onwards all have a fuel tank capacity of 14 1/2 gallons (55 liters).

With an average fuel price of $3.399 per gallon, it will cost $53.96 to fill up a Nissan Rogue manufactured between 2007 – 2014, whereas it will cost $49.29 to fill up a Nissan Rogue that was manufactured after 2014.

Closing Thoughts

The Nissan Rogue requires gasoline with an octane rating of 87, while using premium gasoline with a higher octane rating will not provide any benefits and is not recommended. This information is vital for Rogue owners to ensure optimum performance and fuel efficiency of their vehicles.

Now that you know what type of gas your Nissan Rogue requires, you might want to know about other aspects of your vehicle. If you are facing any door lock problems with your Rogue, our article on “Troublesome Nissan Rogue Door Lock Problems” will be of great help.

Additionally, if you plan to change your vehicle’s wheels, check out our guide on “The Exact Bolt Pattern Of A Nissan Rogue” to ensure you get the correct wheels for your SUV.

Remember, using the correct type of gasoline and maintaining your vehicle properly will ensure your Nissan Rogue runs smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

Happy driving!


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