Largely unchanged from last year, the 2009 Nissan Rogue SL is now accented by new optional features, including speed-sensing door locks, a dual-level center console tray, a fold-down front passenger seat, mood lighting, a trip computer, an outside temperature display and cargo hooks. A compact crossover with seating for five, the Nissan Rogue is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, with the mandatory Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) and either four-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the front-wheel-drive Rogue is an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/27 mpg hwy and 24 mpg combined driving, while the AWD drops those numbers to 21/26/23 mpg. Nissan Rogue standard safety equipment includes stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Rogue an almost perfect five stars for safety.