Comfy cabin; easy to park; loads of technology; decent cargo space; better-than-expected handling
Unhurried acceleration; continuously variable transmission (CVT); middle-of-the-pack fuel economy, full range of safety/driver-assist features only available on top trim level
Although Nissan has marketed the Rogue Sport around the world for a decade as the Qashqai, it's all-new to the United States. See the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport models for sale near you
Unless you must have the full suite of safety/driver-assist systems, the Nissan Rogue Sport SV is the way we would go. We would opt for the surround cameras and monitor as well as forward emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert; but otherwise, the SV is nicely equipped. Find a Nissan Rogue Sport for sale
Nissan offers the Rogue Sport in three grades: S, SV and SL.
The S ($22,380) comes right out of the box with 16-inch steel wheels, Easy Fill Tire Alert, outboard power mirrors, cruise control, cloth seats, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, hands-free texting, a rearview camera, a 4-speaker audio system with satellite-radio capability and a 5-in display.
The SV ($23,980) adds 17-in aluminum-alloy wheels, roof rails, auto on/off headlights, outboard mirror-mounted turn indicators, a 6-way power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button ignition and two additional audio speakers. Options include heated outboard mirrors, fog lights, heated front seats, Nissan Connect with Navigation, Siri Eyes Free, a 360-degree around-view camera system, remote engine start, forward emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert.
The SL ($27,030) comes with 19-in aluminum-alloy wheels and leather seating, as well as all the SV grade's standard and optional equipment, except for the forward emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert. Options include power moonroof, LED headlights, high-beam assist, intelligent cruise control, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, lane-departure prevention and rear cross-traffic alert.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 Honda HR-V -- As the vehicle most often mentioned when a Nissan exec is asked for examples of competitors, the HR-V is furnished for five and posts marginally better fuel-economy numbers than the Rogue Sport.
2017 Jeep Compass -- In a fog of confusion, Jeep trotted out a second, redesigned version of Compass for 2017, making two distinct editions of this small CUV with the 2017-model-year designation. The new one is vastly improved and available with Jeep's dynamic off-road capability.
2017 Mazda CX-5 -- A bit larger than the Rogue Sport, the CX-5 delivers about the same fuel economy regardless of which 4-cylinder engine powers it. Mazda's sporty attitude certainly invades every nook and cranny of this CUV. And it looks good to boot.
2018 Toyota C-HR -- Although the heavy-handed styling of this all-new CUV seems closer to the Juke than the Rogue Sport, in most other respects it's in the Rogue Sport's league. Surviving the demise of the Scion brand, the C-HR delivers engine performance and fuel economy on par with the Rogue Sport's.