Comfy cabin; easy to park; loads of technology; decent cargo space; better-than-expected handling; available driver assists
Unhurried acceleration; continuously variable transmission (CVT); middle-of-the-pack fuel economy; small back seat
For 2019, the Rogue Sport now offers Nissan's Safety Shield 360 and ProPilot Assist. Safety Shield 360 includes advanced driver-assist features like rear automatic braking, blind spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist, while ProPilot Assist can help a driver stay in their lane, keep a safe distance from the car ahead and even bring the vehicle to a complete stop. New standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Nissan's Rear Door Alert. A Bose audio system is now standard on the SL trim.
Giving you the full suite of safety/driver-assist systems, the Nissan Rogue Sport SV with the Technology package would be our choice. However, if you're an audiophile or sun lover, the SL's Bose stereo and available moonroof is worth the extra cost.
Nissan offers the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport in three grades: S, SV and SL.
The S ($23,235 FWD), ($24,585, AWD) comes right out of the box with 16-in 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 and a 4-speaker audio system with satellite-radio capability and a 7-in display hosting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard driver-assist features include Rear Door Alert (alerts the driver to check the rear seat before leaving the car), automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The SV ($25,035, FWD), ($26,385, AWD) 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. Safety Shield 360 adds emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and intervention, rear automatic braking and auto high beam control. Optional packages include the All Weather package that brings heated front seats, heated side mirrors, a heated steering wheel and remote start with Intelligent Climate Control. The SV Technology package adds the contents of the All Weather package plus navigation, an Intelligent Around View Monitor and ProPilot Assist (adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and an electronic parking brake).
The SL ($28,955, FWD), ($30,305) comes with 19-in aluminum-alloy wheels and leather seating, as well as all the SV grade's standard and optional equipment, plus Bose audio. Options for the SL include a power moonroof, LED headlights and an auto-dimming mirror with Homelink.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 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.
2019 Jeep Compass -- The Compass offers a bit more power and more powertrain options than the Rogue Sport, but it also costs a bit more. The Trailhawk trim can tackle modest off-road conditions unattainable by the Rogue Sport.
2019 Mazda CX-5 -- A bit larger than the Rogue Sport, the CX-5 delivers about the same fuel economy and now offers a turbocharged engine. Mazda's sporty attitude certainly invades every nook and cranny of this CUV. And it looks good to boot.
2019 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. The C-HR also comes standard with collision warning, auto high beams and adaptive cruise control.