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
Other than some minor content shuffling for the SV and SL trims, the 2018 Rogue Sport carries over largely unchanged. See the 2018 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 Technology package, which adds heated seats and mirrors, surround cameras, navigation, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert; but otherwise, the SV is nicely equipped.
Nissan offers the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport in three grades: S, SV and SL.
The S ($22,615) 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 and a 4-speaker audio system with satellite-radio capability and a 5-in display.
The SV ($24,215) 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, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The SL ($27,265) 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 blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Options include a 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|
2018 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.
2018 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.
2018 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. The C-HR also comes standard with collision warning, auto high beams and adaptive cruise control.
Used Honda CR-V -- A 2014-2016 Honda CR-V provides more interior room and power in a very reliable crossover with excellent resale values.