2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Pros: Generous passenger and cargo room for the class; good control layout; nicely finished interior

Cons: Leisurely acceleration; so-so EPA fuel-economy ratings

CG Says: Nissan’s Rogue compact SUV gets a smaller sibling for 2017. The Rogue Sport is a subcompact crossover that slots between the Rogue and the subcompact Nissan Juke in size and price; it’s a foot shorter than Rogue and 10 inches longer than Juke. Though it’s new to the American market, the Rogue Sport has been sold in several other countries since 2014 as the Qashqai. And though it shares a first name and some styling cues with the Rogue, the Rogue Sport is not just a shorter version of its big brother—it has a unique platform and a smaller engine. A 141-horsepower 2.0-liter four cylinder paired with a CVT automatic transmission is the sole powertrain. S, SV, and SL trim levels are available, all with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Available safety features include a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning and emergency braking, lane-departure warning and mitigation, and pedestrian detection. Other available features include keyless access and starting, heated steering wheel, surround-view cameras, LED headlights, and adaptive cruise control. The Rogue Sport is on the large side for a subcompact SUV and therefore has good interior and cargo room for the class. The available Divide-N-Hide Cargo System makes the most of the cargo area. Acceleration is only adequate, but Rogue Sport has a well-controlled ride and fine handling. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for a small SUV.

The Facts
Class Subcompact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices S: $21,420
AWD S: $22,770
SV: $23,020
AWD SV: $24,370
SL: $26,070
AWD SL: $27,420

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower
141
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-32