Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan Rogue Sport

2021 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: After last year’s refresh, there are few changes for the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are now standard for the base S model and SV trim gains standard heated front seats and steering wheel, remote engine start, and fog lights. The Rogue Sport is a subcompact crossover that slots between Nissan’s Rogue and their subcompact crossover Kicks; it’s a foot shorter than Rogue and 3 inches longer than Kicks. Though introduced to the American market in 2017, 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. Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 (autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams) is standard on all models. Available features include keyless access and starting, 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: $25,010
AWD S: $26,410
SV: $26,580
AWD SV: $27,980
SL: $29,740
AWD SL: $31,140

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Nissan Rogue Sport
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 4

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