2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV

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in Subcompact SUVs
2017 MODEL
$21,420 - $27,420 See Inventory Prices

7.6

Overall Rating

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The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV is Nissan's strategic entry into the compact crossover segment. From the same lineage as the Nissan Rogue, a large compact SUV that enjoyed great success, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV is its smaller version. A small crossover utility vehicle, it is about a foot shorter in length and is almost 6 inches shorter than the Rogue.

Loaded with a 141 hp 2.0 liter inline-four engine that pumps some solid, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is also equipped with a CTV for the front wheels and a host of other features like backup camera, Bluetooth connectivity and much more. Built for both young drivers as well as those with families, it's the perfect car for the city as its size makes it easier to park, while its engine and other features let you zip through traffic.

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Pros

Compact size makes it perfect for commuting in the city

High-range of safety features

Good fuel efficiency

Cons

Not all that sporty

Dull interiors

Limited legroom

Transmission isn't that great

What's New?

All new model from Nissan



Styles

 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV in Brilliant Silver color  2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV in Caspian Blue color  2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV in Glacier White color  2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV in Magnetic Black color  2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV in Mocha Almond color
Brilliant Silver

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Ratings

Exterior

8.6

Engine

6.4

Interior

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.7

Features

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Driving

8.6

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S

S

power
141 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
28 combined

$21,420 - $22,770


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,420 MSRP (25/28/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,770 MSRP (24/27/30) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 5

 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SV

SV

power
141 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
28 combined

$23,020 - $24,370


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $23,020 MSRP (25/28/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5
SV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,370 MSRP (24/27/30) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 5

 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SL

SL

power
141 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
28 combined

$26,070 - $27,420


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,070 MSRP (25/28/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5
SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $27,420 MSRP (24/27/30) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 26, 2018

7.6

Overall Rating


8.6/10
Exterior

 

6.4/10
Engine

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Features

 
 
 
 

Starting from $21,420, and though small on the outside, it doesn't feel that way on the inside. It's a car that is stylish and surprisingly roomy and at the same time enhanced with several insightful touches. Though it doesn't really feel all that sporty, it's a car that's more comfy than racy. Yet, it will surely impress you at first sight.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Exterior

8.6/10

Though it is a lot similar to the Nissan Rogue, the Nissan Rogue Sport SUV is a much more stylish and chiselled version of its predecessor. Apart from the being a foot shorter in overall length and about six inches lower in height, this car is the perfect pick for city commutes.

The U-shaped chrome grille insert has been retained, and the taillights are lower and slightly wider, giving the car a more wing-like appearance. With a shorter wheelbase (about 2 inches) it has three extra degrees of departure angle.

The body panels are different as they flaunt a more sporty look from the front, with a lower roofline, different bumpers and larger wheels. The overall look is attractive, appearing more as a tall compact hatchback, which Nissan says is a perfect size.

The Nissan is slightly bigger in length compared to the Buick and Mazda, but the Tucson is the lengthiest of them all. With an impressive ground clearance of 7.4 inches and a weight of 3225, it is perfectly altered for convenient manoeuvering.

Model

Nissan Rogue sport S

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Hyundai Tucson SE

Curb weight (lbs.)

3225

3237

2809

3300

Length(in)

172.4

168.41

168.3

176.2

Width(in)

72.3

69.85

69.6

72.8

Height(in)

62.5

65.26

60.7

64.8

Ground clearance (in)

7.4

6.22

6.1

6.4

Wheelbase (in)

104.2

100.60

101.2

105.1

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/62.2

60.62/60.62

60.0/59.9

63.3/63.8

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Engine

6.4/10

Engine and Performance Transmission

Underneath the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV sits a single powertrain 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that is coupled with a Continuously Variable Transmission, also known as the CVT. Though the front-wheel drive is optional, the four-wheel drive comes as optional on all trims. A 141 horsepower engine that can produce up to 147 lb-ft of torque, the Nissan Rogue Sport SUV is not the quickest vehicle out there, but it certainly fares well in its category.

With a 16 valve I4 and a top speed of about 114 mph, it's a car that's built specifically for the city. While the CVT transmission enables smooth acceleration and quickly lets the engine run up to its high speeds, car experts believe that the engine could be more refined. Yet, they agree that what's sitting under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV is class appropriate. Loaded with enough power to dash past traffic, it is a car that you are looking for.

Among its competitors too, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV performs reasonably well. Though the Hyundai Tucson SE offers greater hp and torque, the Nissan outperforms the Buick Encore in horsepower and the Mazda CX-3 SUV in torque.

Models

Nissan Rogue sport S

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Hyundai Tucson SE

MSRP

$21,420

$22,990

$19,960

$22,700

Engine

2.0L DOHC 16-Valve I4

1.4L 4cyl

2.0L 4cyl

2.0L DOHC 16V I4

Transmission

CVT automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

141 hp

138 hp

146 hp

164 hp

Torque

147 lb-ft

148 lb-ft

146 lb-ft

151 lb-ft

Acceleration

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder provides adequate power in town. The refined dimensions keep it light on its feet, while the CVT lets the engine quickly catch up its speed. The 140 hp 4 cylinder engine offers good propulsion at the middle ranges of the tachometer but remains unimpressive at the lower and the upper ranges. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV is not as sporty as it is comfy.

Among its peers too, the Nissan is the slowest in the quarter mile drive. While the Nissan takes 9.7 seconds to go to 60 from 0, the Buick Encore does it in an impressive 7.8. Yet, thanks to its compactness, the Nissan will not disappoint you in the city, as it keeps the car revving at the red light to shoot past traffic.

Models

Nissan Rogue sport S

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Hyundai Tucson SE

0-60 MPH

9.7 sec

7.8 sec

8.5 sec

8.3 sec

Quarter mile

17.3 sec

16.2 sec

15.8 sec

16.5 sec

Engine

2.0L

1.4L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.5

6.3

5.7

6.8

Handling and Steering

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV is packed with all the right essentials to offer you a great ride. With a top-class suspension, you won't feel the minor bumps on the road. Even hard impacts are felt very gently in the cabin. All in all, it offers a very smooth and creamy ride. That said, the handling is anything by sporty. The steering too is pretty light and has no on-centre feel.

This surely makes the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV easy to handle while driving at low speeds, but is not all that effective when you are pressing hard on the gas pedal.

Braking

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV has all the makings of a fine vehicle. While the engine keeps it going, the Nissan is equipped with a fully automatic braking system to keep you out of the way of danger.

Among its peers, while the Nissan takes 11.7 inches to brake in the front, the Mazda takes 11 inches, being the only car to beat it. When it comes to the rear brakes, the Nissan brakes in 11.5 inches, while the Buick is the quickest to stop at just 10.6 inches. But when braking at 60 mph, the Nissan takes 137 feet to come to a halt, the farthest, while the Mazda stops after just 117 feet.

Model

Nissan Rogue sport S

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Hyundai Tucson SE

Brake Front (in.)

11.7

11.8

11.0

12.0

Brake Rear (in.)

11.5

10.6

11.1

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3225

3237

2809

3300

60-0 MPH (ft.)

137

119

117

120

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Interior

8.0/10

The interiors of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV will cuddle you in luxury. With good quality and supportive seats and a lot of space, you will surely find the space you need and the comfort you want inside this car. Boasting of a mature and well-built cabin, the interiors have been kept simple, yet designed in such a way that it offers a good driving position and makes the controls easy to use.

With ample cargo space and plenty of headroom and legroom for the front passengers, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV accommodates all body types comfortably. Equipped with a host of features like a 5-inch audio display, Bluetooth, rearview camera, two USB ports and more, it comes with everything you need to enjoy your drive.

Among its peers, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV competes decently. While it offers the least shoulder length in the front row, it is spacious enough without making commuters feel uncomfortable.

Model

Nissan Rogue sport S

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Hyundai Tucson SE

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/42.8/56.6

39.58/54.18/40.82

38.4/53.5/41.7

39.6/57.1/41.5

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/55.7/33.4

38.78/52.55/35.75

37.2/50.4/35.0

39.2/55.5/38.2

Here's a list of the features that come standard with the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV:

  • 5-inch audio display
  • Bluetooth
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • rearview camera
  • rear cross traffic alert
  • blind spot warning
  • automatic emergency braking
  • hands-free text messaging
  • two USB ports

Optional features:

  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Navigation
  • Voice recognition
  • 7-inch touchscreen

Infotainment:

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV knows how to make commuters feel comfortable. With an infotainment system that offers all the basic features, its fast menu to menu response is pretty fast. With a 5 inch colour display as standard, its programming system is not very complicated and is pretty easy to use while driving. The lone USB cable performs very efficiently in charging mobile devices and the audio system, an auxiliary input and Bluetooth come standard.

Here's a list of the standard infotainment features:

  • Aux input
  • Bluetooth audio
  • Bluetooth phone
  • USB
  • Voice command
  • 5 inch display

Optional features include:

  • 4G LTE
  • Mobile Wi-Fi
  • Navigation
  • Real time traffic
  • Real-time weather

Cargo:

The cargo and storage specifications of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV comes without compromises. Thanks to its rear seatbacks that fold back into a flat position, it offers up to 61 cubic feet of space for all your bulky items. Not just that, the Nissan Rogue Sport also offers plenty of places inside the car to stash your belongings. The large glove box, a spacious centre console, an armrest bin and wide door pockets are some of its many provisions.

This strategic thinking in designing the Nissan Rogue Sport has paid off as it offers up to 22.9 cubic feet of cargo volume to seat 2, which is second to the Hyundai Tucson SE. And it comes a close second to the Hyundai Tucson again in the cargo volume to seat 1 with a margin of just .8 cubic feet. All in all, you will never run out of space in the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV.

Model

Nissan Rogue sport S

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Hyundai Tucson SE

Cargo Volume to seat 2 (ft.3)

22.9

18.80

12.4

31.0

Cargo Volume to seat 1 (ft.3)

61.1

48.40

44.5

61.9

 


 

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Fuel Economy

7.7/10

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV offers decent EPA ratings. The front-wheel-drive version of the Nissan Rogue Sport offers about 25 mpg in the city and close to 32 mpg on the highway. This gives it a combined rating of an impressive 28 mpg. This the average fuel economy any car in the small crossovers category would offer.

The Mazda is the only car that has better fuel economy than the Nissan in the city. While the Nissan offers 25 mpg, the Mazda gives 29. While on the highway, the Buick Encore beats the Nissan by a slight margin to offer 33 mpg, while the Mazda offers 34. This gives the Mazda a combines mpg of 31, the highest among its competitors, while the Nissan and the Buick offer 28 mpg.

Model

Nissan Rogue sport S

Buick Encore

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Hyundai Tucson SE

MPG (city)

25

25

29

23

MPG (highway)

32

33

34

30

MPG (combined)

28

28

31

26

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Features

7.0/10

Nissan offers the Rogue Sport in three trims: the S, SV, and SL. FWD and AWD powertrains are both available on all trims. The standard config features a 2.0L engine with CVT shifter. It is also the only powertrain on offer. The range starts with the base S model at a price of $21,420 for the FWD variant which makes it decent value for money. Moving forward, the mid-table SV or the top end SL can be yours for a premium of $1,630 and $5,080 respectively over the base trim.

Trim

S

SV

SL

MSRP

$21,420

$23,020

$26,070

MSRP

(AWD)

$22,770

$24,370

$27,420

Key

Features

Halogen headlights with LED signature

Body-color power outside mirrors

Hands-free text messaging assistant

Integrated Key with remote keyless entry

AM/FM/CD audio system with 5.0" color display

Four speakers

MP3/WMA CD playback capability

Streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology

Automatic on/off headlights

Halogen headlights with LED signature

Body-color power outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators

AM/FM/CD audio system with 5.0" color display

Six speakers

MP3/WMA CD playback capability

Streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology

Automatic on/off headlights

Fog lights

Halogen headlights with LED signature

Body-color power heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators

NissanConnect with Navigation, Mobile Apps, and Services

Six speakers

MP3/WMA CD playback capability

Streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology

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Buying the higher end trims will load the car with features such as 17 or 19-inch alloys, keyless entry with push start button, leather seats and a Nissan Connect services MMI. If desired, optional packages ranging from $500 to $2,210 can also be bought but cannot be applied to the base trim.

Notably, the SL variant comes uncomfortably close to the price of well-loaded trim of the bigger sibling, the Nissan Rogue.

 

 

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Safety

Though there aren't many safety tests that have been carried out on the 2017 Nissan Rouge Sport SUV, it comes loaded with a host of safety features. Equipped with airbags in the front, side and rollover airbags, rearview camera and enhanced with stability and traction control systems, there's no scope for anything to go wrong in the Nissan Rogue Sport.

While these come standard, blind spot monitors and other active safety features like forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings and a surround-view camera are all optional

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors
  • Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for side-impact head protection for front and rear-seat outboard occupants
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • 3-point ELR passenger seat belt system
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Competition

Buick Encore

The Buick Encore is somewhat more expensive than the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport and it justifies those extra few bucks with slightly more spacious interiors, a slimmer design and a little more horsepower. That said, there is not much of a difference between the two. They both offer about the same fuel economy, torque, driving radius, seating and engine power. But the Nissan Rogue Sport offers slightly more cargo space than the Buick Encore.

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Both the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV and the Mazda CX-3 offer about the same room to its passengers. But the Nissan Rogue Sport accommodates tall drivers better in the front seat thanks to its greater front head- and legroom. Though priced slightly more than the Mazda CX-3, the Nissan offers more fuel economy. Competitively smaller in size and slimmer than the Nissan Rogue Sport, both the cars offer the same torque, while the Mazda offers slightly more horsepower.

Hyundai Tucson SE

In terms of comfort, the Hyundai Tucson offers more space than the Nissan Rogue Sport. But the Nissan offers a little more front head- and legroom, which makes the driver and front passenger feel a bit more comfortable. Offering almost similar fuel economy, the Hyundai Tucson is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Rogue Sport. Similar in width, the Tucson is slightly longer than the Nissan. Boasting of higher horsepower and torque, the Hyundai Tucson transmits power more effectively than the Nissan Rogue Sport and at the same time has a smaller turning radius than the that makes it easily manoeuverable.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Final Verdict

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV performs well on both performance and comfort. A perfect crossover car that suits both city driving and long commutes, its new design and revised dimensions make it a pleasure to drive.

With a plethora of safety features, an impressive infotainment setup and great accessories on the inside, it has got everything to make your ride comfortable. Couple that with great driving dynamics, ride quality and excellent handling, you get a car that doesn't let you think twice before picking it up.