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2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Overview

The standard features of the Nissan Rogue Sport S include 2.0L I-4 141hp engine, 2-speed Xtronic CVT transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16" steel wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2018 Nissan
Rogue Sport SUV

Starting at: $21,640

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  • Air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Approach angle - 17 deg
  • Departure angle - 28 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 188mm (7.4")
  • Ramp breakover angle - 18 deg
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 4
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 5.0"
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Front center armrest
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Engine displacement - 2.0 L
  • Engine horsepower - 141hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 147 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 84.0mm x 90.1mm (3.31" x 3.55")
  • Compression ratio - 11.20 to 1
  • Curb weight - 1,466kg (3,232lbs)
  • GVWR - 1,975kg (4,354lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,379mm (172.4")
  • Exterior body width - 1,836mm (72.3")
  • Exterior height - 1,588mm (62.5")
  • Wheelbase - 2,647mm (104.2")
  • Turning radius - 5.6m (18.5')
  • Front legroom - 1,087mm (42.8")
  • Rear legroom - 848mm (33.4")
  • Front headroom - 1,006mm (39.6")
  • Rear headroom - 973mm (38.3")
  • Front hiproom - 1,356mm (53.4")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,191mm (46.9")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,438mm (56.6")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,415mm (55.7")
  • Passenger volume - 2,718L (96.0 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 648 L (23 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,730 L (61 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 2.0
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 141hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Torque - 147 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - continuously variable automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Limited slip differential
  • Fuel economy combined - 28mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 14.5gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 25mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 32mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Front tires - 215/65HR16.0
  • Rear tires - 215/65HR16.0
  • Wheel size - 16"
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Display - digital/analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Exterior parking camera rear - RearView Monitor yes


  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
S 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Search New $21,640   141-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  25 / 32  
S 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Search New $22,990   141-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  24 / 30  
SV 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SV Search New $23,240   141-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  25 / 32  
SV 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SV Search New $24,590   141-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  24 / 30  
SL 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SL Search New $26,290   141-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  25 / 32  
SL 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SL Search New $27,640   141-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  24 / 30  


Driving Impression

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Despite the name, the Sport isn’t about Sport. It has just one pokey powertrain, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with continuously variable transmission that strives mostly just to get out of the way. The engine makes 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque, and has to move a vehicle weighing 3300 pounds.

After a cruising speed is reached, the power feels better. As for the CVT, Nissan has been building these belt-and-pulley devices for a long time, but this one still has a ways to go. Under hard acceleration, it’s loud and slow to respond.

The Sport handles well enough, with lively steering. The standard 17-inch tires have some bump absorption in their sidewalls, but the nineteen-inch tires on the SL aren’t forgiving on rough roads.

The all-wheel-drive system is marginal, more for all-weather security than off-road activity, where the regular Rogue offers one inch more ground clearance, 8.4 inches to 7.4. But neither will be mistaken for a Jeep.

Walk Around

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The Rogue Sport doesn’t try too hard, which is good because when a manufacturer does that, it comes up with a car like the Toyota C-HR. The Sport looks like its big sibling in the front, while having its own lifted-butt style at the rear. The profile won’t get your heart started, but the shape is well executed.

The V-shaped grille is cohesive, and the headlights conservative in their rearward travel. The hood has modest bulges, which are misleading given the power.

Interior Overview

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The Rogue Sport’s cabin is like a condensed Rogue. The dash shows some style, with a horizontal accent in the middle. The centerstack controls are simple and intuitive, with convenient knobs and buttons.

The Sport is more than a foot shorter than the Rogue, although its wheelbase is only about two inches less. It makes the most of its interior room, although rear passengers have less room than in the regular Rogue: just 33 inches. It doesn’t comfortably seat three people, if at all.

The front seats are comfortable, as in other Nissan models, and the cargo area spacious, with 20 cubic feet behind the rear seat. With it folded, the space expands to 53 cubic feet. But that big number is a bit misleading, because the roof is high.

The SV and SL models have a cargo management system called Divide-N-Hide features a variable floor configuration for loading and securing things. It raises small objects for more space.

The Sport is fairly quiet, although there is some whine from the CVT under hard acceleration, and some noise from the big 19-inch tires.


New Car Test Drive

If this were a comparison test between the Rogue and Rogue Sport, the Rogue would win, hands down. Better value. The Sport is slower, tighter inside, and less cable, while being only a bit less costly. It’s not bad looking, if you don’t mind those lying hood bulges.

Model Lineup

New Car Test Drive

Rogue Sport comes as S, SV, and SL models. Standard equipment in the S ($22,615, including destination) includes 16-inch wheels with hubcaps, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker audio system with a 5.0-inch infotainment display, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and rearview camera.

SV adds 17-inch wheels, roof rails, automatic headlights, power adjustable driver’s seat, a six-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, and a cargo management system for the rear. Packages for the SV include a cold-weather collection that adds heated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, leather-wrapped gear shifter, and heated outside mirrors. A tech package adds all of the above, a larger 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, blind-spot monitors, a surround-view camera system, and satellite radio.

SL adds 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, and Nissan’s telematics services. An SL premium package adds a moonroof, LED headlights, and active safety features.

Blind-spot monitors are optional or in a package, along with other active safety features such as forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, and a surround-view camera system.

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