Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter
  • |
  • |
  • VIDEO - Compact 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Makes Official Appearance in Detroit

VIDEO - Compact 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Makes Official Appearance in Detroit

Nissan’s Hotselling Crossover Gets Qashqai-Inspired Bob Job

Jan 10, 2017
According to Nissan, the Rogue crossover is now its bestselling model, and the company is keen to keep the momentum rolling by bringing out a new variant, the Rogue Sport. Essentially a U.S.-market version of the Qashqai compact crossover, the Rogue Sport is smaller in every dimension than the regular Rogue, with a more efficient powertrain and jauntier styling.
Photo 2/22   |   2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Rear Quarter 02
Aft of the A-pillar, the Rogue Sport is all-new compared to the Rogue. Shorter front and rear doors betray a wheelbase that’s been decreased by 2.3 inches, and overall length is down by more than a foot thanks to a stubbier rear overhang. Width drops 0.1-inch, and overall height is down 5.6 inches.
Photo 3/22   |   2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Interior Front Seat 01
Interior space suffers when playing the numbers game, with less headroom, legroom, and hip room, but in person, our 6-foot-tall staffer was able to fit comfortably in back with a similarly sized adult sitting up front. Rear seat space is more commodious than the numbers suggest, and the Rogue Sport’s interior accommodations fall closer to the conventional Rogue than they do the subcompact Juke. Cargo space behind the rear seats sits at 22.9 cubic feet, expanding to 61.1 boxes with the rear seats folded.
Photo 7/22   |   2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Interior Cargo Area
Motoring the Rogue Sport down the highway is a direct-injected 2.0L I-4 that produces 141 hp and 147 lb-ft, down from the 170 and 175 that the Rogue’s 2.5L I-4 makes. As on most small Nissans, the Rogue Sport routes its power through a CVT, and the little crossover is available with front- or all-wheel drive. A four-wheel independent suspension on both powertrains is standard, a claim that cannot be made by the Juke or many of its competitors.
Photo 8/22   |   2018 Nissan Rogue Sport And Rogue 01
One thing that demarcates the Rogue Sport is a long list of available safety features, adopted from the “big” Rogue. Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield technology includes forward collision mitigation and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross-traffic monitoring. Such features make the Rogue Sport one of the most comprehensively equipped compact SUVs on the market.
Photo 12/22   |   2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Front Quarter 02
With somewhat lighter weight than the Rogue (official numbers have yet to be released) and a smaller engine, the Rogue Sport should achieve respectable fuel economy. Expect it to eclipse its big brother by around 2 mpg in each metric. We’d wager on 27-28 mpg in the city and 34-36 mpg on the highway. Hopefully, the shorter wheelbase imbues the Rogue Sport with responsive handling, and we’re sure its diminished stature will be a boon in tight city confines. It’s in these spaces that the Rogue Sport will surely shine.
Source: Nissan

POPULAR TRUCKS

MOST POPULAR

Subscribe Today and Save up to 83%!

Subscribe Truck Trend Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truck Trend
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Diesel Power Magazine

Subscribe to:

Diesel Power
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Truckin Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truckin
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBE TO A MAGAZINE
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP