Similarities & Differences: 2017 Nissan Rogue vs Rogue Sport



2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

2017 Nissan Rogue

Engine:

2.5 L I4

Horsepower:

170 hp

Torque:

175 ft-lbs

Fuel Economy:

26 city / 33 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

CVT

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Engine:

2.0 L I4

Horsepower:

141 hp

Torque:

147 ft-lbs

Fuel Economy:

TBD *

Transmission:

CVT

2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Serving Warsaw, Elkhart, and Fort Wayne, IN

Crossovers are a popular choice for a range of buyers, offering a combination of interior space, great features, and high safety ratings that appeal to families and singles alike. Among the compact SUV class, one of the most popular choices is the Nissan Rogue. For 2017, buyers can opt for either the traditional Rogue or the all-new Rogue Sport. Here’s how this new version differs from the original.

Performance

The Rogue Sport is powered by a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the Rogue upgrades to a 2.5-liter engine providing 170 horsepower, also with a CVT. Both offer smooth, carlike handling and impressive fuel economy. The 2017 Rogue earns an EPA-estimated 26 city / 33 highway miles per gallon with the standard front-wheel drive, or 25 city / 32 highway mpg for the optional all-wheel drive.* While the EPA has not yet rated the Rogue Sport, the smaller vehicle is expected to meet or exceed these number.

Appearance

The main difference of the Rogue Sport is the size, about a foot shorter than the 2017 Rogue with a 2.3-inch shorter wheelbase. The Sport, which is sold in Europe as the Qashqai, is slightly larger than most subcompact SUVs. Otherwise, the exterior designs of the Rogue and Rogue Sport are similar, as are the interiors. However, only the Rogue has an optional third-row seat. The Rogue Sport has 23 cubic feet of cargo space or 61 cubic feet with the second row folded down. In comparison, the Rogue has 32 cubic feet of cargo space, or 70 feet with the seats folded.

Safety

The 2017 Nissan Rogue is one of the best safety picks in the crossover class, designated as a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety. While the Rogue Sport has not yet undergone crash tests, it’s expected to live up to the Rogue’s stellar performance in this area. Both the 2017 Rogue and Rogue Sport are available with a host of advanced driver assistance options, including a class-exclusive 360-degree camera, blind spot warning, rear-cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection.


The 2017 Rogue has long been established as an excellent choice for drivers of all stripes, named as a Consumer Guide “Automotive Best Buy Award” and the “Family Car of the Year” by Cars.com. If you’re interested in a smaller car with the same quality and excellence you can expect from the Rogue, the Rogue Sport might just be ideal. If you’re deciding between the 2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport, visit Sorg Nissan for a test drive. Our sales team will be happy to answer all the questions you have about these two exciting crossover vehicles in Warsaw, IN near Elkhart and Fort Wayne. We also carry the full lineup of new Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs.

* 2017 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.