2017 Nissan Rogue Sport
- Lots of available tech and safety features
- Impressive cargo space for the class
- Comfortable optional seats, both front and back
- Underpowered engine
- Noisy CVT transmission
- Bumpy ride when equipped with the optional 19-inch wheels
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Which Rogue Sport does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
With increasing shopper demand for crossovers, Nissan has decided to bring a new nameplate to the American shores: the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport. Smaller and less powerful than the standard Rogue, the new Rogue Sport seats five passengers (no optional third row here) and has decent cargo space, with a lower profile than the standard Rogue and sleeker looks. Essentially, it's an even more compact version of the already compact crossover.
Despite its size and fairly entry-level position in Nissan's SUV lineup, the 2017 Rogue Sport still offers an impressive roster of available safety equipment, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, collision detection with emergency braking, and a surround-view camera. Rare features in the segment, these options help the Rogue Sport stand out.
So while it has its virtues, there are several competitors out there that give Rogue Sport a run for its money, especially rivals from Honda and Mazda. We recommend a test drive of the Rogue Sport, but make sure you include some of its top rivals on your short list as well.
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport configurations
The new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV with three trim levels: S, SV and SL. The S trim is pretty basic in terms of equipment with steel wheels and a small 5-inch center console screen. The SV and SL get items such as dual-zone automatic climate control and a hands-free liftgate. All versions of the Rogue Sport come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (141 horsepower, 147 pound-feet of torque) and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional.
Standard feature highlights for the Rogue Sport S include 16-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a 5-inch infotainment display, and a four-speaker CD player with USB input and satellite radio.
The SV trim adds a few creature comforts and upgrades such as 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, a cargo management system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power driver seat and a six-speaker audio system.
The top-of-the-line SL trim includes 19-inch wheels, automatic high beams, foglights, heated mirrors, remote start, a hands-free liftgate, leather upholstery, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a universal garage door opener, a 7-inch touchscreen, a surround-view camera system, NissanConnect emergency and convenience telematics, Siri Eyes Free iPhone control and a navigation system.
Some of the top-level features are also available on the S and SV trims as options. The SL Premium package adds a sunroof, LED headlights, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The SL Platinum package adds adaptive cruise control with forward collision mitigation and pedestrian detection as well as lane departure warning and lane keeping assist.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Rogue Sport safety features:
- 360-Degree Around-View Camera
- Gives you a bird's-eye view of what's happening around the car for easier and safer parking maneuvers.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Warns you when the vehicle is drifting out of its lane without using the turn signal.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Helps prevent an accident by warning the driver of approaching vehicles while the car is in reverse.
Part of a relatively new but increasingly popular segment of compact crossovers, the 2017 Rogue Sport is a smaller version of the standard Rogue. The Rogue Sport has its strengths, but it also has some tough competition in what is quickly becoming a very competitive class.
Like its bigger compact crossover brother (and like most Nissans), the Rogue Sport comes in three simple trim levels: S, SV and SL. Each have varying degrees of tech and safety equipment as well as some added creature comforts. While the base-level S trim isn't exactly bare-bones, you shouldn't expect much in the way of luxury. It comes with 16-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, manual seat adjustments and a small 5-inch touchscreen. Basically, this is the value model. If you're looking to get into a spacious hatchback-size crossover without spending too much money, this is a good start. It's worth noting the Rogue Sport only comes with one engine, and all-wheel drive is available on every trim level so you won't be missing out on any extra performance at the bottom of the trim-level ladder.
Next up is the SV trim, which is the one we'd recommend thanks to its generous standard equipment and the abundant options that are available. Standard features on the SV include bigger alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power driver seat and a six-speaker audio system. It may not be the most abundantly equipped SUV on the market, but the Rogue Sport SV certainly has a respectable amount of features. And if you'd like, you can purchase multiple packages that add most of the SL's equipment.
Finally, at the top of the ladder, there's the SL trim, where all the sought-after safety gear starts to come into play. A surround-view camera system, NissanConnect emergency and convenience telematics, Siri Eyes Free iPhone control, and a navigation system are all standard on the SL. And if you so desire, you can get items such as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with forward collision mitigation and pedestrian detection, as well as lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. Most of the Rogue Sport's optional safety equipment is rare in this segment, which certainly helps it stand out.
Unfortunately for the Rogue Sport, it isn't as economical as some competitors. While base prices may be competitive, the relative equipment levels and fuel economy are a bit below average. If you consider the Rogue Sport against larger, more expensive crossover that have less available safety equipment, then the pricing starts to make a bit more sense.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport certainly has its virtues, though. A quiet ride, excellent seats and impressive cargo space all keep it competitive at the very least. Whatever compact crossover catches your eye, be sure to check them all out on Edmunds and we'll help you find the perfect one.
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Overview
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is offered in the following submodels: Rogue Sport SUV. Available styles include SV 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), SL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT), S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT), and SV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT).
What do people think of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Rogue Sport 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Rogue Sport.
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