The Rogue Sport is the only vehicle in the segment that I know of that offers emergency forward braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist. There is more value in the SL trim level as well when compared to the highest EX-L trim level on the Honda HR-V. For the roughly the same price you get all the features of the Honda plus: 19 in alloy wheels, 360 degree camera with moving object detection, dual climate control, and a heated steering wheel. From a more subjective standpoint I think the Rogue Sport looks better cosmetically inside and out.
I actually considered the Honda HR-V considering that I have bought hondas in my past. when you compare the Rogue sport to the HR-V the only thing that the HR-V is better than the Rogue Sport is that it has better fuel economy. The above review is foolish. Nissan is a very reliable brand. My family all drive Nissans and have had good experiences with them all. I bought this because it has better technology, more comftorable, more saftey features and a lot more room. NIssan is the better choice.
We purchased a new 2017 Rogue sport for our 16 year old daughter. It has been a nightmare!! 2000 miles the dash display panel went haywire. mpg stopped working, gas hand wouldn't move. Nissan fixed it. The BIGGEST problem has been the surgiung/slipping when you reach around 50 mph. You feel a constant rocking motion in the car around town. If you have a heavy foot you won't feel it as bad but if you drive around town, or without flooring the gas pedal it is a TERRIBLE ride!! Nissan updated the motor & transmission but states "it's a normal feature of the car" No one in our family can ride in this car without getting car sick do to the constant rocking on and off accelerating feeling. Nissan said contact consumer affairs there's nothing more we can do. The technicians agree the can feel it but since there is no known repair we are stuck. We have started the lemon law process but I would advise anyone looking into this vehicle to look for something else! It's been Awful
Purchased a year-end 2017 Rogue Sport last month. I was looking for something with a bit more room and a bit more comfort than my previous car (an Elantra GT hatchback). I was tired of driving a manual transmission car in the city (my dog was *really* tired of it). It's only been 500 miles, but I really think I've made a good choice. The interior is much better than I'd expect from a sub-$20k vehicle. The fuel economy is quite good. The handling . . . well, it's not sporty, but it's nowhere near as dreary as I was afraid it might be. You can also change the level of power steering assist, if you prefer a heavier feel. The one downside, and it is a CLEAR downside, is the engine. There's putting it nicely -- the Rogue Sport is seriously underpowered. I don't write that because I think every vehicle on the road needs to be a twin-turbo, twin-exhaust racer. The Rogue Sport doesn't need a 240hp turbo. But it needs more than than a 140hp 2.0 liter. My unsolicited advice would be to use a 1.6 or 1.8l turbo in the base model(s), for a bit more torque, and use either a 2.0l turbo or the 2.4l engine from the regular Rogue in the higher trim levels. Then we might be in 5-star territory. As it is, the Rogue Sport is very good . . . *if* you can deal with the engine. 4 stars.
I bought the 17 Rogue sport sl awd with the cold weather package. The engine is a little underpowered but Nissan got everything else right. It's the perfect size for NYC, as I do have to parallel park a lot. The 360 and backup cams are great and I use my heated wheel and remote start all the time.