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.
This car is close but misses on some major points. Nissan should include some features in the mid range SV line like the Honda does in their HR-V. To get heated seat one has to pony up near a grand with the cold weather package. Apple Car Play and a 7 inch screen are missing. Honda adds in some safety feature Nissan omits, such as a blind spot camera when you flip the trun signal for right hand lane change. Under heavier acceleration the the under powered 4 cyc really starts to show. Road noise is excessive at higher speeds on the interstate. Add in the fact that Nissan makes you buy your mats on a 25 K car seems like they are chiseling you for every buck. Nissan !...drop the Juke 4cyc. Turbo on this car and it would improve its performance ( Bigly )..LOL !
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.