New 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV
Nissan Rogue Sport SUV
The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport offers loads of advanced features in a subcompact SUV that’s as easy on the eye as it is the wallet.
2019 Nissan Rogue Sport Pricing
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Slotting between the best-selling Rogue and diminutive Kicks is the 2019 Nissan Rouge Sport, a subcompact-crossover SUV offering the styling and features of the larger Rogue, but with a cozier feel. Up against big names like the Honda HR-V and Hyundai Kona, the Rogue Sport looks pretty good, offering more interior room than the Mazda CX-3 and a better track record than the Jeep Renegade. The Rogue Sport isn’t big on power or off-road ability, but it does have enough cargo space to haul a weekend’s worth of gear, and in urban settings its smaller size makes it easy to maneuver and park. The Rogue Sport also gains Nissan’s best driver-assist and advance safety and infotainment features, making it a tempting choice.
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If you like the versatility and all-wheel drive capability of an SUV, but you’re not looking for something big, bulky or fuel-thirsty, the subcompact 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport might surprise you. A long list of advanced features helps bolster driver confidence, and a reasonable price removes any fear of massive monthly payments.
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Unlike the Jeep Renegade and Subaru Crosstrek, the Rogue Sport isn’t designed for tough off-road situations. You’ll find more power from a turbocharged Hyundai Kona, better handling from the Mazda CX-3 and a more flexible interior in the Honda HR-V.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Nissan Rogue Sport can now be equipped with Nissan’s ProPilot Assist and Safety Shield 360, the two systems together providing rear automatic braking, blind-spot warning and lane-keep assist, to mention a few. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard, as is Nissan’s Rear Door Alert warning system.
In car language, adding "sport" to the name is something like making a "fun-size" candy bar: all the same flavor in a smaller package. That's certainly the case in the 2019 Rogue Sport. With 141 horsepower under the hood, a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and a suspension that's tuned to be neither too soft around corners nor too firm around town, the Rogue Sport walks the right line between comfort and control, and acceleration and fuel economy. Acceleration isn't stunning, considering that 141 horsepower has to haul around 3,225 to 3,380 pounds of Rogue Sport, depending on model. But aside from passing on the freeway the drivetrain showed little resistance to the usual duties of getting around town. At freeway speeds noise levels were nicely controlled as well, allowing easy conversation. The Rogue Sport benefits from its bigger sibling by feeling more substantial than many competitors, without feeling bulky.
AROUND VIEW MONITOR
The brilliance of Nissan’s Around View monitor is that it can project a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the Rogue Sport’s surroundings, helping the driver see objects too low to observe from behind the wheel.
This single-lane assist system is the precursor to autonomous-driving cars, only in this case the driver is still required to keep a hand on the wheel. ProPilot Assist can help reduce fatigue by steering the car back into its lane, slowing when approaching traffic and resuming acceleration when the road ahead is clear.
Take a peek inside the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport and you might think you’ve accidently chosen the larger Nissan Rogue, only in three-quarter size. But that’s not a bad thing because Nissan does a nice job presenting a handsome yet easy-to-operate dash and center console, with a new 7-inch touch-screen audio system and a steering wheel full of redundant controls for everything from Bluetooth connectivity to the available drive-assist systems. Front-seat legroom is as generous as in the larger Rogue, but the rear seat comes up short, as does the cargo bay. Fold the rear seats down, however, and cargo volume goes from 22 cubic feet to over 60 cubic feet. The clever Divide-N-Hide cargo-management system helps keeps smaller items from rolling around when the vehicle is in motion.
Visually, we like the Rogue Sport’s exterior design. It looks more sporty and modern than the larger Rogue upon which it is based. Familiar Nissan styling cues such as the V-motion grille and sleek wraparound taillights are in place, as are the attractive black wheel-arch moldings and lower plastic cladding. A dramatic up-kick at the rear-quarter-panel glass gives a rather sinister look, as do the available 19-inch alloy wheels. Compared to most competitors in this segment, the Rogue Sport is slightly larger, nearing the dimensions of larger compact SUVs like the Jeep Compass and Ford Escape.
Notable Standard Equipment
Every 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport comes standard with a 7-inch touch-screen audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a rearview camera, Nissan’s Rear Door Alert (reminds the driver to check the rear seat before walking away from the car), automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. Standard amenities include cruise control, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED accent lights, rear-seat vents, power windows and power door locks. Power comes from a 2.0-liter engine mated to a CVT automatic transmission.
Notable Optional Equipment
The mid-level Rogue Sport SV adds larger 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, push-button start, a 6-way-power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control and, as part of the Safety Shield 360 suite, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, auto high beams, rear automatic braking plus lane-departure warning and intervention. The top-level SL gets 19-inch wheels, fog lights, remote start, Nissan's Around View Monitor, ProPilot Assist, 9-speaker Bose audio, navigation, leather on the shifter, and heated steering wheel and seats. Option packages include the SV All-Weather package (heated front seats, heated mirrors, heated steering wheel and remote start), and the SV Technology package that adds the All-Weather package plus navigation, Around View Monitor and ProPilot Assist. The SL can be equipped with a power sunroof and LED headlights.
Under the Hood
You can have any engine you want in Nissan’s 2019 Rogue Sport, as long as it is Nissan's 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that puts out 141 horsepower. It's routed to either the front wheels (FWD) or all four wheels (AWD) through a continuously variable automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive system on this SUV, however, is set up for foul weather and dirt roads, not true off-roading. The little engine delivers decent power, and even though it's not what we'd call quick, pretty much everything in this class suffers from the same complaint. Fuel economy is good, although it trails the EPA estimates for the Honda HR-V.
141 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
147 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/32 mpg (FWD), 24/30 mpg (AWD)
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a base 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport S starts just over $23,200 when you include the $995 destination charge. The SV starts close to $25,000, and the SL is just shy of $29,000. That's for front-wheel drive; the all-wheel-drive system adds $1,350 to each model. A fully loaded Nissan Rogue Sport SL with AWD will run about $28,600. A loaded AWD Rogue Sport SL tops out around $32,700. Base prices are on par with the Mazda CX-3 and Chevrolet Trax, but that's a couple thousand more than a loaded Honda HR-V. Before buying, be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price calculator to see what others in your area are paying for their Rogue Sport. As for resale, we expect the Rogue Sport to hold values better than the Chevrolet Trax, just below those of the Mazda CX-3 and Jeep Renegade and well below the Honda HR-V.
Bonus Content: Nissan is updating the 2020 Rogue Sport with new stuff
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Nissan Rogue Sport Consumer Reviews
June 28, 2018
Love Driving this Rogue Sport
We are a Nissan Family! I still own my 17 YR old Nissan Quest VAN, my husband owns a Frontier, my daughter a Nissan Versa. I also have...
June 15, 2018
I have owned more than a few cars in my time, but for the money, this is the most fun and most comfy car out of the lot. I have the AWD...
May 16, 2018
My second Nissan in a row and I love it!
Very comfortable ride. Love the room for this class vehicle. A/C works great which is badly needed here in the south. I wish Nissan...
April 15, 2018
Interior like a luxury car in disguise
I purchased this car last November and absolutely love it, good gas mileage, the car is very quite, wish it had the power lift gate (...
April 13, 2018
Comfortable! Solid gas mileage. LOTS of options.
Purchased this car in November 17. Nicest car I have ever owned. Has everything I need. I am six foot three inches and can get in and...
February 06, 2018
First Newly Owned Car
I purchased this Rogue Sport about a month ago and absolutely love it. The gas mileage is superb, I drive about 15 miles/30 minutes to...
January 12, 2018
great car,enjoy driving it
I own few Nissan cars,but this 2017 Nissan rouge sport is a better car
December 31, 2017
Nice car. Super nice ride. Very quiet.
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How does it compare?
|#1||2019 Jeep Compass||180|
|#2||2019 Subaru Crosstrek||152|
|#3||2019 MAZDA CX‑3||148|
|#4||2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||148|
|#7||2019 Nissan Rogue Sport||141|
|#1||2019 MAZDA CX‑3||31|
|#2||2019 Hyundai Kona||30|
|#3||2019 Honda HR‑V||30|
|#4||2019 Subaru Crosstrek||29|
|#5||2019 Nissan Rogue Sport||28|
|#1||2019 Nissan Rogue Sport||5 / 5|
|#2||2019 MAZDA CX‑3||4.9 / 5|
|#3||2019 Hyundai Kona||4.7 / 5|
|#4||2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||4.7 / 5|
|#5||2019 Subaru Crosstrek||4.6 / 5|