Why Buy the Nissan Rogue Sport?
Unless you are predisposed to do everything you possibly can to avoid following the crowd, the fact that the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is so phenomenally popular should tell you that you're choosing a winner if you buy one. As well as being great to look at this latest version is comfortable, affordable, versatile, great looking, and relatively economical to buy and run. Rivals can beat it in specific areas, such as power or fuel efficiency, but taken as a whole the Rogue Sport is a hard act to beat.
How are the Nissan Rogue Sport and the Nissan Rogue Different?
The Rogue and Rogue Sport share a platform and a number of obvious styling cues, but the big difference between them is size. The Rogue is 5.5-inches longer and has a wheelbase that's almost 2.5-inches longer than the Rogue Sport, although they're of an almost identical width. The Rogue is also considerably heavier at 3,454 pounds compared to the 3,232 pounds of the Rogue Sport, but the larger Rogue also gets a bigger engine to compensate. Inevitably, the Rogue is more expensive than the Sport, but both models seat only 5 passengers.
Which Nissan Rogue Sport is the Best?
There are just three different trim levels of Rogue Sport, which are the entry level S, the mid-range SV and the top of the range SL. It's always easy to suggest the top trim level is the best, but with all-wheel drive being optional and all three trims getting the same engine, the Rogue Sport S is an extremely attractive choice.
The S trim level comes with 16-inch wheels, a 5.0-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a rearview camera, Blind Spot Warning and plenty more from as little as $21,640. If you want to add the likes of a larger screen and navigation, the price starts to creep close to the Nissan Rogue.
Are the Nissan Rogue Sports AWD or 4WD?
Each version of the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is available with all-wheel drive, but none come with it as part of the standard equipment. The available system is all-wheel drive and not therefore a full-blown four-wheel drive system, which means the Rogue Sport isn't a hard-core off-roader by any means. It can handle a decent off-road trail and wet grass, and it really comes into its own on the street or highway when the weather isn't on your side.
The AWD system is something you'll appreciate when you've had it for a while, especially if you experience snow and ice or even heavy rain on a fairly regular basis. But if you live somewhere predominantly dry and warm throughout the year and rough trails are rare, you won't be missing out too badly if you opt for a perfectly capable front-wheel drive Nissan Rogue Sport.