Nissan Rogue Sport
On sale in Europe and other world markets since 2006, the Nissan Rogue Sport finally appeared in the North American market last spring to battle for sales in the subcompact crossover segment that includes the new Ford EcoSport as well as class stalwarts like the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Jeep Renegade, and Mazda CX-3.
Based on the same platform as the larger Nissan Rogue, the foot-shorter Rogue Sport also shares the same mechanicals as well as the Rogue's 141 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard, while all-wheel-drive is offered as an option.
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport changes
Like last year, the 2018 Rogue Sport is offered in three trim levels - base S, mid-level SV, and top-trim SL. Standard features on the S include Nissan's signature boomerang LED taillights, a rear spoiler, and body-color outside mirrors. Inside, the base model also comes with a proximity key with push-button start, air conditioning, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a rear view camera, and a USB port.
The SV trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, and automatic headlights, while the SL trim adds leather seating (heated in front), a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree-view camera, and fog lights.
For 2018, the SV All-Weather Package has been combined with the SV Premium Package and is called the SV Technology Package, which now includes everything from the Premium Package plus heated front seats, remote engine start with Intelligent Climate Control, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, leather-wrapped shift knob and heated outside mirrors.
The SL Platinum Package is now the SL Premium Package and includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
2018 Nissan Rogue Sport prices
Manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport, including a $975 destination and handling fee, are as follows:
Rogue Sport S FWD $22,615
Rogue Sport SV FWD $24,215
Rogue Sport SL FWD $27,265
Rogue Sport S AWD $23,965
Rogue Sport SV AWD $25,555
Rogue Sport SL AWD $28,605