Rogue vs Rogue Sport





There are two different editions of the Nissan Rogue: the standard Rogue and the Rogue Sport. Although their names are similar, they are distinct vehicles - one a midsized crossover and the other a compact crossover. The slightly larger Rogue is more accommodating for both cargo and passengers alike, whereas the Sport is on the smaller end (yet larger than the subcompact Nissan Kicks) and is better suited for maneuverability, especially in urban areas. That being said, while both vehicles are highly efficient and well equipped, they each have a unique appeal. Below you'll find a more in-depth comparison to help you make an informed decision as to which one aligns more with your needs.




What's the Difference?


As mentioned above, the chief physical difference between the two is their size (although the Sport is perhaps a bit more aggressively styled). The Sport's smaller frame may appeal more to city drivers, yet at the same time it doesn't sacrifice much of its larger sibling's utility. The Rogue measures 184.5 inches in length next to the Sport's 172.4 inches. Cargo volume for the Rogue maxes out at 70.0 cubic feet, while the Sport provides 61.1 cu. ft. (these volume measurements are with the second-row seat folded flat). The Sport's starting MSRP is lower at $22,340 compared to the Rogue's $25,020.


If power is a priority, consider that the Rogue provides more of a kick with its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Sport's 2.0-liter four-cylinder will give you 141 hp and 147 lb.-ft. of torque, but it may be that agility and parallel parking into tight spaces matter more to you than heft under the hood.


Which One is Right for You?


The answer is straightforward: it's all up to personal preference. If you're on a tighter budget, live in an urban environment, and don't need the extra interior space, then the Sport might be the right version for you. Then again, if you have more people and stuff to accommodate, your budget is a little higher, and you're looking for a more powerful daily driver, then you ought to look toward the Rogue.


Both vehicles come with the same trim levels - S, SV, and SL - although the Rogue also comes in a Hybrid version, unlike the Sport. Both crossovers' respective trims come similarly equipped, but the Rogue gets more safety features with its base S (including standard lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, as well as intelligent auto headlights). Both the Rogue and the Rogue Sport include the same safety features on their SV trims, though. When it comes to their top-tier SL trims, they are essentially identical in what they provide to the driver. With that in mind, the two vehicles will be able to get you all of the same amenities, it just depends on which size you suits you better.

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