2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport | Gainesville, GA

2017 Nissan Rogue
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

2017 Nissan Rogue

Engine:

2.5 L I-4

Horsepower:

170 hp

Torque:

175 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

26 city / 33 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

Continuously variable-speed automatic

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Engine:

2.0 L I-4

Horsepower:

141 hp

Torque:

147 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

25 city / 32 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

Continuously variable-speed automatic

2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Serving Gainesville, Atlanta, and Toccoa, GA

Both the 2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport are excellent choices for those in the market for a compact crossover SUV. Customers enjoy the benefits of a roomy, high-riding SUV with the compact handling of a car. Since both vehicles are Nissan Rogues, there are only slight differences between the original model and the Sport version. The slightly smaller Sport trim is designed for an active, youthful lifestyle as it offers easy maneuverability within smaller city streets and is easy to park in tight spaces. The one the customer chooses will ultimately depend on their personal preferences and what they determine is most important in their car buying process.

Appearance

Due to its sportier construction, the Rogue Sport is slightly smaller and more nimble. It’s six inches shorter in height, at 62.5 inches tall versus the regular Rogue’s height at 68.1 inches. Both vehicles are about the same width and have only a 2-inch difference between their wheelbases, but the Rogue is a full foot longer at 184.5 inches as opposed to the length of the Rogue Sport, at 172.4 inches. A longer and taller Rogue equates to more cargo space — 32 cu. ft. in the Rogue, versus 22.9 cu. ft. in the Rogue Sport. The regular Rogue also offers an available third row of seats on some models, so there’s room for the whole family.

Safety

As far as safety goes, these vehicles are very similar. They both are consistent with Nissan’s reputation for creating safe vehicles. The NHTSA evaluated the Rogue’s safety performance and gave it four out of five stars for an overall rating, and it was also named a Top Safety Pick+ for 2017 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. From this independent organization, it earned the highest rating possible for all five crashworthiness factors, including a superior rating for frontal crash prevention. The Rogue Sport was not evaluated by either the NHTSA or the IIHS, but customers can expect similar performance as it is made by the same manufacturer and has similar specifications. Models of the Rogue Sport and Rogue are also available with the following safety equipment:

  • Intelligent cruise control
  • Forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning & prevention
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross traffic alert

The one difference is the Rogue Sport and Rogue SL trim offer high-beam assist technology, which automatically changes between high and low beam settings and back again, depending on if other vehicles are detected.


Stop by our Nissan dealership today to test drive either a Rogue or Rogue Sport and discover which vehicle model is most suitable for your driving preferences. Our knowledgeable sales staff looks forward to providing you with excellent customer service.

* Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.