2018 Rogue vs Rogue Sport
Specs at a Glance
2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport
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The mid-size SUV market is full of competition, but two vehicles stand out in the crowd: the 2018 Nissan Rogue and 2018 Rogue Sport. The Rogue sport offers a sportier ride that is sure to turn heads, while the 2018 Rogue provides extra room for passengers and cargo and features an available third row. In order to assist auto shoppers with the similarities and differences between these two models, we’ve provided a comparison looking at performance, features, and dimensions.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder that puts out 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA estimated 25 city and 32 highway miles per gallon in FWD models and 24 city and 30 highway miles per gallon in AWD models. The 2018 Rogue is powered by a slightly more powerful 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that puts out 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA estimated 26 city and 33 highway miles per gallon in FWD models and 25 city and 32 highway miles per gallon in AWD models. The 2018 Rogue also gives drivers the option to choose a 2.0-liter I-4 engine along with an electric motor (Hybrid). This combination delivers 176 horsepower and provides an EPA estimated 33 city/35 highway miles per gallon in FWD models, and 31 city/34 highway miles per gallon in AWD models.
Convenience and Dimensions
The 2018 Rogue is longer and provides slightly more cargo volume than the 2018 Rogue Sport. The Rogue Sport is 172.4 inches in overall length and provides up to 61.1 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Rogue, which is 184.5 inches in overall length and provides drivers with up to 70 cubic feet of cargo volume. Cargo volume for non-hybrid models is very generous, while cargo room in hybrid models is a bit less due to the battery’s location behind the second row. The Rogue features EX-Flex 40/20/40 split 2nd row bench seat that tilts and slides. The Rogue Sport has a bit smaller cargo capacity and bay area, and it is not available with 3rd-row seats.
Notable standard equipment in the Nissan Rogue Sport includes Bluetooth phone integration with Siri Eyes-Free, rearview Camera, Easy Fill Tire Alert, remote keyless entry, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, and LED accent headlights. A customer favorite is the Divide-and-Hide Cargo system which uses a set of solid removable shelves that can be customizable to suit your needs. With this system, you can create a 2-tier loading floor or move the front floor panel to create a place to store items vertically. Notable standard equipment in the 2018 Rogue includes rearview camera, 5-inch color display, EZ-Flex seating, and Divide-n-Hide rear cargo storage system. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Safety Alert are also standard on all models.
Both the 2018 Rogue and Rogue Sport are exceptional mid-size SUVs and any decision between the two is a matter of preference, looks, and slightly differing cargo capacities. If you’re in the Rogue or Rogue Sport, then visit our Nissan dealership to take them both on a test drive to compare for yourself. Our friendly and professional sales staff will answer any and all questions you have about the two and assist you throughout the buying or leasing process.
* Fuel economy based on 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2018 Rogue® FWD. 2018 fuel economy of 26 city MPG or 33 highway MPG or 29 combined MPG estimate Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions
* 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 25 city / 32 highway (Front-Wheel Drive), 24 city / 30 highway (All-Wheel Drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.