With increasing demand for crossovers, Nissan decides to bring a new model to the US market: 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport. Smaller and less powerful than standard Rogue, the Rogue Sport has five seats and decent cargo space, with a lower profile than standard Rogue and a sleeker look. Basically, this is a more compact version of a compact crossover.
Despite its size and entry-level position in Nissan SUV lineup, the 2018 Rogue Sport still offers plenty of safety equipment. This rare feature helps the Rogue Sport stand out in this class.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV sold in three trim levels: S, SV and SL.
Every the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) sends that power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is available as an option.
Acceleration is not impressive, and the CVT does not help. That’s unfortunate since the Rogue Sport’s handling is actually good, even if the driving experience is not the most exciting. With more power and some tweaks, this could be a very pleasant crossover to drive.
In track testing, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport SL AWD went from 0 to 60 mph in long 10 seconds, which is slower than most compact crossovers in this class. EPA fuel economy rating is impressive at 28 mpg combined (25 city/32 highway) for FWD models and 27 mpg combined (24 city/30 highway) with AWD.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport price list: S $22,615, SV $24,215 and SL 27,265. All-wheel drive is available as an option for $1,350.