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Nissan Rogue Sport

"Rogue Junior" would be a more apt name for this new subcompact SUV from Nissan. It looks like a shrunken version of the regular Rogue, but it isn't any sportier to drive. It's slower than its big brother, and it wasn't much nimbler. Even so, the Rogue Sport feels more mature and substantial than most of the subcompact SUVs it competes with, thanks to a pleasant, composed ride, and a quiet cabin for the class.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

"Rogue Junior" would be a more apt name for this new subcompact SUV from Nissan. It looks like a shrunken version of the regular Rogue, but it isn't any sportier to drive. It's slower than its big brother, and it wasn't much nimbler.

Even so, the Rogue Sport feels more mature and substantial than most of the subcompact SUVs it competes with, thanks to a pleasant, composed ride, and a quiet cabin for the class. And where the roomier Rogue is designed for families, the Sport has a younger, more urban vibe.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 (141 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"There is a rattling noise in the rear tailgate area. Usually happens when I put stuff in the back cargo area and close the tailgate. Sometimes it resolves itself but at times I must readjust cargo cover."

Gregg W., NJ (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The sunroof had a squeak and the entire unit was completely replaced at no cost to me."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeak in the sun roof"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"The noise I experience is general from the inside and the outside of this car - it is noisy! Wind, engine, etc."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Heater system

"During colder weather, there is little to minimum heat at times. Nissan is working on the problem but as yet there is no fix. I wonder if they tell prospective buyers of this issue????"

David V., ON (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport)

"Heating system takes a long time to heat up in cold weather and Nisan cannot fix it. Wearing heavy coats, hat gloves at minus 20 celsius is not fun. Noticed it in first winter after buying car. Not resolved. Nissan canada rep. did not believe I had a problem"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It blows mostly cold to warm air in the winter for up to 30-60 minutes most times and dealer wasn't able to fix it because Nissan Canada did not think it was a problem"

David V., ON (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The heating system during the winter works very poor;y and one needs to wear a coat at times"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Acceleration is sluggish and shifting during acceleration is unpredictable. Can be problematic when trying to pass or switch lanes on the highway. Forget Eco mode, there is little power and acceleration and gas mileage is worse in that mode."

Gregg W., NJ (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"On 3 occasions my wife has stopped there car and on acceleration, engine rpms increase quickly with very little acceleration. In each case she had to pull off the road and let the car sit for a while after which the transmission will shift normally."

Anonymous, (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Engine revs can be heard as a high pitch tone during a bluetooth phone conversations from other caller - not the driver. Dealer said that there will be a fix later this year but none as of March 2018."

Thomas D., TX (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Software upgrade did not update properly causing SOS system to deactivate. Problem resolved on its own. Nissan was unable to explain why this occurred."

Anonymous, (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Light indicating that collision warning system was not working kept coming on shortly after purchase. It was reported to the dealer. The dealer wasn't exactly sure what to do, and wanted to keep the car for an indeterminate amount of time. After allowing them to check the car and diagnose the problem, we suggested allowing us to keep the car while they ordered the part which was to take a week or two to receive. Later we had an event where the warning light turned on again. That was when we learned another interesting aspect of the collision warning system that is indicated in the manual: if the streets are wet and spray is coming up due to traffic, it interferes with the proper operation of the system. So I guess it is perfect on clear, sunny days."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Would trigger brakes when crossing gratings in parking garages"

John R., NJ (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Fit and finish is not up to the standards of Japanese cars or even American cars now"

Anonymous, SK (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine mounts

"I was told that we had the current upgrade and didn't need the replacement"

Anonymous, HI (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"We had to replace the spoiler above the hatch back twice. Would shake loose and the wiper on the back window fell off."

Lisa B., WV (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission shuddered on acceleration around 40-50 mph."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

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