Since it has first entered the market as the 2017 model year, and it is still new and competitive, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport has only brought some small tweaks. As well, the latest reports suggest that the Nissan Company is developing the newest version which will see the light of the day as the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport. However, we also believe that it won’t arrive with any major changes this time too.
The Nissan Rogue Sport is a smaller version of the Rogue model which is cozy, tastefully designed and offers very good fuel consumption and very reasonable price. So, compared to its larger sibling, it is smaller and perhaps more appealing to the young buyers in contrary to the Rogue which is more family-oriented, but it is more affordable. With the smaller dimensions goes limited interior space and the Rogue Sport might lack in the second-row room. As well, it might lack in power too, but it delivers good fuel economy. The 2018 model year has seen some mild revisions including the optional features. So, the 2019 Nissan could also bring some minor changes considering equipment, but nothing large.
Powertrain and performance
The newest 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport will be powered by the same engine which is used by the current model. It is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder which is able to develop 141 horses and the torque of 147 lb-ft. The engine works with a continuously variable transmission. The power is sent to either front wheels or all wheels. So, with front-wheel drive system, this unit gets 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive Rogue Sport is estimated to be 24/30 mpg in the city/highway drive.
Exterior and interior design of the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport will retain the same styling of the current version which looks very attractive. The Rogue Sport features sportier and more modern appearance than the larger Rogue. On the front, we will notice brand’s well-known V-motion grille and angular headlamps. The rear end will feature sleek taillights and sporty bumper.
The upcoming 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport will carry over the same design as the 2018 version. Its design is pretty much very similar to the standard Rogue so as the materials and layouts. The front seat passengers have the same legroom as the one in the Rogue. However, the rear seats lack in both head and leg room. The cargo space is pretty good and offers the room of 22 cubic feet. With the rear seats folded down, there is a room of even 61.6 cubic feet.
The dashboard will feature a 5.0-inch touchscreen with infotainment system. As for the standard equipment, there are USB, Bluetooth, an audio system with 4 speakers, cloth upholstery, 16-inch wheels and a rearview camera. The higher trims will add roof rails, keyless ignition, 17-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, an audio with 6 speakers, automatic headlamps and so on. The Tech package will include a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, satellite radio, blind-spot monitors, and many other more.
Release date and price
The release date of the new 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport is still not revealed. Its starting price should e around $22,500.