2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV

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2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 14, 2020

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Since the Rogue nameplate has been so famous and is one of the best selling vehicles of the Japanese automaker which is why Nissan also decided to launch a spin-off version of the Rogue known as Rogue Sport a few years ago. The Rogue Sport is Nissan’s take for those looking for a stylish, agile and compact two-row crossover. With its comfortable ride, decent interiors and gadgetry onboard, the Rogue Sport has been generating decent sales for Nissan. Don’t let the name mislead you, the Sport stands for compact dimensions and does not indicate any sporting characteristics.

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Pros

Lots of gadgetry on board

Cargo space is better than its rivals

Maneuverable around tight spaces

Cons

Ride quality can be better

Engine seems underpowered and noisy

What's New?

The 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport will be a carryover model. The Rogue sport is part of the first generation introduced in 2017.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23240

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

125 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122

horsepower

141 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

147 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

7-speed Automated Manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.5/11.7

dimensions

wheelbase

104.2 in.

length

62.2 in.

width

72.3 in.

height

62.5 in.

curb weight

3261 lbs.

ground clearance

7.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96 cu ft.

cargo volume

61.1 cu ft.

maximum towing capacity

1102

payload

1079

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.4

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/27/32 mpg

highway range

464. mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S

S

power
141 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$23,240 - $24,590

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Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $23,240 MSRP (25/27/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
7-speed Automated Manual front wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,590 MSRP (25/27/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
7-speed Automated Manual all wheel drive 5

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SV

SV

power
141 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$24,750 - $26,100

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Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,750 MSRP (25/27/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
7-speed Automated Manual front wheel drive 5
SV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $26,100 MSRP (25/27/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
7-speed Automated Manual all wheel drive 5

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SL

SL

power
141 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$28,450 - $29,800

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Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $28,450 MSRP (25/27/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
7-speed Automated Manual front wheel drive 5
SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $29,800 MSRP (25/27/32) 141 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Regular unleaded
7-speed Automated Manual all wheel drive 5
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Colors and Styles

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV in Glacier White color
Glacier White

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.4

Engine And Performance

6.9

Fuel Economy

7.8

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.5

Safety

8.1

Competition

7.2

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


Introduced back in 2017, the crossover has seen a much needed update in the form of the 2020 Rogue sport and we don’t expect things to change for 2021. That said, expect the small niggles to be ironed out in the new 2021 Nissan Rogue sport.The competitors of the Nissan Rogue Sport are the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona, and Kia Soul.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV front view
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV rear view

8.4/10
Pricing and Features

6.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.8/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.5/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

7.2/10
Competition


2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Pricing and Features

8.4/10

The Nissan Rogue Sport is available in three trims; S, SV, and SL. All three trims get the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which is coupled with a continuously variable transmission that sends the power to the front wheels although all-wheel-drive can be had as an option on all trims.

Trim

S

SV

SL

MSRP

$23,430 (exp.)

$24,900 (exp.)

$28,600 (exp.)

Key Features

16-inch steel wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

19-inch wheels

 

60/40split-folding rear seats

Roof rails

Surround-view camera system

 

height-adjustable driver's seat

Heated mirrors

Leather upholstery

 

7.0-inch touchscreen

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Navigation system

 

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

Keyless entry and ignition

NissanConnect emergency communications

The S trim is expected to start at $23,430 and is a pretty basic trim. It does not offer all that much in terms of infotainment but the features offered as standard are pretty handy.

The SV trim is expected to start at $24,900 and offers some healthy dose of upgrades to make the car desirable to live with. Amenities like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and heated mirrors are offered in theSV trim.

The SL trim is expected to start at $28,600 and is the top variant of the Rogue Sport SUV. It gets larger 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery and surround view cameras among many other features.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Most people would be happy to know that the Rogue Sport SUV is perhaps the most reliable small SUV around. The Rogue sport has had no recalls issued as per the NHTSA. It has been on sale for more than a couple of years which shows you how much Nissan has prioritized quality and reliability.

The true cost to own a Nissan Rogue Sport over the length of 15,000 miles driven is $37,320. The pricing varies in different states due to destination fees and state taxes. The Rogue sport has an average fluctuation between $100-$500 which makes it highly flexible over the various states to own. Interestingly different states provide different leasing and financing deals for cars and in some cases the difference is significantly large.

State

Price

California

$23,430

Texas

$23,645

Alaska

$23,900

New York

$23,550

Washington

$23,730

Interestingly different states provide different leasing and financing deals for cars and in some cases the difference is significantly large. Although California and Alaska have a difference of around $500 it should be noted that the deals on offer in dealerships can vary vastly depending on where you get the GMC Acadia from.

Warranty

The coverage provided to the Nissan Rogue is fairly average for its segment, rival companies like Kia and Chevrolet are much better in terms of the coverage they provide.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

3 yr./ 36000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 miles; whichever is earlier

24-hour roadside assistance

3 yr./ 36000 miles

Miles Per Dollar

The Rogue sport will have a MPD (miles per dollar) ratio of 4.68. This means the Rogue sport runs for 4.68 miles for every dollar you spend on it. This ratio is achieved by factoring all the running costs including taxes, insurance, fuel costs to the average distance covered in a year which comes to $3,200 and 15,000 miles respectively.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Buying Advice

The sweet spot in the Rogue Sport lineup is the mid level SV trim. For the extra money it costs over the base S variant, it offers some proper much-needed equipment for both creature comforts and safety. And for those who want more features to put in the SV, a handful of customization packages are available to choose and opt for.

Is buying a used car Nissan Rogue Sport a good idea?

If you are considering buying a used Nissan Rogue Sport then a large amount of research has to be done as the car has received some handy updates and you should be aware of what you’ll lose. In 2020, the Rogue Sport received a whole range of safety upgrades and driver-assist features like automatic rear braking, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, etc. 2019 had the Divide-N-Hide cargo system as standard. The 2019 update also brought along better infotainment.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Engine and Performance

6.9/10

Truth be told the name of the car is a bit misleading, the car is quite perky in the town but its acceleration is breathless, especially on the highways. Don’t even think of towing anything unless you want your engine to over sweat and blow up. One good thing about the engine is that it likes to rev and squeeze all the 141 horsepower it has. However, that being said, those who love refinement with their cars would not like the clatter which accompanies while revving the engine, however, the engine is comparably refined considering the other rivals in its class.

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport

2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Kia Soul

2020 Mazda CX-3

Base MSRP

$24,780

$22,100

$22,690

$22,040

Engine

2.0L I4

2.0L I4

2.0L I4

2.0L I4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

6-speed automatic transmission

CVT

6-Speed automatic

Horsepower

141 @ 6000

147 @ 6200

147 @ 6200

148 @ 6000

Torque

147 @ 4400

132 @ 4500

132 @ 4500

146 @ 2800

The engine also provides 147 lb-ft of torque which it puts to the ground through the front wheels or all four wheels as an option. whichever drivetrain you choose, it hardly makes a difference, the car will not be swift in any form. Highway rides are not recommended, as the process of overtaking is quite tedious and the engine becomes unpleasant to hear. Although all four of the vehicles are pretty similar to their performance figures, the Mazda is marginally better.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Acceleration And Braking Performance

The Nissan Rogue sport manages to hit 60 mph in 9.8 seconds. The CVT is mostly the reason why the engine is on the boil all the time. That being said, the CVT is smooth in its operation, it has predetermined "shift" points so that the engine doesn't have to be in those high RPMs for long periods.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV accelerate 0-60 mph in 9.8 sec

It is the CVT that will leave your “need for speed” unfulfilled, so those who want some performance out of their compact SUVs, especially on the highways should steer clear.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Brake

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport

2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Kia Soul

2020 Mazda CX-3

0-60 MPH

9.8

10.0

8.2

8.1

Quarter mile

17.4

17.3

16.5

16.3

Top Speed

125

127

123

120

60-0 MPH

123

129

115

 

The Rogue sport has some mediocre braking performance, but the performance is smooth in its operation. Braking is also an important aspect of a driving enthusiast, so don’t drive it enthusiastically, in short. The Mazda is just millimeters better than the Soul but the Soul has the best stopping distance.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Fuel Economy

7.8/10

Yes, CVT gearbox means better fuel economy in the Rogue Sport, and the fuel figures are average for a mini-SUV. That being said, a certain car, i.e. the Kia Soul also has marginally better fuel figures despite being a quick car. The all-wheel-drive figures are above average for the class though.

Models

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport

2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Kia Soul

2020 Mazda CX-3

MPG (city)

24

27

27

27

MPG (highway)

30

33

33

32

MPG (combined)

27

30

30

29

Fuel tank capacity(gallons)

14.5

13.2

14.3

11.9

Range (city/highway)(miles)

348/435/391.5

356.4/435.6/396

386.1/471.9/429

321.3/380.8/345.1

So the lethargy in performance doesn’t necessarily mean great fuel figures. While they are not bad in the Rogue Sport, but a little below average for this class. The Soul has the best range here courtesy to its better fuel figures, it does that without compromising on the performance as we saw above.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Interior

8.0/10

The cabin of the Nissan Rogue Sport is roomy and grown-up. Not only are the interiors spacious and well made, but Nissan has also decided on a theme for something more kitschy, classic, and timeless. The focus is on a much larger audience with a mature and well-built cabin. Although space and design themes will impress just about anyone, many modern amenities are lacking inside the cabin, e.g. such as rear-seat charging ports.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV cockpit area

The elevated seating position means a better view outside the car, but the steering wheel will be a tad lower for tall drivers. The headroom is plenty, legroom is not, which is obvious considering the size of the vehicle, four adults should be the best bet. The doors are low and so is the step-over height so ingress and egress of the car are easy for both the rows. 

Model

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport

2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Kia Soul

2020 Mazda CX-3

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front(Head/Shoulder/Leg)(in.)

39.6/56.6/42.8

39.6/55.5/41.5

39.4/55.5/41.1

38.4/53.5/41.7

Second(Head/Shoulder/Leg)(in.)

38.3/55.7/33.4

37.8/54.5/34.6

39.5/54.7/38.8

37.2/50.4/35

The front seats are probably among the best you would in a car irrespective of the price. It can be adorned with cloth or leather, they can also be heated and power adjusted albeit only in the topmost variant. The legroom in the rear seat is disappointing and the comfort is below average. Only seat children in those seats and if you need to carry adults then you can do that only for shorter distances. Apart from the rear legroom, the Rogue Sport is marginally spacious than the rest of the competition.

How’s the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport’s infotainment system?

Though the infotainment software in the 7.0-inch touchscreen is rather uncomplicated, with a home menu which is unconventional because there isn’t any. You jump from menu to menu through the hard buttons on the side of the screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is included, there is a learning curve involved using the infotainment. But it actually is great for people out on the road to have more buttons than usual as it becomes really easy to navigate through menus while they are driving.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV infotainment system

Two USB ports are standard as well, and a six-speaker Bose audio system in the top SL trim. The audio quality along with the center screen’s resolution is some weak links to the car’s tech. you can’t put the volume high, the sound gets distorted, however, the subwoofer provides good bass if you do that. Coming back to the touch screen for a bit, it is far from the driver, and poor resolution makes it seem a bit hard to read.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV infotainment screen
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV interior image
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV cockpit area
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV interior image
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV dashboard
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV interior image
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV door
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV interior image
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV shift knob
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV interior image

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Exterior

7.5/10

The styling is sleek, to begin with, Nissan wanted to play it safe with the styling so it won’t exactly stand out while you are dropping your kid to school. However, that being said the proportions are pleasing to the eye, and there have been some tweaks done to the current model year to make it look sharper. 

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV 

Model

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport*

2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Kia Soul

2020 Mazda CX-3

Curb Weight(lbs.)

3466

2899

2844

2994

Length (in.)

172.8

164.0

165.2

168.3

Width (in.)

72.3

70.9

70.9

69.6

Height (in.)

63.4

61.6

63.0

60.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.4

6.7

6.7

6.1

Wheelbase (in.)

104.2

102.4

102.4

101.2

The refreshes include sharp LED running lights and bigger wheels filling out the arches. The V-shaped grille looks stunning and should you choose the SL trim, the 19-inch wheels look great and make the car look more upmarket than it is. The Rogue Sport is heavier than the Soul which could explain why it is less economical, its shame to see that all that extra length in the Rogue Sport doesn't make things better in the legroom department.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV front view
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV three quarter  view
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV rear view
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2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV grille
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV headlight
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2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV wheel
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2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV headlamp
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Safety

8.1/10

The Rogue Sport has been crash-tested by NHTSA but not by IIHS yet, the SUV scores a four-star rating for NHTSA. Some of the optional technology offered which is listed below is quite rare at this price point. The standard and available safety equipment is as below

  • blind-spot monitoring
  • automatic high-beam headlights
  • Automated emergency braking (both front and rear) with pedestrian detection
  • lane-departure warnings
  • rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available lane-keeping assist
  • A 360-degree parking camera system
  • Available adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Competition

7.2/10

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Vs Hyundai Kona

Apart from the cargo space, the Hyundai Kona beats the Rogue Sport in almost every aspect. The Kona is more comfortable, and the infotainment is easier to use on the go. Even with a lower starting price, the Kona does not have any cost-cutting with the interiors, unlike the Rogue Sport. The range of trims is wider too and its base engine is quite powerful and accelerates well on the highway.

Hyundai Kona SUV

All of that along with some of the nicest cabins and a well-balanced ride makes it easily the best in the segment.

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Vs Kia Soul

One of the best and value for money subcompact Kia Soul, it is quicker, has better warranty coverage, and also is better in almost every way especially after its 2020 refresh. More cargo space, more accommodating for the taller passengers, it is also fun to drive without sacrificing on the economy. The only sacrifice is that you can’t get it in all-wheel-drive, but it nevertheless is a well-priced car

Kia Soul SUV

 

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV Final Verdict

The 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport is the go-to choice for people wanting to buy an SUV without it being too big. Do know that the Sport name-tag means absolutely nothing ‘sporty’, apart from the styling. The Sleek exterior styling, economical powertrain, and great standard safety features are the reasons it can attract people. This crossover SUV is for those wanting something capable and stylish and a roomy interior with ample cargo space.

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2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV

S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 24, 2021

The Value-for-Money Rogue

Pros - Great lease deal. Spacious interior. Safety features.

Cons - Basic on features. Underpowered engine.

Practical for the city!

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Charles W. Paulk

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV

SL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 24, 2021

SL trim of Nissan Rogue

Pros - Adequate cabin space,cargo space and good mileage

Cons - Compact rear seats

Nissan Rogue is the best choice

7/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

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Carol L. Allen

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV

SL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 24, 2021

Nissan Rogue SL TRIM

Pros - Appealing looks, nice interiors and appreciable drivability

Cons - Very bad dealership experience

Nissan should look into it

6/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
3/10
Safety
3/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
3/10
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The Value-for-Money Rogue

Practical for the city!

by Leah R. Harvin

8

User Overall Rating

SL trim of Nissan Rogue

Nissan Rogue is the best choice

by Charles W. Paulk

6

User Overall Rating

Nissan Rogue SL TRIM

Nissan should look into it

by Carol L. Allen

8

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Rogue!

I'm about to go ROGUE!

by Edith H. Tsai

10

User Overall Rating

Huge and comfy

Has been driving great till now, let's see if things turn out to be same in future.

by Enriqueta E. Velez

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