2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Review

Nissan has parked itself into a corner by offering the subcompact crossover Rogue Sport and the Nissan Kicks in the same class, but we guess it's good to have a set of extra legs in the race for the hottest segment around. The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is slightly larger than the Kicks and shares its platform with the larger Rogue. But the 2020 Rogue Sport, unfortunately, misses out on the Rogue's more powerful gasoline engine options and is instead motivated by a 2.0-liter inline-4 gas engine developing 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque Power is sent to the front, or all four wheels via a CVT transmission. Competitors such as the Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V offer more pep but can't match the Rogue Sport in terms of cargo capacity and interior space. The Rogue Sport does come at a slight premium, but it is definitely worth checking out for a safe CUV with a great reliability rating and an abundance of practicality.

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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Changes: 🚙What's the difference vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport?

Six years into its current first generation, the 2020 Rogue Sport undergoes minor changes for the new year. The hood, bumper, and V-Motion grille have all been updated, and the lighting elements have been redesigned to match those on the Rogue Sport's international counterpart, the Qashqai. Nissan's Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced driver aids now comes standard across the range, as do the LED daytime running lights. Standard and available features have also been revised across the Rogue Sport trim levels compared to the 2019 counterparts.

Pros and Cons

  • Lots of passenger space
  • Tons of cargo space
  • Standard driver assistance tech
  • Optional ProPilot Assist
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • It's underpowered
  • Base trim is low on features
  • Higher starting price than rivals

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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Rogue Sport Exterior

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  • Length 172.8 in
  • Wheelbase 104.2 in
  • Height 62.5 in
  • Max Width 72.3 in
  • Front Width 62.4 in
  • Rear Width 62.2 in
  • Curb Weight 3,343.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Nitro Lime Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Monarch Orange Metallic
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat

Rogue Sport Performance

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Engine and Transmission

There's only one engine on offer for 2020, and it's sad to say that it's not an impressive one. The Rogue Sport CUV is motivated by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline motor that channels a mild 141 hp and 147 lb-ft to one of two available drivetrains via a CVT automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is optionally available. Power delivery is underwhelming, and the overall performance of this vehicle leaves one wanting. The CVT struggles to match the engine's power band with the correct gear ratios at times, which is not great for fuel economy, and passing on the highway can be a daunting affair. You can also forget about a sub-nine-second 0-60 time. The regular Nissan Rogue has a towing capacity of 1,102 lbs, but unfortunately, the Rogue Sport is not rated for towing at all.

  • Engine
    2.0L Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, FWD

Rogue Sport Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    14.5 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 25/32 mpg
* 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport S FWD

Rogue Sport Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 42.8 in
  • Front Head Room 39.6 in
  • Rear Leg Room 33.4 in
  • Rear Head Room 38.3 in

Rogue Sport Trunk and Cargo Space

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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Rear Angle View Nissan
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Rear Bumper Nissan

Rogue Sport Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport a good crossover?

Nissan has covered all its bases in the US compact crossover market by offering two cars, the Rogue Sport being the larger and more expensive option. The first-generation Rogue Sport, delivers a seriously spacious interior and lots of cargo capacity, which is only challenged by competitors such as the Kia Soul, but the Rogue Sport has a trick up its sleeve: It's more refined and luxurious than most in its class and is packed with advanced tech such as blind-spot monitoring, forward collision avoidance, and rear cross-traffic alert. But these luxuries come at a cost. Literally. The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV has a price of around $5,000 more than the excellent Kia Soul, and in a class where value for money is key, the Nissan Rogue might lose out to its capable but cost-effective rivals. Another sore point is the underwhelming powertrain; we expected more, but then again, no one expects these types of cars to be rocket ships. If you are willing to spend the extra cash, then a review of the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport suggests it's a solid option and worth a test drive at the very least.

🚗What 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Model Should I Buy?

The Rogue Sport SUV might cost more than its main rivals, but that doesn't mean that it's priced out of this world. The top of the line SL still costs under $30k, which means you can get all the bells and whistles without breaking the bank (relatively speaking). Going for the SL will bag you some premium features and optional extras such as the high-tech ProPilot Assist system, a surround-view camera system, and even a power moonroof. The good news is that whichever model you decide to go for, you and your family will be covered by Nissan's Safety Shield 360 driver assistance suite and a solid safety rating.

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