But it's beginning to show its age.
The Nissan Rogue Sport is returning for the 2022 model year relatively unchanged. We previously expected a complete redesign but it appears that'll have to wait until next year. The design and details of new Rogue Sport are hardly secrets. The latest Nissan Qashqai was revealed early last year and it's said to be identical inside and out to America's 2023 Rogue Sport. Until then, the current generation Rogue Sport remains on sale and Nissan has just released 2022 pricing.
The entry-level S FWD has a starting price tag of $24,260, just a $100 increase over last year. Moving up the trim ladder, the rest of the lineup remains affordable with the SV FWD asking $25,830 and the SL FWD priced at $28,890. AWD is available on all trims for $1,500. None of those prices include the $1,225 destination fee.
Buyers will find plenty of attractive standard features such as the excellent Nissan Safety Shield 360 safety suite consisting of automatic emergency braking, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, and high beam assist. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility on a seven-inch touchscreen display remain standard fare.
Optional features are fairly limited. These include the ProPilot driver-assist system, a 360-degree surround-view monitor, traffic sign recognition, and a Bose Premium Audio System. Regardless of trim choice, all new Rogue Sports come powered by the familiar 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine rated at 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque.
It's linked to an Xtronic CVT transmission with an Eco Mode option. FWD models, according to the EPA, have an estimated fuel economy rating of 25/32/28 mpg city/highway/combined. Opting for the AWD version (something we highly recommend for those who experience harsh winters) sees a very slight decrease of 24/30/27 mpg.
The current Rogue Sport dates back to the 2017 model year when it launched in the US as the equivalent version to the facelifted Qashqai, which explains the imminent redesign. Additional safety features arrived the following year. The completely redesigned and larger Nissan Rogue went on sale for the 2021 model year and it remains the automaker's best-seller in the US. Still, we're eagerly waiting for the new Rogue Sport/Qashqai.