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We completely get it if you are a fan of the Nissan Rogue. It’s compact and gorgeous and one of the top-selling SUVs in the US. But with the arrival of the Nissan Rogue Sport, which looks very similar, you probably can’t figure out which is the better vehicle.

To help you out, we’ve put together an easy to understand comparison guide that identifies what makes each vehicle unique. By the end, you should have no trouble deciding if the Nissan Rogue Sport or the regular Rogue is right for you.

Price

The Nissan Rogue is already one of the most affordable SUVs out there at around $25,000. The Nissan Rogue Sport offers even greater affordability, being around $2,000 cheaper. Just as important, the Rogue offers better fuel-efficiency. Thus, purchasing this vehicle mean saving money in the long run.

The miles per gallon (MPG) for the Rogue Sport is 32 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. For the regular Rogue, you’ll get 33 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city.

Vehicle Dimensions

The Rogue and Rogue Sport look very similar and both seat 5 people. That said, compared to the Sport’s 172.8 inches, the regular Rogue is slightly bigger at 184.5 inches long, offering more cabin and cargo space.

That extra space is most apparent in the Rogue’s trunk with 70 cubic feet of cargo space. In the Sport, you get just 61.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

If maneuverability is more important to you than cargo space, the smaller body of the Nissan Rogue Sport is the better option. It facilitates tighter turns, which makes getting out of small spaces far easier.

Suitability

The design of the Nissan Rogue Sport is best for city dwellers who want the space, power, and versatility of an SUV with the nimbleness and fuel-efficiency of a car. Even though it’s not optimized for off-road use, its suspension can handle tougher terrains than regular cars.

As for the regular Rogue, you get a spacious and premium SUV that can take you into the wilderness and back. Plus, it comes with all sorts of premium tech features that you won’t find in the Sport.

Power

Both vehicles have engines that aren’t as powerful as what’s in other SUVs. That’s not necessarily a bad thing since it contributes to the fuel-efficiency of the Nissan Rogue. If you want the Rogue with the most power, the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and 170 horsepower of the regular Rogue is the way to go. 

The Rogue Sport’s 2.0-liter engine is slightly less aggressive with a 140 horsepower output

Safety Features

Both the Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport take your safety very seriously. One of the most effective safety features in both vehicles is the ProPILOT Assist System that keeps you in your lane and a safe distance from other vehicles. 

Other excellent safety features are:

  • Pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking 

  • Passenger airbag 

  • Rear center 3-point belt

  • Post and pre-collision safety system

  • Blind-spot and lane departure warning system

  • Rear automatic braking

In a nutshell, if you want the most cost-effective option, go for the Nissan Rogue Sport, but if space and power are your priority, then the Rogue might be what you need.

 

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