For those who need a mid-size SUV with reasonable price, very good fuel economy, and an attractive design, you should check out the new 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport. The Rogue Sport is a smaller variant of the standard Rogue model which also offers cozy interior, plenty of modern equipment, and several trim levels to choose from. Underhood, it comes with a strong and efficient 4-cylinder engine.
2019 Nissan Rogue Sport – powertrain, transmission, and performance
On the engine front, the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport will return with the same engine as its predecessor. It is a familiar 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which is able to deliver 141 horses and the torque of 147 pound-feet. The engine is linked to a continuously variable transmission. The power is sent to either front wheels or all, four wheels. So, as for the fuel economy, the front-wheel drive model is estimated to be 25 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined. On the other hand, the all-wheel drive variant is rated at 24 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined.
Exterior styling and interior design
The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport will look attractive and handsome as its forerunner, and it features a sportier look compared to the larger Rogue model. The front end gets a familiar V-motion grille and a pair of sleek headlamps with LED accents. Around back, there are well-known wraparound taillights which look sleek and the handsome black wheel-arch moldings. The base model will ride on the standard 16-inch alloy wheels while the larger 17- and 19-inchers will also be available in the higher trim levels.
The interior of the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport will be based on the interior of the larger Rogue model, but of course, it will be less spacious. It will come with two rows of seats and can place five. The front seats are very good and comfortable while the second row might be too tight since it doesn’t offer sufficient head and legroom. The base model comes with the cloth while the higher trim levels are equipped with leather upholstery. As for the cargo room, behind the second row, there is a room of 20 cubic feet. And with the second row of seats folded away, the Rogue Sport has the cargo room of more than 53 cubic feet.
The base 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport will come standard with Bluetooth, air conditioning, cloth, remote keyless entry, cruise control, USB, an audio system with four speakers, and a 5.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. The mid-range SV trim will add 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, power adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, an audio system with 6 speakers, automatic headlamps, and keyless ignition. This trim will also be available with a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and so on.
The range-topping model SL will get all the features from the technology package and will also add leather upholstery, 19-inch wheels, etc.
Release date and price
The all-new 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport is set to go on sale during next year. Its price should begin at around $22,600 and will go up to $32,000 for the higher trims.