Compared: 2022 Nissan Rogue vs. 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport

Nissan’s two Rogue-badged crossovers share little more than a name.

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Nissan offers two flavors of Rogue. The first is the standard Rogue, which is the biggest and newest of the pair. The second is the smaller and older Rogue Sport. The similarities between these two crossovers end at the nameplate. The Rogue and Rogue Sport compete in separate market segments and use different engines. The Rogue Sport is better suited to urban use, while the Rogue is a family hauler.

Although the Rogue Sport made its debut for the 2017 model year, it was released in Europe as the second-generation Qashqai in 2013. On the other hand, the Rogue entered its third generation for the 2021 model year. Nissan developed it with the preferences of North American buyers in mind.

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2022 Nissan Rogue vs. 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport: Price

Nissan makes the Rogue available in four trim levels. Each trim level comes with front- (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). Pricing ranges from around $28,500 for a FWD S model to about $39,700 for the range-topping Platinum equipped with AWD. Every variant uses a 201-hp, 1.5L, turbocharged, three-cylinder engine linked to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). There is no optional engine.

Rogue Sport buyers can choose from three trim levels, priced around $26,100 and $32,200. As on the Rogue, FWD is standard, and AWD is optional across the entire range. Power for all variants of the Rogue Sport comes from a 141-hp, 2.0L, four-cylinder engine bolted to a CVT.

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2022 Nissan Rogue vs. 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport: Features

The base Rogue comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable front seats, an eight-inch display for the infotainment system, a four-speaker sound system, rear parking sensors, plus lane departure and forward collision warning systems, among other features. Buyers seeking leather upholstery and a navigation system will need to move up in the trim-level hierarchy.

The entry-level Rogue Sport’s standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, a seven-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, a four-speaker sound system, and a long list of driving aids including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Stepping up to the range-topping SV trim brings features like 19-inch alloy wheels, an electronic parking brake, a surround-view camera, and Nissan’s ProPilot Assist tech.

Size is a critical differentiator. The Rogue measures 183 inches long versus 172.8 for the Rogue Sport, and the extra sheetmetal constitutes a more spacious cabin. The Rogue offers up to 105.4 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 36.5 cu. ft. of trunk space, though adding a moonroof lowers those figures to 100.4 and 36.3, respectively. In contrast, the Rogue Sport features up to 96 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 22.9 cu. ft. of trunk space (or 94.3 and 20, respectively, with a moonroof).

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2022 Nissan Rogue vs. 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport: Fuel Economy

With FWD, the bottom two Rogue trim levels are rated at 33 combined mpg, while the top two trims return 32 combined mpg. Selecting all-wheel drive reduces fuel economy to 31 combined mpg regardless of trim level. Although smaller and more than 100 lbs lighter, the Rogue Sport returns a far more gluttonous 28 combined mpg with FWD and 27 combined mpg when buyers select AWD.

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Ronan Glon
Ronan Glon is an American journalist and automotive historian based in France. He enjoys working on old cars and spending time outdoors seeking out his next project car.