Reviews 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport First Drive Review: Rogue, But Less So

20:03  18 may  2017
20:03  18 may  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

First Drive: 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

  First Drive: 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Hybrid Drivetrain Improves Rogue’s Driving ExperienceThe new-for-’17 Rogue Hybrid was an interesting vehicle to test since it uses the combination of a 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 30 kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery, mated to a continuously variable transmission. The gasoline engine produces 141 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque, while the addition of the hybrid drive system brings the net power to 176 hp. Nissan says it’s difficult to calculate peak torque output due to the electric motor, although other manufacturers publish combined torque numbers for their hybrids.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport News and Reviews . Nissan has released pricing for the 2017 Rogue Sport , the slightly smaller crossover that slots below the standard Rogue . The new CUV, which is essentially a rebadged Nissan Qashqai, starts at ,380 including destination, or ,380 less than a

With a foot less length and a couple hundred pounds less curb weight, the Rogue Sport ’s mission is to give Nissan a beachhead in the lively subcompact SUV segment. See full article at : motortrend.com-car review .

It is a common, if somewhat lazy, marketing technique to give a new product an old name in order to provide it with an instant boost of recognition in the marketplace. In the case of the Rogue Sport, such name loaning is at least halfway accurate: Nissan's new small SUV is essentially a shrunken version of the existing Rogue. With a foot less length and a couple hundred pounds less curb weight, the Rogue Sport's mission is to give Nissan a beachhead in the lively subcompact SUV segment.

Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project is a track-equipped beast

  Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project is a track-equipped beast It might look like the Winter Warrior from 2016, but it's not. Well, not entirely, at least.The Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project is a concept much like the Winter Warrior, but it's built for the dirt instead of the snow. And, instead of using a second-generation Rogue, the Trail Warrior is based off the refreshed 2017 Rogue.

It is a common, if somewhat lazy, marketing technique to give a new product an old name in order to provide it with an instant boost of recognition in the marketplace. In the case of the Rogue Sport , such name loaning is at least halfway accurate: Nissan ’s new small SUV is essentially a shrunken version

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But when you get to the second half of the name, accuracy goes out the window. The Rogue Sport is no sportier than the regular (and decidedly unsporty) Rogue. The acceleration is just as poky and the steering is just as numb, though the chassis does have that same faint underlying hint of brilliance. Should you decide you can be bothered to push this wee crossover hard into the corners, the Rogue Sport might surprise you with its composure and agility—provided it hasn't already numbed your senses with its anesthetized helm and droning CVT.

But the Rogue Sport does have other, admittedly more pedestrian, charms. The Rogue Sport only loses 2.3 inches of wheelbase to its big brother, and it's also about a half-foot longer stem to stern than most of its subcompact competitors. That translates to a surprisingly habitable back seat with reasonable room for adults—provided the front-seaters don't ram their own seats all the way back. Cargo space is still useful at 22.9 cubic feet, and a removable floor panel provides hidden storage. The back seats fold flat. No surprise that the Rogue's optional third-row seat is not offered in the Rogue Sport, but we do wish the reclining rear seatbacks carried over.

Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Makes Tracks for New York

  Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Makes Tracks for New York <p>The Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior makes its debut this week at the New York auto show.</p>Supplied by American Track Truck, the four-foot-long tracks can be used in sand as well as snow—although presumably not on the suburban byways that are the standard Rogue's natural habitat. Adding the tracks required mods to the suspension and wheel wells, but this Rogue rocks the same 170-hp 2.5-liter four and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that makes the standard version so, um, fearsome.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport First Drive Review : Rogue , But Less So . Nissan let us drive their new, smaller Rogue model known as the 2017 Rogue Sport at their headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport rear three quarter 03© Motor Trend Staff 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport rear three quarter 03

Most other interior hardware is shared with the Rogue—the dashboard, steering wheel, and seats are virtually identical. For the most part, that's a good thing. Just as the Rogue is based on the European-market X-Trail, the Rogue Sport is based on the Qashqai. Both are positioned as upscale vehicles, and that shows in the quality of the materials and the switchgear.

But what's almost shocking is the Rogue Sport's lack of infotainment technology. Android Auto? Nope. Apple CarPlay? Nuh-uh. How about a USB port for the back seat? Of course not, and how dare you ask! You'll get one USB port, and you'll like it. We're sure this will go over great with the hordes of tech-weary millennials who are looking to get away from their portable devices and simplify their lives.

A CUV for the D-O-G: Nissan Unveils Fido-Friendly Rogue Dogue

  A CUV for the D-O-G: Nissan Unveils Fido-Friendly Rogue Dogue <p>Cats are so last decade.</p>For the most part, the Rogue Dogue is little more than an Americanized version of the European Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs concept. Like the 4Dogs, the Dogue offers canine-approved items such as a custom removable dog bed, cargo-area padding, water and food dispensers that Nissan claims are impervious to spillage, a first-aid kit for your four-legged friend, a clip-on safety harness and multiple leash-attachment points to keep Fido in place, and the requisite poop-bag dispenser to pick up the patties your canine companion is bound to leave behind.

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Another oddball aspect to the Rogue Sport is fuel economy. The Rogue Sport gets a smaller 2.0 liter four-cylinder that develops 141 hp and 147 lb-ft, as opposed to the 170-hp, 175-lb-ft 2.5-liter in the big Rogue. EPA fuel economy estimates for the Rogue Sport are 25/32 mpg city/ highway with front-wheel drive and 24/30 with all-wheel drive—numbers that are 12 mpg worse than the regular Rogue and well behind competitors such as the Honda HR-V (27/31 in automatic/AWD form). Our prediction: Someone in Nissan's engineering department is about to have a very unpleasant performance review.

One area where the Rogue Sport chalks up points against the Honda HR-V and Buick Encore (and equals the Mazda CX-3) is advanced safety hardware. Automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control are all on the options list, which is the good news. The bad news is that those features are only optional on the top-of-the-line SL model, which will set you back a tough-to-swallow 30 grand.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Starts at $22,380

  2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Starts at $22,380 Slightly smaller crossover is $2,380 cheaper than RogueAs we reported previously, the Nissan Rogue Sport is just over a foot longer than the standard Rogue and has a 2.3-inch shorter wheelbase. Unlike its larger sibling, the Rogue Sport does not get the option of a third row. All models are powered by a 2.0-liter I-4 that makes 141 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque and comes mated to an Xtronic CVT with Eco Mode. Front-wheel drive is standard on all models, with all-wheel drive being a $1,350 option. The Rogue Sport is offered in three trim levels. The Rogue Sport SV starts at $23,980, while the SL model starts at $27,030.

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That leads us to the Rogue Sport's pricing in general. It could be a problem. With MSRP ranging from $22,380 for the basic front-drive Rogue Sport S to $31,625 for an AWD SL with all of the options, the Rogue Sport rings up one to three grand more expensive than the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Chevrolet Trax, and Jeep Renegade. Perhaps Nissan will market the Rogue Sport as a tweener: bonus space compared to subcompact crossovers, better value than the compacts like RAV4 and CR-V.

Now this review might lead you to believe that we dislike the Rogue Sport, but that's really not the case. Obviously, we're not in love with it; if there's a curvy road ahead, we'd much rather be at the wheel of a Mazda CX-3 or a Mini Countryman. But for the kind of driving most of us do most of the time—long freeway cruises, cramped suburban shopping centers, and urban rush-hour traffic—the Rogue Sport is a rather pleasant companion. It's comfortable, quiet, maneuverable, and generally unobtrusive, the same formula that is propelling the regular-size Rogue to ever-higher sales heights. No matter what you think of the new Rogue Sport, you should at least credit Nissan for giving it a halfway-accurate name.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport front three quarter 03© Motor Trend Staff 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport front three quarter 03

Styling Size-Up: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. the Competition .
<p>Does it blend in or go its own way?</p>Like other entrants in the subcompact crossover segment, butunlike the Juke, the Rogue Sport's styling represents a shrunken version of its automaker's current styling language. Here is a look at the new Rogue Sport compared to the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Toyota C-HR.

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