Reviews 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

20:28  18 may  2017
20:28  18 may  2017 Source:   Car and Driver

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  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.

The sporty , city-sized 2017 Rogue Sport . Rogue Sport offers a suite of available Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies that look ahead, behind, and all around you, giving you a new kind of confidence.

Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and a backup camera are standard, while a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is optional. Stylish, well-appointed, and quite roomy, it’s set to succeed in a segment where it stands out from the crowd. Jump to First Drive Review – 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport .

As the crossover boom expands to smaller vehicles, automakers have looked to their global lineups to scrounge up itty-bitty SUVs for American customers. Honda turned the Japan-market Vezel into the HR-V, Chevrolet’s Trax had been on sale in several foreign countries before it was introduced here, and Ford soon will bring the South American EcoSport to our shores. Now Nissan joins the trend by tapping its European Qashqai for duty as the new Rogue Sport.

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The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is a small crossover utility vehicle that’s effectively a cut-down version of the very popular Nissan Rogue , a large compact SUV.

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 base 2017 Nissan Rogue .

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In contrast to some of the models rushed to this segment, which can feel half-baked, the crossover already is on its second generation and is a proven success in Europe, where it’s Nissan’s best-selling model. A handsome little thing, the Rogue Sport is far less overwrought than many of Nissan’s current designs. In a segment where funkiness is in fashion—look no further than the Toyota C-HR, the Jeep Renegade, or Nissan’s own Juke for evidence—the Rogue Sport is normal but not boring. Attractive proportions, sharp creases, and tasteful detailing give it a smart and upscale appearance, especially in the SL model with its 19-inch wheels. The only concession to strangeness is the color palette, which includes a few wild choices such as Monarch Orange and the eye-searing Nitro Lime.

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The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is more than an extension of the popular Rogue , which accelerated past the Nissan Altima sedan in calendar year 2016 to become Nissan 's number one selling model.

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The Rogue Sport also is a useful size: At 172.4 inches long, it’s a bit bigger than the smallest subcompacts, but it’s more petite than compacts such as the 180.6-inch Honda CR-V and the standard, 184.5-inch Nissan Rogue (we’ll call it the big Rogue). The closest competitor to the Rogue Sport, sizewise, is the new, 173.0-inch 2017 Jeep Compass, another tweener. Smart interior packaging means that the Rogue Sport’s cargo space—23 cubic feet behind the second row and 61 cubes with the rear seats folded—is in the hunt with the Compass and the remarkably cavernous HR-V with the rear seats up and ahead of both rivals with all seats folded.

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Unhurried Pace

The Rogue Sport’s chassis clears the low bar set for driving dynamics in this segment. This might sound as if we’re damning it with faint praise, but the suspension provides good body control, making for a tauter, firmer feel than the big Rogue offers without introducing much harshness over large bumps. Brake-pedal response is progressive. The steering is light—overly so in the standard steering mode, acceptably so in Sport—and lifeless regardless of setting, preventing the Rogue Sport from being much fun to drive in the twisties. At least it’s easy to maneuver in parking lots, which is appropriate for a vehicle this size that will see plenty of urban use.

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“Right sized” Rogue Sport slots just under popular 2017 Rogue , Nissan 's #1 selling vehicle in the U.S., and further expands Nissan 's extensive SUV lineup.

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Few baby SUVs have cracked the 9.0-second barrier in our zero-to-60-mph testing, and the Nissan’s 141-hp 2.0-liter inline-four isn’t enough to make this a scorcher, either. This is a slow vehicle, and a lack of torque low in the rev range limits around-town peppiness. A turbo engine like the Juke’s 1.6-liter would liven things up considerably.

That said, we were pleasantly surprised by this new direct-injected engine’s refinement, which far surpasses that of the grainy port-injected 2.5-liter four found in the big Rogue. The Rogue Sport’s four-cylinder revs much more smoothly and quietly, making the occasional high-rpm droning of the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) less obtrusive and bothersome. Even so, the CVT annoyingly slurs its faux shift points and suffers from some rubber-band effect. That made us jealous of Canadians, whose version of this vehicle (it keeps the Qashqai branding) gets a standard six-speed manual transmission, which won’t be offered in the United States.

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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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Safety. Although the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport hasn’t been evaluated by the NHTSA or IIHS, the compact crossover will be available with blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, emergency braking, lane-departure warning and prevention systems.

Disappointingly, the Rogue Sport achieves lower EPA ratings than the big Rogue despite weighing about 200 pounds less. Comparing front-drive models, the Rogue Sport falls 1 mpg short of its bigger brother in the EPA’s combined rating, while all-wheel-drive versions achieve the same 27 mpg combined rating despite significant size and powertrain differences. We wonder if the Rogue Sport might beat its big brother in the real world, however, given that the big Rogue underperformed its 32-mpg highway EPA rating by 4 mpg in our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test.

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Nice Price

Buyers get a lot for the Rogue Sport’s $22,380 base price. Standard equipment for the base S model includes Bluetooth, cruise control, a backup camera, rear HVAC vents, and a USB port. Step up to the $23,980 SV, and you get 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, proximity entry, and a power driver’s seat. The top-spec SL loaded with all the active-safety features and the optional $1350 all-wheel-drive system can top $30,000, but, since a big Rogue can exceed $35,000 with all the options, the price seems reasonable.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Saves Some Cash but Not Some Gas. So, for the 2017 model year, Nissan is expanding the brand and introducing the compact Rogue Sport (sold as the Qashqai elsewhere) to the U.S. market.

For the United States Nissan gave the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport a new face, new suspension tuning and a new name. This seems like a smart move since Americans are in love with crossovers, especially small crossovers.

The interior is nicely trimmed for those prices, even if some of the cheaper plastic surfaces keep it from being as rich-looking as the cabins of the Mazda CX-3 or the Kia Soul. Infotainment offerings are a letdown, though: A tiny 5.0-inch screen with limited functionality comes standard, and even the optional 7.0-inch touchscreen looks stale, with dated graphics and no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility. That’s a significant omission considering the young, tech-savvy buyers Nissan has set squarely in its sights.

That miss is hardly a fatal flaw, however. The attractive, practical, and reasonably priced Rogue Sport benefits from a lack of strong competition and is for now among the most well-rounded entries in its class. It’s not a stretch to see it being as much of a hit in the States as it has been across the pond.

Specifications

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

BASE PRICES: S, $22,380;

SV, $23,980;

SL, $27,030

ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 122 cu in, 1997 cc

Power: 141 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque: 147 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

TRANSMISSION: continuously variable automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:

Wheelbase: 104.2 in

Length: 172.4 in

Width: 72.3 in Height: 62.5–63.3 in

Passenger volume: 94–96 cu ft

Cargo volume: 20–23 cu ft

Curb weight (C/D est): 3350–3450 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):

Zero to 60 mph: 9.4–9.5 sec

Zero to 100 mph: 34.0–34.5 sec

Standing ¼-mile: 17.3–17.4 sec

Top speed: 120 mph

FUEL ECONOMY:

EPA combined/city/highway: 27–28/24–25/30–32 mpg

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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