Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan Rogue Sport – Sport stands for Small(er)
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport for Washington
Nissan decided to bring a new addition into its line-up of the already huge family of SUV’s and Crossover vehicle. With 2017 Nissan models already got a fresh look for the Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Armada and the Nissan Rogue. Let’s welcome the new one:
The all-new 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport!
As the European were already familiar with the Nissan Rogue Sport, which is called Qashqai across the pond and our Northern neighbors, luckily Nissan’s executive decided for an easier to pronounce name for all U.S. Americans – Nissan Rogue Sport.
Compared to the best-selling Nissan Rogue, the new Rogue Sport will measure 12.1 inches less than its bigger brother Rogue. With the shorter crossover also comes a shorter wheelbase of 2.3-inches. Just slightly longer than one of the Nissan siblings, the Nissan Juke as well as the sub-compact crossover competitors of Honda and Kia.
Even so the Nissan Rogue Sport will be shorter than the Rogue SUV the basic platform, Rogue’s strut-front and multi-link rear suspension are being not modified at all.
A more beefier appearance than Rogue
Since 12.1 inches were cut “off” the Nissan Rogue Sport, the shortness comes with a visual interesting fact: The Rogue Sport will look beefier. More athletic. Almost like a well-executed workout, showing a shorter front and rear overhang making the crossover appear more athletic.
Otherwise the Nissan Rogue Sport and Nissan Rogue are sharing the new grille design, most of the colors available as well as the current wheel design. Nearly identical are dashboard, control buttons and multi-control steering wheel. With 23 cubic feet of cargo space the Rogue Sport is smaller than its bigger brother’s trunk. Also, there will be no 3rd-row seating available as it is in the Nissan Rogue. The cargo space will increase by folding down the second-row seating allowing now 61 cubic feet of space.
Show me the power
With 141-hp coming out of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder aggregate, the Rogue Sport will supply an impressive acceleration, due to its continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Further, due to the 12.1-inches saved in the design, lower curb-weight will aide with agility.
Options available for the Nissan Rogue Sport
When you are a Nissan aficionado you will know that Nissan’s vehicles will have S, SV, and SL as trim levels. The Rogue Sport lineup will follow this heritage. Front-wheel drive will be standard. An all-wheel drive will be also available as an option. With the S-trim level Nissan will include USB port, Bluetooth, backup camera, and XM-satellite radio.
By adding 17” wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, key-less entry, automatic headlights and push-button start you are in the SV-trim level “zone”. When you are a friend of larger wheels you may want to opt-in for the SL-trim, which provides the Nissan Rogue Sport 19-inch wheels, heated leather front seats and steering wheel, 360-degree-view camera and fog lights. An optional package of active safety features contains adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, blind-spot warning, and lane-departure warning.
For more information on availability and pricing, Nissan did not release yet specifics. However, when you’d like to get information first-hand and as soon they are available please contact Tacoma Nissan here in Washington. We are serving and servicing all WA drivers around the Puget, the Seattle, Puyallup, Burien and Auburn area and we are ready to get you answers to questions you may have. You can reach us at (253)579-1200 or visit us at our Nissan dealership at 4030 S. Tacoma Way, WA-98409.