The Nissan Rogue Sport, which fits into the narrow niche between the wee Kicks and the Rogue, is the latest of the Japanese automaker’s models to receive an overhaul. While this compact crossover has a more whimsical name (Qashqai) in Europe, many things about it—including its sharp styling—should carry over to our market. One thing that won’t, though, is a hybrid powertrain. We anticipate U.S. models will feature a gasoline-powered four-cylinder engine. At least Nissan will offer buyers the option of front- or all-wheel drive. And to complement its new exterior, the Rogue Sport boasts a modernized cabin with updated infotainment tech. Expect to see the revamped crossover at dealerships sometime in 2021 as a 2022 model.
What’s New for 2022?
The Rogue Sport is due for a full redesign for 2022, with sharper styling and a more modern interior.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Nissan hasn’t released pricing or trim-level information for the 2022 model yet, but we expect to see the outgoing Rogue Sport’s S, SV, and SL trims renewed. Pricing should stay relatively flat as well, with the base model starting around $25,000. When we get more information, we’ll update this story.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Although other markets will receive a hybridized model, the U.S. Rogue Sport will likely continue to use a gasoline-powered four-cylinder. We anticipate Nissan will pair this engine exclusively to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) but offer buyers the option of front- or all-wheel drive.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Rogue Sport’s new cabin looks thoroughly updated, with a more artfully shaped dashboard, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and a tablet-style infotainment display. Photos of the Europe-market model are likely representative of the top-spec SL trim and feature quilted leather upholstery, stitched dash and door panels, and a digital gauge display.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with details about:
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage