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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

By Fred Meier

Competes with: Chevrolet Trax, Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek

Looks like: The 2019 Rogue Sport with front and rear tweaks to make it more distinct

Drivetrain: 141-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission; front- or all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Fall

Nissan is giving the Rogue Sport — its entry in the hot subcompact SUV market — a light freshening for 2020 with styling tweaks that separate it a little more from the similarly styled Rogue compact SUV, as well as expanded availability of its best safety technology.

Related: More 2019 Chicago Auto Show Coverage

The 2020 will be on sale in the fall with pricing still to be announced, and it will continue to be offered in S, SV and SL trim levels. The features for each trim level and the options packages also have been revised.

Exterior

The most visible change is a new front end that is a bit more differentiated from its bigger sibling, the Rogue SUV. Changes include a new hood, a revised Nissan “V-Motion” grille, a more aggressive bumper and signature LED daytime running lights; in the rear, there’s a new taillight design. A new 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design is being offered, and the paint palette gets two new metallic colors, Nitro Lime and Monarch Orange.

Interior

The 2020 Rogue Sport interior carries over, including with the 2019 updates that included an audio system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Aut...

Competes with: Chevrolet Trax, Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek

Looks like: The 2019 Rogue Sport with front and rear tweaks to make it more distinct

Drivetrain: 141-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission; front- or all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Fall

Nissan is giving the Rogue Sport — its entry in the hot subcompact SUV market — a light freshening for 2020 with styling tweaks that separate it a little more from the similarly styled Rogue compact SUV, as well as expanded availability of its best safety technology.

Related: More 2019 Chicago Auto Show Coverage

The 2020 will be on sale in the fall with pricing still to be announced, and it will continue to be offered in S, SV and SL trim levels. The features for each trim level and the options packages also have been revised.

Exterior

The most visible change is a new front end that is a bit more differentiated from its bigger sibling, the Rogue SUV. Changes include a new hood, a revised Nissan “V-Motion” grille, a more aggressive bumper and signature LED daytime running lights; in the rear, there’s a new taillight design. A new 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design is being offered, and the paint palette gets two new metallic colors, Nitro Lime and Monarch Orange.

Interior

The 2020 Rogue Sport interior carries over, including with the 2019 updates that included an audio system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and available Bose nine-speaker premium audio. Also standard is a rear door alert to prevent inadvertently leaving kids or belongings behind.

Under the Hood

The powertrain also carries over with a 141-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission, with front- or all-wheel drive.

Related: What’s the Best Subcompact SUV for 2018?

Safety

The current offering on the SV and SL trim levels of Nissan’s full-featured Safety Shield 360 package of safety and driver-assistance technology is expanded for 2020 to make it available on the base S trim level. The package includes a front collision system with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

Still optional for 2020 is Nissan’s ProPilot Assist system that assists drivers with acceleration, steering and braking to navigate traffic and stay in their lane under certain conditions, primarily during single-lane highway driving.

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
3 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(3.3)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

Best SUV I've owned

by Tammy from Boscawen on January 9, 2020

I absolutely love the space in my new Rogue. I also love the standard equipment that comes with it. The all wheel drive, the heated seats, and the little cubby in the trunk area for groceries. Read full review

(5.0)

so smooth of a ride and handaling .

by roadrunner @67 from holiday on January 8, 2020

this car has a lot of safety features that I just love. The only thing I had to perches seat belt extenders so I can buckle up easer . Gets great gas mil. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    N/A

  • Powertrain

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Rogue Sport received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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