2021 Nissan Rogue Sport

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Key specs

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Seating capacity

172.8” x 62.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Comfortable cabin
  • Good outward visibility
  • City-friendly dimensions

The bad:

  • Weak acceleration
  • Road noise
  • Fuel economy

3 trims

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  • S


  • SV


  • SL


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Small, five-seat SUV
  • 141-hp four-cylinder engine
  • CVT automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Nissan ProPilot Assist available

2021 Nissan Rogue Sport review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport?

The Nissan Rogue Sport is a five-seat subcompact SUV that competes against the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-30. It’s powered by a 141-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. 

What’s New on the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport?

The base S trim level has 17-inch aluminum wheels, and the mid-level SV trim gains heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and remote start. 

What Features in the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Air conditioning
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking

Available features include:

  • 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • Power moonroof
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Bose premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • ProPilot Assist driver-assist feature

Should I Buy the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport?

The Rogue Sport offers good occupant comfort, is a great size if you live in a city and can have many convenience and advanced safety features. Just be sure to take it on higher-speed roads if you’re considering one; we thought its drivetrain didn’t offer much power under full acceleration. Road noise is also an issue.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Great choice my 1st Nissan Rogue Sport SV

I got this Nissan rogue to replace my old car it was a pleasure look at test drive it. It felt very comfortable I was able to see everything from my seat Gas mileage was very good compared to the other competitors, but most of all what I liked about my Rogue was the that had the day time running lights and It was very Easy to drive Very happy with my purchase


Great little SUV!

We traded in a Subaru Impreza hatchback on the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SL with premium package. The 1st thing we noticed during the test drive, was how much quieter the car was compared to the Subie. It is not a fast car by any means, but it also doesn't deserve some of the review commentary that I've seen. The ivory leather interior make the inside feel so much brighter and airy in nature. Both my wife and I love the exterior styling, as well as the pearlescent white paint job. For a moderately priced vehicle we think the car has a near luxury feel and appearance. Happy with the purchase so far!


Nissan Rogue Sport 2021 Review

I have had this car for just one year. The ride is rough. Already, left front daytime running light is on one minute off another. The left front driver door lock sometimes does not open with key fob or inside door button panel. You think you’ve locked your doors when you get out, not knowing the driver door is not locked. This is dangerous. Someone can get in your car. Or, if someone is after you and you need to get in your car quick and lock it, you’re in jeopardy if the door doesn’t unlock. The seats are made with a cheap material that can tear from almost anything. You feel every bump. There are gaps within the area where the body frame near the tires and and mudguard areas. It looks as if it could separate. The CVT transmission creates a very slow stop/start. Getting onto the highway will require flooring the gas pedal, which can damage CVT transmissions. However, once the car get rolling, highway or streets, it’s pretty fast. Beware: This car has had recalls already. I have never used the “sport” feature. This might help with the speed.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
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