2021 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2021 Nissan Rogue Sport
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

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

The bad:

  • Weak acceleration
  • Road noise
  • Fuel economy

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • S


  • SV


  • SL


Wondering which trim is right for you?

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

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 design 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


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.


A little over site

The 2021 rogue sport sl has a great design however the front area below the license plate is open to road debri which can damage the radiator how much would that cost ?? $$$$$$$$$$


Love my Rogue Sport

The car drives and rides well. The horizontal adjustment on the driver seat makes me very happy. Back cameras include sides and the warnings when cars/people are near are a blessing.

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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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