The upcoming Rogue is an all-new crossover. There are spy photos and leaked information about the most popular Nissan’s vehicle in the US. However, we cannot find too many details about the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport. We believe the small crossover is not taking any changes, and the big redesign is scheduled for the 2022 season. It has sense, since the Japanese company is not making big updates this season, keeping the best for 2021. The flagship models – Pathfinder SUV, Titan and Frontier trucks, sports car 400Z, and premium Infiniti lineup has an advantage over the crossover positioned between compact and subcompact class.
When the Rogue Sport appeared for the first time, it was the revolutionary move by the Japanese manufacturer. After that, more companies decided to launch these kinds of sub-class models. Well, the market is changing and growing, so there is a need for new vehicles. The 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport will be shorter than the upcoming generation of its larger sibling. The company has two similar models at the bottom of the lineup, and it could split them by making the Rogue Sport slightly larger than 170 inches.
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Specs, Hybrid
The 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport is actually rebadged Qashqai crossover. This subcompact model is getting power from a 2.0-liter engine and roars for 140 hp. Compared to another similar vehicle, Kicks, it gains extra power. A 1.6-liter can make 120 ponies, and it is a possible drivetrain for the upcoming Rogue Sport. Another possibility is Qashqai’s 1.3-liter turbocharged four-banger. It adds even more power – 160 hp and 160 lb-ft of twist.
Nissan will stick to a CVT transmission and the fuel economy is about to go up. But, the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport is not going to change too much in the early stages of the season. Still, the subcompact crossover is going to return one of the best mileages in the market. It is perfect for the city drive, where it can go 31 miles per gallon. The mileage is even better on the highway, 36 mpg, but the performance is not the best. If you are seeking a crisp ride and punchy acceleration, you should go after a larger vehicle and a more powerful engine.
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Next season we could see a hybrid configuration. Nissan needs improvement on the compact Rogue. Honda, Toyota, and Ford are already above 40 mpg. With the small boost, the compact crossover will reach this realm and the subcompact model even faster. Even the standard petrol unit is able to return 36 mpg on the open road. On the other hand, the hybrid unit could add some more power for the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport. We can’t also exclude the all-electric motor. The Japanese company launched the Ariya concept, which h will be the new architecture for small EVs.
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Trim Levels
The subcompact crossover is not going to offer you stunning features. Well, now you cannot turn to the premium segment within the same company since Nissan discontinued the Infiniti QX30. However, we could see it back as a part of the big raid planned for 2021. Well, we will stick to the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport and its trim levels and offers.
The base version is coming with the S package. There are no big deals with this model, but it makes the price more than affordable. Safety Shield 360 is pretty advanced for such a crossover. You will also get cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity. A seven-inch display sits at the dashboard. 16-inch wheels are standard and 17-inchers are the first upgrade buyers will notice on the SV version. More features are available in the NissanConnect infotainment system, and the most notable is compatibility with IOS and Android smartphones. Top of the class version is the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SL. Again, larger rims are making the exterior more aggressive. There are also fog lights, LED lamps, and roof spoilers. Navigation, Leather seats, and ProPilot are the best things you can get for the subcompact crossover, and the SL is the biggest reason why you should pick Rogue Sport over Kicks.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport will be interesting because of its price. The crossover offers more features than the same-size Kicks, which means the higher MSRP. The base offer starts under $25k and goes up to $35,000 with AWD and SL trim levels.
The new generation of the crossover will arrive after the 2021 season. We still don’t know if that is about to happen in 2022 or 2023. Nissan is updating the entire lineup and the compact crossover is not at the top of the priority list. The Rogue Sport will appear after its larger sibling and a few other flagship models.