2019 Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Rogue Sport
The 2019 Nissan Rogue and Nissan Rogue Sport don’t just have similar names. There’s a lot these crossovers have in common–even though they are, in fact, two distinct models.
How do you know which one to take home to Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, or Collingswood? For all their similarities, there are a few key differences to note. Cherry Hill Nissan is covering these differences in our 2019 Nissan Rogue vs. Nissan Rogue Sport comparison to help you choose your next vehicle!
Place them side by side in a parking lot, and these two crossovers look nearly identical–except for size. The Rogue Sport is almost exactly one foot shorter from bumper to bumper, with an overall length of 172.4 inches. This reduced length means the Rogue Sport offers more freedom when it comes to choosing tight city parking spaces.
Rogue Sport also offers more agility, whether you’re weaving in and out of highway traffic or performing a tight U-turn. A shorter overall height adds more stability to these maneuvers, too.
Even the V-motion grille is more compact in the Rogue Sport, which fits in with its smaller, sportier design. The more aggressive front end of the Rogue, meanwhile, showcases its position as the bolder model.
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The Rogue Sport may offer more agility on the road, but the Rogue provides more interior space. This space is most noticeable in the rear seats, which have 37.9 inches of legroom and 52.1 inches of hip room. Compare that to the rear seats of the Rogue Sport, which only offer 33.4 inches of legroom and 46.9 inches of hip room.
Carrying a lot of equipment around town? The Rogue Sport offers 22.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats, and 61.1 cubic feet behind the front seats. You’ll be able to pack more into the Rogue, whose cargo volume ranges from 39.3 cubic feet to 70 cubic feet depending on the configuration of its rear seats.
Interestingly, the smaller Rogue Sport cargo area offers more options to keep your belongings secure. It comes standard with six cargo tie-down hooks, which are useful in preventing loose items from rolling around. You’ll only find four tie-downs in the Rogue.
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Performance and Technology
The smaller, lighter Rogue Sport also has a proportionally smaller engine. Under its hood, you’ll find a 2.0L 4-cylinder that generates 141 horsepower. The Rogue, meanwhile, offers 170 horsepower from its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.
Both models offer an advanced Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) and your choice of FWD or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Each one even offers its own set of thrills. In the Rogue, you can switch the engine to Sport mode for a more responsive throttle and increased performance. The Rogue Sport, meanwhile, has a Sport steering mode, which makes the wheel more responsive so you can easily cut through traffic.
If you’re looking for a no-nonsense vehicle that doesn’t have feature bloat, the base model of the Rogue Sport offers a simpler experience. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s low-tech: It still offers plenty of modern amenities at higher trim levels. You’ll just find more features standard in the Rogue.
Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Rogue Sport: See Them in Person!
In short, the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport is a great introduction to the world of SUVs. It offers more room for your gear than a sedan can offer, especially if most of your driving is done solo or with one other person.
The 2019 Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, allows you to take more along for the ride. If you’re leading the company carpool or growing your family, you’ll want to take advantage of its spacious cabin.
Still not sure which model is best for you? Test drive both at Cherry Hill Nissan! Here, you can experience both vehicles in person to see which one feels better from behind the wheel. If you’re in Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, or Collingswood, contact us today to schedule your test drive!