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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Review

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport has a spacious interior with excellent cargo space. However, it ranks near the bottom of the subcompact SUV class due to its sluggish engine and unimpressive infotainment features.

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent cargo space
  • Drives like a car
  • Weak engine
  • Unimpressive infotainment features

Rankings & Research

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport's #10 ranking is based on its score within the 2017 Affordable Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the Nissan Rogue Sport has a score of 7.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 6.4
Performance: 6.4
Interior: 6.3
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.9
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
This model has never been fully tested for reliability. Its overall score is being calculated without reliability.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Overview

Is the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport a Good Used SUV?

There are better subcompact SUVs than the 2017 Rogue Sport. Although it has ample cargo room and easy maneuverability, shortcomings like an underpowered engine and slow acceleration lower its appeal. Inside, standard infotainment features feel primitive compared to other SUVs in the segment.

Why You Can Trust Us

We analyzed multiple Nissan Rogue Sport reviews to give you an idea of this SUV’s pros and cons. We’ve also included information on fuel economy, safety, and reliability to help you decide if the 2017 Rogue Sport is the right SUV for you.

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How Much Is the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport?

Based on nearly 620 listings for the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport, you can expect to pay between $18,000 and $26,000 for this vehicle. The average list price for a 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is $21,200. A vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location affect its price.

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How Much Does the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Cost to Own?

For a used 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport, you'll likely spend around $23,800 over five years on fuel, insurance, maintenance, and repairs. That comes out to $4,760 per year. Compared to other subcompact SUVs, five-year ownership cost estimates are a couple hundred dollars lower for the 2017 Fiat 500X, and $1,820 higher for the 2017 Jeep Renegade.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Rogue Sport?

The price of a 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport starts at $22,110. For 2018, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert became standard. Since some trims of the 2017 Rogue Sport offer these safety features, we recommend searching for a more affordable used model with the features you want.

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For less than the used 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport’s average price, you can get several great new subcompact SUVs. The 2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Honda HR-V are top picks in their class with starting prices lower than $20,000. While they have less cargo space than the Rogue Sport, they both offer more rear-seat legroom. You may also want to consider the 2018 Mazda CX-3 for its combination of athletic performance and interior opulence.  

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Which Model Year of the Nissan Rogue Sport Is Best?

The Rogue Sport debuted for the 2017 model year. Other than a reshuffling of features between trims and the addition of standard safety features, there have been no major updates for the 2018 model year. Nissan introduced standard automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert for the 2018 Rogue Sport.

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How Reliable Is the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport?

There is currently no predicted reliability data for the 2017 Rogue Sport from J.D. Power.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Recalls

As of this writing, there are no recalls for the 2017 Rogue Sport.

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Which Used Nissan Rogue Sport Model Is Right for Me?

The 2017 Rogue Sport comes in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. The S trim comes with cloth upholstery, a 5-inch audio display, a rearview camera, Siri Eyes Free, hands-free text messaging, a four-speaker audio system, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth, a USB port, and satellite radio.

We recommend stepping up to the Rogue Sport SV trim for its added features like alloy wheels, push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a six-speaker audio system. The SV also gives you the Divide-N-Hide cargo system, allowing the Rogue Sport’s cargo bay to be configured in a number of ways. The SL trim adds even more amenities like leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, navigation, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, voice recognition, a 360-degree parking camera, and remote start.

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What Does Nissan's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Nissan offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 80,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Nissan extends the original new-car warranty to seven years from the original sale date or 100,000 miles. To become certified pre-owned, each Nissan CPO vehicle must pass a 167-point inspection. Additional benefits like rental car reimbursement, a three-month SiriusXM satellite radio trial subscription, a Security+Plus Extended protection plan, towing, and 24-hour roadside assistance may be available, so read the Nissan warranty page carefully.

Nissan’s CPO program is about average for an affordable auto manufacturer, according to our research. Mazda, Honda, and Chevrolet all have more robust programs.

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How Safe Is the Rogue Sport?

The 2017 Rogue Sport earned the highest score of Good in three individual crash tests at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It did not undergo any safety tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A rearview camera comes standard. Additional active safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and a 360-degree parking camera.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport or 2017 Nissan Rogue?

As the Rogue Sport’s larger sibling, the 2017 Nissan Rogue is a better SUV. As expected, the standard Rogue has a roomier interior that can comfortably accommodate taller passengers. It’s also available with a third row that increases seating to seven, which is an uncommon option for a compact SUV. Like the smaller Rogue Sport, the Rogue has anemic performance and slow acceleration. Still, they both offer balanced handling and a comfortable ride. Despite higher prices when new, the Nissan Rogue has a lower average used price than the Rogue Sport. We recommend the Rogue over the Rogue Sport. 

Which Is Better: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport or 2017 Mazda CX-3?

If you want a subcompact SUV with great performance, consider a used 2017 Mazda CX-3. The Rogue Sport has more cargo space than the CX-3, but the Mazda CX-3 is a better choice overall. Although it offers only a slight boost in horsepower over the Rogue Sport, the CX-3 gets moving quickly from a stop and seamlessly accelerates to highway speeds. The Mazda also has an elegant interior with a standard touch-screen infotainment system.

Which Is Better: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport or 2017 Honda HR-V?

The Honda HR-V was the winner of our 2017 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money and the 2017 Best Subcompact SUV for Families awards. Like the Rogue Sport, it offers a smooth ride and an upscale interior with ample room for passengers and cargo. Despite their similarities, the HR-V is a better crossover SUV than the Rogue Sport. The Honda has better fuel economy and almost six more inches of rear seat legroom, making it a more practical choice as well.

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2017 Rogue Sport Performance

How Does the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Drive?

The Rogue Sport has a 141-horsepower four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is similar to an automatic transmission. Despite its name, the Rogue Sport is anything but a sporty SUV. It struggles to get up to highway speeds, though the CVT operates smoothly under heavy acceleration.

On the bright side, the Rogue Sport is highly maneuverable and feels poised around turns. The ride is responsive yet comfortable. Front-wheel drive comes standard; all-wheel drive is available.

Does the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Get Good Gas Mileage?

The Rogue Sport’s fuel economy is average for the subcompact SUV class. Front-wheel-drive models get 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Those estimates drop to 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for models with all-wheel drive.

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2017 Rogue Sport Interior

How Many People Does the 2017 Rogue Sport Seat?

In its standard configuration, the 2017 Rogue seats five people on standard cloth upholstery. Optional enhancements include leather upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a heated steering wheel.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport?

The Rogue Sport has two complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors and a middle tether anchor. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety did not evaluate the LATCH system for its ease of use.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Features

Standard features include a 5-inch display, a rearview camera, Siri Eyes Free, hands-free text messaging, a four-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, a USB port, and satellite radio. The Rogue Sport's standard infotainment system is very basic, and the upgraded 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system has outdated graphics and slow processing times.

Other optional features include two USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a six-speaker audio system, proximity key entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, remote start, heated outside mirrors, NissanConnect telematics services, navigation, voice command activation, and a moonroof.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Dimensions

Nissan Rogue Sport Cargo Space

The Rogue Sport’s S trim has 22.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats and 61.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

The two higher trims (SV and SL) have 19.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats and 53.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The optional Divide-N-Hide cargo system provides discrete storage under the trunk floor. 

2017 Rogue Sport Length and Weight

The Rogue Sport is around 14.4 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 3,225 pounds to 3,415 pounds. The Rogue Sport’s gross vehicle weight ranges from 4,340 pounds to 4,455 pounds.

Where Was the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Built?

Nissan built the 2017 Rogue Sport in Japan.

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