2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

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Nissan Rogue Sport highlights

Customer rating


  • Pleasing cargo dimensions
  • Compact dimensions offer great maneuverability
  • Plenty of available tech


  • Disappointing and noisy engine

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 30 highway, 27 combined

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Attractively-equipped compact crossover SUV

If you’re shopping for a versatile crossover with convenient dimensions, you’ll want to take a closer look at the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport. The compact design makes it easy to maneuver, while the spacious five-seat interior and available all-wheel drive means your whole crew can enjoy adventures together. As part of the first Rogue Sport generation introduced in 2017, there are no significant changes for the 2018 model year, with only a minor reshuffling of available feature options.

All Nissan Rogue Sport years

What is new for the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport?

  • Rogue Sport trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

1. Available driver aids 

If driver assistance technology is a priority for you, the 2018 Rogue Sport has plenty to offer across its three trims and available package options. A mid-year base trim feature upgrade for the Rogue Sport S means many of these 2018 entry-level models have automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and active ride control as standard. For parking assistance, the SV trim’s Technology package adds an Intelligent Around View® monitor, or for regular highway driving, pick the SL trim for intelligent cruise control functionality. 

2. Spacious interior 

While the 2018 Rogue Sport SUV has a small overall footprint, it still offers spacious passenger dimensions and useful cargo space. Your front-row passengers will enjoy standard bucket seats with 42.8 inches of legroom, while the rear row boasts 33.4 inches of legroom and two full sets of LATCH fixtures for infant and child car seats. If you’d like to prioritize cargo cubes, pick the 2018 Rogue Sport S trim model for 22.9 cu-ft of space behind the second row, all other trims offer up to 20.0 cu-ft of fixed cargo cubes. 

3. Pleasing fuel economy 

Are you looking for a compact SUV that enjoys some thrifty fuel economy? All 2018 Rogue Sport models are powered by a 141-hp, 2.0L four-cylinder engine, paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and standard front-wheel drive. This powertrain set-up allows you to say yes to that extra coffee-shop collection across town, as it achieves an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined.


4. Available all-wheel drive 

Don't let tough conditions hold you back. As you shop the 2018 Rogue Sport, look for models with available all-wheel drive functionality. By distributing power to all four wheels, the AWD system can enhance traction and stability in challenging conditions like rain or snow. Whether you're taking a forest trail to your favorite fishing spot or navigating a gravel path to reach a country cabin, the Rogue Sport's all-wheel drive functionality, along with its standard 7.4 inches of ground clearance, means you can tackle adventures with confidence. 

5. Tech-savvy features 

For memorable rides with loved ones, the 2018 Rogue Sport has plenty of available tech features that enhance passenger enjoyment. All 2018 Rogue Sport models have Bluetooth® wireless functionality for hands-free calling and audio streaming, USB port, hands-free text message assistant, and a five-inch infotainment display screen. Choose the SL trim and you’ll also get a larger seven-inch touchscreen, voice command recognition, and system navigation.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is a comfortable, spacious, and good looking car. It has many extra amenities and great gas mileage.

RepairPal gave the Nissan Rogue Sport an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Rogue Sport 2nd out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Nissan Rogue Sport features and specs

SL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.8"/R 33.4"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 38.3"

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