Although this small crossover is present on the U.S. market for just a couple of years, many suggest its soon redesign. The reason is quite simple. This is practically a re-badged version of the European best-seller Qashqai. It was introduced to the North American market two years ago but could receive a complete overhaul in the near future. Still, we are pretty sure it won’t happen in this year. Therefore, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport will certainly come without more important changes. It will come with a familiar design, without any important aesthetical change and familiar mechanics.
On the other side, it won’t be a surprise if we see tweaks in terms of new color options, more standard equipment, and similar things. The engine lineup will definitely remain the same. Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, count on its arrival sometime late in the year.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport definitely won’t change. Count on a familiar layout, which is heavily based on the European best-seller Qashqai. It is slotted between subcompact Kicks and Compact Rogue. Therefore, it comes with benefits in many ways. Many see it as a cheaper alternative to the Rogue, with much more space compared to the small Kicks. In terms of the styling, this model is a typical representer of the company V-motion design language. It comes with a common crossover shape, with a pretty squarish cargo area that is also very generous in terms of volume.
Mechanically, this model sticks to the prover B platform, which is used for numerous small cars of the Renault Nissan Alliance.
As we already mentioned, the next year won’t bring important changes. The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport could possibly bring new color options in the offer but don’t expect to see much more than that.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Interior
The interior layout will also remain unchanged. Count on a familiar dashboard design, which looks quite stylish and features mostly hi-quality materials. Hard plastics are typical for this segment, so the Rogue Sport features a fine portion of it as well.
Still, that doesn’t change the fact that we are talking about one pretty comfortable crossover. This company is well-known for excellent seat quality and the Rogue Sport is not an exception. Front seats are very massive and supportive, perfect for long trips. Rear seats are also very generous in terms of the leg and headroom, though not as comfortable as the front ones.
Finally, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport will continue to deliver generous cargo space. You can count on 23 cubic feet behind rear seats and 61 cubic feet of overall cargo volume. Most rivals can’t match these numbers.
The Rogue Sport is equipped pretty well. This especially refers to tech features. Even the most basic models are equipped with things like Siri Eyes Free, hands-free text messaging, Bluetooth, and satellite radio. Many reports suggest that a 7-inch touchscreen will become standard in the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport. Many also hope that Nissan will finally offer smartphone goodies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In terms of safety, this crossover offers more than most rivals. Things like a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, and automatic emergency braking are available in all version. In higher trims, you can also get advanced systems like 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams.
Also, keep in mind that the besides standard trim levels, this model is also available in various packages, which are great if you want to visually customize your model.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Engine
Probably the biggest drawback of this crossover is the fact that there is just one powertrain option in the offer. It is a familiar 2.0-liter atmospheric four-cylinder gasoline engine, which features a max output of around 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a CVT gearbox, which delivers power to front wheels. All-wheel drive is available.
The whole system works pretty smooth. The ride is comfortable, but not particularly fast. You will definetly feel this on the highway and it’s not hard to conclude that a more powerful option would definitely be a nice addition. When it comes to fuel economy, count on typical ratings for the class. This crossover returns around 25 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Release Date and Price
Given that the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is about to come withough any important changes, we have no doubt it will hit the market sometime late in the year. Changes in price are not expected either. Base models will be available at around 22.000 dollars, but higher versions could easily jump to over 30.000 dollars.