The Nissan Rogue Sport, not to be confused with the Nissan Rogue, is the name for the Nissan Qashqai here in the US. It first became available in 2017, which means when you are looking for a used Nissan Rogue Sport you are not going to find a huge selection from a dozen different years. While that might at first feel like a limitation, in fact, it makes it easier for you to select just the right used Rogue Sport for your needs. Rather than get bogged down with too many options, you can easily look at everything out there and compare them.
Released as something of a replacement for the Nissan Rogue Select, the Nissan Rogue Sport is a slightly smaller SUV than the standard Nissan Rogue. It has had only a single engine available, so you know exactly what you will get when you look at used options out there. Three different trim levels have been available over the years, however, and it has been sold with either FWD or AWD when new. In other words, you do not have to worry about picking through all sorts of different engines, but there are still plenty of options to consider.
There has never been a better time to shop for a used Nissan Rogue Sport, but make sure you know what you are looking for and buy from a reliable dealer. You might be tempted to buy a used vehicle from someone in town who owns it, but you really have to hope for the best with that kind of sale. At McCluskey Auto, we have a huge selection of used vehicles for you to choose from, so let us help you find the perfect used Nissan Rogue Sport for your needs.
The inaugural year for the Nissan Rogue Sport is a great place to start when looking at used models. While first years for generations can sometimes be a worrisome prospect, the fact that the Rogue Sport is simply an American branding for an established model means there is little to worry about with these used models. The basic design for any used Nissan Rogue Sport is a small crossover SUV – while the Nissan Rogue is already a compact model, the Rogue Sport is notably smaller.
Starting in 2017, any used Nissan Rogue Sport you find will have a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that provides up to 141 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque. To be fair, that is not a huge amount of power from the engine, but since this is such a small compact model, it has proven itself to be just fine at getting the job done. There were three different trim levels introduced for the Nissan Rogue Sport in 2017, starting with the standard S level, then moving up to the SV, and finally the SL for all the bells and whistles. It is worth noting, also, that AWD was available at all three trim levels, so you do not have to sacrifice AWD functionality if you want to pass on some higher-end options.
The interior of any 2017 used Nissan Rogue Sport will be quite stylish and comfortable, since it was largely based on improvements in the standard Nissan Rogue from that year. Standard features of the Nissan Rogue Sport S include cloth upholstery, a driver information display, a rearview camera, and 5-inch Infotainment display. The Rogue Sport SV featured a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and other upgrades.
If you find a used Nissan Rogue Sport SL, then it will have larger wheels than the other models and a leather-trimmed interior. Additional options on the SL included a power moonroof, LED headlights, and other high-end features, so keep those in mind as you look at what is out there. Some great safety features were available on 2017 models including blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. While not every used Nissan Rogue Sport you find will have all of these features, keep a look out for more than simply the standard safety options.
First and foremost, there were not a huge number of improvements from the 2017 models to 2018 models, so any used Nissan Rogue Sport you find from either year will be excellent. The same engine and trim levels carried over into 2018, and while FWD was still standard, AWD continued to be available on all models. There were a few noteworthy changes, however, so keep these in mind if you are trying to decide between similar models from the first two years.
A baseline used Nissan Rogue Sport from 2018 had 16-inch wheels, a 5-inch Infotainment display, and USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Overall, most of the interior options were similar to the previous year. If you find a higher trim level - the Rogue Sport SV - however, then you will find 17-inch wheels, roof rails, automatic headlamps, and additional features like in the 2017 model. More packages were available for the SV trim level, so you will often find other features like a 7-inch Infotainment screen and support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
At the highest trim level, the SL, you will find even more features in a used Nissan Rogue Sport, including 19-inch wheels. Leather upholstery and a more advanced tech package also make the SL a great choice if you want a used model with a lot packed in it. One thing worth noting in particular, however, is that there was a minor mid-year upgrade in terms of safety features, which you should watch for when considering a used Nissan Rogue Sport.
Vehicles released at the start of the model year had great safety features available such as blind spot monitoring, forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, and automatic emergency braking. Starting with a “2018.5” model, however, automatic emergency braking became standard for the Nissan Rogue Sport at every trim level. In general, more safety features were available at lower trim levels with the mid-year change, so look for those models when trying to find a used Nissan Rogue Sport with the best safety options.
The most recent used Nissan Rogue Sport you are going to find will be a 2019 model. While there was not a complete overhaul or other major changes made for 2019 models, some improvements can be found. In particular, more safety features are available on 2019 models, so these are a great choice if you want the safest Rogue Sport possible.
The interior of the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport received an update and was improved on all trim levels. While you would only have found a 5-inch Infotainment display on a 2017 model, 2019 models at the S trim level feature a 7-inch Infotainment screen, plus Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As you might expect, higher trim levels still provide even more features and options such as a power moonroof.
Perhaps the most important update for 2019, which you should keep in mind while looking for a used Nissan Rogue Sport, is in terms of safety. For starters, all models include a rearview camera, as you would expect, a full suite of airbags, and automatic emergency braking. If you go up to the SV trim level, then blind-spot monitoring, active lane control, rear automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection all became standard. Plus, the ProPilot Assist safety package was an available option on the SV.
Even better, if you find a used Nissan Rogue Sport SL from 2019, the highest trim level, then it includes the ProPilot Assist as a standard feature. This package is designed to make driving easier and safer, especially over longer distances. It uses all of the active safety features to assist the driver, so fewer lane corrections and adjustments are required – making a morning commute easier without as much driver fatigue.