Since its debut in 2017 as a downsized version of its big bro, the Nissan Rogue, the Rogue Sport has remained mostly unchanged. The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport changes all that with a refresh that will include updated styling and additional safety technology.
Stylistically, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport will gain revised front and rear ends to freshen it up and separate it from the larger Rogue. The front end will receive wider and sportier headlights, a larger and bolder grille with a more prominent V-Motion insert, and an updated front bumper with new fog lights.
Around back, the taillights get all-new graphics to better match the new headlights. Completing the package are new 19-inch aluminum wheels and two new colors: Nitro Lime Metallic and Monarch Orange Metallic.
Inside, the design remains the same in the 2020 Rogue, but it will gain standard Rear Door Alert. This system monitors when you open and close the rear door before and after moving the vehicle and notifies you when you turn the vehicle off and never re-opened the rear door. This way you don’t leave a gallon of milk in the back seat by mistake and return to a seat filled with spoiled cottage cheese the next day.
Under its hood, the 2020 Nissan Rogue will continue with the same engine: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that injects 141 horsepower. This engine will continue to pair with an Xtronic continuously variable transmission that delivers power to the front wheels as standard. Buyers will be able to add optional all-wheel drive.
In 2019, the Rogue Sport gained optional Nissan Safety Shield 360, which added automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high-beam headlights. In the 2020 Rogue Sport, this will become a standard feature on all trims. ProPILOT hands-on driving assistance will also remain an option. The Rogue Sport hasn’t received full IIHS testing, but it has the tech to be a Top Safety Pick in 2020.