The Nissan Rogue Sport arrived as a standalone model in 2017, applying the larger Rogue’s styling to a smaller footprint. In 2019, it received an updated front end. With this model still relatively fresh, we expect the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport to arrive as a carryover model.
As a carryover, the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport will roll in boasting almost an indistinguishable look relative to the 2019 model. This will include the same wide V-motion grille, sleek headlights with LED signatures, LED fog lights, a rising character line, plastic lower body cladding, and wraparound taillights with LED piping.
Inside, the new Rogue Sport brought in a surprisingly sporty cabin. This included a flat-bottom steering wheel, gloss-black trim, a 7-inch touchscreen, and available leather upholstery. We expect the interior to remain the same, including its standard features. The latter includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, a USB port, a four-speaker audio system, and much more.
We also expect the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport to continue with the same powertrain as the current model, which pairs a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to a continuously variable transmission. This setup ships power to the front wheels or all four wheels with its optional all-wheel drive.
In the safety department, the current Rogue Sport has all the standard advanced tech the IIHS likes to see: automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning, rear automatic braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. We expect these standard features to carry on unchanged. The IIHS has yet to complete testing on the current Rogue Sport, nor has the NHTSA.