The last time the Nissan Rogue Sport was fully redesigned was in 2017 when the subcompact SUV arrived on the scene as an all-new vehicle to bolster the automaker’s lineup of SUVs. While some reports indicate that Nissan may drop the Rogue Sport soon, we expect the 2023 model arrive as a fully redesigned vehicle.
The full redesign for the 2023 Rogue Sport should see the subcompact SUV receive an updated design. We expect the Rogue Sport to receive some inspiration from the new Rogue. The front end of the Rogue Sport will gain sharper headlights, a more angular front end, and a larger version of Nissan’s shield grille. The rear end of the SUV will feature sharp taillights, a bulky rear bumper, and deep lines in the liftgate.
Based on the new European version of the Rogue Sport, we expect the 2023 model to have a revised interior. The dashboard is expected to gain more curves and see the infotainment screen be placed on top of the dash instead of integrated into it. The redesigned center console will have a single row for the SUV’s HVAC controls. The SUV is also expected to gain a new shifter, more upscale interior materials, and an available digital instrument cluster.
We don’t have any information on tech features for the upcoming 2023 Rogue Sport. The fully redesigned subcompact SUV is expected to gain more advanced features compared to the current model. The current Rogue Sport comes standard with a seven-inch touchscreen, a USB port, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, four audio speakers, and satellite radio. Available features include navigation, an eight-speaker audio system, and two rear USB ports.
The global version of the 2023 Rogue Sport will be available with a hybrid engine, but we expect the subcompact SUV to continue to be available with a four-cylinder engine. There’s a good chance that Nissan continues to stick with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. In the current Rogue Sport, the engine is rated at 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard. The Rogue Sport should be available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive.
Nissan should build upon the current Rogue Sport’s list of safety features for the 2023 model year. The current subcompact SUV comes standard with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic high-beam assist. Available features include traffic sign recognition, a surround-view camera, a driver attention monitor, and Nissan’s ProPilot Assist system.