2023 Nissan Rogue Sport Preview Preview, Pricing, Release Date
Rumor has it that the 2023 Nissan Rogue Sport may not be hitting the market. 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 we expected the 2023 model to arrive as a fully redesigned vehicle, Nissan is reportedly ending production of the subcompact SUV in December 2022.
With sales holding better for the Rogue and the smallest Nissan, the Kicks, it's no wonder the Rogue Sport may be dropped. In a recent memo, Nissan Vice President Scott Shirley reportedly stated that Nissan will focus on producing in-demand models like the Rogue, Kicks, and Pathfinder, once the Rogue Sport is gone.
We had expected the Rogue Sport to receive some inspiration from the new Rogue, having sharper headlights, a more angular front end, and a larger version of Nissan’s shield grille, while we expected the rear end of the SUV should feature sharp taillights, a bulky rear bumper, and deep lines in the liftgate. With production stopping in December, shoppers will have to hurry if they want to get a Rogue Sport.
We'll email you as soon as the 2023 Nissan Rogue Sport becomes available.
The new European version of the Rogue Sport has been introduced and we expected the 2023 model to have a revised interior to follow suit. The dashboard would have gained more curves and the infotainment screen would have been placed on top of the dash instead of integrated into it. The redesigned center console in the European model has a single row of controls for the SUV’s HVAC controls. The SUV also gained a new shifter, more upscale interior materials, and an available digital instrument cluster.
The current 2022 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 until sales of the 2022 end, sometime in early 2023. The current Rogue Sport comes 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.
Nissan would have built 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.
Pricing & Release Date
Our best guess for when Nissan will bring the 2023 Rogue Sport to market is later this fall if they do release one. If production ends in December, we're unsure if the 2023 model year will arrive, or if the 2022 Rogue Sport will be the last generation.
Current Rogue Sport pricing ranges from $25,685 up to $31,815 (with destination).
The Rogue Sport competes against the Honda HR-V, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30, and Subaru Crosstrek.
Pictured: 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport