The 2023 Nissan Rogue Sport is an upcoming SUV that sits between the little Kicks and the Rogue models. According to the Japanese automaker, the latest Sport model will receive an overhaul for next year. As you probably may know, this compact crossover has a more whimsical name (Qashqai) in Europe. It’s recognized for its sharp styling, modern cabin, and base trim that’s very well equipped.
On top of that, it features a gasoline-powered four-cylinder engine and the option of front or all-wheel drive. From the available information, expect to see the revamped crossover at dealerships sometime in 2022 as a 2023 model.
What’s the Main Difference Between the Regular Rogue and Rogue Sport Models?
As far as we know, there are two main differences between the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Rogue Sport models. The first one is size, while the second one is price.
The regular Rogue is much bigger than the Sport model, while Sport is smaller, and it costs less. In terms of design, both models are identical. They are recognized by the attractive grille, headlights, and large NISSAN badge in the middle.
2023 Nissan Rogue Sport Cabin and Trim Features
On the inside, the 2023 Nissan Rogue Sport has more to offer than many models in the same segment. This compact crossover is available with two rows of seats, and it has a really comfortable interior. There is room for five passengers and lots of capacity for your accessories. At the base level, the S trim offers Safety Shield 360 safety suite and an 8-inch infotainment display, supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Rogue SV, on the other hand, includes a ProPilot Assist, NissanConnect, and an 8-way power driver seat with a power lumbar. Leather interior trim is standard on the Rogue SL, as the panoramic moonroof, a motion-activated liftgate, tri-zone climate control, a power front passenger seat. At the top of the lineup is the Rogue Platinum. This model has a 12.3-inch digital gauge package, a 10.8-inch head-up display, and seats upholstered with a diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather.
As the regular edition, the upcoming 2023 Nissan Rogue Sport will use the same solo engine. The current SUV comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 181 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 181 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. Last year, this model was paired with a block 4-cylinder that was good for 141 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm.
Reportedly, the forthcoming Nissan Rogue Sports U.S. model will use exclusively a continuously variable automatic transmission CVT. As standard, it will use a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive optionally.
When Can We Expect the New 2023 Nissan Rogue Sport?
The 2023 Nissan Rogue Sport will reportedly hit markets sometime next year, while sales could starts in the summertime. The new images of the upcoming Nissan Qashqai model are available, and we should expect the same lines to be visible on the Nissan Rogue as well.
Unfortunately, Nissan hasn’t revealed any pricing information yet, but we should expect the price to stay in the same range as before. The current Rogue Sport starts at $24,000 for the entry-level model, while a fully loaded SUV should be around $35,000.