The compact 2022 Nissan Rogue and the subcompact 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport comprise the middle of Nissan’s SUV lineup. Both of these 5-passenger SUVs are larger than the Kicks but smaller than the Murano, Pathfinder, and Armada. Here’s how they stack up.
2022 Nissan Rogue
Above Average: High-tech interior; standard active-safety features; lots of cargo space.
Below Average: Only one powertrain option; engine noise; not particularly suited for off-road driving.
Consensus: The 2022 Nissan Rogue will likely offer the same sharp styling and enhanced active-safety features introduced with the all-new Rogue in 2021. Its upgraded cabin and tech features are also likely to carry forward.
2022 Nissan Rogue Sport
Above Average: Sporty looks; responsive steering; city-friendly size; good standard equipment.
Below Average: Engine can feel underpowered; drivetrain noisy; infotainment tech needs updating.
Consensus: The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport is basically just a smaller version of the Rogue, and that brings with it good looks, fun driving traits, and a compact yet roomy body that’s a good fit for city life.
Rogue vs. Rogue Sport: Value and Utility
The Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling model, competing with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape, among others. The model was completely redesigned for 2021 and benefited from stiffer structure and more safety systems, more power, and upgraded technology. Since it was all-new just last year, the Rogue is expected to continue into 2022 largely unchanged.
The Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft, sufficient power for this class of vehicle. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) tweaked for better acceleration and fuel economy distributes power to either the front wheels (FWD) as standard or all four wheels (AWD) as an option. AWD models get a central hydraulic clutch that more quickly engages to send power to the rear wheels when needed.
The Nissan Rogue is as comfortable and quiet as ever, as well as the best-driving Rogue to date, an impressive combination of traits. Despite the plush ride, Nissan has made the Rogue more athletic, thanks in part to a multilink rear suspension. You won’t be marking the days until your next canyon run, but it’s capable of it.
For a feature-loaded Rogue, check out the new top-tier trim introduced for 2021, Rogue Platinum. This model includes a 12.3-inch digital gauge package, a 10.8-inch head-up display (HUD), and seats upholstered with diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather. The Platinum tier also gets wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging, and a premium Bose audio system. The Platinum trim’s ProPilot Assist with Navi-link uses map data to adjust the Rogue’s speed, such as for an upcoming incline or a bend in the highway.
Nissan Rogue Sport
The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport is a subcompact crossover that sits below the brand’s popular Rogue SUV. Borrowing from the Rogue’s style is a good thing, as is the comfortable, smart cabin design with good space for people and things.
The 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine provides 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels (standard) or all four wheels (AWD optional) through a CVT transmission. We find the Rogue Sport’s power to be adequate, but not more. The AWD system is best used for inclement weather on paved or graded roads, rather than serious off-roading.
A 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is standard equipment, as are safety features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. Nissan’s ProPilot Assist safety suite is available on higher trim levels.
Aside from the name and everything that comes with being born of the same brand, the Rogue and Rogue Sport are styled to look similar and provide many of the same features and functionalities.
2022 Nissan Rogue Advantages
The Rogue is more powerful, larger, and yet also more fuel-efficient.
2022 Nissan Rogue Sport Advantages
The Rogue Sport’s slightly smaller size is still highly capable while taking up less space and having a lower price.
Which One is Right for Me?
The 2022 Nissan Rogue is a pleasant SUV with current tech and features, sharp styling, and a quiet interior. Upper trims deliver luxury vehicle levels of materials and amenities.
The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport packs lots of value with its many standard features and fundamental capability. Its tidy footprint makes it a good urban runabout.
Ready to buy a Nissan Rogue or Rogue Sport? Shop for one on sale now near you.
|2022 Nissan Rogue||2022 Nissan Rogue Sport|
|Engine||2.5-liter I4||2.0-liter I4|
|Horsepower||181 hp @ 6,000 rpm||141 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||181 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm||147 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm|
|Fuel Economy||30 mpg (27 city/35 hwy)||28 mpg (25 city/32 hwy)|
|Basic warranty||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Powertrain Warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety||4 stars||n/a|
|Max Seating Capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||106.5 inches||104.2 inches|
|Overall Length||183.0 inches||172.8 inches|
|Width||72.4 inches||72.3 inches|
|Height||66.9 inches||62.5 inches|
|Turning Diameter||35.4 feet||36.9 feet|
|Headroom, Front||41.1 inches||39.6 inches|
|Headroom, 2nd Row||39.2 inches||38.3 inches|
|Legroom, Front||43.3 inches||42.8 inches|
|Legroom, 2nd Row||36.8 inches||33.4 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||57.1 inches||56.6 inches|
|Shoulder Room, 2nd Row||55.9 inches||55.7 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||105.4 cubic feet||96.0 cubic feet|
|EPA Cargo Volume||36.5/74.1 cubic feet||22.9/61.1 cubic feet|
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