There is no shortage of subcompact SUVs in the American automotive industry, and it's easy to see why. They offer a higher driving position that equals better visibility and a spacious cabin without the bulkiness or cumbersome performance of their larger siblings. In exchange, they're more agile, efficient, and fun to drive, all of which can be said about the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport.
The Rogue Sport is a popular option in the segment because it takes everything drivers appreciate about the larger Rogue and puts it on a smaller scale. The result is an agile SUV that delivers a refined ride, quality handling, and impressive efficiency. In addition, its starting price of $24,760 makes it attractive to drivers looking for a street-savvy SUV that won't blow their budget.[a]
The Rogue Sport's affordable MSRP is even more impressive when you step inside and discover that it's explicitly designed to match your active lifestyle. You'll have access to everything you need from the driver's seat, courtesy of an expansive center display and the latest connectivity, safety, and driver-assist features. For 2022, these groundbreaking features include Nissan's exclusive ProPILOT Assist, which will transform your time behind the wheel at the push of a button.
What else can you expect from the Rogue's little sibling? From Nissan's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system to unique components designed to improve handling, there is plenty to appreciate. Here's a closer look at what you'll find on the street-savvy 2022 Rogue Sport, an SUV that expertly uses its size to its advantage to deliver an incredible experience wherever the road leads.
The 2022 Rogue Sport sets a new standard of performance in the subcompact SUV segment. How so? Nissan knows that the Rogue Sport's affordable price tag makes it ideal for first-time SUV owners looking for a strong connection to the road and an exciting experience behind the wheel. So rather than deliver mediocrity, the Rogue Sport exceeds every expectation of how a subcompact SUV should perform.
Like its larger sibling, the Rogue Sport is built on Nissan's Common Module platform but shrinks in size with a smaller, 104.2-inch wheelbase and a shorter overall length. As a result, the Rogue Sport is easier to maneuver in congested areas, making it ideal for drivers who spend most of their time in town. This agility is bettered by the Rogue Sport's four-wheel independent suspension that includes an independent rear multi-link suspension, a rarity in the segment that improves the Rogue Sport's handling and delivers sport-like performance.
With these unique components laying the foundation, the Rogue Sport roars to life with its 2.0L four-cylinder direct-injection engine with twin continuously variable valve timing control that balances performance with efficiency. The engine churns out 141 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 147 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm, while the Rogue Sport's Xtronic transmission smoothly shifts between gears, making the SUV responsive and quick to accelerate.
The Rogue Sport's power and performance don't limit your control in the driver's seat or the SUV's efficiency. FWD models average 25 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway, while AWD models average 24 MPG and 30 MPG, respectively. Opting for the Rogue Sport with Nissan's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system gives you greater control and confidence behind the wheel since the system actively enhances traction by delivering the power to the wheel or wheels that need it the most. This added capability isn't mutually exclusive with efficiency, making the Rogue Sport especially attractive.
The Rogue Sport is a reflection of modern innovation with its intuitive technology designed to keep you informed, connected, and focused when you're in the driver's seat. Why is this important? Nissan recognizes the role that smartphones play in our lives and the risk that this technology poses to our safety, stealing our focus one text message or notification at a time. Nissan mitigates this risk by outfitting the Rogue Sport with all the tools you need to stay connected and keep your eyes on the road ahead.
The heart of this connectivity is the Rogue Sport's 7.0-inch color touchscreen display that's home to NissanConnect. You can use the display to access Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which connects your smartphone to the SUV and gives you immediate access to your favorite apps and features. The display also offers a host of additional apps and tools like SiriusXM Radio, a Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth, a Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, and a RearView monitor that gives you a clear view behind the Rogue Sport. You'll also find the display is home to Nissan's Door to Door Navigation on trims like the SL.
NissanConnect is perhaps the most impressive connectivity feature on the 2022 Rogue Sport because of everything it can do. For example, you can use NissanConnect to access Nissan Skill for Amazon Alexa or Nissan Action on Google, which allows you to use simple voice commands to remotely lock and unlock the SUV's doors, start the engine, flash the lights, and more. You'll enjoy the same remote access via the NissanConnect Services app on your smartphone, which is also where you can set customizable alerts like curfews, speed limits, and perimeters for when someone else gets behind the wheel.
There's no question that safety is a top priority for most drivers, which makes the Rogue Sport all the more attractive because Nissan shares that priority. The Rogue Sport is equipped with one of the most expansive suites of safety and driver-assist tools that give you confidence when you're behind the wheel. The SUV's tools actively extend your visibility, optimize your focus, minimize the potential for accidents, and provide support when the unthinkable happens.
The 2022 Rogue Sport automatically comes with access to Nissan's 24-hour roadside assistance, but Nissan gives you more peace of mind via NissanConnect and its emergency preparedness feature. For example, if you're in an accident and the airbags deploy, Automatic Collision Notification will automatically call for help. For minor fender benders or accidents when the airbags don't deploy, you can always reach out for help via the Emergency Call button.
Beyond this emergency preparedness, the Rogue Sport is focused on accident prevention via Nissan Safety Shield 360. The suite comes standard across the lineup and equips the Rogue Sport with advanced safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, High Beam Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Automatic Braking, and Lane Departure Warning. These tools are vital to your safety because they equip the SUV with a virtual spotter that's constantly monitoring traffic ahead, behind, and to the sides.
You'll also find many other features that enhance your experience in the driver's seat. For 2022, the Rogue Sport comes standard with Intelligent Forward Collision Warning that monitors up to two cars ahead, alerting you to slow down as needed. Intelligent Lane Intervention also comes standard on the model and helps you keep the Rogue Sport centered in its lane with audible alerts or by lightly tapping the brakes to get your attention. You can also extend your view by upgrading the standard RearView Camera to the Intelligent Around View Monitor that gives you a 360-degree bird's eye view around the Rogue Sport and features a split-screen display that makes navigating any area a breeze.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Rogue Sport's safety and driver-assist technology is Nissan's ProPILOT Assist. A groundbreaking feature, ProPILOT Assist will transform your commute with the push of a button. It builds on traditional cruise control by constantly monitoring the flow of traffic and the Rogue Sport's position in the lane. When it senses traffic is slowing, the tool reduces the Rogue Sport's cruising speed and can even bring the SUV to a stop before safely resuming speed. With this capability, your time navigating rush hour traffic just improved dramatically.