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2018 Nissan Rogue or Rogue Sport: That is the question


Making the decision on a new crossover is no simple task. You have to consider everything from space to price to features—and that’s before choosing exterior colors and interior trim. Yikes.

To help you ease into that decision, we wanted to compare two of our popular SUVs: the Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport. Both make life a little simpler, and we’re certain you’ll find the right one at our Nissan dealership near Dover.

2018 Nissan Rogue or Rogue Sport

For the Big City Dweller

If you lay your weary head on pillows in bigger cities like Newark or even NYC, you’ll want to go with the Nissan Rogue Sport.

Compact in nature, the 2018 Rogue Sport is about 12 inches shorter than the Rogue (172.4” vs. 184.5”). Both SUVs come with RearView Monitor (standard) or the optional Intelligent Around View Monitor system, but it’s the Rogue Sport that utilizes these features best during parallel parking situations.

For the Solo Road Tripper

Touring the country and seeing the sights can take a lot out of a person. The Nissan Rogue helps you stay sane on your journeys by limiting your trips to the pump. It narrowly edges out the Rogue Sport in the fuel-efficiency department, returning 32 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. The Sport lags right behind it at 30/24 mpg, respectively.

Surprisingly, the 2018 Nissan Rogue is also equipped with a larger engine. Its 2.5L 4-cylinder makes 170 horsepower, which is more than a tick above the Rogue Sport’s 2.0L 141-HP engine. That means you can pass those right-lane plodders a bit quicker when helming a Rogue steering wheel.

For the Carpooler

For the Carpooler

Daily carpool commuters across the country have gotten too intimate with their coworkers’ knees—and the Nissan Rogue is here to say “keep your patellas to yourself.”

Overall passenger volume in the Rogue comes in at 105.8 cubic feet, which is nearly 10 cubic feet more than the Rogue Sport. In the rear seat, passengers have more leg room (4”) and hip room (5”) to spread out and enjoy the 15-minute drive before a stressful 8-hour work day.

For the Budget-Conscious Shopper

Crossovers and SUVs come in all shapes and sizes. If price is most important to you, a Rogue Sport will serve you well.

The 2018 Rogue Sport comes with a smaller MSRP—it does lack the Rogue’s Midnight Edition™ trim, however—across the board. Even after taking advantage of one of our Denville Nissan offers, you’ll still likely spend a few grand less on the Rogue Sport.

For the Outdoorsy Type

Nothing beats a camping excursion in the late-spring or summer. If you take to the rivers, trails, and beaches around Denville, whether for a weekend bonfire or rafting adventure, let the Nissan Rogue be your companion.

Unlike the Rogue Sport, its bigger brother can tow up to 1,100 pounds with an installed hitch. That’s a half-ton of “stuff” to haul around. To get a better picture of what kind of “stuff” makes up a half-ton, check out this list of items we absolutely, positively, definitely weighed for accuracy:

  • 20 average-sized cats
  • 10 Halloween pumpkins (seeds intact)
  • 12 horseshoes and set of posts
  • 40 jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 9 plumper cats
  • 1,000,000 feathers (crow)
  • ½ of a billiards table
  • A partridge in a pear

Or, if you’d rather go a more traditional route, that’s about the right weight limit for one or two Jet Skis, ATVs, or dirt bikes.

For the Growing Family

For the Growing Family

Thanks to some notably excellent features—Bluetooth, NissanConnect®, and the optional Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System come to mind—both of these Nissan SUVs are exceptional additions to your three- or four-person family. There are some differences between the two, however.

The Rogue Sport is a nimble go-getter that offers ample cargo room with its rear seats up (33.3 cubic feet) and safety features galore. The Rogue’s rear cargo area pushes close to 40 cubic feet, and its EZ FLEX™ Seating System is a sight to behold, especially when you’re late to soccer practice. The available Nissan ProPILOT Assist is a handy addition to the Rogue’s already impressive lineup of features, too.

For the Fully Grown Family

Of course, if your kids have already sprouted into miniature adults, or you need some extra space for the triplets you didn’t necessarily plan for, it might be better to upgrade to the Pathfinder or 8-seater Armada. Either way, allow our Denville Nissan dealership help you make the right choice. Whether it’s a compact Rogue Sport, practical Rogue, or another 2018 Nissan model you’re after, we have it in stock and raring to find its home in your garage.

Just call us at (973) 343-5004 or visit our car dealership in Denville at 3057 New Jersey 10 to take a look. Happy shopping.





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