2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport | Downers Grove, IL

A red 2017 Nissan Rogue parked next to a Rogue Sport

Nissan has two impressive options for compact SUVs: the Rogue and Rogue Sport. Both of these new SUVs have the size, versatility, and design profile to upgrade your daily drive, but what are the differences? Learn more about the advantages of Nissans latest compact SUVs below, and then find the Rogue or Rogue Sport that matches your lifestyle and budget at our dealership in Downers Grove, IL. After youve decided which new SUV you want to drive, take a look at the current finance and lease incentives to save on your new Rogue or Rogue Sport!

2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport: Performance

A green 2017 Nissan Rogue driving through the mountains compared to a blue 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport driving in a city

Both the 2017 Nissan Rogue and 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport feature a four-cylinder engine paired to a CVT transmission. However, there are key differences in engine size, power output, and fuel efficiency. If you know youre going to spend more time commuting, the Rogue Sport and its impressive handling might be the better option, while the Nissan Rogue offers greater power for your to-do list. Specs for both compact SUVs are as follows:

Nissan SUV

2017 Rogue

2017 Rogue Sport


2.5L DOHC 16V 4-cylinder

2.0L DOHC 16V 4-cylinder


170 HP

141 HP


175 lb.-ft.

147 lb.-ft.

Fuel Efficiency (FWD)

26 MPG city
33 MPG highway

25 MPG city
32 MPG highway

2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport: Capability & Versatility

A view of the cargo capacity of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

The differences in performance and efficiency are clear, but what about cargo capacity and storage? The new Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport both qualify as compact SUVs, but they offer different storage solutions for your active lifestyle. Important differences in size and capacity include:

Nissan SUV

2017 Rogue

2017 Rogue Sport

Cargo Capacity,
all seats in place

32.0 cu. ft.

22.9 cu. ft.

Max. Cargo Capacity

70 cu. ft.

61.1 cu. ft.

Max. Payload

1,065 lbs.

1,115 lbs.

Total Bottle and Cup holders



Storage Options

Cargo System

60/40 2nd-row
split-folding seats

2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport: Safety & Technology

The technology features of the 2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport

Whether you demand advanced safety systems to keep your family safe or innovative technology to stay in touch with your office, both the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Rogue Sport have the advanced technology your daily life requires. Both new compact SUVs from Nissan start with an AM/FM/CD audio system, but upgrades are available to provide the best in infotainment. The Nissan Advanced Air Bag system and adaptive driver aids come standard with the Rogue and Rogue Sport, but there are also several safety systems available. Safety and technology features available for both SUVs are as follows:

  • Forward Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection available on select trim levels
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning optional
  • 0-in. color touch screen display upgrade available
  • Optional NissanConnect® with Navigation, Mobile Apps, and Services

Test Drive a New Nissan SUV Today!

Discover your new Rogue or Rogue Sport in the inventory at Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove, IL. Our Nissan dealership has the new SUV your active lifestyle demands in stock right now. Once you find the Nissan Rogue or Rogue Sport in the color and trim level you want, get in touch with a product specialist and find out what its like to buy a car the Bill Kay Way. Give us a call at (888) 448-1554 or use our test-drive form to get behind the wheel of your new Nissan SUV today!