Nissan Rogue Sport vs. Competitors for Sale in Warwick, RI
Subcompact crossovers fill a niche in the automotive industry that no other vehicle can. They’re small, so they’re more easily maneuvered than SUVs, and they have a solid amount of passenger and cargo space, making them generally more practical than cars. Because of their growing popularity, nearly every automaker has at least one smaller crossover in their lineup. But some of these little utility vehicles stand out among the pack—like the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport. To start, it has more passenger leg room and cargo space than nearly all of its competitors. It also now comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360, a generous package of driver aids and advanced safety technology. But the competitors are good, too, and so the Rogue Sport does face some noteworthy competition. Let’s see how it holds up head to head against the Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, Toyota CH-R, and Honda HR-V.
Mechanical Specs and Fuel Economy
The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This powertrain puts out 141 horsepower, which is identical to the output of the HR-V, but the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport produces more torque for more responsive starts from a dead stop. All trims also come standard with front-wheel drive but have all-wheel drive availability. If all-wheel drive is one of your must-haves, then you can cross the exclusively front-wheel drive Soul and CH-R off your list.
Thanks to their small size, subcompact crossovers get great fuel efficiency – especially if they’re equipped with a CVT rather than a conventional geared automatic transmission. The 2020 Nissan Rogue gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, making it more fuel efficient than the both the Soul and the CH-R.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is loaded with plenty of great multimedia features and passenger amenities, including some class-exclusive ones like the Divide-N-Hide cargo system. This make the most of the vehicle’s cargo space, which rates high for the segment. It also has more passenger volume than the Kona and CH-R, making it a bit more comfortable for long rides with five passengers.
Driver Assist Features
One of the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport’s standout features is the inclusion of Nissan Safety Shield 360 on all trim levels. While all of these listed competitors offer driver-assist features on their higher trim levels, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport comes standard with this suite of them on all trims. The base model gets automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, and lane departure warning, but these are not standard on the base HR-V or Soul. The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport also gets high beam assist, rear automatic braking and rear cross-traffic alert, but these aren’t even offered on the HR-V. In fact, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is the only vehicle in the class to come standard with rear automatic braking. It also features a class-leading available intelligent around-view monitor and tire pressure monitoring system with an easy-fill tire alert feature, which you won’t find on any other vehicle mentioned here.