There’s nothing better than cruising through fall with a capable and spacious crossover. But with so many to choose from, how can you be sure you’re getting the best fit for your driving needs and budget? The Nissan lineup has several crossovers and SUVs that will turn your autumn drives into adventures, and the 2019 Rogue and Rogue Sport are two of our most popular. Let’s find out how they’re different!



Engine Options

The 2019 Rogue is powered by a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. You can choose the hybrid model that’s powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 30kW electric motor when you move up to higher trims, which will give you 176 horsepower.

The Rogue Sport, on the other hand, will probably be powered by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in the 2018 model. This engine produces 1141 horsepower, which should be enough for this smaller-sized crossover.

Safety Systems

Automatic emergency braking will come standard on the 2019 Rogue, along with pedestrian-detecting collision-mitigation braking, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and new rear door alert to remind you if you leave something in the backseat. The ProPILOT semi-autonomous system will be available in the SV and SL trims, and Nissan Intelligent Mobility offers a suite of available safety features to add.

The Rogue’s smaller sibling also comes with plenty of safety features. Building off the standard features in the 2018.5 model, we expect the 2019 Rogue Sport will carry over standard automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning. Nissan Intelligent Mobility is also available in this model, so go ahead and add it to your Rogue Sport for more peace of mind.


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard in the 2019 Rogue, and your favorite apps are easily accessible through a seven-inch touchscreen (this is larger than other standard offerings on the market). Other standard features include a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.

The 2018 Rogue Sport came with a 5-inch information screen – we’re still waiting to see if this will be upgraded in the 2019 model. However, Bluetooth, USB port, and four-speaker audio system will carry over as standard features to the 2019 model.

Both models will offer Siri Eyes Free tech to make calls, send text messages, and more with ease. Navigation will likely also be available on both models.

Learn More About the Rogue Family

Whether you’re ready for the full-size model or are wondering if the smaller Rogue Sport is better for you, our team of Nissan experts can help you understand the differences between these two popular crossovers to help you find the best fit for your driving needs. Call us at 910-459-2591 or contact us below to get in touch!