Image your self behind the wheel of your automobile. What’s in entrance of you? Behind you? Greater than seemingly lately, it is a small SUV of some kind. America has gone cuckcoo for crossovers as of late, and producers are greater than keen to indulge our habit. Working example: the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport.

The five-passenger Rogue Sport slots in between Nissan’s funky-looking Juke and its bigger Rogue with its non-obligatory third row. Supplied in S, SV or SL trim strains with both entrance or all-wheel drive, it is no marvel Nissan determined to carry this little man stateside. It is lengthy been an enormous hit in Europe underneath the identify Qashqai (say it with me: cash-kai) and joins the subcompact crossover SUV phase with the likes of the Honda HR-V, Subaru Crosstrek and the quirky Toyota C-HR.

Nissan’s new small crossover is powered by a 2.Zero-liter four-cylinder engine.

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Nevertheless, as common as it has been in Europe, tech-savvy people right here in America could be dissatisfied. Superior driver’s aids like adaptive cruise management, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping help are all non-obligatory, and even then, solely on SV and SL trims. My top-of-the-line SL wanted the $2,280 SL Premium Bundle to get blind spot monitoring and the $570 Platinum Bundle to attain adaptive cruise management and lane-departure warning.

Throughout my week with the automobile, I discovered that the adaptive cruise management was fairly good at retaining site visitors frustrations at bay. The system will carry the Rogue Sport to an entire cease for a most of two seconds, — any longer and the driving force should hit the resume button to re-engage the system. Whereas some methods keep engaged for longer, there are lots of that do not work in any respect in stop-and-go site visitors. Kudos to Nissan for making its adaptive cruise management helpful for these with an “Office Space”-like commute.

When site visitors clears, the lane-departure warning can hold drivers from straying outdoors the strains. Slightly little bit of distracted driving and the system points a visible and audible warning, then countersteers to carry issues again in line. The system is well turned off with the contact of a button.

A tiny 5-inch touchscreen is customary, however my Rogue Sport tester featured the non-obligatory NissanConnect 7-inch show. In right now’s market, a 7-inch display screen is fairly common,  however Nissan hasn’t executed a lot to differentiate its infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren’t provided and whereas the onboard navigation obtained me across the unfamiliar metropolis of Nashville for per week, inputs have been gradual and the graphics may use a refresh.

No guts, no glory

There is just one engine on faucet for the Rogue Sport, a 2.Zero-liter four-cylinder powerplant mated to a constantly variable transmission. At 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque, the engine provides comparable outputs to that of its Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR classmates, however the Subaru Crosstrek provides a bit extra energy, whereas the Jeep Renegade may be had with 180 ponies. Additional, the Subaru, Jeep and Honda may be had with a handbook transmission whereas the Rogue Sport is two-pedal solely.

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