2017 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. Its Competition

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The Nissan Rogue Sport competes at the lower or entry-level end of the small crossover utility market.

The newest entry among them is the Jeep Compass, which sits between its smaller Renegade and larger Cherokee.

The Compass offers more off-road capability than the new Nissan.

The Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage share underpinnings but have distinct styling; they offer top-notch interiors and value for money.

The Mazda CX-3 is the smallest of the competitors Nissan expects to face; it’s fun to drive but it’s really more of a hatchback with all-wheel drive than a real utility vehicle.

Finally, the Honda HR-V is the cross-trainer of the bunch, with unparalleled interior room and flexibility due to its folding and removable Magic Seat.

The Nissan may be viewed by many buyers as more stylish and perhaps more enjoyable to drive.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport looks like a smart entry into the compact crossover segment, giving the automaker a two-prong approach to conquering buyers—even if it's not very sporty.
Think of the 2017 Honda HR-V as a Fit with all-wheel drive and a little more headroom. It's not as fun as it could be, but it makes a lot of sense.
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson doesn't live on the cutting edge, but it's an attractive, economical crossover SUV that's worth a spot on your shopping list.
The 2017 Jeep Compass hasn't aged well, and its space, performance, and especially safety are all now well below par.
The 2017 Kia Sportage beefs up its sport-shoe styling—and its hardware—as it tackles the crossover-SUV niche head-on.
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 keeps the most attractive features from last year: its price and its handling.
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Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDCompact Cars
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FWD SLX 2WD ManualSE FWD75th Anniversary Edition FWD *Ltd Avail*LX FWDSport FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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