2018 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Nissan Rogue Sport is a small crossover in league with other small ‘utes.

So what’s the Rogue doing here? The Nissan Rogue offers more space, better standard advanced safety equipment, and better options for not much more money.

It’s a little unfair to share the same showroom, if you ask us.

The Subaru Crosstrek is a compelling pick in the segment too; it offers standard all-wheel drive, a fuel-efficient (and slow) powertrain, and good space inside.

The Chevy Trax is smaller and lacks the overall flexibility of the Rogue Sport.

The CX-3 is more fuel-efficient with better handling, but we’re not as sold on the interior.

We haven’t yet driven the Ford EcoSport, but will update this space when we do.

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Quick Specs
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is comfortable as a small car with a tall ride height and affordable base models. Don’t venture too far from there.
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax, Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle, is straightforward: it’s plain on the outside but practical inside, not particularly fast but adequately fuel-efficient.
The 2018 Ford EcoSport offers up cabin space and a low base price, but other Ford SUVs present a better value.
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is an attractive small crossover pick thanks to its good looks. We’d ask for more room, but fear that would spoil the CX-3’s low price.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue may not be very exciting, but it checks all the right boxes—and then some—for most family needs.
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek smooths over the edges that we didn’t like with the last version. It’s smooth, quiet, and capable—all good things because it won’t be rushed.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsSpecial PurposeSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
FWD SFWD 4-Door LSS FWDSport FWDFWD S2.0i Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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