Sometimes a vehicle’s model name tells us little about what to expect, but that isn’t the case with the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the newest Nissan crossover, the Rogue Sport. “Sporty” is the perfect way to describe the distinguishing style of the Rogue’s new sibling.

The Nissan Rogue is a gritty, powerful SUV, while the Rogue Sport is a lighter, more nimble version of the same model. Today’s crossover drivers are split down the middle over what their chosen vehicle should be capable of.

Brawn or briskness? Which version of the Nissan Rogue suits you?

2018 Rogue vs. Rogue Sport – What’s the Difference?

The difference between the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the Rogue Sport is apparent just by looking at the two models: The Rogue is bigger.

The Rogue’s body design flashes more confidence with added chrome accents and LED brakelights.

Underneath, the Rogue also puts out more power. A 2.5L 4-cylinder engine gives the Rogue an advantage of 170 horsepower over the 141 horsepower afforded by the Rogue Sport’s 2.0L engine. Both cars come standard with Nissan’s Xtronic CVT® for smooth shifting, while all-wheel drive (AWD) is an optional benefit for even power distribution.

Inside, the Rogue offers more passenger and cargo volume, but both models are built to seat five comfortably.

Which Nissan Rogue is Right For You?

If you subscribe to the theory that bigger is better, the 2018 Nissan Rogue for sale in Madison, Wisconsin, may be for you. With a larger profile, increased interior space and more power under the hood, the Rogue is ideal for family road trips off the beaten path.

But if you like a little more “crossover” with your SUV, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport, also for sale in Madison, WI, might be more your speed. The more modest stature means easier maneuverability around city streets and considerable savings up front.

The Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport were both named to the “Best Buy Award” list in 2018 by Consumer Guide Automotive, which means there’s really no wrong answer when trying to decide between the two.

The difference between the 2018 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport can be best understood in person. Come visit Zimbrick Nissan on High Crossing Blvd. to take these vehicles for a test drive, learn more about their features from our knowledgeable staff and decide which one is ultimately for you.