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The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL raises the bar in the compact SUV market

By: Gina Cronin,
August 30, 2017 Updated: April 24, 2018 at 12:36 pm
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The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL is a vehicle to get excited about. Sleek and powerful, this compact AWD SUV, the first of its kind from Nissan, has all of the comfort and appeal of the Rogue, but in a trimmer version, offering the dynamic accessibility that so many drivers are seeking. 


The Rogue Sport SL is the best of both worlds — with spaciousness and speed. From the outside, the vehicle’s relatively smaller stature appears athletic and endearing; but from the inside, especially in the front cabin, there’s the luxury and roominess of a full-size SUV. The exterior sports 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, chrome side window trim, a black grille with chrome accents, fog lights, and power-heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators. The look is sharp and sophisticated, with an edge of adventure. 


This performance-inspired vehicle takes to the city and mountains with ease. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine maximizes the thrill, while intelligent AWD recognizes the difference between cruising and cornering and responds accordingly. Meanwhile, the Xtronic CVT® continuously variable transmission delivers responsiveness. Incredibly efficient, the Rogue Sport delivers 25/32 MPG city/highway. 


Other nice touches for the varying Colorado terrain are hill start assist, which keeps you from rolling backwards when stopped on a hill; and active trace control, which provides an optimal line through turns. Sports Mode allows you to take manual control to get the speed and agility you crave, while Eco Mode saves you big on fuel without sacrificing power. This AWD vehicle starts at an amazing $22,770. 


The look of the Rogue Sport SL immediately drew me in. I was pleasantly surprised by its compact size and handsome finishes that beckoned me to hop in and hit the road. This no-frills vehicle incorporates all the latest technologies and features in a straight-forward way. Feeling right at home, it was a cinch to learn the navigation, voice command, Bluetooth, mobile apps, and SiriusXM radio, traffic and travel. In addition, the heated six-way power seat with two-way power lumbar seats and leather-wrapped heated steering wheel were comfortable, the remote engine start system and push button ignition were convenient, the tech interface was extremely intuitive and the engineering was solid. 


With this vehicle, I felt I could go anywhere with confidence. Beyond the excellent handling and functionality, there are some great safety features, including Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Breaking (FEB), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Around View® Monitor with moving object detection. South Colorado Springs Nissan provides an Exclusive Lifetime Powertrain warranty at no charge to their customers on all new vehicles, excluding commercial.


The 2017 Rogue Sport will be making some major waves in the compact SUV market. With its aesthetic appeal, fuel-efficiency, spacious interiors and advanced technologies, this street-savvy vehicle provides a first class driving experience at an affordable price. 


Stop in to South Colorado Springs Nissan today to view the 2017 Rogue Sport SL, 1333 S. Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, 80916. You can also call 855-433-7504 or visit to learn more.


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