Chicago: 2020 Nissan Rogue Sportby Byron Hurd
Nissan's small CUV gets some updates for the new model year.
Hot on the heels of the market introduction of the new subcompact Kicks, Nissan came to Chicago to announce some updates to the next trucklet up in the lineup--the Nissan Rogue Sport.
Nissan updated the Rogue Sport for 2019 by replacing the infotainment unit with one capable of running Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but left the rest of the crossover pretty much as it was when it was introduced back in 2017.
For 2020, the Rogue Sport is getting its first noteworthy styling update, and even that is far from comprehensive. Nissan calls it a more "technical" design, which is a word.
In practical terms, the 2020 Rogue Sport gets a more prominent execution of the V-motion grille, a new front bumper with more aggressive fog light surrounds, and new tail lamps with thinner lighting elements. The hood has been updated, Nissan says, but we can't for the life of us spot the differences.
Feature-wise, the most significant change for 2020 is the inclusion of Nissan's Safety Shield 360 driver aid suite as a standard feature throughout the Rogue Sport's trim walk. ProPilot Assist (which adds hands-on autonomous features) is still a top-tier package.