Looking sleeker than its predecessor, the updated model adopts a new front fascia with a V-Motion grille that echoes newer vehicles such as the Altima and Maxima. The crossover has also been equipped with restyled headlights, a new hood and rectangular fog lights.
The styling changes are less noticeable out back, but the Rogue Sport gains updated taillights with clear inserts. Other changes include new 19-inch wheels and an expanded color palette.
Interior changes are limited, but the 2020 Rogue Sport will now come standard with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite of driver assistance systems. It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, high beam assist, rear automatic braking and rear cross traffic alert.
Customers can also order Nissan’s more advanced ProPilot Assist system which includes adaptive cruise control and steering assist to keep the vehicle centered in its lane. Another safety feature is the rear door alert system which reminds the driver to check the back seat for children when they exit the vehicle.
Under the hood, drivers will find a familiar a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 141 hp (105 kW / 143 PS) and 147 lb-ft (199 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system. Full details will be announced closer to launch, but expect the model to return 25 mpg city / 32 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 24 mpg city / 30 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport will go on sale later this year and pricing will be announced closer to launch. However, expect the model to cost slightly more than the 2019 model which starts at $22,240.