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The Nissan Qashqai: Blazing a Trail for the Rogue Sport
July 26, 2019
Street-savvy and road trip ready, the Qashqai is one of Nissan’s most popular and coveted crossovers outside of the U.S. thanks to safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.[] Available in Japan, the Middle East, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Russia, the Qashqai is sought after around the globe. The Rogue Sport is essentially the US version of the Qashqai, harnessing the same available Nissan Intelligent Mobility features and all of the luxury and designer aesthetic you expect from Nissan. Featuring cutting-edge Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, the Rogue Sport has your back, your front, and your sides! Before we dive too deep into the Rogue Sport, let’s take a look at its sister, the Nissan Qashqai – this is certainly a family with great genes.
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Nissan Qashqai History
Debuting in Japan in 2006, the Nissan Qashqai raced into the automotive scene as the newest compact crossover SUV. Dubbed the “urban-proof” car, it instantly made a name for itself with features like its impeccable suspension and elevated ground clearance. The Qashqai was, and still is, a driver favorite. In 2013, the Qashqai was re-released with design upgrades and a sleeker, more streamlined look. The Qashqai 2 was updated and more versatile than the Qashqai 1, with a sliding second row bench that allowed the passengers to increase legroom. Today, the Qashqai is very popular in Europe and one of Nissan’s most successful models.
Making its U.S. debut in 2017, the Nissan Rogue Sport joined a Nissan family of crossovers and SUVs that also includes the Rogue, the Kicks, the Pathfinder and the Armada.
Qashqai Key Features
Performance and Reliability
Off-road never looked so good
The Qashqai’s ground clearance and all-wheel drive capability allow it to take on almost any road condition. The Active Ride Control system helps the Qashqai stay stable and precise to maintain control while navigating off-road terrain. Much like the Qashqai, the Nissan Rogue Sport also has available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. With its independent suspension it‘s smooth and stable while maintaining its sportiness. The higher seating position and 7.4 inches of ground clearance allow for improved control and makes for a confident driver experience. So leave your brunch plans behind – the Rogue Sport isn’t just for easy inner city driving, it’s for cruising the country and exploring the road less travelled.
Fuel Efficiency: Take a drive
We know the Nissan Qashqai delivers impeccable performance, but what about fuel economy? According to the Canadian fuel economy ratings, the Qashqai is a smart and practical choice. The Qashqai comes powered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and averages 8-9.2 L/100 km of fuel efficiency - that’s roughly a combined 25 to 28 miles per gallon depending on trim. When it comes to fuel efficiency the 2022 Rogue Sport also does not disappoint with its combined EPA fuel economy rating of 28 mpg.[] So go ahead, take a drive, guilt free.
With a seating capacity for up to 5, the 4-door Qashqai has an impressive 42.8 inches of front leg room and ample interior storage to organize all of your odds and ends. The Qashqai also ensures you'll never have a grumpy passenger again, with 33 inches of second row leg room and 56 inches of second row shoulder room. Rogue Sport is fun for the whole family. Seriously – unless you’ve got a football team of a family, they can all fit! The 5 passenger, 4-door crossover has a ton of interior and cargo space and seating space. It boasts the same 42.8 inches of front-row leg room, 39.6 inches of front head room and 62.3 inches of cargo area length so you have a ton of space and flexibility to make the Rogue Sport accommodate your needs.[]
Cargo: More space for your impulse buys
Speaking of cargo space, both the Qashqai and the Rogue Sport have you covered. Divide and organize your interior with the easy to maneuver fold down seats and various compartments. The Qashqai and the Rogue Sport both feature 22.9 cu. ft. cargo capacity with the rear seats upright, and an impressive 61.1 ft cargo space with the rear seats folded down. The available Divide-n-Hide storage system of the Rogue Sport and the Qashqai helps you store what you need, where you need it. Forget delivery - bring it home in your Nissan Rogue Sport. A car with extensive cargo space that also allows for your impulse buys? Perfect.[]
Qashqai and the Rogue Sport – The key differences
The line between the two vehicles is dotted, with more similarities than differences and both will drive your passion for Nissan even further (pun intended). Each is powered by a 2-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with 141 horsepower @ 6,000 RPM and 145 lb. ft. of torque. Both cars seat five, have unique storage and organizational options and are fueling a global passion for an unparalleled driving experience. The Qashqai and the Nissan Rogue Sport are jam-packed with available features and design focused aesthetics that are sure to invigorate your drive, with one key difference. The Nissan Rogue Sport is available to you, right here in the United States. Stop searching and start driving today.
Nissan Qashqai and Rogue Gallery
Qashqai is a non-U.S. model. U.S. model (called Rogue Sport) may vary from the Qashqai model.
Always road-trip ready
With standard Automatic Emergency Braking, plenty of cargo space with lots of storage and organizational solutions the Rogue Sport is ready to take you on your next drive, whether it’s to the store, or across the country.[][]
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