And joining Nissan Rogue to invigorate the lineup, 2017 Rogue Sport looks to broaden its appeal beyond the SUV segment to include those of active urban lifestyle bent.

Even at slightly smaller dimensions than Rogue, at a 104.2 in. wheelbase comparable to Rogue's 106.5 in., and at a shorter 172.4 in. length, Rogue Sport is still set to offer comparable width, along with a lower 62.5 in. height, making it ideal for zooming round the city and environs with the responsive handling and maneuverability made possible by an independent front strut with coil springs, a stabilizer bar, an independent rear multi-link with stabilizer bar and twin-tube shock absorbers. And that's not to mention Rogue Sport's Electric Power-assisted Steering (EPS), which forgoes the rack and pinion offered in Rogue to help make the former's 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine build a smooth operator, even at a zippy 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque.

Rogue Sport will still showcase plenty of head-, leg, hip and shoulder room, too. It'll be within 1 in. to around 6 in. of Rogue at comparable front- or second-row positions, even considering Rogue's optional 3rd row seating, and Rogue Sport's cargo capacity of up to 22.9 cu. ft. (with second row upright) and up to 61.1 cu. ft. (with second row folded) easily competes with the respective 32.0 cu. ft. and 70.0 cu. ft. offered by Rogue thanks to the former's 60/40 split fold-down rear seat.

In any case, Nissan kept safety in mind for both models, as each comes standard with four-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist, as well as available options like Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD) to help you keep an eye on road conditions, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Prevention (LDP) systems, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Rogue Sport distinguishes itself here with the option of high-beam assist headlights, adding immersive illumination to cut through the thick of it while cutting a spunky urban figure.

While we await the new 2017 Rogue Sport, Clinton Nissan is more than happy to let you get a feel for the Rogue line with a test drive behind the wheel of a 2017 Nissan Rogue. Stop by our 2850 Valley West Dr. showroom here in the Clinton, IA area, and we'll get you set up. We proudly service drivers from Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, East Moline and nearby.

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