Test Drive: The handsome 2019 Rogue Sport fills the sweet spot between two of Nissan's SUV styles

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport is a smidgen smaller than the regular Rogue.

With a majority of American drivers now hooked on crossovers and SUVs, there seems to be an almost infinite number of ways to slice the market-share pie.

And that's where vehicles such as the 2019 Rogue Sport find a lane to wedge into Nissan showrooms.

A bit larger and more conservative than the aggressively styled Nissan Kicks, and a smidgen smaller (and less expensive) that a regular-size Rogue, the Rogue Sport fills a tweener spot between two adjacent SUV segments.


* Model: 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport* Exterior color: Scarlet Ember* Interior color: Charcoal* Engine: 2.0-liter, four-cylinder* Horsepower: 141 horsepower* Transmission: CVT* Fuel economy: 32 mpg highway, 25 mpg city* Local Dealer: Nissan of Chattanooga East, Mountain View Nissan* Price (as tested): $31,670

The trade-off in the step-down from the regular Rogue is mainly under the hood, where the Sport's 2.0-liter,