2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Nissan Rogue Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

May 10, 2019

The small SUV is perhaps the most popular segment of new cars today, and the Nissan Rogue is one of the best-selling vehicles in America. But the 2019 Subaru Forester is all-new with more room inside, more standard features and award-winning safety! It's poised to dethrone the Nissan Rogue as America's favorite small SUV, and we'll show you how right here in this side-by-side comparison. We'll show you in areas like performance, size and safety why the 2019 Subaru Forester is an even better value! And since it comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, it's a great choice for a vehicle that's ready to take on some Rocky Mountain winters. Find out more right here from the team at Nate Wade Subaru!

With the rear seats folded down, the 2019 Subaru Forester offers a vast space for lots and lots of cargo.

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue: Interior Capacity

With extra room inside for passengers and cargo, the spacious Subaru Forester is even more comfortable than the Nissan Rogue. When you fold the rear seats down, the 2019 Nissan Rogue offers you 70.0 cubic feet of cargo volume while the 2019 Subaru Forester lets you pack even more away with 76.1 cargo volume.

It goes the same with passenger space. Whereas the 2019 Nissan Rogue gives you just 105.8 cubic feet of passenger volume, the 2019 Subaru Forester provides up to 111.9 cubic feet. That translates to more legroom in both rows of seats inside the Subaru Forester compared to what you get from the Nissan Rogue.


Standard SiriusXM Sattelite Radio means you'll have hundreds of stations to choose from no matter where you roam.

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue: Technology

The 2019 Subaru Forester provides you more standard entertainment options than the base model 2019 Nissan Rogue! In addition to a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto (which you also get with the Nissan Rogue), the 2019 Subaru Forester adds a standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and HD radio receiver with a complimentary SiriusXM® free trial. SiriusXM® Satellite Radio is only available on the 2019 Nissan Rogue with a trim level upgrade. HD Radio isn't available at all on that crossover!

Furthermore, the 2019 Subaru Forester comes standard with automatic climate control -- just set your desired temperature and the system adjusts the heater and A/C all on its own. That's yet another feature only available on the 2019 Nissan Rogue when you pay extra for a higher trim.

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This 2019 Subaru Forester forges ahead in the snow, courtesy of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue: Capability

You'll get more engine power and more versatility from the 2019 Subaru Forester, thanks to its powerful BOXER® engine design. That engine makes 182 horsepower, giving you more power for highway merging and trailer towing than you get from the Nissan Rogue. The 2019 Nissan Rogue only makes 170 horsepower.

Furthermore, when the roads get icy due to inclement weather or an unpaved trail looks tricky, the 2019 Subaru Forester has the tenacity and toughness to get you through. Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive provides outstanding grip, 8.7" of ground clearance lets you avoid low-lying obstacles and available Hill Descent Control and X-MODE® off-road optimization technology can take you even further off the beaten path. On the 2019 Nissan Rogue, a lesser AWD system is available -- but only for thousands more as an added upgrade.


The available Power Rear Gate opens on its own, making loading up the 2019 Subaru Forester a breeze.

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue: Crash Tests

In government crash testing, the 2019 Subaru Forester passed with flying colors. It earned a five-star overall safety rating and five stars in every individual frontal and side crash test. By contrast, the 2019 Nissan Rogue only received a four-star overall safety rating. It even earned a mere three stars in the front driver's side crash test. When it comes to protecting you and your loved ones, the 2019 Subaru Forester has been shown to be the better choice.


Standard LED headlights lend the 2019 Subaru Forester a cutting-edge look.

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue: Driver Assistance

While both these vehicles come standard with pre-collision emergency braking -- which can detect a dangerous situation ahead of you and even brake for you if you don't brake on your own -- the 2019 Subaru Forester provides so much more. That's because the Subaru EyeSight® suite of driver assistance features comes standard on every all-new 2019 Subaru Forester! EyeSight® provides pre-collision braking as well as lane departure warning with lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. All these technologies are available on the 2019 Nissan Rogue, but only on the most-expensive SL trim which costs at least $8,000 more than the entry-level 2019 Subaru Forester.

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The Original Subaru Dealership: Nate Wade Subaru In Salt Lake City

Here in Salt Lake City, Subaru vehicles are extremely popular, and it's not hard to see why! Between their all-weather capability, reliability and affordability, a new Subaru is the best choice for your family. Did you know that a Subaru will hold its value over time better than any other brand on the market today according to the Automotive Lease Guide? And since Subaru has been named America's most trusted brand for the past five years in a row by Kelley Blue Book, you can count on Subaru quality too.

We can't wait to show you all the things a new Subaru vehicle can do for you and your whole crew! Stop by our showroom and see why Salt Lake City turns to Nate Wade Subaru for all things Subaru -- we're the oldest exclusive Subaru dealer in the nation, since 1969! Find us at 1207 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

2019 Subaru Forester2019 Nissan Rogue
$24,295Starting MSRP*$25,020
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
33 Highway / 26 CityFuel Economy (MPG)33 Highway / 26 City
182Horsepower170
8.7 InchesGround Clearance7.8 Inches
111.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space105.8 Cubic Feet
76.1 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume70 Cubic Feet
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlAvailable Upgrade
StandardLimited-Slip DifferentialNot Available
Available4G LTE Wi-Fi CapabilityNot Available

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.