Compare The New 2019 Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue Models

May 6, 2019

The 2019 Subaru Forester has long had a reputation as an amazing small SUV with AWD--and its 2019 redesign has made it better than ever before! But how does it stand up to competitors like the 2019 Nissan Rogue? On this page, you'll find some key differences between these two small SUVs. We think you'll agree that the Subaru Forester, which starts off with a more affordable MSRP, offers much more for your money. Once you've seen what makes Subaru great, head to Byers Airport Subaru for a test drive.

A view of the rear row of seating in the 2019 Subaru Forester.

Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue: Interior Dimensions & Comfort

The 2019 Nissan Rogue isn't a cramped vehicle. After all, it has 105.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. This seems like a good amount of room in a small SUV . . . until you compare it to the 2019 Subaru Forester, which has 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume!

The 2019 Subaru Forester already has a comfort advantage by being more spacious. However, it doesn't stop there! You'll find features like available heated rear seats in the 2019 Subaru Forester; these can't be found in the 2019 Nissan Rogue. The 2019 Subaru Forester also comes standard with automatic climate control, while the Nissan Rogue starts with a manual heat and air conditioning system.

A close-up view of the headlights on a 2019 Subaru Forester.

Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue: Tech Features

You'll find impressive technology in both of these vehicles, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto. However, the Subaru Forester does have some features that the 2019 Nissan Rogue lacks. For example, most trim levels of the Subaru Forester come with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, which can't be found on the Nissan Rogue.

In addition to using its technology to keep you connected, the 2019 Subaru Forester also has tech features that keep you safe--like the available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which make it easier to see around corners when you're driving in the dark. You won't find anything like that on the Nissan Rogue.

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A 2019 Sbuaru Forester driving down an off-road path as sunlight streams through the trees.

Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue: Performance

The SUBARU BOXER® engine that powers the 2019 Forester provides exceptional power--more than you'll find in the engine of a Nissan Rogue. In addition to being more powerful, the BOXER® engine has a horizontally opposed design that gives it a lower center of gravity for better balance and handling.

In addition, the 2019 Subaru Forester comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This makes it perfect for all kinds of off-road fun. While AWD is available in the 2019 Nissan Rogue, it's a more expensive upgrade from the standard front-wheel drive configuration.

A 2019 Subaru Forester drives through huge snowdrifts.

Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue: Safety

The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive does more than just make the Subaru Forester a great off-road performer; it also gives it extra traction on wet or snowy roads. This is one of the ways that Subaru is dedicated to keeping you safe, and officials have taken notice. The 2019 Subaru Forester earned a 2019 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, as well as a perfect five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2019 Nissan Rogue only got four stars in the overall safety category from the NHTSA, and it earned no IIHS awards at all.

A close-up of the touchscreen in a 2019 Subaru Forester.

Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue: Driver Assist Technology

Every 2019 Subaru Forester comes standard with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which combines Adaptive Cruise Control, a Pre-collision Braking System, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure and Sway Warning functions. While many of these features are available on the 2019 Nissan Rogue, their version of adaptive cruise control is not available on lower trim levels. In addition, you'll find an available DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System in the 2019 Subaru Forester; nothing similar can be found in the 2019 Nissan Rogue.

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Subaru Vehicles: The Perfect Choice 

You've likely heard stories about the longevity of Subaru vehicles, but we have the numbers to back it up. An astonishing 97% of Subaru models sold within the past ten years are still on the road today, and ALG indicates that Subaru vehicles hold their value better than any other brand. This level of quality is what you can expect from a Subaru. And with features like the BOXER® engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, your Subaru will also have features not common on most other vehicles.

When the time comes to get your new Subaru, head to Byers Airport Subaru. We're part of the Byers Auto family of dealerships that has been serving Columbus since 1897, so we have a long history in the community--and it shows! We earned the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award, which recognizes our dedication to customers and the community. We have a huge inventory of new Subaru models, so look through to find the one that's just right for you--or head to the dealership for a test drive! You'll find us at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.

2019 Subaru Forester2019 Nissan Rogue
$24,295Starting MSRP*$25,020
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
33 Highway / 26 CityFuel Economy (MPG)33 Highway / 26 City
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.