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2021 Nissan Rogue Sport vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

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2021 Nissan
Rogue Sport

MSRP*: $24,060 to $30,090
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2021 Subaru

MSRP*: $24,795 to $34,895
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Invoice* $22,779 to $28,475 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.3 - 61.1 ft3 69.2 - 74.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 141 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 172.8 in 182.1 in
Exterior Width 72.3 in 71.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Forester than in the Nissan Rogue Sport, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Nissan Rogue Sport, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Rogue Sport, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Rogue Sport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Rogue Sport will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Forester.

The Nissan Rogue Sport is a little wider than the Subaru Forester, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Nissan Rogue Sport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Forester.

The Nissan Rogue Sport has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Rogue Sport has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Rogue Sport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Forester.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Rogue Sport and the Subaru Forester. The Nissan Rogue Sport has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.

The Nissan Rogue Sport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.