Compare 2013 Nissan Rogue vs 2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Nissan Rogue
2013 Subaru Forester
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $19,363 $20,310
AWD 4-Door S 22 27 $20,600 $21,610
FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $21,209 $22,750
AWD 4-Door SV 22 27 $22,418 $24,050
FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $24,836 $26,650
AWD 4-Door SL 22 27 $26,045 $27,950
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4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,363
$20,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,310
$21,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Rogue may not have excitement in its corner, but its layout, features, and affordability make a lot of sense for smaller families. The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
FWD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.300 38.000
Front Head Room (in)
40.400 41.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
126.400 107.600
Second Hip Room (in)
51.200 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 56.100
Second Head Room (in)
38.300 40.400
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.600 55.600
Front Leg Room (in)
42.500 43.100
Front Hip Room (in)
53.100 52.900
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.900 70.100
Track Width, Front (in)
60.600 60.200
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.300 8.700
Length, Overall (in)
183.300 179.500
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.600
Height, Overall (in)
65.300 65.900
Liftover Height (in)
30.000 27.400
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.000 60.200
Wheelbase (in)
105.900 103.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
55.200 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.100 33.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.800
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.900 68.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.800 37.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.900 33.500
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x 1.000 11.700 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.700 x 0.600 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.900 16.900
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.100 3.200
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.000 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.100 16.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.400 34.400
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 360
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3276 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.700 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.340-0.390 3.454
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.448
Trans Type
1 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.780
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.750 3.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.062
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.790 4.111
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.088
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Rogue Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.750 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.910 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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