Compare 2021 Nissan Rogue vs 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Nissan Rogue
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AWD Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rogue AWD Platinum 25 32 $35,221 $37,230
Rogue AWD S 26 33 $25,981 $27,450
Rogue AWD SL 25 32 $31,980 $33,800
Rogue AWD SV 25 32 $27,578 $29,140
Rogue FWD Platinum 26 34 $33,898 $35,830
Rogue FWD S 27 35 $24,658 $26,050
Rogue FWD SL 26 34 $30,658 $32,400
Rogue FWD SV 26 34 $26,255 $27,740
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,375 $24,795
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,337 $31,395
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $26,120 $27,795
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,591 $29,395
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,541 $34,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,221
$23,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,230
$24,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$621 / month
$413 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Nissan Rogue nudges its way upstream with a more refined ride and more standard features but the powertrain doesn’t take any steps forward. A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.4 111.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 43.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
183 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 67.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.2 34.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 31.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.9 74.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 31.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 70.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Brakes
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)
11.5 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR19 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1350 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1350 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1350 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
135 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
135 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3633 3449
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3600 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.60 3.70
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.60 3.69
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 2.63 3.60 - 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Rogue Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.1
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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2021 Nissan Rogue
  • Redesigned 2021 Rogue features more power
  • Lease: From $219 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: No special offers, which is unusual
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 48 months
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2021 Subaru Forester
  • 2021 Forester selection holding up; 2022s coming soon
  • Lease: From $229/mo
  • Rebates: No factory rebate; dealer discounting possible
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR
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