2017 Nissan Rogue vs. 2017 Subaru Forester Comparison

Compare the 2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Subaru Forester in New Bern, NC

The 2017 Nissan Rogue is one of the finest SUVs on the market. It's a competitive field, and there are many other quality SUVs out there, especially the 2017 Subaru Forester. Subaru is known for their passionate fans, and the 2017 Subaru Forester has passionate fans indeed. However, it falls short in a few areas, and while it's a good SUV, the 2017 Nissan Rogue remains the better vehicle. Here are just a few of the reasons why.

Gas Mileage

Nobody likes to stop for gas. Refueling your vehicle takes precious time out of your day and adds to your commute. It can also quickly get expensive, especially with today's fuel prices. Nissan agrees, which is why the 2017 Nissan Rogue is more fuel-efficient than the 2017 Subaru Forester. Not only that, the 2017 Nissan Rogue is available as a hybrid for even greater gas mileage. Drivers looking for a hybrid Subaru Forester are sadly out of luck.


SUVs are known for being great family vehicles. Safe and large, an SUV is great for carrying the entire family. Of course, some are better than others. The 2017 Nissan Rogue normally seats five, but has an available third row of seating for a maximum seating capacity of seven. The 2017 Subaru Forester also normally seats five, but unlike the Nissan Rogue, the 2017 Subaru Forester can only seat five. With no available third row of seating, larger families will have to look elsewhere.


It is important to be comfortable when you drive, especially on longer journeys. A comfortable driving chair can make or break car; after all, no one wants to be stuck in a cramped, awkward interior. Drivers will definitely appreciate the front seat of the 2017 Nissan Rogue, which offers more head room and more hip room.


It's almost impossible to keep your trunk organized. As you drive around, everything scatters everywhere and nothing stays in its sport. Fortunately, this is not the case in a 2017 Nissan Rogue. The trunk of the Nissan Rogue has multiple possible configurations for keeping your trunk organized. It can even be folded into shelves or a box. Nissan believes in letting you find the best options that work for you. It can be difficult to load large thinks into your vehicle's trunk, especially if your hands are full. That's why the 2017 Nissan Rogue has an available hands-free liftgate. Just wave your foot under the bumper and the trunk will open automatically. No matter what you're holding, with the available hands-free liftgate you can open your trunk with ease. There's no hand-free option on the Subaru Forester.


For those drivers who enjoy the finer things in life, both the 2017 Nissan Rogue and the 2017 Subaru Forester come with multiple levels of trim. If you want every available feature, the 2017 Subaru Forester will set you back $34,295. The highest level of 2017 Nissan Rogue is much cheaper with a starting MSRP of $31,160.

There is no doubt that the 2017 Subaru Forester is a quality vehicle. It just happens to fall a bit short of the 2017 Nissan Rogue. The Nissan Rogue continues to be the finest compact SUV on the market. If you are interested in driving the finest compact SUV yourself, just come pay us a visit here in New Bern, NC, or call us at (888) 431-6023 to schedule a test drive. We have many satisfied customers in the New Bern, Jacksonville, Havelock, Swansboro, and Emerald Isle areas because we know Nissan. Come see for yourself just what sets Nissan apart from the competition.


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