Compare 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Subaru Forester 2021 Nissan Rogue
  182 hp 181 hp
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard Optional
Cargo Space
  76.1. cu. ft. 74.1. cu. ft.
Ground Clearance
  8.7 in. 8.2 in.
Front/Rear Leg Room
  43.3 in./39.4 in. 41.5 in./38.5 in.

2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Nissan Rogue

Serving Fairfax, VA

Identifying the crossover SUV model that is a solid fit for your expectations, budget and lifestyle are not easy to do. While there are numerous smaller crossover models on the market, your attention may naturally settle on the practical Forester and the recently updated Rogue. Comparatively, the Forester has a more affordable base price. This is only one of many notable differences that you need to be aware of before you whittle down your own shortlist of options to a specific model.


Both of these models have a confident, aerodynamic shape with pleasing aesthetics. However, the practicality of their exterior design and features differ. The entire trim line for the Forester comes with 8.7 inches of ground clearance supported by lower-body molding. Raised roof rails and steering-responsive LED headlights are also standard. However, trim levels come with a hands-free liftgate, fog lamps, and up to 18-inch wheels. While the Rogue’s base MSRP is slightly higher than Forester’s entry-level price, it lacks a few entry-level exterior features that you will find on the Forester. Included features on all Rogue trim levels are LED headlights, a manual liftgate, and rear privacy glass.


The differences between the 2021 Subaru Forester and the 2021 Nissan Rogue continue across their two-row cabins. The Forester’s standard equipment at various trim levels includes EyeSight assistive driver’s aids, distraction mitigation, leather material, a push-button starter, STARLINK tech with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a dual-zone climate control system, and more. The 2021 Rogue’s entry-level features are a touch display screen, Android Auto, Bluetooth tech, a standard audio system, and few additional features.


Both vehicles have comparable powertrains with a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine paired with a continuously variable transmission. While their horsepower and torque ratings are in the same ballpark, the Forester comes with standard features like symmetrical all-wheel drive, auto start-stop, SI-Drive, traction management, vehicle dynamics control, and more.

At Farrish Subaru, our sales reps are always available to demonstrate our models’ features and abilities. Visit our showroom soon to know more about the Forester and compare its well-designed trim options in person.