Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue

Getting behind the wheel of a reliable midsize SUV can help you make the best of your trips around the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area. But if you're in the market for one, how will you know which of the many vehicles out there is right for you?

The Subaru Forester has been considered one of the best in this category, but how does it stack up to the Nissan Rogue? You don't have to think too hard about it because we're here to help you find out.

Although the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2016 Nissan Rogue are similar, we'll focus on their differences to help you decide which one meets your expectations. We'll look closely at vehicle handling, entertainment and technology amenities, and safety features. By reading this comparison, you'll see which of these vehicles is better for you and your needs.

Read a full review of the 2017 Subaru Forester here.

Subaru Forester vs.  Nissan Rogue: Vehicle Handling

Each of these vehicles is equipped with a 2.5-liter engine that can reach 170 horsepower. The Nissan Rogue features a standard 4-cylinder engine, but the Subaru Forester is outfitted with the uniquely designed Subaru BOXER® engine. This engine lays flat under the hood and features horizontally opposed valves that disperse power to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The Rogue features front-wheel drive, which is effective but no match for the agile all-wheel drive with the Forester.

Entertainment and Technology Amenities

The Subaru Forester and the Nissan Rogue are equipped with a 4-speaker sound system that delivers audio entertainment from their respective radio and CD player. The Forester features the 6.1-inch STARLINK™ Multimedia high-resolution LCD touchscreen, while the Rogue features a 5-inch display screen.

The Forester has several advantages in this category. It features an HD Radio®, which lets you listen to higher quality broadcasts. This radio even features iTunes® tagging, which lets you tag a song to download later.

Each vehicle features Bluetooth® technology, which allows for hands-free phone communication and audio streaming.

Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue: Safety Features

Both of these impressive midsize SUVs have advanced airbag systems. Each vehicle features front, side impact, and side curtain airbags and additional protection with knee airbags.

In terms of active safety, both vehicles have Vehicle Dynamics Control. This system can sense a loss of traction and actively provide brake pressure to maintain motion and direction. However, considering the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, this feature is more effective in the Subaru Forester.

Test Drive the 2017 Subaru Forester Today

By reading our vehicle comparison, you learned about the differences between the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2016 Nissan Rogue. For instance, you learned that the Forester takes the lead in handling and features a larger touchscreen and HD Radio™.

We also checked out the safety features. Each vehicle offers similar protection, but the Forester has the advantage with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that offers better maneuverability in emergency situations than the front-wheel drive in the Rogue. You learned that the Subaru Forester simply offers you more.

Learn even more about the 2017 Subaru Forester by scheduling your test drive at Winner Subaru, your go-to dealership in the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area. 


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