Subaru Forester vs. Nissan Rogue


Subaru Forester vs. Nissan Rogue

Subaru Forester

Nissan Rogue

At a Glance: Forester vs. Rogue

If you want to see all that Guelph, ON, have to offer, then you'll need an SUV suited for the task. There are plenty of options out there, such as the Subaru Forester and the Nissan Rogue, and you'll need to find out which one better fits your needs.

The team at Pfaff Subaru has created this 2022 Subaru Forester vs. Nissan Rogue comparison to help drivers make an informed decision.



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Forester vs Rogue

AWD Capability


Standard | Available

Forester vs Rogue

Passenger Volume


3,160L | 2,985L

Forester vs Rogue

Which SUV is the One for You?

Subaru Forester


When purchasing an SUV, you’ll have power under the hood. If you’re looking for a model that has power and incredible traction, both the Forester and the Rogue have a lot to offer. However, only one can provide the best drivetrain for your adventures.

Subaru Forester

Powerful Standard Engines

Power is important when it comes to your drives. These SUVs are evenly matched with standard 2.5-litre engines. The Nissan Rogue has an output of up to 181 horsepower. In comparison, the Subaru Forester offers the SUBARU BOXER® engine with an output of 182 horsepower.

While these numbers are just a digit apart, how do the transmissions hold up? Well, the Rogue comes with a Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), while the Foresters offers the ineartronic® CVT. Both will provide you with smooth rides.

A Drivetrain Built for Total Command of the Road

When you encounter rain-slicked roads, uneven dirt, or deep mud, you'll need your SUV to power through it. Traction and control are essential for your ride. The Nissan Rogue comes standard with front-wheel drive for a steady drive. It also features an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system for added control.

The Subaru-exclusive Symmetrical Full-Time All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system is built for tough drives. It adapts to whatever the situation calls for to provide optimal power to your wheels. You can accelerate on dry, smooth roads, but you'll also have plenty of grip when you drive on wet, bumpy, and other tricky terrain.

Subaru Forester


When you’re packing for an outdoor getaway, there are plenty of items you can bring along for the ride. Along with backpacks and coolers in the trunk, your trip will be memorable with your larger outdoor items.

Subaru Forester

Your Towing Capabilities

The Subaru Forester is graded for towing large items. It's a powerful SUV that can handle your big equipment and gear with ease. The Subaru Forester can tow up to 680kg (1,500 pounds) of trailer weight when properly equipped. If you’re driving the Forester Wilderness trim, the towing capacity is 1,360kg (3,000 pounds).

The Nissan Rogue, unfortunately, is not graded for towing. If you need to haul a boat or a trailer while in motion, you may need to borrow someone else’s SUV.

Interior Cargo

Whether you’re driving your SUV, you’ll want to make sure you have room for everything. So, how much cargo will you be able to fit in these models? The 2022 Forester is a spacious vehicle with a maximum of 2,101 litres (74.2 cubic feet) for cargo.

In comparison, you’ll find that the Nissan Rogue has just 2,098 litres (74.1 cubic feet) of cargo room. This will mean you have slightly less space to carry your cargo.

Subaru Forester


Whether it’s just you in the Forester on an overnight drive or you have your whole family along, one thing is certain: You need space. No one wants to deal with leg cramps and back discomfort on a long drive.

Subaru Forester

Stay Comfortable During Long Drives

When it comes to space for you and your passengers, the Nissan Rogue is a less spacious vehicle overall. It offers 2,985 litres (105.4 cubic feet) for passengers. The Subaru Forester, on the other hand, has up to 3,160 litres (111.6 cubic feet) of room for passengers.

Below, the interior measurements are listed:

Subaru Forester
Nissan Rogue
1,047 mm / 1,006 mm Headroom (front/rear) 355 hp
1,101 mm / 1,000 mm Legroom (front/rear) 1,100 mm / 978 mm
1,477 mm / 1,454 mm Shoulder Room (front/rear) 1,450 mm / 1,420 mm

For more room to stretch out, you’ll want to choose the Subaru.

Subaru Forester


When it comes to your adventures, interior amenities will kick them up a notch. Both the Subaru and Nissan come with standard:

  • Heated front seats
  • 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat
  • Automatic climate control

The Subaru takes climate control one step further using SUBARU STARLINK®. This feature includes remote climate control so that you can make sure your Subaru is comfortable before you’re get in.

Subaru Forester vs. Nissan Rogue: Your Choice

Your SUV should be able to meet your needs around Guelph, ON. We recommend the Subaru Forester for its dynamic drivetrain, towing ability, and many comforts. Stop by Pfaff Subaru and schedule a test drive to experience the Pfaff Difference today.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Forester for yourself are conveniently available right here online.