Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport VS 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Near Austin, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2017 Subaru Crosstrek

Safety Comparison

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Crosstrek only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Crosstrek have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 71 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Subaru dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Rogue Sport’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Subaru vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 17 more problems per 100 vehicles, Subaru is ranked 22nd, below the industry average.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Crosstrek are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Rogue Sport SL’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Crosstrek’s 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Rogue Sport SL has standard 19-inch wheels. The Crosstrek’s largest wheels are only 17-inches.

The Rogue Sport has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Rogue Sport has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Rogue Sport is 2.4 inches wider in the front and 2.2 inches wider in the rear than on the Crosstrek.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue Sport has 1.2 inches more front hip room, 1 inch more front shoulder room, .6 inches more rear headroom and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Crosstrek.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue Sport has a larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Crosstrek with its rear seat up (22.9 vs. 22.3 cubic feet). The Rogue Sport has a larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Crosstrek with its rear seat folded (61.1 vs. 51.9 cubic feet).

The Rogue Sport’s cargo area is larger than the Crosstrek’s in almost every dimension:

 

Rogue Sport

Crosstrek

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.3”/62.3”

32”/64.2”

Max Width

54.2”

53”

Height

33.3”

n/a

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Rogue Sport’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Crosstrek’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Rogue Sport SL detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Rogue Sport has standard extendable sun visors. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer extendable visors.

On extremely cold Winter days, the Rogue Sport’s optional (except S) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Rogue Sport SV/SL’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Crosstrek offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Rogue Sport has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Crosstrek doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

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