Compare 2018 Subaru Outback vs Nissan Rogue | Hazle Township, PA

2018 Subaru Outback vs Nissan Rogue

Serving Hazle Township, PA, Kingston, and Wilkes-Barre

Popular with families, two-row crossovers are a staple of American life. Choosing the right one may be easier than you think. Consider how the 2018 Subaru Outback compares to the Nissan Rogue.


2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i

2018 Nissan Rogue S

Standard Engine

2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER®


Fuel Capacity

18.5 gallons

14.5 gallons

Driving Range

463 city / 592 highway miles

377 city / highway 479 miles


175 hp

170 hp


174 lb-ft

175 lb-ft


CVT with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive



US News and World Report ranks the Nissan Rogue #29 while ranking the Outback at number six among 44 crossovers. According to its comparison tool, the Outback has 108 cubic feet of passenger volume while the Rogue has 105 cubes. This allows it to offer more hip-room and shoulder-room on both rows. The Outback has a bit more rear legroom as well. Outback’s have a large 35.5 cubic foot hold with an easy lift-in height and a tall ceiling. It expands to 73.3 cubic feet. Rogues have 39 cubic feet in the hold and expand to 70 cubic feet.

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Performance Package

The Outback has an edge in engine power. The four-cylinder is rated at 175 horsepower while the Rogue’s I-4 is rated at 170 horsepower. If you want a V6, you’ll have to choose an Outback. The smart 3.6-liter engine is rated for 256 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft. of torque. Rogues are limited to 1,000-pound tows while the Outback could tow up to 2,700 pounds when properly equipped.

2018 Subaru Outback Interior

All-Wheel Drive

When comparing costs, keep in mind that Rogues are front-wheel drive vehicles. Nissan's an all-wheel drive system costs extra. Furthermore, even with AWD, Rogues are never recommended for off-road activity. Every Subaru SUV has Asymmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the automaker's advanced system with all-weather drivability and on-demand four-by-four capability. For those who love the wilderness, the exclusive X mode can be added. This system allows the driver to set the dial to the appropriate challenge, whether it's off-road terrain, snow or sand. Outback ground clearance is 8.7 inches while the Rogue is either 7.8 inches with RWD or 8.4 inches with AWD. While the Outback isn't a thrill-seeker, it won't shrink from campsite duties.


Whether rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the Rogue earned only four stars in federal safety tests. The Subaru Outback earned all five stars in the same comprehensive crash testing. Both crossovers have a list of crash avoidance features. These include a blind spot monitor, a lane assist, and automatic pre-collision braking. The Subaru Outback also has a reverse autobrake function to reduce the chances of hitting an obstacle or a moving car during a reverse maneuver. Subaru offers steering responsive headlights. This feature, not found on the Rogue, moves the light with the trajectory of the car's wheels.

Test Drive Today!

With similar pricing schemes for the two rivals, it could pay dividends to start your search with the 2018 Subaru Outback. Great reliability scores and good resale values help sweeten the deal. Take a test drive at Fairway Subaru.


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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