For drivers around the Wakefield, Reading, and Danvers areas, deciding which compact SUV to fill that empty driveway with just became a lot more exciting. The head-to-head Nissan Rogue vs. Subaru Forester battle has only started, which is why we at Ira Subaru wanted to help you make an educated decision on your next vehicle.

Our comprehensive guide below will give you an idea of which compact SUV suits your driving lifestyle. If you're looking for a different experience behind the wheel, continue reading to find out if the Nissan Rogue or Subaru Forester will fit your future driving plans.

Engine Power Rivals

The Forester and Rogue are great for cruising comfortably at a quick pace down the left lane. However, if you're searching for a car that's ready for whatever you want to throw at it, the Subaru Forester is at least a few strides ahead with regard to efficiency and power capacities.

Equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, the 2019 Forester generates 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque, which is prepared for both on- and off-road adventures. The Rogue produces a lesser 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque with a similar 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.

An important difference in capability comes when you take a look at the Forester and Rogue's drivetrains. Whereas Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard, all-wheel drive is an available option in the 2019 Rogue. This will make a huge difference in traction if you're caught outside during harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rain or snow. All-wheel drive also provides you with the ability to go off-road with ease.

Interior Cargo Competition

These compact SUVs have a 5-passenger maximum seating capacity but they differ quite a lot when it comes down to storage space. The Nissan Rogue has 106 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Subaru Forester comes with a larger 111.9 cubic feet for your family to enjoy.

You'll have plenty of space for goods in the back with all five seats filled in both the Rogue and Forester. The maximum cargo volume in the Rogue is 70 cubic feet. If you need more room than that, it won't be a problem for the Forester. When you need the extra volume for a home project or weekend excursion, fold down the rear seat to get 76.1 cubic feet of space.

Nissan Rogue vs Subaru Forester: Safety

We'd like to say that the Nissan Rogue and Subaru Forester are equals when it comes to standard safety, but the 2019 Forester is hard to compete with. Subaru EyeSight® is a suite of driver-assistive technologies, which includes an Adaptive Cruise Control system to keep your Forester at a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Some of the more comparable safety offerings between the Rogue and Forester are the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) as well as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

We like the Brake Override System that's standard in the 2019 Forester. If you ever find yourself accidentally pressing the brake pedal and the accelerator at the same time, this system will help prevent unintentional acceleration by reducing the effectiveness of the accelerator pedal.

Which Compact SUV Will You Choose?

Our comparison guide to the Nissan Rogue vs. Subaru Forester discussion positions both of these vehicles as well-equipped, fun to look at, and fitted with top-of-the-line safety systems. However, the experts at Ira Subaru believe that drivers near the Wakefield, Reading, and Danvers areas will truly appreciate what the Forester has to offer.

When you're ready to get behind the wheel, we invite you to make your way over to our dealership to schedule a test drive in the 2019 Subaru Forester.

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