Subaru Crosstrek vs Nissan Rogue Sport Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

Compact crossover SUVs are a fantastic match for life in Southern California. You get the capability and increased ride height of an SUV combined with a smaller size and car-like handling that makes driving around the city much easier. And if you choose the Subaru Crosstrek, you'll get the extra quality, longevity, and capability that you've come to expect from Subaru. Though it has competitors, like the Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek stands out from the crowd. We'll take a closer look below at just how these two SUVs compare.

Subaru Crosstrek with surfboards on roof rails parked by the ocean

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport: Design

The Subaru Crosstrek is similar in exterior size to the Nissan Rogue Sport: it's about three inches longer and 1.3 inches narrower. Despite their similarly compact footprint, the Subaru Crosstrek has a much more spacious cabin. Inside the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, you'll find 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, making it easier for the driver and passengers alike to stretch out. This extra space can make all the difference during long car rides, and it's something you won't get in the Nissan competitor. The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport makes do with just 96 cubic feet of passenger volume.

But it's not just the interior where the design differs. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is the better choice for beach trips and longer journeys, thanks to features like standard roof rails. To get these on the Nissan Rogue Sport, you'll have to pay extra.


Close-up of Subaru Crosstrek seats with orange stitching

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport: Interior Features

The roomier cabin goes a long way towards making the Subaru Crosstrek the more comfortable crossover, but it's just the beginning. Automatic climate control is helpful in Southern California, and it's a standard feature in the Subaru Crosstrek. Choose the base Nissan Rogue Sport and you'll get manual air conditioning instead. And when it comes to design, the Subaru Crosstrek is well ahead of the Nissan Rogue. Available features like orange contrast stitching give the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek a refined and stylish air that you won't find in the Nissan Rogue Sport.

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2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport: Performance

When you get behind the wheel of either of these SUVs, the differences in performance become clear. The engine in the Subaru Crosstrek gets better horsepower than the engine in the Nissan Rogue Sport. The Subaru Crosstrek also has a lighter curb weight, making that horsepower go even further. In addition to being more powerful, the Subaru Crosstrek is also more efficient, with slightly better gas mileage than the Nissan Rogue Sport. What's more, the flat engine in the Subaru Crosstrek gives it better balance than the inline engine in the Nissan. Experiencing these differences makes them even more evident, so take the Subaru Crosstrek for a test drive today.


2020 Subaru Crosstrek parked in the city

2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport: Safety

Nothing is more important than your safety, and Subaru understands this. The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is proof: it earned the 2020 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which performs rigorous crashworthiness tests. The IIHS didn't give the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport any awards at all. Of course, the best accident is the one that doesn't happen in the first place. Though both SUVs offer driver assistance features to help prevent crashes, only the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with the improved traction of all-wheel drive. To equip a 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport with AWD, you'll have to pay extra.

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2020 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport: Value

With more interior space, a more powerful engine, and standard features that are costly upgrades in the Nissan Rogue Sport, the Subaru Crosstrek is the clear choice with better value! The starting MSRP of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is more than $1,000 less than that of the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport. Experience the Crosstrek for yourself at McKenna Subaru in Huntington Beach.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
$22,145Starting MSRP*$23,240
33 Highway / 27 CityStandard Gas Mileage (MPG)32 Highway / 25 City
Standard FeatureAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
152Horsepower141
145 lb.-ft.Torque147 lb.-ft.
100.9 cu. ft.Standard Passenger Volume96 cu. ft.
2020 Top Safety PickIIHS AwardNone
Standard FeatureAutomatic Climate ControlAvailable Upgrade
Standard FeatureRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade
17" AlloyStandard Wheels16" Steel

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.