Crossovers and SUVs like the Subaru Outback and Nissan Rogue are great options for both drivers and families. They come with standard safety features, convenient cargo room, and offer the ability to haul even more cargo. So, which one is right for you? Subaru of Mobile helps drivers in Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope decide with this Subaru Outback vs. Nissan Rogue comparison.

Specs & Capability

The Subaru Outback offers a choice between two versatile engines. The base powertrain is a 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that produces up to 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of output, you'll be able to tow up to 2,700 pounds. The more powerful option is a 2.4L Turbo XT 4-cylinder engine that delivers 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. This engine bumps the Outback's towing capacity up to 3,500 pounds.

The Nissan Rogue doesn't offer any engine choices under the hood. It's only available with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain can only get up to 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. This also limits its towing capacity to just 1,102 pounds.

Interior Dimensions

Both the Subaru Outback and the Nissan Rogue have seating for up to five people and plenty of cargo room. However, the Outback offers more space to stretch out with 109 cubic feet of passenger room. The Nissan has a slightly smaller interior with just 105.8 cubic feet of passenger space.

Passengers in the backseats will feel the biggest difference between the two vehicles. The Outback provides 39.1 inches of headroom, 39.5 inches of legroom, and 57.4 inches of shoulder room. The second-row seats feel a bit cramped in the Nissan with only 38.5 inches of headroom, 37.9 inches of legroom, and 55.9 inches of shoulder room.

Both vehicles are also prepared to carry lots of bags, boxes, and groceries. You'll find plenty of space in the trunk, plus convenient 60/40-split folding second-row seats. With the back seats down, the Subaru Outback offers up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo room. The Nissan Rogue can't carry as much with only 70 cubic feet of space.

Safety Features

To maintain traction and keep you in control, the Outback comes with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. You'll also have eight airbags to keep you safe, including side-curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats.

There are lots of standard safety features that will help prevent accidents, too. Every trim level of the Outback comes with Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. This system gives you more awareness during your drive with features, including:

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering

There's also technology that can monitor how you're driving, such as the DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System. It can detect when you're tired or distracted and remind you to focus on the road or take a break.

The Nissan Rogue also has eight airbags and comes with some similar driver-assistance features. However, it doesn't have anything that monitors how you're driving. It also runs on standard Front-Wheel Drive.

Test Drive a Capable Crossover

Visit Subaru of Mobile to learn more about this Subaru Outback vs. Nissan Rogue comparison and take a test drive. The Subaru Outback offers lots of cargo room, an impressive towing capacity, and safety features to drivers and families in Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope.

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