Compare 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Subaru Forester


2021 Nissan Rogue

2.5L 4cyl


2.5L 4cyl
182 HP


181 HP
26 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

27 city / 35 hwy*

Serving Cary, NC

With plenty of safety features, impressive ground clearance, a powerful engine, and a comfortable cabin, there's nothing to dislike about the 2021 Subaru Forester at Johnson Subaru of Cary. The Forester is available for you to try with an online test drive through Johnson Subaru of Cary, where you'll be able to try out your favorite Subaru trim. You'll be able to compare the Subaru against its competitors too, including the 2021 Nissan Rogue. Compared to the Rogue, the Subaru is a more performance-oriented car with better ground clearance and power. It also has a more comfortable cabin and comes loaded with safety features.


The 2021 Subaru Forester has one engine for all trims, which is a 2.5L with four cylinders that is capable of 182 HP and 176 LB-FT in torque. An automatic transmission is standard, and all trims have all-wheel drive. The Subaru also averages 29 MPG combined, which exceeds the Nissan's combined MPG rating of 28 MPG. The Nissan's engine gets less power than the Subaru's at 181 HP max, and all-wheel drive is not standard with the Rogue.

Interior and Features

The Subaru comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display at the base level. It has helpful storage spaces and an optional eight-inch touchscreen display. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also standard. Heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and WiFi come with the second trim and up. The Nissan's interior is less spacious than the Subaru's, and it doesn't have as much space for passengers or your belongings. Cold weather amenities are not added to the Nissan until the higher-end trims.


The 2021 Subaru Forester is loaded with safety aids including lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. The Nissan doesn't get standard adaptive cruise control, which is only added on select higher-end trims.

Take an Online Test Drive

The staff at Johnson Subaru of Cary can tell you all about the amenities that the Subaru Forester offers, but the only way to find out what the car offers for yourself is to schedule a test drive from home. It's simple to set up an online virtual test drive for your preferred trim level at our dealership. To start your online test drive, just go to our dealership's website where you can schedule a time to try the 2021 Subaru Forester at Johnson Subaru of Cary. For convenience, you can access our test drive online from your computer or phone. Our test drive includes a helpful 360 video that gives you a tour of the Subaru's exterior and its cabin. The video test drive also gives you a realistic sense of the car's performance. If you want to learn more about the Subaru's assets or understand how its features work during your Subaru Forester online test drive, be sure to let our helpful staff know. We can also provide more information to help you buy the car online when you're ready.

Contact Johnson Subaru of Cary today for more information about the 2021 Forester or to book a Subaru Forester online test drive.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.