How Does the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Compare to the New Subaru Crosstrek?

When you should under the SUV umbrella, you'll find one of the most diverse segments in the entire auto industry. Whether you're looking for something large, something small, or something in-between, you'll find the options you need to get the driving experience you want.

If you're looking for a small SUV with nimble performance and great fuel economy, for instance, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport might be the perfect car to suit your needs. Competitively priced and well-equipped, it delivers a capable and affordable option that many drivers have come to love. It's not the only SUV of its kind out there, though. Other vehicles like the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek are also well-regarded and offer a lot. The big question, of course, is which one offers the right vehicle package for you?

The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

With comfortable seating for five and an affordable price tag, the new Nissan Rogue Sport is a great option for drivers shopping on a budget. It's also an excellent vehicle for drivers who simply like to drive. Agile and speedy, its smaller size allows for an athletic-feeling performance that's satisfying and capable.

Performance: 2.0-liter inline-4 (141 horsepower, 147 pound-feet of torque, 25/32 miles per gallon

Feature Options: Siri Eyes-Free, Easy Fill Tire Alert, Remote Keyless Entry, LED Low Beams, Remote Start

Safety Features: Around-View Monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane-Departure Warning and Prevention Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection

Starting Price: $22,600

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Sturdy and designed for value, the Crosstrek is a popular five-seat model for drivers who want a safe and reliable SUV. With good ground clearance, it can also provide modest off-roading abilities. It's a popular option among family drivers.

Performance: 2.0-liter flat-4 (152 horsepower, 145 pounds-feet of torque, 23/29 miles per gallon

Feature Options:  Starlink Media System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Heated Seating, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, Heated Side Mirrors, Automatic Climate Control, Keyless Entry, Push-Button Start

Safety Features: Rearview Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Lane-Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist

Starting Price: $22,710

Which One is the Better SUV?

Make no mistake, the Subaru Crosstrek is a solid SUV that's desirable in many ways. It holds some advantages over the Rogue Sport, especially in terms of its ruggedness and off-roading ability. It's a good car if you might have to drive in tougher conditions. For our money though, the Nissan Rogue is the better choice. While it not be quite as rugged as the Crosstrek, it can still hold its own in tough conditions. It likewise wins on the front of pure fun. While there's nothing especially wrong with the way the Crosstrek feels on the road, it's not as invigorating as the Rogue Sport's agile performance. Add in the Rogue Sport's superior styling and solid features, and you get an SUV that we feel is the better overall buy.

If you'd like to know more about everything the 2018 Rogue Sport has to offer, get in touch with the sales team at County Line Nissan. The staff at our dealership in Middlebury, CT would be happy to answer any questions you have. We could also set up a test drive with the Rogue Sport, or any other new Nissan models you might be interested in. Our location is easy to find and well-equipped to handle all of your vehicle needs. Don't hesitate to give us a call and get the ball rolling today.


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