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Nissan Rogue vs. Subaru Crosstrek

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Nissan Rogue

$488
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Subaru Crosstrek

$538
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Excellent
The Nissan Rogue Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $488 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Rogue.
3
1
2
Above Average
The Subaru Crosstrek Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 25th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $538 which means it has average ownership costs. While the frequency of repairs is high, the likelihood of a major issue is low, so you may experience a few more visits to your shop for minor issues.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$488
inexpensive
expensive
$538
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.26
not often
very often
1.09
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent
6%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(0)
4 (3)
3 (2)
2 (2)
1
(0)
The Nissan Rogue ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in engine.
“Truly disappointing to buy a new car with 4 miles and have it in the shop twice within 3 weeks for major issues.”
“Truly disappointing to buy a new car with 4 miles and have it in the shop twice within 3 weeks...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Subaru Crosstrek and the Nissan Rogue are two slightly different types of vehicles. The Crosstrek is a compact two-row, car-based, five-door hatchback SUV. The Rogue is a compact, two-row SUV. The Crosstrek comes with standard all-wheel drive, while the Rogue comes with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.

When comparing their power options, the Subaru Crosstrek and the Nissan Rogue both offer a single gasoline engine, and no higher-powered options. The Crosstrek’s standard and only engine has 152 horsepower. The Rogue’s standard engine has 170 horsepower. Rogue is one of the few compact SUVs to offer a gasoline-electric hybrid option, for the more environmentally conscious.

In terms of cargo space, the Crosstrek, with its sloping hatchback roofline, has 55.3 cubic feet of space when its rear seats are folded. The larger, boxier Rogue delivers an excellent 70 cubic feet of hauling space behind the front seats. If you need as much space as you can get for cargo, the Rogue is the logical choice.

Choosing between the Subaru Crosstrek and the Nissan Rogue is largely a matter of space vs. cost. If you need a very spacious compact SUV to haul your family and your stuff, the Rogue will do the job well. But if a car-sized vehicle with hatchback practicality and standard all-wheel drive will suffice, then you stand to save several thousand dollars by going with the Crosstrek.