With their family-friendly cabins and efficient powertrains, the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport and Subaru Crosstrek tackle your daily drive in style. But which should you choose? In our comparison guide, we take an in-depth look at the Rogue and Crosstrek, so you can choose your best crossover.
Comfiest Ride: 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
With its best-in-class comfort and highway-friendly space, the Rogue Sport is the best family hauler. Nissan’s Zero Gravity front seats are a revelation, fitting to the contours of your body and giving you that just-right balance of comfort and support. No matter how much you dislike your commute, you’ll love these seats. And even when you fill the cabin to capacity, passengers enjoy generous space, which only adds to this crossover’s overall vacation appeal.
The Subaru Crosstrek also gets two thumbs up for passenger space, with generous elbowroom for all. Although the front seats aren’t quite Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats, they keep you relatively comfy for the long haul. All in all, the Crosstrek is a close second for interior comfort.
Best Standard Lineup: 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
Of the two, Nissan’s subcompact crossover has the most impressive standard lineup. You get a lot more for your money, including standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This must-have smartphone integration technology gives you impressive hands-free access to oft-used apps, like maps and music. Nissan also supplies a bunch of comfort-inducing standard features. The folding rear seats slide and recline, maxing out legroom as you cruise the highway. And safety aids, like forward collision warning and automatic braking, pile on the peace of mind at no extra cost.
The Subaru Crosstrek is also focused on bang for buck, delivering a pretty impressive standard lineup. For infotainment, Subaru’s crossover is similarly equipped, with complete smartphone integration and an innovative touchscreen display on the list of standard features. However, if you want high-tech safety aids on your Crosstrek, you’re going to have to pay extra to get them.
Most in Utility: 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
Have trouble packing light? The Rogue Sport has you covered with its road-trip-ready cargo space. Behind the seats, you’ll find 22.9 cubic feet for your backpacks, portable grille, and croquet set. The Crosstrek only offers 20.8 cubes, forcing you to leave some fun stuff at home.
Optimal Fuel Economy: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
Here, the Crosstrek has the Rogue Sport beat by a few miles, earning up to 27 city and 33 highway miles per gallon. And remember that this Subaru crossover comes standard with all-wheel drive, making its thrifty performance all the more impressive. However, the Rogue Sport comes in just behind, earning up to 25 city and 32 highway mpg. Those figures drop a bit with all-wheel drive, up to 24 city and 30 highway mpg.
The Crosstrek might be the thriftiest of the pair, but the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport is going to be your best daily driver. Whether you’re on the hunt for the best tech lineup or the comfiest road trip, the Rogue Sport delivers the goods.