2023 Nissan Rogue vs. 2023 Subaru Outback

Maus Nissan of New Port Richey offers a comparison between the 2023 Nissan Rogue and the 2023 Subaru Outback.


2023 Nissan Rogue vs. 2023 Subaru Outback


When people hear about the Rogue or the Outback, the first thing that comes to mind is rough terrain and there's a good reason for that. Both Nissan and Subaru are known for their ability to create monster SUVs that are capable of anything, but who does it better? The experts at Maus Nissan of Brooksville are here to break down the 2023 Nissan Rogue and 2023 Subaru Outback in this head-to-head comparison.


2023 Nissan Rogue vs. 2023 Subaru Outback

This is a close match as both the Rogue and Outback come equipped with loads of intense driving technologies and intuitive safety features. However, when you realize how similar they are and compare the price differences, you'll see that the 2023 Rogue is a better value and even offers a bit more comfort.



Nissan kept the choice simple for you by offering a single powertrain option which includes a very impressive 1.5L VC Turbo engine with 201 horsepower. Being the pioneers behind the VC Turbo engine, you can count on Nissan to provide the best experience as the compression ratio automatically lowers and raises on a dime as needed for incredible handling without you having to put in any effort. As for the transmission, the Xtronic CVT provides nearly instant gear shifts while optimizing your gas mileage to bring you a higher-than-average 30 in-city and 37 highway miles per gallon. And of course, it wouldn't be a Rogue without added driving enhancement features such as Active Ride Control, Intelligent Trace Control, and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

You'll be given the choice between two engine types for the 2023 Outback, the standard being a 2.5L DOHC engine at 182 horsepower which comes short of the Rogue's engine specs. You can upgrade to the 2.4L DOHC at 260 horsepower, but you'd be paying much more for power that you might not even use. We found that the Rogue's 201-horsepower engine is a great middle ground between efficiency and price. Plus, the Outback's mileage rating is much lower at 26 in-city and 32 highway miles. In this aspect, the Rogue is a tough one to beat.


Safety Features

With Nissan, you can always expect the most extensive range of available safety features. Every new Nissan model recently released has come equipped with the standard Safety Shield 360 collection of essentials, but you can also opt for the Nissan Intelligent Mobility features for the 2023 Rogue. This includes incredibly useful technology like Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and Intelligent Driver Alertness. You can also improve your highway driving experience with ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link which scans the road while recognizing and adapting to freeway elements such as speed limit signs, off-ramps, and other vehicles.

Subaru has its own standard package of safety features called Eyesight Driver Assist Technology which includes the usual lane-keeping and auto-braking features. For extra safety technology, there's not too much other than auto high beams, a rear-vision camera, and the option to upgrade to the Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering which pretty much does the same thing as Nissan's ProPILOT Assist but not as fancy.



The new Rogue seems to be one of few vehicles with a Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system as most other cars, like the new Outback, only come with a dual-zone or less. Both the Rogue and Outback have similar legroom and cargo capacities, but Nissan made the Rogue more adaptable with the available Divide-N-Hide system which lets you organize your space in 6 different ways for smarter storage. Plus, remote-folding rear seats let you further adjust your cargo space without you needing to put your back into it.

The standard trim for the Outback has a dual-screen setup for the center display which may sound nice on paper, but the visual appeal is very clunky and unattractive. You can upgrade to the available 11.6-inch screen in the higher trims, but the vertical orientation is impractical to use and seems to take up more space.


Bottom Line

As you can see, the 2023 Rogue and 2023 Outback have very similar features and specs, but the Rogue can do a little more at a lower cost. Even if you go for the highest trim level for both vehicles, you could be saving as much as a few thousand dollars by going with the Nissan.

Starting Price Comparison


Rogue Base Trim

Rogue Platinum AWD

Outback Base Trim

Outback Touring XT






Take the 2023 Nissan Rogue for a Test Drive!

Curious to see what the new 2023 Nissan Rogue is all about? Come to Maus Nissan of Brooksville anytime to get a special tour! We'll gladly show you all of the Rogue's incredible features and take you for a test drive. Call (352) 423-6287 for more information.


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