The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport Is the 2nd Best SUV, But It Can’t Beat This Old Favorite

The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport is a pretty decent subcompact SUV. Consumer Reports even finds the Rogue Sport to be the second-best subcompact SUV available in 2022. Yet there’s one SUV that’s even better than the Rogue Sport; the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek. So what makes Consumer Reports find the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek to be a better choice than the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport?

A dark colored 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport with a sunset i the background.
2022 Nissan Rogue Sport | Nissan

Which is better, the 2022 Nissan Rogue or 2022 Subaru Crosstrek?

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Consumer Reports gives the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport an overall rating of 77 out of 100. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, on the other hand, gets an 86/100. So what makes the Crosstrek a better SUV than the Rogue Sport? For one thing, the Crosstrek gets a much higher road test score, of 87 to the Rogue Sport’s 72. The Crosstrek also has better gas mileage, at 29 mpg over 26 mpg.

The 2022 Crosstrek also stops more quickly than the Rogue Sport, taking just 125 feet to stop from 60 MPH. The 2022 Rogue Sport took 134 feet to stop from the same distance. However, the Rogue Sport does have slightly better acceleration going from 0 to 60 in 10.2 seconds to the Crosstrek’s 10.3 seconds.

Is the Subaru Crosstrek a reliable car?

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The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek gets a predicted reliability rating of 5/5. So does the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport. The 2018-2021 Subaru Crosstreks also get 5/5 for reliability, while the 2019 and 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport also has a 5/5. However, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport gets just a 3/5 for reliability.

The owner satisfaction rating is where the 2022 Crosstrek really shines. It gets a 4/5, while the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport gets only a 1/5. Clearly, the Crosstrek’s owners are much happier. Current Crosstrek owners are especially happy with the Crosstrek’s styling. Both the driving experience and value of the Rogue Sport, however, receive just lackluster reviews from owners.

Is the Nissan Rogue Sport a good car?

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The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport is comfortable and roomy. It has a good amount of storage space and its interior is refined. It has a 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine that puts out 141 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque. This is matched to a continuously variable transmission. The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport price is likely to start at about $25,000 for the base model S.

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is spacious for both passengers and cargo and its infotainment system is straightforward. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 152 hp and has AWD. There’s also a hybrid Subaru Crosstrek, The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek starts at $22,445 and can go up to $35,645. 

Both the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport and 2022 Subaru Crosstrek are good subcompact SUVs, but the Subaru Crosstrek has more going for it. Its owner satisfaction score is much higher than the Rogue Sport’s, and its reliability rating is excellent. In addition, it has a better road-test score. If you’re torn between the Rogue Sport and Crosstrek, the Subaru Crosstrek is the way to go.

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