Nissan Rogue vs Mitsubishi Outlander: Which Compact SUV Will You Choose?

Outlander vs Rogue

Both the Rogue and the Outlander are small SUVs with features to please any driver, but which one is the best?

The compact SUV field is stacked. It seems every other car you pass on the road is in this category. With so many to choose from, where do you even start looking?

The Mitsubishi Outlander and the Nissan Rogue are two of the best options among small SUVs. Here is a breakdown of what each has to offer so you can make the best choice for your family.


With 2022 came a newly redesigned Nissan Rogue. While the old model had its perks, the new one is even better. Sporty and fun to drive, the Rogue handles well. It is also quite powerful with a 1.5-liter VC-turbo engine offering 201 horsepower. FWD is standard, but you get the option to upgrade to AWD on any trim for $1,500. However, the engine seems to drag some when driving on the highway.

The Mitsubishi Outlander is also updated for 2022. This SUV offers a smooth drive from a well-equipped engine. Whether you’re driving on busy streets or taking turns in the country, you will appreciate how well the Outlander handles. Turns are easy and braking is gentle. Interestingly, the Rogue and the Outlander share an engine base, but Mitsubishi made it entirely their own.

The Outlander has a slight edge over the Rogue in performance because of its smooth handling.


The interior of the Rogue is nice, but nothing stands out over the competition. The driver gets a Zero Gravity seat, ensuring utmost comfort. The second row offers a decent amount of legroom for adults and there is 36.5 cubic feet of storage behind the seats. Added safety features like lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking are a plus. If you opt for a higher-level trim, there are premium leather, Bose audio system, a panoramic moonroof, and surround cameras.

The Outlander is similar to the Rogue inside, as well. The driver’s seat is incredibly comfortable, perfect for drivers of all sizes. There is a spacious second row that offers a good amount of room for passengers. And unlike many other smaller SUVs, the Outlander has a third row. It is fairly small, but you have those additional seats if needed. There is ample storage in this vehicle, so you should have no problem fitting in all the gear you need.

Because of the additional space and third row, the Outlander is the better option based on interior features.


The Nissan Rogue comes out of the gate at $26,700 for the FWD S trim. The Platinum level with Intelligent AWD starts at $38,430.

Mitsubishi priced the base model of the Outlander at $25,795. The top-of-the-line goes for $42,395.

Both of these cars are good, but we think you’ll love an Outlander. Swing by Ray Skillman Westside Auto for a test drive today.