Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue

2018 Toyota Rav4

If you’re looking for your next SUV in the Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury areas, we’re betting you’ve come across the Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan Rogue. With great interior features, power, and safety ratings, these vehicles are optimum choices for your next family-friendly ride.

However, with such awesome options, you might be confused as to which is the better vehicle for your daily drives—and that’s where our team at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury can help, with this vehicle comparison of the RAV4 and Rogue.

Let’s get started by checking out the inside of these great rides.

Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue: Inside the Rides

The Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue both offer cabins made up of high-quality, soft-touch materials. Still, what you’re most likely more concerned with is how much space each vehicle offers.

In both the RAV4 and Rogue, your backseat riders will get at least 37.2 inches of legroom, so you’ll have plenty of room to be the carpool parent for Saturday’s soccer games. When it comes to cargo space, the RAV4 takes the lead, with a total of 73.4 cubic feet when you fold the back row down. The Rogue follows with 70 cubic feet of space.

If you’re looking for the latest technology features, these SUVs have it going on. Both come standard with a touchscreen infotainment system, along with connectivity features like Bluetooth® and a USB port.

Power & Performance in the RAV4 and Rogue

2018 Toyota Rav4

While you might be dropping the kids off at football practice, you’ll still want some extra power in your engine. Both the RAV4 and the Rogue have a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine under their hoods, but the RAV4 offers a bit more power, producing 176 horsepower. The Rogue follows here, achieving 170 horsepower.

Also, we’re guessing you’ll want to save some time and money at the pump when you’re out running weekend errands. The RAV4 and Rogue both achieve at least an EPA-estimated 23/29 MPG city/highway, so you’ll be on your way from one spot to the next without refueling interruptions.1

If you’re someone who likes to hitch up the boat or trailer along to your family vacation spots, the RAV4 is your ride. With a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds, you won’t be leaving anything behind. Unfortunately, the Rogue falls short here, with a towing capacity of up to 1,102 pounds.

Safety Ratings and Features

The most important aspects to consider in your next family-friendly vehicle are the features that will keep you and your loved ones safe, along with crash test ratings that will give you an extra sense of security on the road.

The RAV4 was awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while the Rogue unfortunately received a 4-Star Overall Safety Rating when put through several crash tests.
Both the RAV4 and Rogue come with several assistance features that will keep you and your loved ones safe. While the RAV4 comes standard with features such as Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, you’ll have to upgrade the Rogue to experience these features.

Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue: The Results

While you can see that both the RAV4 and Rogue are great options when it comes to finding your next family-friendly vehicle, we think the RAV4’s safety ratings, standard features, and awesome engine power make it worth the test drive.

If you’re around the areas of Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury, contact us at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury to learn more about the RAV4 today!

 

1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

 

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