Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4
Nissan Rogue Powertrain vs Toyota RAV4 Powertrain
Because road integrity can change at a moment’s notice, one of the most important factors in a crossover SUV is the ability to handle a variety of road conditions. Both the Rogue and the RAV4 deliver in this regard with available intuitive All-Wheel Drive systems.
The RAV4’s available all-wheel drive system is paired with Dynamic Torque Control to help transmit extra power to the wheels when needed. The Nissan Rogue offers an available innovative Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.
While their available AWD systems compare favorably, you will see a difference in these two vehicles when looking at their respective transmissions. The Toyota RAV4 comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission while the Nissan Rogue comes standard with an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). While the 8-speed in the Toyota has fixed gears, the CVT of the Nissan has constantly changing gear ratios, which allows for more optimized performance and force distribution.
Packing a more efficient transmission under its hood, the Rogue is also equipped to perform a little more efficiently. The Rogue earns an EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG.1 Meanwhile, the RAV4 earns 27 city/34 highway MPG. So, the Rogue will perform a little better on the highways, able to keep you away from those dreaded gas-station stops that interrupt your drive home.
Nissan Rogue Space vs. Toyota RAV4 Space
Second only to a crossover’s performance is what kind of dimensions and capacities it offers, and this is an area where both the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 easily outshine the competition. Inside the cabin of both of these vehicles you will be able to seat up to five passengers.
However, you will be able to do so more comfortably in the Rogue thanks to its 105.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. This compares favorably to only 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume in the RAV4. Additionally, both of these SUVs will be able to store plenty of cargo.
The Rogue offers an added cargo feature available to you. The Rogue provides maximum flexibility when it comes to transporting your most important equipment. The Rogue’s available Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System allows multiple configurations for hauling all your important items, whether you’re going on a road trip or just driving around town. This feature isn’t available on the Toyota vehicle.
When you want a vehicle that has flexible and versatile cargo storage, there’s nearly no better crossover than the exciting Nissan Rogue.
Access Useful and Fun Features
Yet another area where the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 deliver is through their cutting-edge technology features that are both exciting and useful.
Centered around an 8-inch touchscreen, the Nissan Rogue offers great features, such as an available premium Bose stereo system, a hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, and Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity.
There are some similarities with the RAV4 and its tech suite. For example, like the Rogue, the RAV4 comes with Android Auto™ and also offers Bluetooth®. However, it does not come with a text-messaging assistant, and its standard display screen falls a bit short, measuring in at only seven inches.
In terms of convenience technology within each SUV’s respective cabin, you will find similar features. An excellent example is the entry system found with both options. The RAV4 and Rogue both come standard with remote keyless entry and push-button starting systems. These will make it easy to access your SUV, not having to worry about digging your keys out of the bottom of your pockets or purse.
Similarly, the seating appointments found in both SUVs will compare very closely. Both vehicles come standard with cloth 6-way manual driver’s seats and 4-way manual front passenger’s seats. So, behind the wheel of either vehicle, you’ll be able to maximize your comfort in finding your ideal seating position.
Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology: Rogue vs. RAV4
Another key area you’ll want to evaluate when looking at potential SUV options are the safety features and driver-assistive technologies they come stocked with. The Rogue and RAV4 feature the necessities like airbags and seatbelts, and beyond that, they come with innovative driver-assistive technology. Both vehicles come with:
- Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking & Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Warning
- RearView Monitor
There are some differences beyond these, though. For example, the Rogue comes with a Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This system will help monitor what is going on behind your SUV, particularly useful when reversing. This type is system is available on the RAV4, but it does not come standard on the Toyota SUV.