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Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4

The Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 compact crossover SUVs are close rivals. Similarities abound, but the RAV4 is more powerful, offers better performance, and has more engaging driving dynamics compared to the Rogue. The Rogue’s CVT doesn’t help matters, as it’s not as smooth or responsive as the RAV4’s traditional automatic. Unlike its Nissan competitor, the Toyota is available with a hybrid powertrain, and the RAV4 TRD Off-Road model has no Rogue equivalent. Both SUVs offer comfortable seating, but the Rogue’s Zero Gravity seats are more pleasing to the backside. Owing to its larger dimensions, the Rogue provides significantly more front-seat headroom and more overall passenger space. That said, the RAV4 offers more cargo space behind the second row. Though the Rogue’s touchscreen is a tad larger than the RAV4’s, most will prefer the Toyota user experience. The RAV 4 also offers Amazon Alexa and a Wi-Fi hotspot, which the Rogue doesn’t. Nissan outfits the Rogue with additional standard safety equipment compared to the RAV4, but the Toyota outperforms the Nissan in NHTSA testing.

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2023 Nissan Rogue

2022 Toyota RAV4

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,789 - $38,490

Used Asking Price:

$21,000 - $32,332

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,174 - $38,311

Used Asking Price:

$25,898 - $37,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.3 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

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Summary Review

The Nissan Rogue is a five-passenger SUV with a roomy cabin and excellent cargo capacity. The current Rogue was redesigned for the 2021 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,623 and 3-year-old models averaging $21,320.

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Summary Review

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover with seating for five. The current Toyota RAV4 was redesigned for the 2019 model year, with new models averaging $31,101 and 3-year-old models averaging $23,510.

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Pros and Cons

  • Upscale cabin
  • Roomy interior
  • Impressive fuel economy

  • Lackluster acceleration
  • Noisy transmission
  • High starting price

Pros and Cons

  • Reputation for durability
  • Gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models available
  • Rugged SUV-like capability with the TRD Pro Off-Road trim

  • Lackluster driving experience
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto late to arrive
  • Cumbersome touchscreen controls

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

S, Platinum, SV, SL

Trim Levels

Limited, TRD Off-Road, XLE, Adventure, LE, XLE Premium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

225 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.058 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 5000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.060 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 37 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

435 / 537 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 35 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

392 / 508 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

36.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

141.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Cargo Space:

37.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

69.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

136.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3457 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

66.5 inches

Length:

183 inches

Wheelbase:

106.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3380 lbs

Width:

73 inches

Height:

67 inches

Length:

180.9 inches

Wheelbase:

105.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

225/65R17