Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4

Nissan Rogue

Both the 2021 Nissan Rogue and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 offer reliable performance, spacious interiors, and plenty of high-tech features to amplify your rides across New Castle, Wilmington, or Newark, DE. So, how do you know which of these SUVs will better suit you?

To help you make an informed decision, our team at Sheridan Nissan has created this head-to-head comparison of the Rogue vs. RAV4. As you explore these two models by reading below, feel free to reach out to us with any questions!

Rogue vs RAV4: Performance Specs

When it comes to tackling challenging terrain and weather conditions, you can upgrade your drivetrain in either SUV. The Rogue offers Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) that continually maximizes traction so you can move forward with confidence. The 2021 RAV4 offers a similar option to optimize performance.

Mile After Mile: Which SUV Can Go Farther?

When you put the Nissan Rogue up against the Toyota RAV4 in terms of fuel mileage, both of these SUVs offer impressive figures that will help keep you away from the pump longer. In addition, these two models offer very similar curb weights and fuel tank capacities, both of which enhance fuel efficiency.

However, the 2021 Nissan Rogue takes the cake in terms of its transmission. Certain transmissions can greatly benefit fuel efficiency. While both of these models offer a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Nissan’s Xtronic CVT® system comes standard on all available trims. This transmission is only available on the RAV4’s hybrid trims.

While both vehicles are impeccably efficient, the 2021 Nissan Rogue goes the extra mile by standardizing its continuous transmission. This will help you spend less time at the pump and more time on the open road compared to the RAV4.

Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4: Interior & Cargo

Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4 InteriorAnother great benefit of both the 2021 Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4 is their spacious and savvy cabins. No matter whether you need to transport a cabin full of friends or a trunk filled with gear, these SUVs can get the job done. Check out their interior measurements below:

2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Toyota RAV4

Headroom (front/rear)

41.1/39.2 inches

37.7/39.5 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

43.3/38.5 inches

41/37.8 inches

Hip Room (front/rear)

54.1/53.4 inches

54.3/47.7 inches

Shoulder Room (front/rear)

57.1/55.9 inches

57.8/56.4 inches

Passenger Volume

105.4 cubic feet

98.9 cubic feet

Although both vehicles are definitely spacious, the 2021 Nissan Rogue provides extra room for all passengers throughout the cabin. Having more headroom and legroom in the front row can also allow all drivers to feel comfortable behind the wheel on long treks.

Storing Cargo Made Easy

Along with that, the 2021 Rogue provides some extra room for you, your passengers, and your belongings. To optimize the cabin space even more, the Nissan Rogue offers the convenient Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System, which allows you to store valuable items under the floor, safely out of sight.

While the Toyota RAV4 offers a few cargo amenities, it doesn’t have this additional cargo management system. Going without equates to having less room in the cabin for cargo—especially valuables you’d rather keep hidden. The Rogue also offers 74.1 cubic feet of cargo room compared to the RAV4’s 69.8 cubic feet.

If you’re looking for a more spacious cabin and more ways to store your belongings, the Nissan Rogue may be the better option.

Custom Comfort

The optional Panoramic Moonroof in either SUV lets everyone enjoy more fresh air and sunshine while on the move.

If the windows are closed, however, you may feel more comfortable with the available Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control in the Rogue. The 2021 RAV4 only offers a dual zone automatic climate control system.

Rogue vs RAV4: Technology & Safety

Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4 SafetyInside these two SUVs, you’ll also discover an array of high-tech features. The Rogue features a standard 8-inch touch-screen display, which is a full inch larger than the standard display in the RAV4. Smartphone integration in both models enables you to quickly access your favorite apps. That being said, drivers may appreciate the easier-to-read icons in the Rogue.

Driver Assistance

Another element of automotive technology is active safety. The Nissan Rogue features the standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360 safety suite, while the RAV4 has the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 system. Both models offer features like the following:

  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • High Beam Assist

These systems work together to boost your awareness as you navigate the open road. For added peace of mind, some can even operate automatically to avoid or mitigate the impact of an oncoming collision.

It’s no secret: When it comes to safety, the 2021 Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4 are beasts. However, the Nissan Rogue offers a few additional standard features that the RAV4 only makes optional:

  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Automatic Braking

Break Time

One feature you’ll only find in the 2021 Rogue is Intelligent Driver Alertness. By monitoring your driving patterns, this standard intelligent system can detect signs of fatigue or distraction. If it does, you’ll receive an alert, encouraging you to pull over to take a break and get some rest before continuing along your route.

Nissan ProPILOT Assist

When it comes to highway driving, you may want to have an extra set of eyes watching your back. While both the Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4 offer cruise control features, the Rogue can equip ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link. This system can do the following:

  • Syncs up with the navigation system to provide more information about the road ahead
  • Speed Adjust by Route feature helps reduce your speed on tight curves and off-ramps
  • Speed Limit Assist feature allows drivers to quickly adjust their speed to the posted speed limit

With this equipped in the 2021 Nissan Rogue, drivers will be able to experience a more intuitive drive. This feature is absent from the Toyota RAV4, which may greatly impact the quality of your highway drives.

Pick Your SUV: Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4

If you’re looking for a cozy cabin with ample space to organize and an array of convenience features, the Nissan Rogue will deliver on all fronts. At Sheridan Nissan, we believe the 2021 Rogue has what it takes to elevate all your daily drives around New Castle, Wilmington, and Newark, Delaware. Contact us today to schedule your in-person test drive!




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