Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue
When shopping for a safe SUV that doesn’t skimp on performance or connective technology, you may find yourself torn between the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and the 2020 Nissan Rogue. To help you decide which vehicle would better improve your commutes around Danvers, Peabody, and Salem, we here at Ira Toyota of Danvers have created this Toyota RAV4 vs. Nissan Rogue comparison guide.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at some of the features we think you’ll be most interested to learn more about. Ready to get started? Keep reading!
Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue Performance
Whether you’re commuting to work or driving across town to enjoy a great day out with friends and family, you’ll need a vehicle that’s capable of keeping up with your lifestyle needs. Fortunately for you, these vehicles refuse to cut corners when it comes to performance capabilities.
While both the RAV4 and the Rogue provide drivers with great fuel efficiency and potent power, upon closer investigation, there are some differences that can play a big factor in terms of abilities. It all starts with the 2.5L engines offered with both vehicles.
The 2.5L engine of the Nissan Rogue can produce 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. While these numbers may sound enticing, once you look at the output capabilities of the Toyota RAV4, you may think otherwise.
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 packs 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque into every throttle. Plus, this extra power allows you to pull up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, has a maximum towing capacity of 1,102 pounds when properly equipped.
Standard Safety Features
When you’re looking for a safe and reliable vehicle to carry your family on adventures, both the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue offer standard safety suites. Some standard features you’ll find on both vehicles include:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
- Automatic High Beams (AHB)
While both vehicles include an innovative safety suite, there are a few extra features that you’ll find standard on the Toyota RAV4 that are either not offered or are only available with the Nissan Rogue. One feature that you’ll have to pay extra for with the Nissan Rogue is the Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).
This feature allows you to pre-set the speed in which you’d like to travel but will automatically adjust your speed in correlation to the vehicle in front of you. Once the vehicle is no longer in your range, DRCC will accelerate until it returns to the pre-set cruise control speed.
The standard feature with the RAV4 that isn’t offered on the Rogue is the Road Sign Assist (RSA) feature. Using a front-mounted camera, the system will read street signs—like speed limit, stop signs, and more—that you may have missed. These signs will be displayed on your MID center touchscreen display system.
In order to stay connected to the digital world while on the go, both the RAV4 and Rogue have standard 7-inch center touchscreen displays that include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. These systems allow you to use this center control just as you would use your phone’s interface to access your favorite songs, playlists, podcasts, and more.
After connecting your phone, you’ll want to make sure that all your passengers will be able to clearly enjoy the music. Thankfully for Toyota RAV4 drivers, your vehicle comes standard with six speakers. Nissan Rogue drivers will only have four.
When comparing the RAV4 vs. Rogue multimedia upgrades, you’ll find a larger 8-inch screen with the Toyota. With the Rogue, you’ll be stuck with the 7-inch screen.
Additionally, those who want to enjoy a more surround-sound experience can choose the available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL® with the RAV4, which includes 11 speakers placed in nice locations. Those who choose the Nissan Rogue, however, will have to upgrade their sound system twice in order to achieve nearly as many speakers. Even after upgrading to the premium system with he Rogue, you’ll still only have nine speakers.
Learn More About the Clear Winner: The Toyota RAV4
While the Nissan Rogue offers drivers many amenities, they just can’t complete with the features of the Toyota RAV4. This Toyota SUV outperforms the Nissan SUV in terms of its engine capabilities, standard safety features, and connective technology.
We invite you to visit our dealership near Danvers, Peabody, and Salem to get a detailed look at all the features offered with the 2020 RAV4. Our team of sales professionals is happy to help you out.