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Compare the 2017.5 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

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With the many fantastic compact SUVs available today, it can be difficult to choose which one will best fit your needs as an individual. Two great compact SUVs are the 2017 Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4. They are both leaders in the compact SUV class, and very popular among drivers. Let's take a look at the 2017 Nissan Rogue vs the Toyota RAV4 and see just where the Rogue edges out the competition!

Price and Specs Comparison


2017.5 Nissan Rogue S

2017 Toyota RAV4

Starting MSRP*



Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

26 / 33 mpg

22 / 28 mpg

Standard Engine




175 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

172 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM



6-Speed Auto

Review Video

The Over and Under

The 2017 Nissan Rogue has been praised for its handling, clever storage options, quality interior, and impressive list of amenities. It has quickly become a favorite of drivers everywhere. Nissan has been continuously updating its models with the latest driving technologies. It's stylish, convenient, and a great value considering its long list of impressive base features.

The Toyota RAV4 has been a consumer favorite for years and also has some great features. It's good at handling rough roads and adverse weather conditions, and many drivers say that it's very fun to drive. However, it falls significantly short in fuel economy, torque spec, and interior space compared to the 2017 Nissan Rogue.

Performance and Handling

Having a reliable vehicle with a good engine is very important. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 comes as an all-wheel drive vehicle in all models and trim styles. It can be used as a light-duty off-road vehicle or just as a daily driver. It has electric power steering, and a four-cylinder engine. Older models may come available with a V6 engine as well. It's an efficient and useful compact SUV.

In comparison, the 2017 Nissan Rogue has been praised for its impressive handling abilities, steering, drivability and top-notch off-road capabilities. It accelerates well, and drivers will not have an issue getting up to speed when they merge on to the interstate. It has a very durable feel and is easy to maneuver. Drivers will feel confident when behind the wheel of the 2017 Nissan Rogue due to its durablility and superior torque performance. It also boasts more off-road hardware than any of its competitors. It's equipped with all-wheel drive, a locking center differential, hill descent control, and front and rear brake-lock differentials.

2017 Nissan Rogue Interior

Trim Styles and Available Packages

The Toyota RAV4 comes in many different trim levels and packages, though they're all pretty similar. The five trim levels that the 2017 Toyota RAV4 comes in are LE, XLE, SE, Limited and Platinum. You may have to upgrade to a higher trim level in order to have access to some features that come standard on the Rogue.

The 2017 Nissan Rogue comes in three trim packages: S, SV, and SL. All trim styles carry five passengers, and come standardly equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder 170-horsepower engine and are paired with a continuously variable CVT transmission. There is also an available Rogue Hybrid version. One of the best things about the 2017 Nissan Rogue is the multitude of technology and safety features even the lowest trim packages are standardly equipped with. Some of these features include 17-inch wheels, sliding, reclining, and folding seats, a well-designed cargo management system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® phone and streaming audio, a 5-inch infotainment display and a four-speaker audio system with USB input and satellite radio.

Test Drive Today!

While the Toyota RAV4 is a formidable opponent, the 2017 Nissan Rogue simply takes the crown in several key categories making it a fantastic option for SUV drivers. If you are still unsure about which of these SUVs would best fit your needs, come by and take a test drive a 2017 Nissan Rogue today! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you and answer any questions you still may have.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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