2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Nissan Rogue
Crossover drivers in San Diego, Kearney Mesa, and El Cajon need a vehicle that can handle both their daily commute, as well as weekend trips up and down the coast. Luckily, there’s two on the market right now that can handle that and much more.
In this comparison, you’ll learn more about how the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Nissan Rogue stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior, and safety. After reading this vehicle comparison, feel free to contact us with any questions. Let’s get started!
RAV4 vs Rogue: Performance Specifications
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Nissan Rogue share many features including a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and a front-wheel drivetrain, with an all-wheel drivetrain available on all trim levels of both vehicles.
These two vehicles begin to differ, though, when it comes to the transmissions in these vehicles and the performance specifications that come with them. The Rogue’s singular transmission, a 2-speed Continuously Variable Transmission, maxes out on a power output of 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
The RAV4’s available high-performance 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission, on the other hand, brings this vehicle’s power output up to 175 horsepower and a whopping 195 lb-ft of torque. This allows for a maximum towing capability of 1,500 pounds in the RAV4 while the Rogue can only tow just 1,000 pounds with all four trim levels.
RAV4 vs Rogue: Luxurious Interior
In both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Nissan Rogue, you can expect enhanced interior features including available leather upholstery, available heated front seats, and smart infotainment systems. The latter feature is fixed into the front dashboard for easy access to the audio systems, Bluetooth® phone integration, and many other convenient features.
The RAV4 takes this system to the next level with the ability to upgrade to an 8-inch color touchscreen display with navigation and an Infinity® Premium Audio System. Follow turn-by-turn directions to all your destinations while accessing all your smartphone apps via the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ features, which come standard on four out of five of the RAV4’s trim levels.
RAV4 vs Rogue: Advanced Safety
Both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Nissan Rogue are equipped with some impressive safety features including available Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. These features use advanced sensors to monitor your vehicle’s surroundings and act as an extra set of eyes when changing lanes and backing up.
Thanks to these incredible features, both the RAV4 and the Rogue have been rated a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety1. However, the RAV4’s extra safety features—including its standard driver’s blind spot mirror, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Anti-Lock Braking System—earned the RAV4 a 5-Star Overall Rating from the National High Traffic Safety Administration2.
2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Nissan Rogue:
As you can see, there’s a lot to be excited about in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Nissan Rogue. However, we believe drivers in San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon will appreciate the RAV4’s increased power, luxurious interior features, and award-winning safety.
To see what else this crossover has to offer, give us a call today at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego. We’d be happy to schedule you for a test drive!
1 To qualify for 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.
2 NHTSA 5-Star Ratings: Government 5-Star Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.com).