2020 Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue

If you’re seeking out the perfect midsize SUV for your adventures near San Diego, Chula Vista, and El Cajon, then you may be looking at models like the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue. Both vehicles deliver a strong and efficient performance, as well as sophisticated features.

The only question is: Which one is the right pick for you?

To help you decide, the team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego delved a little deeper into how the 2020 RAV4 and Rogue compare. We’ll take a look at their similarities and their differences so that you can see which one appeals to you the most.

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue: Powerful and Efficient Engine Specs

What we love about the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue is that they don’t make you choose between power and efficiency—they offer both! In fact, they each come standard with a 2.5L I4 engine that truly delivers on power:

  • Toyota RAV4 horsepower: 203
  • Nissan Rogue horsepower: 170

While the two vehicles feature the same engine, the RAV4 offers an output of 33 horsepower more than the Rogue. The 170 horsepower from the Rogue is still impressive, just less of a thrill than you might get when behind the wheel of the 203-horsepower RAV4.

Aside from that, both SUVs achieve similar fuel economy numbers during city driving. However, we do see a bit of a difference when we look at their highway MPG numbers. Check out the chart below for a quick overview:

FWD Fuel Economy AWD Fuel Economy
Toyota RAV4 27 city/35 highway MPG1 25 city/33 highway MPG1
Nissan Rogue 26 city/33 highway MPG 25 city/32 highway MPG

Despite producing more engine power, the 2020 RAV4 actually tends to achieve a slightly higher EPA-estimated highway fuel economy than the Rogue. The RAV4 also has a hybrid version available that can get an EPA-estimated 41 city/38 highway MPG.1

Unfortunately, the Rogue doesn’t offer a hybrid version.

Smart Safety Technologies

Something that the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue have in common is that they’re both highly modern cars. As such, they both come equipped with several safety technologies designed to help make your drives even safer and more convenient.

Standard and available smart safety features you’ll find in both SUVs include:

  • Smart cruise control
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keeping system
  • Rearview camera

One feature that’s unique to the Toyota RAV4 is Automatic High Beams (AHB). These come standard and automatically toggle your high beams on and off based on the flow of oncoming cars and other traffic patterns.

The Nissan Rogue doesn’t offer a similar feature, so you may find yourself putting more attention on adjusting your headlights while trying to navigate a dark back road or inclement weather conditions.

Will You Drive the Toyota RAV4 or Nissan Rogue?

After reading through our 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. Nissan Rogue comparison, we hope you have a better idea about which SUV you want to take on your adventures near San Diego, Chula Vista, and El Cajon. If you want to give the RAV4 a try, you can do that by contacting the team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego.

Contact us to schedule your test drive today!


12020 RAV4 EPA-estimated 27 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE FWD and Limited FWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for XLE AWD, XLE Premium AWD, Adventure and Limited AWD; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.