Comparison: 2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4

Staunton drivers shopping for a small SUV have some options and may be looking toward models that have been around for a while. However, they should know that just because a vehicle has age under its belt doesn't necessarily mean it bests the competition.

Case in point: the 2017 Nissan Rogue vs the 2017 Toyota RAV4, the latter of which has been around since the mid-1990s while the former debuted just a decade ago. However, there are some significant areas where the Rogue has an edge on its elder. Read our full comparison to find out:

Features

Nissan Rogue

The 2017 Rogue has six models: S, SV, Midnight Edition, SL, SV Hybrid, and SL Hybrid. The base S model has standard AM/FM/CD with 5-inch color display, a 4-speaker audio system, USB port for smartphone connection, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Sirius XM Radio, and illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls. It also has standard Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, rearview monitor, air conditioning with cabin filtration, cruise control, and Divide-N-Hide Cargo System.

Additionally, the Rogue has available Bose Premium Audio, nine speakers with two subwoofers, leather-appointed seating, leather accents, NissanConnect with Navigation and mobile apps, 7-inch color touchscreen display, travel and traffic information system, surround view monitor, dual-zone automatic climate control, and HomeLink universal transmitter.

Toyota RAV4

The 2017 RAV4 has standard entertainment with AM/FM/CD, six speakers, USB input, Bluetooth connectivity, 4.2-inch multi-information display, and cruise control.

Premium features include Entune Premium JBL Audio with navigation, Entune app suite, Sirius XM Radio, leather accents, dual-zone climate control, bird's eye camera, and heated steering wheel. It's also available with several add-on features, including a Convenience Package and Advanced Technology Package.

Engine

Nissan Rogue

The Rogue has two options for engine, a gasoline-powered and a hybrid. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter inline-4 mated to Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission, making 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. It has available all-wheel drive and gets impressive fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.

The Rogue Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 combined with an electric motor with lithium battery, making a net 176 horsepower. This option (also available in all-wheel drive) gets 33 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.

Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 has slightly more power than the Rogue, but even its hybrid option can't beat Nissan's gasoline-powered engine in terms of fuel economy if you're doing mostly highway driving. The RAV4's base engine is a 2.5-liter inline-4 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, making 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city and 29 MPG highway and has available all-wheel drive.

The RAV4 Hybrid has a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine connected to an electric motor with continuously variable automatic transmission. It has a net horsepower of 194 and gets 34 MPG city and 30 MPG highway.

Pricing

Nissan Rogue

Starting at $23,820 MSRP

Toyota RAV4

Starting at $24,910 MSRP