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Compare the 2017.5 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

Serving Bessemer, AL, Tuscaloosa, and Hueytown

The Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4 are quite similar competitors in the category of SUV vehicles. Both the Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan Rogue have been through multiple redesigning and interesting upgrades as well as improvement efforts over the time these two vehicles have been on the market. Furthermore, there are those who would prefer the Nissan Rogue, and yet there are those who stand by the Toyota RAV4. After careful examination and multiple considerations, the Nissan Rogue edges out the competition for a number of reasons, which we will cover in close analysis.

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

Engine Performance

In comparing the Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4, it is fair to point out that they both have 2.5L 4-cylinder motors. The Nissan Rogue measures 175 SAE Net Torque @ 4400 RPM while the Toyota RAV4 trails a bit behind at 172 SAE Net Torque @ 4100 RPM. Due to this edge on torque, the Nissan Rogue will help you better control the car as it offers a slightly more aggressive torque spec than the Toyota RAV4. In addition, the Nissan Rogue has a bit less horsepower since it can reach up to 170 SAE Net Horsepower @ 6000 RPM and the Toyota RAV4 has slightly more horsepower measured at 176 SAE Net Horsepower @ 6000 RPM, but with the Nissan Rogue motor paired by a continuously variable-speed automatic transmission, it usually outperforms the Toyota RAV4 which has a 6-speed automatic transmission, which could experience possible highs or lows in horsepower when shifting between gears. Between the two SUVs, the Nissan Rogue has a better motor performance than the Toyota RAV4 on an overall scale.

Fuel Economy

Although the Nissan Rogue features more higher from the same size engine than the Toyota RAV4, the Nissan Rogue achieves better fuel economy when driving in the city as well as on the highway. The Nissan Rogue gets 25 miles per gallon in the city, while the Toyota RAV4 slacks behind at 22 miles per gallon. On the highway, the Nissan Rogue checks in at an impressive 32 miles per gallon, while the Toyota RAV4 again falls short at 28 miles per gallon. Some accredit the Nissan Rogue and its better fuel economy to it possibly being more aerodynamic, while others think it is due to its continuously variable-speed automatic transmission, but the fact is that due to it offering better fuel economy, despite having a slightly smaller fuel tank, it has a better range per tank Toyota RAV4. The Nissan Rogue has an average fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon against an average of 25 miles per gallon with the Toyota RAV4.

2017 Nissan Rogue Interior


Another important consideration in purchasing an SUV is how big it is. Let’s face it, the bigger, the better, especially when you are opting for an SUV. In the category of the three dimensions of width, height, and length, the Nissan Rogue is only two-tenths of an inch shorter than the Toyota RAV4 in the width category, while it exceeds the Toyota RAV4 by a whole inch in the category of length. The Nissan Rogue also exceeds the Toyota RAV4 by 1.3 inches in the height category. Height is considered by many as a game changer since it may make the difference in the comfort of taller drivers and passengers as well as being able to possibly fitting taller objects in the cargo area.

Test Drive Today!

Come to our Nissan Dealership in Bessemer, AL and take the Nissan Rogue for a ride to experience this impressive SUV for yourself. In addition to other qualities, you will clearly observe its superior engine performance due to its continuously variable-speed automatic transmission, wonderfully efficient fuel economy statistics, and confirm that the sizing is just right. If you are looking for your very own Nissan Rogue, simply pay us a visit to learn more!

*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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