Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4 Comparison

2018 Nissan Rogue

On the hunt for an SUV that’s powerful, efficient, spacious, and safe? You’re in luck! Both the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 offer this incredible combination of features and capabilities. So, how will SUV shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano choose between them?

That’s what we at Courtesy Nissan hope to help you do with this detailed Rogue vs. RAV4 comparison. Read ahead to learn more about how these two models stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior space, and safety!

Rogue vs RAV4: Performance Specifications

2018 Nissan Rogue

Leading the way in the 2018 Nissan Rogue is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine comes equipped with a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) that brings the heat when it comes to fuel economy. 

The Rogue also comes standardly equipped with an advanced Xtronic CVT® transmission that maximizes power and efficiency with its gear-ratio-less design. With this standard equipment, the Rogue achieves an impressive EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.1

As for the 2018 Toyota RAV4, you’ll have a similar 2.5L 4-cylinder engine leading the way. However, the RAV4 lacks continuously variable valve timing and a CVT. As a result, this model only achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.

Rogue vs RAV4: Cargo & Passenger Space

SUV shoppers are typically looking for a vehicle that’s spacious and can handle quite a bit of cargo. When comparing the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the 2018 Toyota RAV4, you’ll see that the Rogue goes above and beyond with the following interior dimensions:


Nissan Rogue

Toyota RAV4

Front Headroom

41.6 inches

39.8 inches

Front Legroom

43 inches

42.6 inches

Rear Hip Room

52.1 inches

48.9 inches

Rear Legroom

37.9 inches

37.2 inches

On top of all the extra wiggle room your passengers will have in the Rogue, you’ll also have plenty of cargo space for your stuff. The Rogue offers 39.3 cubic feet of best-in-class cargo room with the rear row up, while the RAV4 falls behind with 38.4 cubic feet.2

Rogue vs RAV4: Advanced Safety Systems

2018 Nissan Rogue

Safety is always a top priority. It was with this in mind that the 2018 Nissan Rogue was designed to include a wide variety of advanced safety features. For starters, this model comes standardly equipped with Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which are only available in the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

The Rogue also offers several features you won’t find in the RAV4, including the class-exclusive and available Moving Object Detection and an available Intelligent Around View® Monitor.3With the latter feature, you’ll get a 360-degree, bird’s-eye view of your vehicle’s surroundings right on your infotainment screen. In the RAV4, you’ll have to settle for just a regular rearview camera.

Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4: Which One?

As you can see, the 2018 Nissan Rogue comes out on top in every way. Now, it’s time to get behind the wheel of the Rogue and see what all the hype is about. Shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano should give us a call at Courtesy Nissan today to schedule a test drive!



12018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 26 city / 33 highway (Front-wheel Drive), 25 city / 32 highway (All-wheel Drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2AutoPacific Segmentation. 2018 Rogue vs. latest in-market competitors in 2017 XSUV Mainstream Midsize Class. Cargo space behind second row compared. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle. 

3AutoPacific Segmentation. 2018 Rogue SV/SV Hybrid with Premium Package and above vs. latest in-market competitors in the 2017 XSUV Mainstream Midsize Class. Available feature. MOD cannot completely eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. MOD operates at vehicle speeds below 5 mph. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.


Monday - Thursday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Sunday Closed

Schedule Service

Monday - Saturday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM - 2:00PM


Monday - Saturday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Rockwall Collision Center

990 East Interstate 30
Rockwall, TX 75087

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 6:30PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Sunday Closed