Nissan Rogue Sport vs Toyota RAV4
Compact crossovers rule the roads of Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, and all over the nation. These vehicles provide the ability to tackle a variety of road conditions while maintaining a respectable fuel economy. They also have spacious cabins and all the technology and comfort amenities you could ask for, so it’s no wonder they’re the preferred class of vehicle for so many drivers.
Of course, with every manufacturer putting out solid entries, drivers often wonder which is the best. For many years, two of the top SUVs in the class have been the Nissan Rogue Sport and the Toyota RAV4. Let’s look at a direct comparison between the Nissan Rogue Sport vs. the Toyota RAV4 and see which one comes out on top as the best small crossover SUV. If you have any questions, reach out to us at Stateline Nissan!
Nissan Rogue Sport vs Toyota RAV4 Performance
When it comes to performance and what you get out of the engine, the Rogue Sport certainly comes out on top. With its fuel-boosting technology, it achieves an EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway MPG.1 As for the Toyota RAV4, it can’t match up to the Rogue Sport’s fuel efficiency, only providing an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.
Plus, the RAV4 provides a bit more horsepower, but not as much torque. While the RAV4 generates 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, the Nissan Rogue Sport delivers 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. When the time comes to dig yourself out of tough terrain like mud, you’ll know where that extra torque comes into play.
The Nissan Rogue Sport is tough to beat when it comes to advanced safety features and technology. It comes equipped with several standard safety features, such as:
- Blind Spot Warning
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System
While the RAV4 does have Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a standard suite of safety systems, it doesn’t come with the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. To get those advanced safety features, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level.
Interior Comfort and Features
The Rogue Sport’s cabin has a clean, refined, and attractive design. The standard infotainment system includes smartphone integration with both touchscreen and dial options, as well as third-row seating with plenty of space for adults and kids. In fact, the Rogue Sport offers 42.8 inches of front legroom, as compared to the RAV4’s 42.6 inches of front legroom.
Both SUVs come with an available array of comfort-oriented features, such as heated seats and 8-way power-adjustable driver seats. However, the Rogue Sport comes standardly equipped with the Advanced Drive-Assist® Display, a conveniently placed screen on the instrument cluster that displays helpful information, such as navigation instructions and incoming calls.
Drive the Nissan Rogue Sport at Stateline Nissan
If you’re in the Pawtucket, Cranston, or East Providence areas, you can see the Nissan Rogue Sport for yourself. With its fuel-efficient drivetrain, cutting-edge safety systems, and interior amenities, the Nissan Rogue Sport ensures its drivers have enjoyable rides, no matter where you venture to. Just stop into Stateline Nissan for a test drive today!
1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 25 city / 32 highway (Front-Wheel Drive), 24 city / 30 highway (All-Wheel Drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only