2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue: Which Crossover SUV is Better?

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2017 Toyota RAV4

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2017 Nissan Rogue

Jupiter families looking for a capable crossover SUV appointed with generous features and plenty of room to stretch out have for years been turning to the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue, and with good reason. For one, both are award-winning models with a reputation for reliability. When you start digging into the details, though, it becomes clear that the RAV4 has the edge over its competitor. Take a closer look at what we noticed when these two crossover favorites were placed side-by-side. Ultimately, we’re confident that the 2017 Toyota RAV4 will be the model that wins your heart.

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Room for Passengers and Cargo

If you’re trying to get behind the wheel of a crossover SUV in the first place, it’s likely that you need some extra space—whether it’s for a growing family, grocery trips, or camping gear. While both of these crossovers come standard with seating for five, the Toyota RAV4 is the clear victor when it comes to cargo room:

  • Toyota RAV4 – The total interior volume of the RAV4 is 140.3 cubic feet, providing an interior that’s plenty roomy for passengers and cargo alike. There’s also a spacious 38.4 cubic feet for you to put to use behind the rear seat, as well as a max cargo volume of 73.4 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seats.
  • Nissan Rogue – The Nissan Rogue’s total interior volume is just 134.0 cubic feet, with only 32.0 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space in back. Even when you fold down the rear seats, the Rogue fails to offer more than 70.0 cubic feet of storage space.
2017 Toyota RAV4 interior

Safety

Whether for your friends or your family, you need a crossover that helps ensure the safety of all your passengers every time you hit the road. It’s worth noting, then, that in independent crash safety tests conducted by the NHTSA, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 earned a perfect 5-star overall rating, while the 2017 Nissan Rogue received the lesser 4-star rating. And while it’s true that both of these models come standard with safety features like a rearview camera, front side and side curtain airbags, and traction control, the Toyota RAV4 easily surpasses the Rogue thanks to its Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) suite, which comes standard on all RAV4 trims and includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams

Unfortunately, none of those cutting-edge features come standard on the Rogue, and some aren’t even available as upgrades.

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Your Search For a New Crossover SUV Ends Today

In the areas that matter most to Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens drivers, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 beats out its competitors—not just the Nissan Rogue (as we saw here), but also the Honda CR-V, too! Luckily, we have a wide variety of new RAV4s in stock, and our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have about financing or our special 1Price commitment. Come see us at 1215 US 1 in Lake Park, FL, and get in touch if we can assist you prior to your visit.