When shopping for a reliable SUV that doesn’t compromise on performance or connective technology, you may find yourself torn between the 2022 Toyota RAV4 and the 2022 Nissan Rogue.
Whether you’re commuting to work or escaping across town with friends and family, you’ll need a vehicle that’s capable of keeping up with your lifestyle needs. Fortunately for you, these vehicles refuse to cut corners when it comes to performance capabilities. And while the Rogue has a lot of things going for it, here at Prince George Toyota, we stand behind the RAV4 all the way. But rather than take our word for it, we thought our readers would appreciate a thorough comparison to help you make an informed decision between the two!
The Proof is in the Power
While both the RAV4 and the Rogue provide drivers with great fuel efficiency and potent power, there are some glaring differences that can play a big factor in determining which is the contender. RAV4 packs 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque into every throttle. Plus, this extra power allows you to pull up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, has significantly less power and a maximum towing capacity of 1,350 pounds when properly equipped.
And the RAV4 Hybrid and plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime? Even more powerful. With a net 219 horsepower and 203 horsepower on tap, respectively, these SUVs will propel you into a more modern world of performance.
Sometimes, you want to take your adventures beyond the pavement. Thankfully, RAV4 offers two trim levels specially equipped for just that: the RAV4 Adventure and RAV4 TRD Off-Road. 8.6 inches of ground clearance help you soar over low-lying rocks and brush. With the extra ride height, enjoy a more confident view of your surroundings. You’ll also find handy the 120V/100W power outlet in the rear cargo area to power and charge whatever you may need at the campsite! You won’t find these features on the Rogue!
When you’re looking for a safe and reliable vehicle to carry your family on adventures, both the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue offer standard safety suites. Some standard features you’ll find on both vehicles include:
While both vehicles include an innovative safety suite, there are a few extra features that you’ll find standard with Toyota Safety Sense \that are either not offered or only available with upgrades with the Nissan Rogue.
One feature that you’ll have to upgrade to get in the Nissan Rogue is the Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). This feature allows you to pre-set the speed at which you’d like to travel but will automatically adjust your speed in correlation to the vehicle in front of you. Once the vehicle is no longer in your range, DRCC will accelerate until it returns to the pre-set cruise control speed.
Another standard feature with the RAV4 that isn’t offered on the base-trim Rogue is the Road Sign Assist (RSA) feature. Using a front-mounted camera, the system will read street signs—like speed limit, stop signs, and more—that you may have missed. These signs will be displayed on your MID center touchscreen display system.
It’s clear at this point that the RAV4 is the true contender here! That being said, if you’re looking for a compact SUV that provides a fun ride into the future, the Volkwagon Taos is definitely worth looking into! This mini SUV doesn’t go small on power, safety, or technology. 4Motion AWD lets you confidently tackle unpredictable BC weather while a suite of interior comforts keeps you cozy for the long haul!
Ready to test drive the all-new 2022 Toyota RAV4? Give us a call or stop by our lot at Prince George Toyota and we’ll get you sorted in no time!