Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Nissan Rogue

Crossover SUVs are the top vehicle on the road in Madison, Gallatin and Nashville, and in this competitive segment, the best two models are the Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan Rogue.

The most recognizable models when it comes to crossover SUVs, the RAV4 and the Rogue offer outstanding features that make for one of the best rides of your life, and the easiest way to choose between these two models is directly comparing their best features. Check out the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Nissan Rogue and find out which crossover SUV will provide you with the better driving experience.

2017 RAV4 vs. 2017 Rogue: Engine Power

Although you may not plan to take your SUV into tough driving scenarios, you still want to make sure you have enough power to get from point A to point B, regardless of the road conditions. To be certain you have the power that you need, you should compare the engines provided by the 2017 RAV4 and the Rogue.

While you’re driving the Nissan Rogue, you’ll be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower. While the RAV4 also features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, it produces 176 horsepower, making it the more powerful crossover SUV.

SUV Towing Performance

While you may not need to haul heavy loads frequently, you still want a crossover SUV that’s capable of towing your cargo whenever the need arises. Therefore, comparing the towing capacities of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Nissan Rogue is the best way to make sure your next SUV provides the versatility that you need.

If you pick the Nissan Rogue as your next vehicle, you’ll have a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds, which should fit the needs of most consumers. However, if you want the ability to haul even heavier loads, your best crossover SUV is the RAV4, which provides a 1,500-pound max towing capacity.

Interior Dimensions

When you’re out and about in your crossover SUV, you need enough interior cargo space to allow you to load up your groceries or make an impromptu trip to the hardware store for supplies. This means that the final area to compare the RAV4 and the Rogue is how much storage space their cabins offer.

The rear seats of each of these SUVs can be folded flat to improve your cargo storage abilities. When you lower the rear seats of the Nissan Rogue, you’ll open up 70 cubic feet of cargo space, a useful amount of room. However, the RAV4 again proves to be the better vehicle, offering 73.4 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded flat.

Drive the 2017 Toyota RAV4 at Ron Hibbard Toyota

In every category that matters to modern car consumers, the vehicle that proved itself as the best the crossover SUV class offers is the Toyota RAV4. See the 2017 Toyota RAV4 in person by taking this vehicle for a test drive today at Ron Hibbard Toyota.

If you’re a car consumer from Nashville, Madison or Gallatin, Ron Hibbard Toyota is your top dealership option thanks to our large inventory of new and pre-owned automobiles. Shop with us, and you’re guaranteed to find a great car that you’ll love driving.


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