2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Nissan Rogue at Gale Toyota

Toyota vs Nissan Small SUV Battle

2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Nissan Rogue

Small SUVs are some of the most popular models on the market and much of the excitement about the class is derived from their extremely versatile nature. Employing athletic engine options, versatile cargo space and a fun-to-drive demeanor, these exceptional models are all-around awesome vehicles. One of the pioneers of the class, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is one of the most impressive available and finds that sweet spot, that perfect combination of all the features that you need and want. See how it stacks up against another impressive option in the class with our 2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Nissan Rogue matchup.

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the pioneers in the class and truly does it all. Featuring a sleek style, the RAV4 is extremely aerodynamic in addition to being eye-catching. On the other side of the comparison, the Nissan Rogue has a similar design. Each model has room for five passengers, though the Rogue also offers third-row seating that while adding more room for passengers severely negates the cargo capacity. Both models are stylish and spacious, but do they have the power and performance to match?

Each of these small SUV models is equipped with a single engine option that is energetic and dynamic. Toyota RAV4 models are powered by a 176-horsepower, direct-injected 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that yields a strong 172 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. By comparison, the Nissan Rogue has a slightly less horsepower with a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder power platform matched to a continuously variable transmission.

Fuel economy is another asset of the small SUV class, and the RAV4 is among the class leaders with a maximum 31 mpg highway rating, though the Rogue performs slightly better at 33 mpg on the highway. Whichever model you choose, both of these small SUVs will save you money at the pump. While towing isn’t a major benefit of this class, it is worth noting that the Toyota RAV4 is capable of towing 500 pounds more than the Nissan Rogue, with a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Cargo space and versatility are also highlights of this segment and in that category, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 has few competitors. With 38.4 cubic-feet behind the second row and a maximum cargo capacity of 73.4 cubic-feet, the Toyota RAV4 will handle day-to-day grocery shopping or even family vacations. The 2015 Nissan Rogue falls short in overall cargo capacity with only 70 cubic-feet of versatile space. Available all-wheel drive also makes these models extremely versatile and dynamic on the road, especially when faced with rough road or weather conditions. In terms of all-wheel drive, the RAV4’s Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive is one of the most impressive on the market, leaving the competition behind.

Test the versatility, efficiency and dynamic performance of the 2015 Toyota RAV4 for yourself when you schedule a test drive at Gale Toyota. We assure you, that the Toyota RAV4 will outperform the competition and come out on top. As evidence, see how the Toyota RAV4 stacks up in our 2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Nissan Rogue debate, you won’t be disappointed with this exceptional Toyota model.