The 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4 in Sanford, Maine

Comparing the Nissan Rogue to the Toyota Rav4

The Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue are staples in the compact SUV market. Marc Motors Nissan wants to explore how they stack up against each other.

The Nissan Rogue is the five-passenger SUV that offers you an amazing combination of style and value. When you want to have all the features that you want and look good, then the Rogue is the SUV for you. Let's look at what you will find on the current model Rogue.

Small and sporty, the RAV4 is made for fun. The sleek contours look elegant in the city, and the rugged body is tough enough for off-roading. No matter where the road takes you, the Toyota Safety Sense system helps Portsmouth, NH drivers stay alert and secure. Inside, the comfortable seats and smart multimedia system keep you cozy and connected.


The Nissan Rogue comes standard with a capable 2.5-Liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that gives you up to 170 horsepower and up to 175 foot-pounds of torque. This engine can take the Rogue from 0 to 60 miles per hour at 8.9 seconds. Braking distance from 60 miles per hour is rated at 117 feet. Finally, this 4-cylinder engine is a performer at the fuel pump with a highway rating of up to 33 miles per gallon.

The Toyota RAV4 comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. The RAV4 has decent acceleration but lacks enough torque to get you going quickly from a stop. Under heavy throttle, the engine can be loud. The transmission delivers smooth, timely shifts that help maximize the engine's power.


Nissan has always been committed to putting the top safety equipment on all its vehicles. That's why the Rogue comes standard with Nissan's Advanced Airbag System. This system protects you and your passengers with front, side, and roof-mounted airbags. All Rogue models also come with intelligent safety features such as Intelligent Lane Intervention. This system will help prevent you from straying from your lane. Finally, the Rogue is built tough with zone body construction, hood buckling creases, an energy-absorbing steering column, and pipe-style steel side-door guard beams.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of safety features:

  • Forward collision mitigation- warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios
  • Adaptive cruise control- maintains a driver-set distance between the RAV4 and the car in front
  • Lane keeping system- makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane
  • Automatic high beams
  • Traffic sign reader


The Nissan Rogue is known as a top value in the small size SUV segment. That's because the Rogue comes with several top features as standard. Rochester, NH drivers, get some great features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a NissanConnect 7-inch touchscreen on the technology front. Standard comfort and convenience features include air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, and a rear door alert. Finally, the Rogue exterior brings you 17-inch Steel wheels, 17-inch all-season tires, and daytime LED running lights.

The RAV4's interface has a mix of touchscreen and fixed buttons that are easy to learn without consulting the owner's manual. But even though the RAV4 is relatively new, the touchscreen's graphics look dated. The sound system works well enough, but it's nothing special. Portland, ME drivers, do get standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. It's a good thing, too, since Toyota's native Entune software remains clunky. The standard suite of driver aids is impressive. It includes adaptive cruise control that works down to 0 mph, automatic emergency braking, drowsy driver detection, automatic high beams, lane-keeping assist, and something called Line Tracing Assist, which is an active (but not hands-free) steering aid.

Test Drive a New Nissan Vehicle at Marc Motors Nissan

Now is your chance to step inside the Nissan Rogue SUV. Take it for a test drive at Marc Motors Nissan in Sanford, ME today. We are ready to make you a top purchase or lease deal on the Rogue of your choice. Visit us today.

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