new nissan rogue vs toyota rav4 winchester va

Which One Comes Out On Top?

2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Nissan Rogue front view in motion

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2021 Nissan Rogue S

2021 Nissan Rogue S

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) 4-cylinder engine

181 hp @6,000 rpm

181 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Manual Mode

DRIVETRAIN

FWD

FUEL CONSUMPTION

27/35

STARTING MSRP

$25,650

2021 Toyota RAV4 LE

2021 Toyota RAV4 LE

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder DOHC D-4S Injection with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), with SPORT, ECO, NORMAL modes

203 hp @ 6,600 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Direct Shift - 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and sequential shift mode

DRIVETRAIN

FWD

FUEL CONSUMPTION

27/35

STARTING MSRP

$26,050

It’s a Battle of the SUVs—Which Will Win?

The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is a standout in the long lineup of small SUVs. So is the 2021 Toyota RAV4. In comparing these two incredible vehicles, there are a lot of similarities—and a lot of differences.

Let’s take a look at the features of each SUV as they compare to the other, then you can decide which one is best for your lifestyle. If the 2021 Nissan Rogue is the winner for you, we invite you to visit us here at Tri-State Nissan in Winchester, VA to take it or any of our other Nissan vehicles for a test drive today.

Making a Memorable First Impression

First impressions are everything. The refined, flowing lines and the sophisticated yet bold stance of the 2021 Nissan Rogue stand out before you even set foot in the vehicle. The angular and striking V-Motion grille is flanked by bright LED Daytime Running Lights that will catch your eye when looking at the front of the Rogue. Then, take a step back and marvel at the available black contrast roof that offsets the shiny new paint for an unexpected look.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a much different exterior aesthetic. It has a sporty stance with muscular fenders and modern LED taillights for a more rugged look. Dual chrome-tipped exhaust and an available rear spoiler add to the overall design. Like the Rogue, the RAV4 also offers an available two-tone paint job for added customization. The style of alloy wheels varies based on the trim level you pick, too.

Enjoy a Customizable Driving Experience

When comparing the 2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4, you’ll find both SUVs allow you to customize your driving experience via selectable drive modes. The Rogue features a variety of modes for you to choose from—including Sport, Off-Road, Snow, Auto, and fuel-sipping Eco—allowing you to make the most of less-than-ideal driving conditions. Available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive takes things a step further for enhanced confidence when the roads get rough.

Other performance features of the 2021 Nissan Rogue include Intelligent Trace Control, which allows you to take corners with confidence; Active Ride Control, which reads bumpy roads and adjusts the torque and brake pressure accordingly for the smoothest ride possible; Hill Start Assist, which holds brake pressure to prevent you from rolling backward when stopped on a hill; and Automatic Brake Hold, which gives your foot a break from holding the brake while stopped.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, only allows you to choose from three drive modes versus the five of the Rogue. However, when outfitted with available All-Wheel Drive, the RAV4 adds standard Multi-Terrain Select modes for MUD & SAND, ROCK & DIRT, SNOW, and NORMAL driving conditions.

Rogue Leads the Way With Standard Safety Features

When it comes to safety, it’s hard to top the 2021 Nissan Rogue. With 10 standard airbags and Zone Body Construction, the Rogue is designed to keep you and your passengers safe. Features such as an Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution with Brake Assist, and an Easy-Fill Tire Alert all come standard and act as the base to the overall safety of the Rogue.

The 2021 Rogue steps it up in the safety department by offering a suite of six features—the most standard safety technologies offered in its class—aimed to offer all-around protection. Safety Shield 360 includes advanced features such as Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist to help provide peace of mind each time you get behind the wheel.

If you thought that was all, think again—the people at Nissan thought of every feature they could to keep you moving forward. ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link serves up helpful 3D mapping and helps you navigate stop-and-go traffic. It also helps keep you centered safely in your lane. Nissan Intelligent Driving, which includes the class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and other smart safety features, round out the safety offerings of the 2021 Rogue.

In comparison, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 has 8 standard airbags and the standard Star Safety System, which includes six safety features: Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, an Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology. It also features Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a suite that includes features such as a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Braking, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Cruise Control, and four other helpful technologies. While standard on the 2021 Rogue, features such as the Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking, are available only as options on the RAV4.

2021 Nissan Rogue Interior

An Interior Made to Move With You

The interior of the 2021 Nissan Rogue was made for busy families and singles alike. All will love having seating for up to five, ample storage, and Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control for a comfortable cabin. Families, however, will appreciate the rear doors opening up to 90 degrees and lower door sills that make it easier for children to get in and out for the backseat. For those with small children in car seats, you’ll find the dedicated anchors in the center of the back seat quite handy; they’ll allow you to safely place the car seat in any seating position with no locking clips required. What’s more, the 2021 Rogue also comes equipped with a Rear Door Alert, which prompts you to check the back seat to make sure your children are safely out of the vehicle.

There are many interior upgrades available for you to make your Rogue your own. Available quilted semi-aniline leather seats add a sumptuous touch, while the available Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof brings fresh air and sunlight into the cabin. The available Nissan Intelligent Key gives you access to features such as Remote Start with Climate Control, four-door keyless entry, and more. Warm-up with the available heated steering wheel, as well as the available heated front and rear seats. This is just a shortlist of the available, customizable interior features of the 2021 Rogue.

While outfitted with premium materials throughout, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 offers less standard interior features with its front-wheel-drive base trim level, the LE. You can, however, upgrade the interior to include available features such as SofTex-trimmed seats, panoramic glass roof, ventilated and heated front seats, heated rear seats, and ambient lighting, to name a few.

Teched-Out SUVs for the Modern Driver

Modern drivers want their vehicles to have modern technology. Luckily, the 2021 Nissan Rogue includes standard technology features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, all accessible through a sizable touchscreen. Drivers who want an even more teched-out Rogue can add three available digital displays—a 12-inch digital dashboard, Head-Up Display, and the largest touchscreen display in its class—as well as wireless Apple Car Play connectivity. Available Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation upgrades your average navigation experience to include popular apps like Google Maps and Waze.

The real magic comes from the variety of connected services available to Nissan Rogue owners. With NissanConnect Services, you can use your voice to access Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant to handle a variety of tasks; you can also set boundaries, curfews, and speed limits via the NissanConnect App. And in the event of the unthinkable, NissanConnect allows you to take advantage of Automatic Collision Notification and its handy Emergency Call feature to get help to wherever you are, as soon as possible.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 comes equipped with a 7-inch Multi-Information Display that gives you access to a variety of apps and services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; you can upgrade to an 8-inch touchscreen for a fee. Like the Rogue, the RAV4 offers many available connected services, including Remote Engine Start, a digital concierge, emergency call functionality, and even the Toyota+Alexa app. You can also lock/unlock the vehicle or start the engine via the available Toyota Remote Connect, which you can access from your smartwatch.

While both SUVs have plenty of great features, the 2021 Nissan Rogue offers more standard features starting at the base model for a smaller starting price. Tri-State Nissan in Winchester, VA has the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue for sale, in addition to many new and pre-owned Nissan vehicles. Please stop by today for the best inventory and let us help you find the vehicle that best suits your needs.