2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Toyota RAV4 vs 2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Toyota RAV4


2021 Nissan Rogue
$26,050 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$25,650 MSRP

Hybrid Trims

2.5L four-cylinder


2.5L four-cylinder
203 hp


181 hp
184 lb-ft


181 lb-ft

USB Ports


Are you looking to upgrade your New Albany commutes and strongly considering the new Toyota RAV4? The RAV4 is a high-powered SUV, but how does it compare to competing vehicles in its class like the 2021 Nissan Rogue? The team at Toyota of Louisville has composed this helpful guide comparing the Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4 so you can decide which of these exciting crossover SUVs has everything you need. 

2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4: Starting Price

The entry-level Nissan Rogue S has a starting price of $25,605 MSRP, slightly less than the $26,050 MSRP* for the base model RAV4 LE. However, while the RAV4 starting price is a bit more expensive than the Rogue S starting price, this isn’t the only cost you should keep in mind when deciding between these two vehicles. If you travel a lot outside of Elizabethtown, gas mileage is going to be a major factor. The RAV4 surpasses the Rogue in this area because there are five hybrid trims available: RAV4 LE Hybrid, RAV4 XLE Hybrid, RAV4 XLE Premium Hybrid, RAV4 XSE Hybrid, and RAV4 Limited Hybrid. 

These Hybrid trims have an EPA-estimated gas mileage of 41 city/38 highway mpg. However, the Nissan Rogue doesn’t offer any Hybrid trims to Lexington commuters so the best estimated gas mileage you can expect from the Rogue is 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Additionally, when you factor in our new Toyota specials, you’ll save even more money on the RAV4.

2021 RAV4 vs. Rogue: Performance Features

When comparing the RAV4 vs. Rogue in terms of their performance features, both SUVs come standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. However, the Toyota RAV4 outpaces the Nissan Rogue in both horsepower and torque. The RAV4 engine achieves 203 hp, while the Rogue engine only reaches 181 hp. The RAV4 also offers more torque–184 lb-ft–and the Rogue only provides 181 lb-ft. 

2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4: Interior & Safety Features 

While the 2021 Nissan Rogue offers drivers a well-appointed interior, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 surpasses the Rogue in terms of the sheer number of standard entertainment and comfort features. For instance the RAV4 has five USB ports, compared to just two in the Rogue. The RAV4 also comes equipped with Hill Start Assist Control and Trailer-Sway Control so you can have peace of mind when on Louisville roads. 

Explore the Toyota RAV4 at Toyota of Louisville

In order to have the full Toyota RAV4 experience, visit Toyota of Louisville to take it for a test drive. Our Toyota experts will help you find the perfect trim for your lifestyle and budget needs. You can even apply for financing and estimate your monthly payment without ever having to stop by the dealership. When you’re ready to secure the keys to a new Toyota RAV4, contact us today!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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