2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Nissan Rogue

Car shoppers looking for an affordable crossover for family hauling or weekend travels will have no shortage of options to choose from. Which model makes the most sense for you will depend on your lifestyle and interests, but we have found that most car shoppers prefer well-rounded models that offer versatility, comfortable seating for five or more, basic amenities, and a budget-conscious price tag.

If that sounds like what you are looking for, two options you may want to consider are the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Nissan Rogue. Both are great for hauling people and cargo and offer a selection of configurations that should appeal to many crossover shoppers. Find additional specs and a safety comparison of both models below.

2018 Toyota RAV4


2018 Nissan Rogue

$24,510 Starting MSRP $24,800
176 Base Horsepower 170
73.4 cubic feet  Cargo Space 70.0 cubic feet
5 Seating Capacity 5

Standard and Available Safety Features

If you look at the specs above, you can see that the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Nissan Rogue are similar in terms of price and space offerings for passengers and cargo. Deciding between these crossovers will likely come down to personal preference and value for the money.

In terms of overall value, the standard Toyota Safety Sense package on the 2018 RAV4 really can't be beat. Every 2018 RAV4 is equipped with active safety features including Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and automatic emergency braking, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. The 2018 Nissan Rogue does offer most of these features, but you won't see them until you spring for the top-of-the-line SL trim level that comes with a much higher starting cost. On its base trim, the 2018 Rogue offers standard blind spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking only.

Considering the similar starting MSRP of each vehicle and the added value that the Toyota Safety Sense system brings to the table, we think the 2018 Toyota RAV4 definitely offers more bang for your buck.

Car shoppers in Rochester, MN looking for a compact crossover that is versatile enough to handle anything life throws their way should definitely check out the 2018 Toyota RAV4 for their next vehicle. Find additional research pages on the 2018 RAV4 and an online test drive scheduling page on the Rochester Toyota homepage.