The 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. The 2017 Nissan Rogue

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Nissan Rogue

2017 Nissan Rogue

Have you been looking for a new crossover SUV that’s affordable, confident, and spacious enough to fulfill your diverse driving needs? The 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Nissan Rogue are both popular options in the compact crossover segment, but when you when it comes to the standard features, safety equipment, and cargo space you’re looking for, the RAV4 wins out in the end. Mt. Holly and Shelby drivers can take a closer look at how these two stack up with this handy comparison guide. Then, when you’re ready to test drive the RAV4, we encourage you to drive on down to Toyota of Gastonia to experience it firsthand.

Standard Features

Whether you go with the 2017 Toyota RAV4 or opt for the 2017 Nissan Rogue, you can look forward to standard features such as Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, 60/40-split folding rear seats, air conditioning, and much more. Those looking for a bit more, though, will likely want to go with the RAV4, as it’s the only one that comes standard with premium equipment such as auto headlights and a touchscreen infotainment system. Additionally, while the Rogue only gets four standard speakers, the RAV4 enjoys a standard six-speaker audio experience!

Interior and Cargo Volume

Just because you’re looking to purchase a compact crossover doesn’t mean you’re willing to settle for cramped interior dimensions. When you want more room for your passengers and luggage, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is the right choice:

  • Toyota RAV4 – The 2017 Toyota RAV4 features standard seating for up to five passengers in an interior that has a total volume of 140.3 cubic feet. You’ll also have lots of room to stow all of your belongings, including 38.4 cubic feet of cargo space dedicated in back and a max cargo volume of 73.4 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded.
  • Nissan Rogue – The Nissan Rogue also has seating for up to five people, but there’s less overall room for them because the total interior volume of this crossover measures just 135.9 cubic feet. There’s also only 32.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a max cargo volume of just 70.0 cubic feet.


Both of these vehicles come standard with antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and a rearview camera. But only the 2017 Toyota RAV4 also comes standard with a driver knee airbag, forward collision warning and mitigation, lane keep assist, and automatic high beams.

Find Out More About the 2017 Toyota RAV4

Now that you’ve seen how the 2017 Toyota RAV4 zips past the competition, why not take it for a test drive yourself? Drivers from Shelby to Mt. Holly can find the new RAV4 on sale now at Toyota of Gastonia, located at at 4821 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC. Take advantage of our upfront pricing and lifetime powertrain warranty, and never keep a car you don’t want thanks to our 3-day/300-mile exchange program. When you’re ready to set up a test drive or find out more, simply contact us online or by phone at (888) 852-8737.