2018 Nissan Rogue or the 2018 Toyota RAV4? | Downers Grove, IL

A red 2018 Nissan Rogue parked next to a red 2018 Toyota RAV4

Do you find your hatchback or sedan lacking the functional cargo space and amenities that your active lifestyle demands? If so, it's time to upgrade to a new crossover vehicle. But which new CUV should you choose? Two of the most popular options available in the Downers Grove, IL area are the 2018 Nissan Rogue and 2018 Toyota RAV4. Continue reading to learn how the two CUVs stack up when compared side-by-side. If you have specific questions about the new Rogue or want to schedule a test drive, give the team at Bill Kay Nissan a call at (888) 448-1554.

For the purpose of our comparison, the 2018 Nissan Rogue S will go up against the 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE.

2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Performance Comparison

A white 2018 Nissan Rogue next to a silver 2018 Toyota RAV4

Despite having similar engines, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 Nissan Rogue have several important differences when it comes to power and efficiency. The new Nissan Rogue gets a little more power out of its 4-cylinder engine, with a slightly lower curb weight that results in greater fuel efficiency. Key performance specs for the two popular crossovers include:

2018 Nissan Rogue

Crossover Vehicle

2018 Toyota RAV4

2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder


2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder

175 lb.-ft.


172 lb.-ft.

26 MPG city
33 MPG highway

Fuel Efficiency

23 MPG city
30 MPG highway

2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Design Comparison

Interior of a 2018 Nissan Rogue and RAV4

Engineered with best-in-class cargo capacity and the only crossover with the EZ-Flex seating system, the 2018 Nissan Rogue delivers a more functional design than the 2018 Toyota RAV4. But that's only where the important differences in layout begin. Important differences in design between the new Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV are as follows:

  • The Rogue offers 39.3 cu. ft. of cargo capacity; the RAV4 only has 38.4 cu. ft.
  • EZ-Flex seating slides and folds to provide the cargo space you need in the Rogue.
  • The new Nissan Rogue comes standard with the Divide-N-Hide® cargo management system. The new Toyota RAV4 doesn't offer this feature.
  • Zero Gravity Front Seats make long trips much easier with the new Rogue. Only standard seating is included with the new RAV.
  • The exterior design profile of the Rogue offers striking lines, aerodynamic edges, and signature lighting, even on the base trim level. The design of the RAV4 isnt nearly as exciting.

2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Safety & Technology Comparison

2018 Nissan Rogue Tech Features vs. RAV4

If you're looking for comprehensive safety and technology features, the 2018 Nissan Rogue comes out ahead of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in a number of areas. The new Nissan Rogue offers the following standard features that the new Toyota RAV4 simply doesnt include on its base trim level:

  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
  • NissanConnect multimedia and hands-free calling system

Which new crossover is right for my daily drive?

A red 2018 Nissan Rogue

The 2018 Nissan Rogue outclasses the 2018 Toyota RAV4 when it comes to tech features, performance, and design. Now its time to see what its like behind the wheel. Discover your new Rogue in the inventory at Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove, IL, and then contact our team through our test drive form or by phone at (888) 448-1554 to get in the driver's seat of your new Rogue for the first time.