An SUV Comparison: The Toyota RAV4 vs the Nissan Rogue at Handy Toyota in St. Albans

Having a bit of trouble selecting a new crossover SUV? We get it; the industry offers such a diverse roster of models the car-shopping process can feel overwhelming. If you call Vermont your home and require a vehicle that's rugged enough to withstand frequent backroad traveling, rough winter conditions, and a full spectrum of responsibilities, you can't go wrong with the Toyota RAV4. There's a reason why the RAV4 is a legend in its segment. Boasting low ownership costs, a full array of interior amenities, and outstanding capabilities, the Toyota crossover SUV is an outstanding choice for drivers from Colchester and beyond. Take a moment to learn about how the RAV4 compares to another sensible pick, the Nissan Rogue before visiting us at our Toyota dealership in St. Albans.

An Overview of the Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is a continual best-seller year after year for a handful of reasons. With one of the more diverse trim model spreads available in its segment, the RAV4 offers itself to the budget-driven shopper as well as those seeking high-end luxury. Furthermore, the new RAV4 TRD Off-Road model extends trail-riding cred to those drivers intent on making a statement on and off the roadways of South Burlington. It competitive amount of cargo volume and outstanding standard tech make this a compelling option for any sharp-eyed consumer.

  • 10 trim models available
  • Engine power delivered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder powertrain that's good for 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque
  • All-Wheel-Drive is available
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto operating through a seven-inch infotainment interface
  • 69.8 cubic feet of space with second-row folded away

An Overview of the Nissan Rogue

Compact crossovers are all the craze in today's versatility-driven consumer marketplace. The Nissan Rogue is a stellar example of this receiving consistent praise from everyday drivers and experts alike for its easily-configured interior, easy-on-the-eyes style, and peppy driving dynamics. If you're a family driver or young working professional looking to make the most of the great outdoors in the Essex Junction area, you can't go wrong with the new Nissan Rogue.

  • Three trim models are available
  • The Nissan Rogue features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque
  • All-Wheel-Drive is offered while the Rogue further rides with the automaker's Xtronic CVT system (allows for more generous gear ratio coverage and a more lively driving experience)
  • Standard tech fare includes a seven-inch multimedia screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto
  • 70 cubic feet of cargo space with the second-row seats folded flat

How Does the Toyota RAV4 Stack Up Against the Nissan Rogue

The Toyota RAV4 offers an advantage in terms of available engine power. With more standard horsepower and torque you'll be able to enjoy a slightly more exciting experience behind the wheel. Moreover, the Toyota RAV4 also sports numerous trim models with distinct price points and features unique to each model. Whether you're seeking a stripped-back budget-friendly daily driver or are looking for the latest luxuries -- the Toyota RAV4 has you covered. The Nissan Rogue is on par with its cutting-edge tech features but takes a slight edge with its roomy cabin. Whether you're out hitting the trails with your mountain bike or are simply grocery shopping and tackling errands around town, the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 both offer the space to handle your items you usually tote around.

Interested in learning more about the Toyota RAV4? Drop our sales team a line to schedule a test drive in the latest model to hit our showroom floor. Or just stop in to our dealership. We look forward to assisting you.

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