2021 Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4 Spokane WA

2021 Nissan Rogue
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2021 Toyota RAV4
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2021 Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4

Getting a new SUV can be a tough challenge. You need to go over all the different makes and models and compare engines and features and decide that is right for you and your family. We here at Dave Smith Nissan want to help you out as best as possible, which is why we have compared two of the best SUVs out there in the 2021 Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4. Both of these SUV have terrific qualities such as powerful engines and spectacular features, but which one comes out on top? For the answer, continue reading!

2021 Nissan Rogue Power & Handling

All versions of the 2021 Nissan Rouge come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The engine is stark and robust and offers you plenty of power to easily get you from place to place. Pairing with this engine is a continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive. All-wheel-drive is available on all trims, which should come in handy on those tough weather days. There is a lot to love about this engine, from the impressive power and torque to the amazing all-wheel-drive.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

Like the Rouge, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 comes with one engine. It’s also a four-cylinder engine that pairs with an automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is the default setup, but you get the option of four-wheel-drive if you wish. If you want to go with a higher and more expensive trim such as the Adventure or the TRD Off-Road, the all-wheel-drive system comes standard.

2021 Nissan RogueFeatures & Design

Four trims are available for the 2021 Rouge, and even the base level trim comes with a tremendous amount of features. The base trim is the S, which comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, two USB ports, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also get several safety systems thanks to Nissan’s Safety Shield, including forward collision mitigation, rear-cross traffic alert, and rear automatic braking. Up next is the SV, which has 18-inch wheels, remote engine start, keyless entry and ignition, a wi-fi hotspot, and dual-zone automatic climate control. There are also several options for the SV, such as a panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, and heated front seats. The Rouge’s luxury version is the SL, which adds heated mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, driver-seat memory settings, a leather upholstery, and a dual-panel cargo floor. Optional is a 9-inch touchscreen and Wireless Apple CarPlay. The highest trim is the Platinum, which has heated rear seats, a wireless charging pad, and a digital instrument panel.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

There are two more trim levels available for the 2021 RAV4, but it comes with fewer features. The base-level RAV4 is the LE, which comes with LED headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The next trim level is the XLE, which comes with keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and additional USB charging ports. There is a premium and luxurious version of the XLE, which adds to the features list with larger wheels, a slightly raised suspension, a sunroof, and a power liftgate. There is an off-road version of the RAV4 known as the TRD Off-road, which comes with fender flairs, hill descent control, trailer roof rails, all-terrain tires, and an off-road-tuned suspension. The Limited is the highest trim level, and it adds chrome exterior trim, heated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a navigation system.


While there is a lot to love about both SUVs, we are going to give the decisive victory to the 2021 Nissan Rogue! The Rouge has fewer trims but many more features and options, and the engine is suitably powerful. Are you interested in taking a test drive of the Nissan Rogue? Head down to Dave Smith Nissan and schedule one with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team! If you find a trim you like, make sure that you stop by our finance department to help you get a great deal. If you can’t make it down to the dealership, be sure to check out our entire inventory here on our website.