AutoCenters Nissan 2021 Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4

The 2021 Nissan Rogue Tackles the Competition and Cements Itself as the Go-To SUV for St. Louis Drivers

There's a reason why so many drivers across Missouri and Illinois choose the Nissan Rogue time and time again. Comfortable, stylish, and with a smooth-handling, easy-to-drive nature, the Rogue is ideal for Edwardsville and Alton drivers who love SUV style, but who prefer their vehicles compact. At AutoCenters Nissan, where this model has long been one of our favorite vehicles to recommend, we're excited to introduce our customers to the latest version, the 2021 Nissan Rogue. It's fully redesigned with new features and new looks, and it launches the third outstanding Rogue generation.

While we know the 2021 Rogue will be the preferred vehicle for many of our customers, we also understand that similarly sized SUVs may be competing for your attention. We're here to show you a by-the-numbers look at what makes the Rogue the best choice for St. Louis, MO drivers.

A Brief Look at the Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4

Nissan RogueToyota RAV4
Front Seat Legroom41.5 inches41 inches
Backseat legroom38.5 inches37.8 inches
City MPG2727
Highway MPG3534
Fuel Tank Capacity14.5 gallons14.5 gallons

Size and Interior Space

While on the surface the Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan Rogue seem to have a lot in common, when you dive a little deeper, you'll discover several key areas where the Rogue comes out ahead of the competition. For example, both models have similar exterior dimensions for both height and width, but the Nissan Rogue is longer and has a wider wheelbase.

On the inside, this translates to more space for you and your passengers. While both SUVs seat five people in two rows, the Nissan Rogue offers a more spacious and more comfortable ride than the RAV4, thanks to its increased amounts of headroom and legroom.

Performance and Efficiency

When it comes to the power under the hood of your SUV, both of these models have standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines running them. Both also come standard with 17-inch wheels and have all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive available, depending on your preference.

But when it comes to the efficiency of their nearly identical engine systems, the Nissan Rogue ekes out ahead of the RAV4. Both have fuel tanks that can hold 14.5 gallons, but the Nissan Rogue does better on the highway for Collinsville, IL drivers than the RAV4. The Rogue is rated for 35 mpg on the highway and earns a 508-mile range on the highway per fill up, while the RAV4 is rated for 34 mph on the highway, and can travel just 493 miles on the highway per tank of gas.


Spoil yourself and pamper your passengers with a more robust list of standard safety and tech amenities in the Nissan Rogue than the RAV4. While both models give drivers a full suite of advanced safety features standard, the Rogue has more, including a standard blind-spot monitor. RAV4 drivers have to move up in trims to get this feature.

Additionally, look for standard creature comforts such as a height-adjustable driver's seat and satellite radio with the Nissan Rogue, while neither is a standard feature that you'll get with the RAV4.

See the 2021 Nissan Rogue for Yourself

The best way to understand what makes the Nissan Rogue the superior choice for your O'Fallon drives, is a test drive. Let us introduce you in person and set you up behind the wheel for a test spin of your own. Our entire inventory is available online for browsing from home, and we look forward to helping you get to know this SUV better soon.

2021 Nissan Rogue

  • High-quality materials and treatments applied throughout the cabin.
  • Driver's seat provides even and continuous contact between body and seat surfaces with no pressure points.
  • Driver's seat provides ample adjustment and fore/aft travel, cushion lift, cushion tilt angle, and lumbar support.

2021 Toyota RAV4

  • Hard plastic used freely throughout the cabin.
  • Hard door inserts and no armrest padding for front doors.
  • Stitched surfaces such as the dash use simulated stitching.
  • Lower-quality painted metal appearance.
  • Cargo area uses plastic side trim.

15 Reasons to Make the Switch to the 2021 Rogue vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

  1. Active Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention

    vs. RAV4: Blind Spot Warning only.
  2. Remote Engine Start

    vs. RAV4: Not Available
  3. Auto Emergency Braking with Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection

    vs. RAV4: Pedestrian Detection Only
  4. 8" Touchscreen Display

    vs. RAV4: 7" Touchscreen Display
  5. Rear Parking Sensors

    vs. RAV4: Not Available
  6. Security System

    vs. RAV4: Not Available
  7. 18" Wheels

    vs. RAV4: 17" Wheels
  8. 10 Supplemental Airbags

    vs. RAV4: 8 Supplemental Airbags
  9. More Front Headroom, and Front & Rear Legroom

    vs. RAV4: +1.6 cu ft Front Headroom, +0.5in Front Legroom, +0.7in Rear Legroom
  10. More Cargo Room

    vs. RAV4: +4.5 cu ft
  11. Illuminated Driver & Passenger Vanity Mirrors

    vs. RAV4: Non-Illuminated Driver & Passenger Vanity Mirrors
  12. Tire Specific Low Pressure Warning

    vs. RAV4: Standard (not tire specific) Low Tire Pressure Warning
  13. Steering Wheel Mounted Sequential Shift Control

    vs. RAV4: Shifter for Sequential Shift Control
  14. Delay-Off Headlamps

    vs. RAV4: Not Available
  15. Remote Activated Perimeter/Approach Lights

    vs. RAV4: Not Available