Compare Toyota RAV4

Compare the RAV4 to 2018 Editions of the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue and Visit Our Toyota Dealer Near North Wilkesboro, Lenoir and Hickory

Small crossovers are extremely popular these days, and for great reason. If you choose a small SUV like the new 2018 Toyota RAV4 from our dealership serving Lenoir, North Wilkesboro, Hickory and Johnson City, you'll have a versatile and adaptable vehicle for all kinds of driving, from your daily commuting to your family road trips and everything in between. Offering more space and utility than a sedan or hatchback, but without the fuel-burning driving or bulkiness of a minivan or three-row SUV, smaller crossovers like the RAV4 make for a smart investment when you shop at our Boone, NC Toyota dealer serving Wilkesboro and Asheville.

To give you a better idea of how the new 2018 RAV4 stacks up to the competition, we're comparing it here to new versions of the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. All three are some of the most popular small SUVs, and while they share more similarities than differences, it's the many tiny advantages the RAV4 holds over the others that makes the Toyota option the winner. Read through these comparisons below, then make your way over to our Boone Toyota dealership on Modern Drive to test drive the new 2018 RAV4 of your choice.


Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

If there's going to be a match for the RAV4's all-around excellence, the new CR-V would probably come closest. In fact, many of the customers we sell or lease RAV4 editions to often talk about the CR-V being their next choice before learning what makes Toyota's flagship small SUV so great. Comparable powertrains, cargo areas and other factors will have less attentive shoppers wonder what's the difference, while the RAV4's standard feature offerings and other qualities clearly make it the winner.

  • A key highlight of the new RAV4 is the standard Toyota Safety Sense P suite, which clusters automatic cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. To get comparable safety features in the CR-V, you'll need to choose a higher and more expensive trim level.
  • Something that's becoming more common in vehicles these days, a touchscreen interface, comes standard in the RAV4, while the CR-V's base level only has a smaller information display screen, once again offering a touchscreen interface only in higher trims.
  • You'll find more need-specific trims and special packages with the RAV4 compared to what's offered with the CR-V, such as the Tow Prep Package which allows your RAV4 to tow up to 3,500 pounds, giving it far more versatility than the Honda model.

Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan Rogue

Growing in popularity but still miles behind the RAV4 and CR-V, the new Nissan Rogue is yet another small SUV many drivers are choosing over larger or smaller vehicles. The Rogue does have some interesting options, including a seven-passenger setup (albeit at the cost of considerable amounts of cargo space), but once again the RAV4 tops its closest competitors in the areas you'll find most important for a sensible small SUV.

  • Speaking of cargo space, the RAV4 easily bests the Rogue, even in its standard two-row setup. The RAV4 has 38.4 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to only 32 cubic feet in the Rogue.
  • In the standard four-cylinder engine setups, the RAV4 ekes out the Rogue with a 176-horsepower output, compared to only 170 horsepower for the Nissan crossover. That'll certainly make any driving experience around the Boone or Wilkesboro areas all the more enjoyable if you make the smart choice with the new RAV4.
  • The RAV4 is simply better equipped in its base level, which if you're shopping on a budget, means a huge boost in feature offerings without commanding a premium cost. In the RAV4, you'll have standard safety features like automatic cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, as well as standard touchscreen controls. The Rogue offers some of those kinds of features in its base level, but you'll find you'll have to choose a higher trim of the Nissan crossover to get the same amount of amenities as the lowest-cost RAV4.


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