The Toyota Rav4 vs. The Honda CR-V and The Nissan Rogue

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The Toyota Rav4 vs. The Honda and The Nissan Rogue

There is a lot of in the car market. Due to the great selection many top brands, each car to wow you in all phases in order to win you over. To space is their biggest while to others, having the technology might be theirs. this with all of the smaller that each car may or may not have, as heated leather seats or a roof, and you have one hundred scenarios for why someone may or may not buy a particular Okay, maybe not one hundred, but you get the

As part of our Wellesley Toyota we will be highlighting one of our feature and compare them to the competition to see how stack up. We try to act as neutral as possible in comparisons to give you the best to hopefully pick the right car for needs.

This week’s will feature the Toyota facing off against the Honda and the Nissan Rogue. All of these are compact SUV’s and offer designs and features, but we will dig in to see just what each offers.

Trim Levels and Prices

We begin with trim and pricing. The Rav4 All-Wheel comes in three different the LE, XLE, and the Limited, and are priced with MSRPs starting at $26,550, and $29,270. The Honda also has three trim They offer the LX, EX, and EXL with MSRPs at $25,025, $27,125, and Last is the Nissan Rogue, offers (you guessed it) trim levels as well. offer the S, SV, and SL with starting at $23,840, $25,580, and $29,420. All are comparable in price; however, price is substantially lower for S and SV trims, something to consider.

The of all the vehicles are pretty comparable, 4 inches of each other, but the of the three is the Nissan Rogue of the optional third row seat. If size is important to you, you be satisfied with any of these However, for discussion sake, make this more

Have you ever had to make a to either the hardware or furniture and wound up with an awkwardly item to place into already full trunk a game of Tetris? If so, you’ll appreciate the available cargo of the Rav4. The Rav4 easily the competition with 73.4 feet of cargo room the rear seats folded That’s two and three feet respectively, than what the and Rogue can offer even the Rogue has the longest vehicle and third row seating. If you value cargo space, the Rav4 may be best bet. If you like any compact SUV will do.

All three models offer sleek and sporty feel now found on most crossover My one pet peeve when it comes to the however, is when something is that obviously doesn’t to be there. Case in point, the bulging trunk hatch. It is different from the Rav 4 and Rogue’s classic rounded sloping and seems to distract from an nicely designed vehicle. other than that and on personal taste, any one of these should catch your

Auto manufacturers have a long way in the technology department in to better serve their and make driving more and safe. Navigation is something you used to buy separately and mount on dash and if you were lucky, it fall off while you were on the Many car models, including the we’re comparing in this now have navigation built in to the center console. However, the and Rogue have navigation on all but their base trim whereas the CR-V only has available on their top of the line EXL Lastly, a back-up camera is on all three models and trim

A convenient feature of many models is the Smart Key feature allows the driver to push a to start the vehicle as long as the key fob is This feature is only on the Rav4 Limited and not available at all on the The Rogue also has their own of the Smart Key, creatively the “Intelligent Key”, that standard on their SV and SL trim

All three models have a powertrain with 2.5 Liter and comparable horsepower and torque. The difference between all three is the Rav4 has an available 6th transmission which allows for better economy and an overall smoother On the flip side, the Rogue their CVT transmission that has said to be noisy. The overall fuel economy for all three is par across the board at 25 mpg for the Rav4, 25 mpg for the and 24 mpg for the Rogue.

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Also, something that be understated is that all three offer both front-wheel and all-wheel drive, however, the Rav 4’s drive feature is active in reverse whereas the CR-V is This can be important during in the greater Boston region as as the rest of New England.

An area vehicles are sharply scrutinized is in the department, and for good reason. you are buying a vehicle for yourself or in your family, you want it to be as as possible. Because of the great in the auto industry, there is a new for what passes as safe. The spot monitor feature is to have because it will you if a car is in that one spot where you see. The CR-V does not this feature on any trim but the Rav4 offers it on their series and the Rogue offers it on SV and SL trims.

The Rav4 easily the airbag competition with 8 airbags whereas the CR-V and only have 6. Additionally, the also developed a “knee airbag that cushions and the knees that would be exposed to injury in a head on or side collision, as well as lessening seats to reduce the of whiplash in an accident.

Cost Of Ownership

Obviously, if you are to keep your expenses you are also looking for a vehicle a low cost of ownership. Cost of is the total amount you will be year-to-year for your car. includes fuel costs, maintenance, insurance, and depreciation. The does a nice job of keeping expenses manageable while the most from your The Rav4’s 5-year cost of is $34,341 while the Rogue’s is four thousand more at The CR-V however had the best totals at $33,018, just better than the Rav4.

All models have the same that feature a 3 year or mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5 60,000 mile powertrain However what separates from the competition is its 2 years of maintenance called Toyota This includes your oil tire rotations, and fluid You also will receive two of complimentary roadside assistance if wasn’t already enough.

Overall, each vehicle very similar features, the CR-V appears to offer the The Rogue was the least expensive but had the cost of ownership throughout years. What we noticed was the Rav4 held steady the board and could match toe to toe in any with the Rogue and CR-V, it was technology, performance, cost, or If you are looking for a compact crossover SUV holds its value while you the best bang for your we recommend that you look no than the Toyota Rav4. to our MA Toyota Rav4 Dealership and check it out!

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