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Toyota RAV4 vs. Nissan Rogue

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota RAV4

$428
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Nissan Rogue

$488
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Toyota RAV4 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 11th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $428 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the RAV4.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Nissan Rogue Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $488 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Rogue.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$428
inexpensive
expensive
$488
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.47
not often
very often
0.26
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(7)
4
(17)
3
(15)
2
(6)
1
(0)
The Toyota RAV4 ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in drive train.
“I purchased my 2003 Rav 4 in 2006 with just over 30k miles. It had/has been maintained as recommended. It is a 5 speed manual transmission, which I have driven for more than 30 years of experience ...”
“I purchased my 2003 Rav 4 in 2006 with just over 30k miles. It had/has been maintained as recomme...”
5
(0)
4
(3)
3
(2)
2
(2)
1
(0)
The Nissan Rogue ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in engine.
“Truly disappointing to buy a new car with 4 miles and have it in the shop twice within 3 weeks for major issues.”
“Truly disappointing to buy a new car with 4 miles and have it in the shop twice within 3 weeks fo...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan Rogue are two popular compact SUVs, and have a lot in common in terms of their measurements and abilities.

Both have decent infotainment systems with smartphone integration, and both offer at least 70 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. Both are also noisy, due to engine noise that comes into the passenger cabin.

The RAV4 has better safety equipment than the Rogue, thanks to its standard Toyota Safety Sense system, and has performed slightly better in crash tests. The RAV4 handles and corners better than the Rogue, as well, and hybrid version is available starting with the 2017 model year.

The Rogue offers a smoother ride and a roomier back seat — and has the option of a third row, though some may find it too crowded. It has a more stylish look and gets better fuel economy than the RAV4.

The right choice for you likely depends on your priorities. If safety is first and foremost, you’ll likely want to look at the Toyota RAV4. But if fuel economy and roominess are more important, check out the Nissan Rogue.

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