Have you driven a crossover SUV lately? Because, if you happen to be in the market for a new family vehicle, the odds are pretty strong that you have. Crossover SUVs have taken the mantle from minivans and full-size SUVs from a decade ago as the go-to choice for drivers who value bold styling, high fuel economy, great in-city handling, and composed performance. Two of the greatest models to emerge from this decade-long scrum are now set to face off for Houston-area drivers: the 2015 Nissan Rogue vs the 2015 Toyota RAV4. So, let’s examine how they fare head-to-head, shall we?
As with many of the leaders in this segment, the powertrains in the two vehicles are relatively similar--a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which pairs with an Xtronic CVT in the Rogue and a 6-speed automatic in the RAV4. However, the fuel economy in the 2015 Nissan Rogue is the finest in the segment: an excellent 26 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway. Additionally, the Rogue offers a small edge in torque, ideal for climbing and towing, as well as a significant edge in passenger volume. Considering that Houston-area drivers can take this terrific vehicle home for significantly less than the RAV4, the 2015 Nissan Rogue gets the nod in the incredibly competitive crossover SUV segment.
Is the 2015 Nissan Rogue your next family vehicle?
Following its total redesign prior to the last model year, the Nissan Rogue has proven to be a composed and sophisticated entry for Houston drivers. Its generous interior cabin opens wide to reveal a cabin well-appointed with high-quality materials throughout, while features such as the NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats, NissanConnect Apps interface and the Power Panoramic Moonroof are available to accentuate the Rogue’s move toward the front of the crossover SUV class. With comfortable seating for up to seven passengers and a wealth of forward-thinking safety features to keep each and every one of them secure, the 2015 Nissan Rogue continues to be the choice for families and commuters alike.
The 2015 Nissan Rogue is now available at Robbins Nissan, where our friendly and helpful sales staff is standing by to assist with your next crossover SUV purchase. To learn more about this great addition to our inventory, inquire about financing information, or simply schedule a test drive, visit Robbins Nissan today!