There are a ton of hybrid vehicles on the Toyota lineup, which makes sense considering they’re the originators of the technology. With so many models you might think some would slip through the cracks, but that’s simply not the case, as each hybrid model holds its place on the lineup and in its segment. We thought we’d prove it by pitting one of the vehicles that isn’t named Prius against one of its biggest competitors, and we settled on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid.
In order to make this comparison more obvious, we built a table and filled it with the important specifications that you should take into consideration as you shop for a compact hybrid crossover. The table is just below, and beneath that we’ll go into detail on each row.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
|194 HP||Horsepower||174 HP|
|34 mpg||City Fuel Efficiency||29 mpg|
|30 mpg||Highway Fuel Efficiency||38 mpg|
|35.6 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||25.7 cu. ft.|
In the first row, we looked at horsepower, which is important not only to delivering a more enjoyable driving experience, but in making sure it has enough power to haul all of your passengers and cargo to your destination. The RAV4 Hybrid generates an extra 20 HP, which isn’t a massive advantage but is pretty sizeable.
What’s more is despite that advantage in power, the RAV4 Hybrid still achieves superior fuel economy to the Nissan Rogue Hybrid – through the city, at least. It can travel an additional 5 miles per gallon in urban settings filled with stop signs and stoplights. However, the Rogue Hybrid can handle highways a little better, as it gets an extra 8 miles to the gallon.
That high is quickly replaced by another low for the Nissan Rogue Hybrid though, as the four row shows it gives up just shy of 10 cubic feet of space to the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, which is arguable the most important aspect of any utility vehicle. If you can overlook the highway fuel efficiency disadvantage, then schedule a test drive and come take one for a spin yourself today!