Family and dog getting out of the 2021 RAV4


  • All models of the RAV4 come with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0).
  • The Rogue has a lot of TSS comparable safety features, but some of their features are not available on the base model.
  • The 2021 RAV4 and 2021 Nissan Rogue both received high ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

With all the great adventures these vehicles can take you on, it's important that safety features are a main focus.

Standard Safety Features

All RAV4 models come with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0). This advanced suite of active safety features includes: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Automatic High Beams, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and Road Sign Assist (RSA).

The Rogue's comparable safety features to Toyota's TSS 2.0 include standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Trace Control, and High Beam Assist. Traffic Sign Recognition is available starting on the Rogue SL. The 2021 Nissan Rogue also features ProPILOT Assist starting on the Rogue SV.

The 2021 RAV4 received the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation when equipped with LED projector headlights. For the 2021 Rogue, the IIHS awarded it a Top Safety Pick+. However, when looking at Overall Safety Ratings by the NHTSA, the 2021 RAV4 received a higher 5-Star Overall Rating, while the 2021 Rogue received only 4-Stars.

Conclusion: RAV4 vs. Rogue

When comparing the two adventure-ready SUVs, the RAV4 and the Rogue, you find both come with important active safety features, some high-tech multimedia features, and good fuel economy ratings. While both vehicles have some excellent features, the RAV4 stands out for reliability, safety, and its interior features.

  • ToyotaCare factory-scheduled maintenance and roadside assistance come standard with the RAV4, while the scheduled maintenance plan for the Rogue costs extra.
  • The RAV4 is available in your choice of multiple hybrid options that offer great gas mileage, while the Rogue isn't offered in a hybrid model.
  • More speakers come standard with the RAV4 for better surround-sound quality.
  • The RAV4 comes with advanced active safety features, like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD).
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility come standard with the RAV4.
  • All RAV4 trims come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0).