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Got to see and be in a 2014 rogue. The dealer had the SL only which is equivalent to the RAV4 limited. The rav i had test drove was a LE, but both rogue & rav use same engine for all their trim models, since we all know rav4s here i am listing my observation for the rogues,
1. The dash & interior looks nice, controls are also in reach. Feels higher quality, no key lock to glove box, the center console armrest has an outlet inside similar to the Honda CRV, could not verify the nav screen if they have the same issue as the ravs it was cloudy here yesterday.
2. The NAV package has more features, 360 degree monitor, blind spot warning, moving object detection, power lift gate, lane detection warning.
3. Turning radius is good, car like.
4. Body style is comparable, daytime running lights are LED. Overall looks sharp.
The dealer said that the SVs equivalent to XLE and will be available in a week, at that time i can compare apples to apples.
The Rogue are domestic made, but that does not mean its bad, both rav & rogue go through a production line. There will be bad apples in the both basket. Not sure which one has more.
Question of resale someday. This did not bother us since we donate our old cars to charity.
Transmission, both rav & rogue have new transmission. Could not compare, as far as engine rev they feel about the same.
Reliability, i had Nissan & Toyotas and they had been both good.
Price, they are comparable.
Our concern now is economics & creature comfort which gives more for the buck. Now we are confused which one to pick. The 2014 RAV are not here yet.